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:

https://twitter.com/TSMZeRo/status/655921824170156033 https://twitter.com/TSMZeRo/status/655926544813195264

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: