Smash Bros. Champ ZeRo Defeated After 50 Tournament Win Streak

Super Smash Bros. champion “ZeRo” has finally been defeated. After 56 consecutive wins in the tournament scene, Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios has been unseated at last weekend’s Major Gaming League (MLJ) 2015 World Finals. Nairoby “Nairo” Quezada was the long-time rival who stole ZeRo’s crown for the first time 3-2 and 3-1 rounds.

Ever a good sport, ZeRo took to Twitter to thank his supporters and announce that he’ll be taking a breather for the time being from competitions to recharge.

“Hope you guys enjoyed watching! It was a ton of fun! I’m feeling great actually. I tried my best but it wasn’t enough! No shame in that,” he said. “Hopefully this motivates people to play Smash 4 and train really hard!! Smash 4 is awesome. My plans for now? Definitely a break haha :) not sure what’s the next event for me. We’ll see!” “Thank you everyone for being so supportive :) you are all truly amazing and I’m so thankful for every ounce of support.”

When interviewed following the game, the victorious Nairo was equally humbled. In reference to dethroning long-time rival ZeRo, he said, “He’s still the best player. I just have to beat him again and prove that I can.” He prepares for Smash tournaments by playing For Glory (the online mode with no items and Final Destination as the only stage.)

Long-time Nintendo followers will recognize ZeRo from the 2014 Super Smash Bros. Invitational, in which he took 1st Place using Zero Suit Samus opposite Hungrybox as Kirby. He has been playing Smash Bros. professionally since Apex 2012. Nairo, already considered one of the best Smash Bros. players in the world, has proven his continued prominence this past weekend.

Congratulations to both ZeRo and Nairo on their hard work. We at Always Nintendo wish them the very best.

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