Smasher:CaptainZack

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CaptainZack
CaptainZack
SSB4 mains Peach, Bayonetta
Other SSB4
characters
Rosalina & Luma, Wii Fit Trainer, Olimar, Samus, Mii Swordfighter, Cloud, Mario
Brawl mains Olimar, Zero Suit Samus
Other Brawl
character
Peach
Melee main Peach
Project M main Zelda
Former sponsor(s) Phoenix1
Crew(s) DMG
Former crews No Limit Gaming
Skill Super Smash Bros. 4 Top professional
Ranking Super Smash Bros. 4 Panda Global Rankings 100: 15th
Additional info
Real name Zack Lauth
Birth date (age 17)
Location New Orleans, Louisiana United States

CaptainZack is an SSB4 Peach and Bayonetta player from New Orleans, Louisiana, and is considered one of the best Peach players in the world (alongside Samsora) as well as one of the best Bayonetta players in the world (along with Tweek, Salem, Mistake, and Lima). CaptainZack is currently ranked 2nd on the Louisiana Smash 4 Power Rankings and 15th on the Panda Global Rankings 100. He has taken sets off of top players such as Salem, Nairo, MkLeo, Dabuz, Larry Lurr, Mr.R, WaDi, Ally, Abadango, VoiD, Mistake, Lima and komorikiri.

He is known (and partly infamous) for his colourful personality, in and out of the game. He makes frequent usage of taunts, as well as dances, many of which come from the Bayonetta series itself.

On June 6th, 2017, CaptainZack was sponsored by Phoenix1[2], making him their second SSB4 player after Tweek, and third Smash player overall following Duck. On May 17, 2018, he announced he was officially a free agent, thanking Phoenix1 for changing his life.

On September 1st, 2018, CaptainZack announced that he would be dropping Bayonetta, citing that playing her was "just not fun anymore," and stated that he would instead play Peach and Rosalina & Luma until Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is released. Despite saying this, he still uses Bayonetta as a co-main.[3]

Tournament history[edit]

As a Peach main[edit]

Prior to Bayonetta's release, CaptainZack was a Peach main. While he was considered a very skilled Peach player, he had yet to obtain national fame, and was typically regarded as slightly inferior to fellow Louisiana Peach main Samsora.

Bayonetta's release[edit]

Following Bayonetta's release as a DLC character, CaptainZack, being a fan of the character, decided to pick her up. His big out-of-region breakout tournament was 2GGT: Abadango Saga, where he sent Larry Lurr to the losers bracket and finished 9th place at the event. Following that, he attended The Big House 6, where he notably eliminated ESAM and double-eliminated Mew2King, finishing 17th after losing a Bayonetta mirror match to Salem.

Becoming the best Bayonetta, but losing the title once again[edit]

Before CaptainZack, Salem was widely considered to be the best Bayonetta main. However, CaptainZack was quickly emerging as competition for that title. After 4th place finishes at both GENESIS 4 and 2GGC: Civil War, along with outplacing Salem at most events both players attended, the general consensus shifted towards CaptainZack being the better Bayonetta player.

However, not too long afterwards, Salem would be once again a contender for the best Bayonetta player. Salem won EVO 2017, and due to Salem's victory in a prestigious tournament, CaptainZack was then considered to be either on par or now below Salem. CaptainZack himself notably considers Salem the better Bayonetta player.

On top of this, Lima, Mistake, and Tweek have also become contenders for the best Bayonetta main as Mistake and Tweek have not only outplaced Zack at many tournaments consistently, but they have also beaten him and have scored higher than him on the Panda Global Rankings, as well as Salem was ranked 2nd on the fourth PGR and 5th the fith PGR. And with Lima's recent win at EVO 2018 including double eliminated Zack himself, many have debated on who the best Bayonetta is as they are often considered to be at the same level of or slightly above CaptainZack.

Returning to Peach[edit]

On August 25, 2018, CaptainZack announced his retirement from Smash 4 singles, but he later announced that he would continue playing as a Peach main. Despite saying this, he still attends Smash 4 singles.[4] [5]

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
World War Wii 10 January 24th, 2015 5th
Monthly Godlike 8 March 28th, 2015 2nd
Monthly Godlike 9 April 25th, 2015 2nd
Monthly Godlike 10 May 30th, 2015 2nd
Monthly Godlike 11 June 13th, 2015 1st
CEO 2015 June 26th-28th, 2015 33rd ? JJROCKETS
The People's Tournament II July 4th-5th, 2015 5th 2nd Samsora
Monthly Godlike 12 July 26th, 2015 2nd ? ?
Monthly Godlike 13 August 29th, 2015 5th
MLG World Finals 2015 October 16th-18th, 2015 25th 7th Samsora
TGC 6 February 6th, 2016 13th 13th ShadowFoxXD
TGC 7 April 9th, 2016 17th 5th Samsora
NOLA Smash 5/14/16 May 15th, 2016 1st
TGC 8 June 4th, 2016 4th 5th Samsora
Smash Fight Club 47 June 5th, 2016 1st
CEO 2016 June 24th-26th, 2016 97th 25th Samsora
Clutch City Clash August 6th-7th, 2016 5th 2nd LordMix
BWW Smash 4 August 13th, 2016 1st
NOLA Smash Tournament 13 @ Dibbz September 17th, 2016 2nd
2GGT: Abadango Saga September 24th, 2016 9th 9th Zan
The Big House 6 October 7th-9th, 2016 17th 9th Pink Fresh
Aftershock 2016 November 5th-6th, 2016 2nd 1st Samsora
NOLA Smash Tournament 15 @ Dibbz November 12th, 2016 2nd
KTAR XIX November 19th, 2016 13th 9th Pink Fresh
UGC Smash Open December 2nd-4th, 2016 7th 13th Pink Fresh
2GGT: ZeRo Saga December 16th-18th, 2016 25th 13th Pink Fresh
Ignition #64 January 4th, 2017 1st
Poplar Creek Bowl Weekly #81 January 5th, 2017 4th 2nd Ned
Midwest Mayhem 6: SoCal Invasion January 7th, 2017 5th 5th H-Man
GENESIS 4 January 20th-22nd, 2017 4th 7th Pink Fresh
2GGC: Midwest Mayhem Saga February 11th, 2017 13th 7th Ryuga
Frostbite 2017 February 25th-26th, 2017 17th 9th Tweek
Frame Perfect Series 2 March 18th-19th, 2017 5th 5th Kirihara
PG Key to 2GGC: Civil War March 5th-8th, 2017 2nd
2GGC: Civil War March 24th-26th, 2017 4th 25th Pink Fresh
South Louisiana Major 2017 April 1st, 2017 2nd
NOLA Smash Tournament 20 @ Dibbz April 8th, 2017 1st
CEO Dreamland April 14th-16th, 2017 9th 3rd Tweek
DreamHack Austin 2017 April 28th-30th, 2017 9th 4th Samsora
Glitch 3 May 6th, 2017 2nd 3rd Pink Fresh
Royal Flush May 12th-14th, 2017 17th 2nd Pink Fresh
2GGC: Greninja Saga May 20th, 2017 9th 2nd Locus
MomoCon 2017 May 26th-28th, 2017 17th 13th LordMix
2GGC: Nairo Saga June 10th-11th, 2017 33rd 9th Pink Fresh
Mega Smash Mondays 100 June 12th, 2017 5th
CEO 2017 June 16th-18th, 2017 5th
Climax 2 June 24,2017 3rd 1st Cosmos
Ignition #88 June 28th, 2017 3rd
Backthrow Thursdays #16 June 29th, 2017 1st 1st Sheen
Midwest Mayhem 9: Old vs New July 1st, 2017 4th 7th Sheen
EVO 2017 July 14th-16th, 2017 17th
DreamHack Atlanta 2017 July 21st-23rd, 2017 13th 4th Tweek
Low Tier City 5 August 5th-6th, 2017 5th 1st Tweek
Super Smash Con 2017 August 10th-13th, 2017 33rd 33rd Pink Fresh
2GGC: SCR Saga August 19th-20th, 2017 5th 5th Locus
Shine 2017 August 25th-27th, 2017 17th 17th Pink Fresh
PAX Arena at PAX West 2017 September 1st-4th, 2017 9th
Friday Night Smash Delight #58: A Mini Showdown September 22nd-23rd, 2017 7th
Showdown: Battle Royale 2 September 23rd-24th, 2017 17th 2nd Samsora
GameTyrant Expo 2017 September 29th-October 1st, 2017 25th 9th Mistake
The Big House 7 October 6th-8th, 2017 13th 4th Mistake
2GGC: Fire Emblem Saga October 14th-15th 17th 9th YOC
Too Hot to Handle October 28th-29th, 2017 4th 1st MattyG
2GGC: MkLeo Saga November 4th, 2017 17th 3rd Tweek
Super FamiCon 2017 November 17th-19th, 2017 3rd 2nd MattyG
2GG Championship December 1st-3rd, 2017 11th
Overclocked December 16th, 2017 3rd 9th HazMatt
PAX Arena at PAX South 2018 January 12th-14th, 2018 4th
Frostbite 2018 February 9th-11th, 2018 17th 3rd Tweek
Midwest Mayhem 11 March 10th, 2018 4th 1st MkLeo
Smash Masters League: Battle for Vegas March 24th-25th, 2018 7th
Glitch 4 April 28th, 2018 2nd 5th Mistake
Denti's Bizarre Adventure 8 May 12th, 2018 5th 1st Mistake
MomoCon 2018 May 24th-27th, 2018 2nd Samsora
Smash 'N' Splash 4 June 1st-3rd, 2018 25th 5th Salem
2GG: Hyrule Saga June 23rd-24th, 2018 5th 7th Ally
CEO 2018 June 29th-July 1st, 2018 4th 5th Tweek
Showdown: Battle Royale 3 July 14th-15th, 2018 5th 2nd Ally
Low Tier City 6 July 27th-29th, 2018 4th 4th Mistake
EVO 2018 August 3rd-5th, 2018 2nd
Super Smash Con 2018 August 9th-12th, 2018 13th 9th Pink Fresh
Shine 2018 August 24th-26th, 2018 49th
DreamHack Montreal 2018 September 7th-9th 2018 5th 1st Ally
The Big House 8 October 5th-7th 2018 33rd 5th Mistake
DreamHack Atlanta 2018 November 16th-18th, 2018 9th 2nd Samsora

