Zain

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[e][h]Marth Zain
Zain (right) playing Mango (left) in grand finals at Smash Summit 11
Player Information
Name:
Zain Naghmi
Born:
(1996-06-11) June 11, 1996 (age 26)
Country:
Years Active:
2015 - Present
Approx. Total Winnings:
$117,614
Alternate IDs:
DontTestMe
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Current Mains:
Marth
Links
Achievements
Melee
Shine 2018 GENESIS 7 Ludwig Ahgren Championship Series 2 Slippi Champions League - Season 1 Week 2 Slippi Champions League - Season 1 Week 3 Slippi Champions League - Season 1 Week 4 Smash Summit 10 Four Loko Fight Night Summit Champions League - Season 2 Week 2 Summit Champions League - Season 2 Week 4 SWT 2021 North America East Regional Finals Ludwig Ahgren Championship Series 4 GENESIS 8 Pound 2022 Shine 2022 Ludwig Smash Invitational
History
2018-04-12 — 2019-11-08
2020-02-06 — Present

Zain Naghmi is a Marth player from MDVA who is currently ranked 1st on the MDVA Power Rankings and ranked 1st in MPGR 2022 Summer.

Biography[edit]

Early Career[edit]

Zain began entering Melee tournaments in 2014, and became a well known player in MDVA. He made his debut on the MDVA Power Rankings in Spring of 2016, where he was ranked 12th. He only went up from there, soon becoming a Top 5 player in his region by the end of the year.

The Big House 6 is considered Zain's breakout tournament, as he defeated a number of notable players including Tafokints, Plup, and KJH, ultimately finishing in 17th place. He then made his debut on the SSBMRank 2016, finishing at 66th.

2017[edit]

2017 became a breakout year for Zain, even moreso than late 2016. At Smash 'N' Splash 3, he made a reverse 3-0 upset on Leffen, and ended up placing 13th by losing to S2J and Plup.

At Super Smash Con 2017, Zain pulled off an incredible 5th place performance, defeating ChuDat, lloD, Rishi, and SFAT while only losing to Hungrybox and Mew2King.

He would finish at 22nd on the SSBMRank 2017.

2018[edit]

Similar to the year before, Zain's trajectory went even further in 2018, reaching heights no one thought possible. He started off with a 13th place finish at GENESIS 5, where he was eliminated from losers by Wizzrobe in a nailbiter Game 5.

At Smash Summit 6 Zain went on a tear through the event, where he beat Ginger, SFAT, Mango, and Plup while only losing to Mew2King twice (once in pools) and Armada to finish 3rd. At Smash 'N' Splash 4, he lost to Hungrybox and Armada but once again defeated Mango. He would end up being ranked 9th on the MPGR 2018 Summer.

After back to back 9th place finishes at EVO 2018 and Super Smash Con 2018, Zain had a historic win at Shine 2018 when he took the tournament beating players such as Drunksloth, Lucky, n0ne, Mango for the 3rd time in a row, and Hungrybox (x2). This tournament win made him one of the only players to take a major tournament in the era of the gods. The only other players to do so are Leffen, Plup, Wizzrobe, Axe, and iBDW.

He would end the year being ranked 7th on the MPGR 2018.

2019[edit]

Zain would show a new form of consistency throughout 2019, only missing Top 8 at one tournament throughout the year. He would gain even better results than the year prior, getting 2nd at The Big House 9 and Low Tier City 7, 3rd at Super Smash Con 2019 and Mainstage, 4th at Pound 2019, and winning Come To Papa 3 by double eliminating Hungrybox.

Despite showing more consistent results, he failed to win a major in 2019 and was ranked 6th on the MPGR 2019

2020[edit]

GENESIS 7[edit]

Zain won his first premier tournament, and the first premier of 2020, at GENESIS 7. He took the tournament through the winners side by taking sets off of players such as Boyd, Jakenshaken, S2J, Shroomed, Mango, and Hungrybox (x2).

Lockdown and DontTestMe[edit]

Despite placing 4th at Smash Summit 9, thing were looking up for Zain, but soon after, COVID-19 caused the world to go into lockdown, and thus making in person events impossible to hold.

Zain dominantly won the online iteration of Pound 2020 with delay based netcode, defeating Plup and 6-0'ing Hungrybox in Winners Finals and Grand Finals.

Despite this, Zain still wanted more from competition, and so Zain began to enter tournaments with Roy, under the name "DontTestMe". With Roy, he took sets off of Ginger, KJH, 2saint, Magi, and even took Hungrybox to Game 5.

Slippi Era and Zain's Dominance[edit]

In the summer of 2020, Rollback Netocde was released for Melee, and soon enough, online tournaments soon began once again, this time being much more valid than delay based netcode. Zain began by winning Ludwig Ahgren Championship Series 2, defeating S2J, Plup, and Mango twice. He then won three weeks of Slippi Champions League, taking sets off of Wizzrobe, iBDW, Mango, n0ne, Captain Faceroll, and Spark.

