There are no active ads.

Advertisement

The world’s best Smash Bros. player’s 53 win streak just ended

by Eric Frederiksen | October 19, 2015October 19, 2015 11:40 am PDT

The King must fall eventually, and this weekend the king of Super Smash Bros. finally fell after 53 consecutive tournament wins.

At the Major League Gaming finals yesterday, Gonzalo “Zero” Barrios fell to Nairoby “Nairo” Quezada, losing 3-1 and 3-2.

Zero had won 53 consecutive Super Smash Bros. Wii U tournaments, as well as some tournaments for Brawl and Melee. Again, that’s 53 tournaments specifically for Super Smash Bros. Wii U, which released in Sept. 2014 – about a tournament a week for the last year on average, and he won all of them up until this.

As Kotaku notes, Zero handled the loss as a champ should, congratulating this opponent (and friend), and then tweeting the following later:

Winning feels good, but it’s easy to imagine staying up there as being exhausting. Zero’s probably feeling good right now – he can move onto something new or take up the task again as a challenger instead of the champion.

If you want to see the final, decisive moments of the match, check out the embed below:

Kotaku

Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement