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[e][h]Diddy Kong ZeRo
ZeRo Genesis4.jpg
ZeRo at GENESIS 4
Player Information
Name:
Gonzalo Barrios
Birth:
April 17, 1995 (1995-04-17) (age 22)
Location:
Los Angeles, California, US
Country:
Team:
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Main:
Fox Fox
Secondaries:
Marth Marth
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Main:
Meta Knight Meta Knight
Project M
Main:
Pit Pit
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Main:
Diddy Kong Diddy Kong
Secondaries:
Sheik Sheik, Cloud Cloud, Lucina Lucina
Links
Achievements
Apex 2015 EVO 2015 The Big House 5 GENESIS 3 The Big House 6 UGC Smash Open
History
2014-06-05 — 2014-11-02
2015-08-01 — Present

Gonzalo "ZeRo" Barrios is a Wii U Diddy Kong main from Los Angeles, California and originally from Chillán, Chile who plays for Team SoloMid. In Melee he plays Fox. While ranked 35th in the world on SSBM Rank 2014, he dropped Melee in favour of Wii U when the latter was released. He is the best Smash 4 player in the world and is currently ranked 1st on the Panda Global Rankings Version 2.

Biography[edit]

Gonzalo Barrios is originally from Chillán, Chile and frequently traveled to the United States to compete in tournaments. Originally competing and becoming one of the best at Melee in his home country of Chile, he switched to mainly competing in Brawl when traveling for US tournaments. He returned to competitive Melee after Brawl's community died down during the summer of Melee and has been frequently attending tournaments since then. He is famous for wearing a short white scarf at tournaments. He wears it as a tribute to his mother, who gave him the scarf when he left Chile.[citation needed]

ZeRo decided to focus on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U upon its release. He experienced immediate success in the game, having a 56 tournament win streak. This streak started from the game's release in November 2014 and lasted until he was defeated by Nairo at MLG World Finals 2015. Because of this, he is considered the undisputed best Smash 4 player in the world.[1] This achievement was recognized in the Guinness World Records 2017 Gamer's Edition.[2] While his dominance is not as absolute as it previously was, ZeRo has continued to win numerous Major and Premier tournaments including Abadango Saga, Genesis Saga, Frostbite 2017, and Royal Flush.

On February 19, 2015, ZeRo announced on Twitter that if he won the Wii U event at EVO 2015, he would focus on Melee exclusively for at least one year, citing Leffen as his inspiration.[3] However, after his victory at EVO, ZeRo stated his intention to continue focusing on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, as he felt that his motivation for playing Melee would not be for his fans as opposed to himself.[4]

Recent Major Wii U Results[edit]

Date Place Event Result Prize
2017
May 25-28 A33rd MomoCon 2017 1 : 3 USA Captain Falcon Fatality
May 20 A59 - 12th 2GGC: Greninja Saga 2 : 3 USA Mario ANTi
May 12-14 A11st Royal Flush 2 : 3
3 : 2
Netherlands Sheik Cloud Mr.R
Apr 28-30 A11st DreamHack Austin 2017 3 : 0
3 : 0
Mexico Marth Cloud Lucario MKLeo $4,700
Apr 14-16 A11st CEO Dreamland 3 : 2 Netherlands Sheik Cloud Mr.R
Mar 24-26 C149 - 64th 2GGC: Civil War 2 : 3 USA Zero Suit Samus Luhtie
Mar 18-19 A22nd Frame Perfect Series 2 2 : 3 Japan Rosalina & Luma Kirihara
Feb 25-26 A11st Frostbite 2017 3 : 1
3 : 2
Japan Lucario Tsu
Feb 11 A11st 2GGC: Midwest Mayhem Saga 3 : 0 USA Cloud Donkey Kong Tweek $2,585
Jan 20-22 A33rd GENESIS 4 2 : 3 Canada Mario Ally $1,012
Jan 14 A11st 2GGC: Genesis Saga 3 : 1 Japan Cloud komorikiri $3,315
2016
Dec 16-18 A44th 2GGT: ZeRo Saga 0 : 3 Mexico Marth MKLeo $959
Dec 2-4 A11st UGC Smash Open 3 : 2 Japan Mewtwo Meta Knight Abadango $6,808
Nov 19 A11st KTAR XIX 3 : 1 USA Bayonetta Salem
Oct 7-9 A11st The Big House 6 3 : 0
3 : 0
USA Mario Charizard Cloud ANTi $3,108
Sep 24 A11st 2GGT: Abadango Saga 1 : 3
3 : 1
USA Fox Larry Lurr $2,720
Aug 26-28 A11st Shine 2016 3 : 0 USA Pikachu Samus ESAM $1,980.30
Aug 11-14 A513 - 16th Super Smash Con 2016 1 : 3 Canada Mario Ally
Jul 15-17 A33rd EVO 2016 0 : 3 Japan Mega Man Kamemushi $2,662
Jun 24-26 A59 - 12th CEO 2016 0 : 3 USA Fox Larry Lurr
All Results

Melee Results[edit]

Date Place Event Result Prize
2014
Aug 23 A55 - 6th Mass Madness CE 0 : 2 USA Fox Slox
Aug 2-3 A57 - 8th Zenith 2014 0 : 2 USA Falco Zhu $41
Jul 11-13 B717 - 24th EVO 2014 1 : 2 USA Fox Fiction
Jul 5-6 A513 - 16th Kings of Cali 4 2 : 3 USA Peach MacD
Jun 27-29 B717 - 24th CEO 2014 L USA Falco Zanguzen
Jun 20-22 B717 - 20th MLG Anaheim 2014 0 : 3 USA Samus Plup
May 31-Jun 1 A59 - 12th SKTAR 3 0 : 2 USA Fox SFAT
May 24-25 B717 - 24th Pat's House 2 2 : 3 USA Fox MikeHaze
May 3-4 A44th WHOBO MLG 0 : 3 USA Fox Mojo
Apr 26-27 A55 - 6th Fighters' Edge 0 : 2 USA Sheik Darkatma
Mar 8-9 B717 - 24th Revival of Melee 7 0 : 2 USA Falco MattDotZeb
Feb 22-23 A513 - 16th Shuffle V 0 : 2 USA Falco Zanguzen

Project M Results[edit]

Date Place Event Result Prize
2015
Apr 3-5 A11st NorCal Regionals 2015 3 : 1 USA ThundeRzReiGN
2014
Oct 4-5 A11st The Big House 4 3 : 2
3 : 0
United Kingdom Snake Professor Pro $1,332

Melee Rankings[edit]

SSBM Rank[edit]

Ranking Series Rank
SSBM Rank 2014 35

Wii U Rankings[edit]

Panda Global Rankings[edit]

Ranking Series Rank
PGR v2 1
PGR v1 1

SoCal Power Rankings[edit]

Ranking Series Rank
SoCal Wii U May to June 2016 0
SoCal Wii U January to March 2016 0

Interviews[edit]

2014[edit]

References[edit]