He then won Smash Summit 10, defeating Spark, S2J, Ginger, iBDW, and Mango twice. While he got 5th at Ludwig Ahgren Championship Series 3, dropping sets to S2J and Axe, many people still considered Zain to be the best player of 2020.

2021[edit]

Zain started off 2021 by winning Four Loko Fight Night, defeating Hungrybox but dropping a set to S2J in Winners Semis. He then made a losers run, defeating Wizzrobe, moky, Kalamazhu, and S2J twice to win the event.

Zain then won the second week of the Summit Champions League, 3-0'ing Mango, who had defeated him the week before. During Week 3, he lost a close game 5 set to Wizzrobe, and on Week 4, he won the Double Elimination Bracket by defeating Gahtzu, moky, SFAT, and Mango. This allowed him to qualify for Smash Summit 11

At Smash Summit 11, he took sets off of n0ne, aMSa, iBDW, KoDoRiN, Plup, and Hungrybox before facing Mango in Grand Finals in what is widely considered to be one of the greatest sets in Melee history. Here, Zain lost a Game 10 set to Mango, marking his first loss to a Fox since Leffen at Smash 'N' Splash 5 over two years earlier.

Zain then won his first offline major Post-Quarantine at the 2021 NA East Regional Finals, defeating Hungrybox, Polish, and iBDW. At Smash Summit 12, he managed to defeat Mango's Fox in the runback but lost a Game 5 set to iBDW in Winners Finals, before being eliminated by Mango's Falco, finishing in 3rd place.

He ended up being ranked 2nd on the BlurRank, a ranking of the 2021 year by TheCrimsonBlur and many other community figures.

2022[edit]

Despite not being ranked number one in 2021, that did not seem to phase Zain going into 2022. He won the first in person supermajor after quarantine at GENESIS 8, defeating aMSa, iBDW, and a hot Jmook twice to win the event. He then repeated this performance a week later at Pound 2022, where he defeated Leffen and Hungrybox twice to win the event.

He ended up finishing 1st on the MPGR 2022 Summer Ranking, marking the first time he got ranked 1st on an official offline ranking.

Zain joined Panda Global on April 12, 2018.[1] He and Panda Global parted ways on November 8, 2019.[2] He joined the Golden Guardians as their first Smash player on February 6, 2020.[3]

Results[edit]

Melee[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2022
2022-11-20B12ndApex 2022Marth2 : 3JapanYoshiaMSa
2022-11-06E15 - 6thSmash Summit 14Marth2 : 3United StatesFoxiBDW$3,186
2022-10-23A11stLudwig Smash InvitationalMarth3 : 1United StatesJigglypuffHungrybox$15,752
2022-10-09D14thThe Big House 10Marth1 : 3United StatesFoxiBDW$1,585
2022-09-11E15 - 6thRiptide 2022Marth1 : 3United StatesSheikJmook
2022-08-28A11stShine 2022Marth3 : 2United StatesSheikJmook$2,921
2022-08-14D14thSuper Smash Con 2022Marth2 : 3United StatesJigglypuffHungrybox$570
2022-07-17B12ndPhantom 2022Marth1 : 3United StatesFoxiBDW
2022-07-10E15 - 6thDouble Down 2022Marth2 : 3United StatesIce ClimbersSluG
2022-07-03C13rdGet On My Level 2022Marth2 : 3United StatesSheikJmook$574
2022-06-12B12ndBattle of BC 4Marth1 : 3SwedenSheikLeffen
2022-06-03B12nd Rollback Rumble: NA East 15DQUnited Statesbobby big ballz
2022-05-15E15 - 6thSmash Summit 13Marth1 : 3United StatesSheikJmook
2022-04-24A11stPound 2022Marth3 : 0United StatesJigglypuffHungrybox
2022-04-17A11stGENESIS 8Marth3 : 0United StatesSheikFoxJmook
2022-02-18D14th East Coast Fridays 195Fox0 : 3CanadaFoxZuppy
2022-01-30A11st Ludwig Ahgren Championship Series 4Marth3 : 0United StatesFoxFalcoMango$9,001
2022-01-15G17 - 8th GIGASCHWAB - NARoy1 : 3United StatesFoxKJH
2022-01-12S1533 - 48th The Nightclub Online - Season 1 Episode 2Roy0 : 2United StatesSamusFrost
2021
2021-12-12C13rdSmash Summit 12Marth1 : 3United StatesFalcoMango
All Results
DatePlaceEventPartnerResultPrize
2022
2022-10-09S1533 - 48thThe Big House 10ZainUnited States
Michael QuigglesCanada
1 : 2United StatesDen
United StatesWills
2022-08-14E15 - 6thSuper Smash Con 2022ZainUnited States
RishiUnited States
2 : 3United Statesjoepesci
United StatesDarktooth
$59
2020
2020-01-26E15 - 6thGENESIS 7ZainUnited States
HungryboxUnited States
1 : 3United StatesRocky
United StatesAzel
$107
2019
2019-12-08B12ndMango's Birthday BashZainMarthUnited States
HungryboxJigglypuffUnited States
3 : 1
0 : 3
United StatesFalcoMango
United StatesFoxPlup
$237
2019-10-20A11stDreamHack Rotterdam 2019ZainMarthUnited States
S2JCaptain FalconUnited States
3 : 1NetherlandsSheikAmsah
United KingdomFoxProfessor Pro
2019-08-11E15 - 6thSuper Smash Con 2019ZainMarthUnited States
MilkManFoxUnited States
2 : 3United StatesFoxPlup
United StatesSheikMew2King
$82
2019-07-14G17 - 8thLow Tier City 7ZainUnited States
DJ NintendoUnited States
1 : 3United StatesSalt
United StatesPappi
2019-06-16B12ndSmash Summit 8ZainMarthUnited States
PlupFoxUnited States
3 : 2
0 : 3
United StatesFalcoMango
United StatesCaptain FalconS2J
$658
2019-06-09I39 - 12thThe Kid, the Goat, and the MangoZainUnited States
ChillindudeUnited States
1 : 2United StatesAxe
United StatesPewPewU
2019-06-02G17 - 8thSmash 'N' Splash 5ZainUnited States
ChillindudeUnited States
DQUnited Statesbillybopeep
United StatesNut
2019-05-19G17 - 8thGet On My Level 2019ZainMarthUnited States
ChillindudeFoxUnited States
1 : 3NicaraguaCaptain Falconn0ne
United StatesMarthLa Luna
2019-04-28A11stCome To Papa 3ZainUnited States
PlupUnited States
3 : 0United StatesWevans
United StatesCrim
2019-04-21D14thPound 2019ZainMarthUnited States
ChillindudeFoxUnited States
1 : 3United StatesJigglypuffHungrybox
United StatesIce ClimbersChuDat
$93
2019-03-31A11stBattle of BC 3ZainMarthUnited States
SFATFoxUnited States
3 : 2United StatesFoxHax$
CanadaFoxMoky
2019-03-24C13rdFull Bloom 5ZainMarthUnited States
Swedish DelightSheikUnited States
0 : 3United StatesMarthPewPewU
United StatesFoxSFAT
$94
2019-03-09A11stThe Gang Steals the ScriptZainUnited States
MilkManUnited States
3 : 2United StatesBusy Boi
United StatesBob-omb
2019-02-17C13rdThe Script - Episode 2ZainUnited States
MilkManUnited States
0 : 3United StatesiBDW
United StatesG$
2019-02-09M313 - 16thHere Be Mid Tiers 5ZainUnited States
ArrisUnited States
1 : 2United StatesMajHAM Buu
United StatesJCubez
2018
2018-12-16A11stDon't Park on the Grass 2018ZainMarthUnited States
MilkManFoxUnited States
3 : 2United StatesFoxSFAT
United StatesMarthRishi
$540
2018-11-18G17 - 8thSmash Summit 7ZainMarthUnited States
RishiMarthFoxUnited States
0 : 3United StatesJigglypuffHungrybox
United StatesIce ClimbersBananas
All Results
vs. Japan aMSa  /
vs. United States Hungrybox  /
vs. United States iBDW  /
vs. United States Aklo  /
vs. Canada moky  /
vs. United States Rishi  /
vs. United States Axe  /
vs. United States iBDW  /
vs. Japan aMSa  /
vs. Canada Soonsay  /
vs. United States Plup  /
vs. United States Wizzrobe  /
vs. United States Jflex  /
vs. United States Hungrybox  /
vs. Sweden Leffen  /
vs. United States Hungrybox  /
vs. United States iBDW  /
vs. United States Axe  /
vs. United States Lucky  /
vs. United States Mango  /

Recent Notable Wins

Wins over players ranked in MPGR 2022 Summer NA:

Rank 2 - iBDW
Rank 3 - Jmook
Rank 4 - Hungrybox
Rank 5 - Leffen
Rank 6 - aMSa
Rank 7 - Plup
Rank 8 - lloD
Rank 9 - n0ne
Rank 10 - KoDoRiN
Rank 11 - Mango
Rank 12 - Fiction
Rank 13 - moky
Rank 14 - Ginger
Rank 15 - Joshman
Rank 16 - S2J
Rank 18 - Aklo
Rank 19 - Polish
Rank 20 - Krudo
Rank 22 - Spark
Rank 23 - SFAT
Rank 29 - Axe
Rank 31 - Soonsay
Rank 32 - Lucky
Rank 33 - Skerzo
Rank 34 - Salt
Rank 36 - Zamu
Rank 37 - Jflex
Rank 38 - Chem
Rank 39 - Ben
Rank 42 - 2saint
Rank 43 - Suf
Rank 46 - Logan
Rank 47 - Bbatts

Notable Matches[edit]

2022[edit]

2020[edit]

2019[edit]

2018[edit]

2017[edit]

2016[edit]

Rankings[edit]

Melee[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]