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.
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.
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. This achievement was recognized in the Guinness World Records 2017 Gamer's Edition. 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. 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.
Recent Major Wii U Results
|May 25-28||3rd||MomoCon 2017||1 : 3||Fatality|
|May 20||9 - 12th||2GGC: Greninja Saga||2 : 3||ANTi|
|May 12-14||1st||Royal Flush|| 2 : 3
3 : 2
|Apr 28-30||1st||DreamHack Austin 2017|| 3 : 0
3 : 0
|Apr 14-16||1st||CEO Dreamland||3 : 2||Mr.R|
|Mar 24-26||49 - 64th||2GGC: Civil War||2 : 3||Luhtie|
|Mar 18-19||2nd||Frame Perfect Series 2||2 : 3||Kirihara|
|Feb 25-26||1st||Frostbite 2017|| 3 : 1
3 : 2
|Feb 11||1st||2GGC: Midwest Mayhem Saga||3 : 0||Tweek||$2,585|
|Jan 20-22||3rd||GENESIS 4||2 : 3||Ally||$1,012|
|Jan 14||1st||2GGC: Genesis Saga||3 : 1||komorikiri||$3,315|
|Dec 16-18||4th||2GGT: ZeRo Saga||0 : 3||MKLeo||$959|
|Dec 2-4||1st||UGC Smash Open||3 : 2||Abadango||$6,808|
|Nov 19||1st||KTAR XIX||3 : 1||Salem|
|Oct 7-9||1st||The Big House 6|| 3 : 0
3 : 0
|Sep 24||1st||2GGT: Abadango Saga|| 1 : 3
3 : 1
|Aug 26-28||1st||Shine 2016||3 : 0||ESAM||$1,980.30|
|Aug 11-14||13 - 16th||Super Smash Con 2016||1 : 3||Ally|
|Jul 15-17||3rd||EVO 2016||0 : 3||Kamemushi||$2,662|
|Jun 24-26||9 - 12th||CEO 2016||0 : 3||Larry Lurr|
|Aug 23||5 - 6th||Mass Madness CE||0 : 2||Slox|
|Aug 2-3||7 - 8th||Zenith 2014||0 : 2||Zhu||$41|
|Jul 11-13||17 - 24th||EVO 2014||1 : 2||Fiction|
|Jul 5-6||13 - 16th||Kings of Cali 4||2 : 3||MacD|
|Jun 27-29||17 - 24th||CEO 2014||L||Zanguzen|
|Jun 20-22||17 - 20th||MLG Anaheim 2014||0 : 3||Plup|
|May 31-Jun 1||9 - 12th||SKTAR 3||0 : 2||SFAT|
|May 24-25||17 - 24th||Pat's House 2||2 : 3||MikeHaze|
|May 3-4||4th||WHOBO MLG||0 : 3||Mojo|
|Apr 26-27||5 - 6th||Fighters' Edge||0 : 2||Darkatma|
|Mar 8-9||17 - 24th||Revival of Melee 7||0 : 2||MattDotZeb|
|Feb 22-23||13 - 16th||Shuffle V||0 : 2||Zanguzen|
Project M Results
|SSBM Rank 2014||35|
Wii U Rankings
Panda Global Rankings
SoCal Power Rankings
|SoCal Wii U May to June 2016||0|
|SoCal Wii U January to March 2016||0|
- 2014-06-21 | CT ZeRo on his Smash 4 win, playing multiple games, and more by Hot_Bid of TeamLiquid.net at 2014 MLG Anaheim
- Ian Faletti (2016-10-10). "ZeRo featured in Guinness Book of World Records Gamers Edition". ESPN. Retrieved 2017-05-17.
- ZeRo (2016-10-06). "ZeRo on Twitter about his world record". Retrieved 2017-05-17.
- "If ZeRo wins EVO 2015 Smash 4, he will focus on Melee". ZeRoSSB. Retrieved 2015-02-22.
- ZeRo on his future in Melee and Smash for Wii U