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Open World Monthy #6 May 10th, 2014 7th
Golden Chariot June 14th, 2014 5th
MGL1 July 19th, 2014 3rd
BAG3 November 29th, 2015 4th
CEO Dreamland April 14th-16th, 2017 17th 2nd Nairo
Showdown: Battle Royale 2 September 23rd-24th, 2017 2nd

Project M[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Grudge of Louisiana 2 January 31, 2015 7th
Monthly Godlike 8 March 28th, 2015 9th 2nd Magi_
Monthly Godlike 9 April 25th, 2015 3rd 1st Lee Martin
Monthly Godlike 10 May 30th, 2015 4th 2nd Magi_
Monthly Godlike 11 June 13th, 2015 3rd
The People's Tournament II July 4th-5th, 2015 9th 5th Magi_
Monthly Godlike 12 July 26th, 2015 5th
Monthly Godlike 13 August 29th, 2015 5th

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Monthly Godlike 1 July 19th, 2014 13th
Monthly Godlike 2 August 23rd, 2014 13th
Monthly Godlike 3 September 20th, 2014 9th
Monthly Godlike 4 October 18, 2014 7th
Monthly Godlike 5 November 22nd, 2014 5th
Monthly Godlike 6 January 3rd, 2015 9th
Monthly Godlike 7 March 7th, 2015 25th
Monthly Godlike 8 March 28th, 2015 9th 5th JSalt
Monthly Godlike 9 April 25th, 2015 4th
Monthly Godlike 10 May 30th, 2015 9th 4th JSalt
Monthly Godlike 11 June 13th, 2015 4th
The People's Tournament II July 4th-5th, 2015 13th 3rd Justin
Monthly Godlike 12 July 26th, 2015 7th
MLG World Finals 2015 October 16th-18th, 2015 17th 5th xylo

Trivia[edit]

  • While commentating at TGC 7, CaptainZack revealed that his tag isn't a reference to CaptainJack as commonly thought. Instead, it originates from his usage of Olimar in SSBB.
  • At 16 years old, CaptainZack is the second-youngest player on the Panda Global Rankings, being a few months younger than other young players such as Wrath and MkLeo, but being a few months older than SDX.
  • CaptainZack is also a very skilled Pokkén Tournament DX player, placing first at the PAX West 2017 Pokkén Tournament DX event. He plays Chandelure.
  • Along with Lima and Mistake, CaptainZack has a negative reputation for being one of the "villains" in the Smash community due to maining Bayonetta as well as being considered "disrespectful" when he plays the game. This has led to some disrespecting and harassing him, such as being booed when he plays, this has resulted in drama in the community, especially at EVO 2018 due to his controversial grand finals set with Lima.
  • CaptainZack is famous for acting out Bayonetta's taunts and dances during tournaments as shown at CEO 2018, CEO 2017, EVO 2018, and 2GGC: Civil War. This has since become controversial as many have stated that he does this to disrespect his competitors while others say he does it to represent his love for the Bayonetta franchise.

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