ZeRo

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[e][h]Diddy Kong ZeRo
ZeRo at GENESIS 4
Player Information
Name:
Gonzalo Barrios
Birth:
April 17, 1995 (1995-04-17) (age 23)
Location:
Los Angeles, California, US
Country:
Team:
Approx. Total Winnings:
$153,648
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Main:
Fox
Secondaries:
Marth
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Main:
Meta Knight
Project M
Main:
Pit
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Main:
Diddy Kong
Secondaries:
Lucina, Sheik, Cloud
Links
Achievements
Apex 2015 EVO 2015 The Big House 5 GENESIS 3 The Big House 6 UGC Smash Open CEO 2017 Shine 2017
History
2014-06-05 — 2014-11-02
2015-08-01 — Present
For the 64 Captain Falcon main, see Zero (TX).

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 known as the best Smash 4 player of all time and is currently ranked 1st on the Panda Global Rankings Version 4.

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. This achievement was recognized in the Guinness World Records 2017 Gamer's Edition.[1] [2] Because of this, he is considered the undisputed best Smash 4 player in the world. While his dominance is no longer as absolute, ZeRo has continued to win numerous Major and Premier tournaments.

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, despite winning 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]

On January 12, 2018, after being ranked 1st for the fourth time in his career, ZeRo announced that he won't be competing in Smash 4 tournaments for the near future.[5]

Recent Major Wii U Results[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2017
2017-12-10D14thSmash 4 Boot CampDiddy Kong0 : 3USABayonettaSalem
2017-12-03B12nd2GG ChampionshipDiddy Kong3 : 2
1 : 3
MexicoMeta KnightMKLeo$10,000
2017-11-04M313 - 16th2GGC: MKLeo SagaDiddy Kong2 : 3NetherlandsSheikMr.R
2017-10-08D14thThe Big House 7Diddy Kong0 : 3USAZero Suit SamusMarss$512
2017-10-01C13rdGameTyrant Expo 2017Diddy Kong1 : 3MexicoMeta KnightMKLeo$3,000
2017-09-09A11st2GGC: West Side SagaDiddy Kong3 : 1
3 : 0
USACloudDonkey KongTweek$2,500
2017-09-04A11stPAX Arena at PAX West 2017Diddy Kong3 : 0USACaptain FalconBowserZero Suit SamusNairo$4,000
2017-08-27A11stShine 2017Diddy Kong3 : 1USACloudTweek
2017-08-20A11st2GGC: SCR SagaDiddy Kong3 : 2MexicoCloudMKLeo$3,005
2017-08-13B12ndSuper Smash Con 2017Diddy Kong2 : 3
2 : 3
USABowserZero Suit SamusNairo$3,827
2017-07-23I39 - 12thDreamHack Atlanta 2017Diddy Kong2 : 3USABowserNairo
2017-07-16B12ndEVO 2017Diddy Kong2 : 3
2 : 3
USABayonettaSalem$3,016
2017-07-09B12nd2GGC: ARMS SagaDiddy KongCloud3 : 2
0 : 3
USARosalinaDabuz$700
2017-06-18A11stCEO 2017Diddy Kong3 : 1MexicoCloudCorrinMKLeo$3,045
2017-06-11A11st2GGC: Nairo SagaDiddy Kong3 : 2USABayonettaSalem$9,925
2017-06-04A11stSmash 'N' Splash 3Diddy Kong3 : 1
3 : 2
CanadaMarioAlly$3,776
2017-05-28C13rdMomoCon 2017Diddy KongSheikCaptain Falcon1 : 3USACaptain FalconFatality$1,100
2017-05-20I39 - 12th2GGC: Greninja SagaLucina2 : 3USAMarioANTi
2017-05-14A11stRoyal FlushDiddy Kong2 : 3
3 : 2
NetherlandsSheikCloudMr.R$2,584
2017-04-30A11stDreamHack Austin 2017Diddy Kong3 : 0
3 : 0
MexicoMarthCloudLucarioMKLeo$4,700
All Results
Date Place Event Partner Result Prize
2017
2017-12-10 A22nd Smash 4 Boot Camp ZeRoDiddy KongChile
NairoCloudUSA
0 : 3 USABayonettaTweek
MexicoCloudMKLeo
2017-11-04 A11st 2GGC: MKLeo Saga ZeRoChile
NairoUSA
1 : 3
3 : 2
MexicoMKLeo
MexicoJavi
$280
2017-10-08 A11st The Big House 7 ZeRoDiddy KongChile
NairoCloudUSA
3 : 0 USAFoxLight
USALucinaPugwest
$512
2017-10-01 A22nd GameTyrant Expo 2017 ZeRoDiddy KongChile
NairoCloudUSA
1 : 3
1 : 3
MexicoCloudMKLeo
JapanCloudkomorikiri
$200
2017-09-09 A11st 2GGC: West Side Saga ZeRoChile
NairoUSA
1 : 3
3 : 0
USALima
MexicoJavi
$330
2017-08-27 A33rd Shine 2017 ZeRoDiddy KongChile
NairoCloudZero Suit SamusUSA
1 : 3 USACloudTweek
CanadaBayonettaMistake
2017-08-20 A33rd 2GGC: SCR Saga ZeRoDiddy KongChile
NairoCloudLucarioUSA
1 : 3 CanadaBayonettaMistake
USABayonettaSalem
$87.10
2017-08-13 A33rd Super Smash Con 2017 ZeRoDiddy KongChile
NairoCloudUSA
2 : 3 USASheikVoiD
USANessNAKAT
$528
2017-07-23 A33rd DreamHack Atlanta 2017 ZeRoDiddy KongChile
NairoLucinaCloudUSA
0 : 3 USACorrinRyuga
USABayonettaSalem
2017-07-09 A22nd 2GGC: ARMS Saga ZeRoDiddy KongChile
TsuLucarioJapan
2 : 3 JapanVillagerRanai
JapanCloudkomorikiri
$100
2017-06-11 A22nd 2GGC: Nairo Saga ZeRoDiddy KongChile
NairoZero Suit SamusCloudLucinaUSA
1 : 3
0 : 3
MexicoCloudMKLeo
MexicoSheikJavi
$672
2017-06-04 A22nd Smash 'N' Splash 3 ZeRoLucinaDiddy KongChile
TweekCloudBayonettaUSA
0 : 3 CanadaMarioAlly
USAFoxLarry Lurr
$370
2017-05-28 A44th MomoCon 2017 ZeRoDiddy KongChile
NairoZero Suit SamusUSA
0 : 2 CanadaMarioAlly
USACloudMew2King
$74.40
2017-05-14 A11st Royal Flush ZeRoDiddy KongChile
NairoLucinaUSA
3 : 0
3 : 0
USABayonettaCaptainZack
USABayonettaPink Fresh
$105
2017-04-30 A11st DreamHack Austin 2017 ZeRoDiddy KongLucinaChile
MKLeoCloudMexico
3 : 0 CanadaMarioAlly
CanadaRyuLocus
2017-04-16 A11st CEO Dreamland ZeRoDiddy KongChile
NairoCloudLucinaZero Suit SamusUSA
3 : 1
3 : 2
USASheikVoiD
USANessNAKAT
$225.50
2017-03-26 A22nd 2GGC: Civil War ZeRoDiddy KongChile
NairoCloudLucinaZero Suit SamusUSA
2 : 3 MexicoSheikJavi
MexicoCloudMKLeo
$766
2017-03-19 A11st Frame Perfect Series 2 ZeRoDiddy KongChile
TsuLucarioJapan
0 : 3
3 : 0
JapanCloudkomorikiri
JapanVillagerRanai
$247.50
2017-02-26 A44th Frostbite 2017 ZeRoSheikDiddy KongChile
NairoCloudUSA
2 : 3 CanadaMarioAlly
MexicoCloudMKLeo
$91
2017-02-11 A57 - 8th 2GGC: Midwest Mayhem Saga ZeRoChile
6WXUSA
0 : 2 USAJK
USAImHip
All Results
vs. United States of America Salem
vs. United States of America Light
vs. United States of America Cosmos
vs. United States of America Tweek
vs. United States of America Elegant
vs. United States of America VoiD
vs. United States of America MVD
vs. United States of America Larry Lurr
vs. Mexico MKLeo
vs. Mexico MKLeo
vs. United States of America Salem
vs. United States of America Dabuz
vs. Japan KEN
vs. Mexico MKLeo
vs. United States of America Dabuz
vs. United States of America Fatality
vs. United States of America Larry Lurr
vs. United States of America Elegant
vs. United States of America Salem
vs. United States of America Tweek

Melee Results[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2014
2014-08-23E15 - 6thMass Madness CEFox0 : 2USAFoxSlox
2014-08-03G17 - 8thZenith 2014Fox0 : 2USAFalcoZhu$41
2014-07-13Q717 - 24thEVO 2014Fox1 : 2USAFoxFiction
2014-07-06M313 - 16thKings of Cali 4Fox2 : 3USAPeachMacD
2014-06-29Q717 - 24thCEO 2014FoxLUSAFalcoZanguzen
2014-06-22Q317 - 20thMLG Anaheim 2014Fox0 : 3USASamusPlup
2014-06-01I39 - 12thSKTAR 3Fox0 : 2USAFoxSFAT
2014-05-25Q717 - 24thPat's House 2Fox2 : 3USAFoxMikeHaze
2014-05-04D14thWHOBO MLGFox0 : 3USAFoxMojo
2014-04-27E15 - 6thFighters' EdgeFox0 : 2USASheikDarkatma
2014-03-09Q717 - 24thRevival of Melee 7Fox0 : 2USAFalcoMattDotZeb
2014-02-23M313 - 16thShuffle VFox0 : 2USAFalcoZanguzen

Project M Results[edit]

DatePlaceEventResultPrize
2015
2015-04-05A11stNorCal Regionals 20153 : 1USAThundeRzReiGN
2014
2014-10-05A11stThe Big House 4PitFox3 : 2
3 : 0
United KingdomSnakeProfessor Pro$1,332
2014-06-01I39 - 12thSKTAR 3Pit0 : 2USARoySethlon

Wii U Rankings[edit]

Panda Global Rankings[edit]

Ranking Series Rank
PGR v4 1
PGR v3 1
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

Melee Rankings[edit]

SSBM Rank[edit]

Ranking Series Rank
SSBMRank 2014 35

Interviews[edit]

2014[edit]

References[edit]