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Choco "ちょこ"
Ultimate main Zero Suit Samus
SSB4 main Zero Suit Samus
Other SSB4
Brawl main Zero Suit Samus
Skill Super Smash Bros. Brawl Top professional
Super Smash Bros. 4 Top professional
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Top professional
Ranking Super Smash Bros. 4 Panda Global Rankings 100: 35th
Additional info
Real name Toshimasa Hayakawa
Birth date (age 34)
Location Tokyo, Kanto Japan

Choco (ちょこ, Choco) is an SSB4 Zero Suit Samus player from Tokyo, Japan, and is currently considered the best Zero Suit Samus player in the country, and among the best in the world. He is currently ranked 3rd on the JAPAN Power Rankings and 35th on the Panda Global Rankings 100. He has taken sets off of top players such as Dabuz, Larry Lurr, VoiD, KEN, Abadango, komorikiri, ESAM, and kameme.

In SSBB, he was considered one of the best Zero Suit Samus players in the world, along with Salem and V115.

In Ultimate, Choco is considered one of the best Zero Suit Samus players in Japan, along with shky and Kuro. He is currently ranked 16th on the Japan Player Rankings and was formerly ranked 26th on the Fall 2019 PGRU. He has taken sets off of top players such as Shuton, Paseriman, Tea, kameme, Raito, Lea, Abadango, and Nietono.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
SumabatoX 19 March 30th, 2013 2nd
Piosuma 4 April 27th, 2013 9th
Piosuma 5 June 15th, 2013 13th 2nd Yukke
Piosuma 7 October 27th, 2013 9th 5th Nietono
SumabatoX 24 November 23rd, 2013 5th 1st Kie
Umebura 1 January 12th, 2014 2nd 5th Tamanyaso
SumabatoX 26 February 22nd, 2014 5th 1st Kie
Umebura 2 March 9th, 2014 5th Kie
SumabatoX 27 March 29th, 2014 2nd
KVO 2014 May 5th, 2014 1st
Umebura 3 May 11th, 2014 3rd 17th Hanpen
Umebura 4 June 1st, 2014 13th Abosu
Umebura 5 July 26th, 2014 2nd
Umebura 6 August 10th, 2014 3rd Kie
Sumabato X Final August 23rd-24th, 2014 3rd 3rd Lagnel

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Umebura 8 September 23rd, 2014 5th
Umebura 9 October 11th, 2014 1st
Umebura 10 November 23rd, 2014 1st
Sumabato 0 October 25th, 2014 5th

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Umebura 11 December 23rd, 2014 2nd
Apex 2015 January 30th-February 1st, 2015 17th 4th Nietono
Umebura 12 February 8th, 2015 9th
Umebura 13 March 15th, 2015 2nd
Super Sumabato April 5th, 2015 3rd
Umebura 14 April 19th, 2015 9th
KSB 2015 May 2nd-4th, 2015 5th
Umebura 15 May 16th, 2015 2nd
Umebura 16 June 6th, 2015 2nd
Umebura 18 August 8th, 2015 2nd
Umebura 19 August 29th, 2015 9th
Umebura F.A.T. September 21st-22nd, 2015 3rd
Umebura Niconico Qualifiers November 29th, 2015 2nd
Umebura 20 December 27th, 2015 17th
Niconico Tokaigi 2016 January 30th-31st, 2016 5th
SHI-G Tournament February 7th, 2016 2nd 9th Kie
Umebura 21 February 11th, 2016 9th
eSR Cup March 26th, 2016 1st
Umebura 22 April 24th, 2016 33rd
Umebura 23 May 21st, 2016 17th
Umebura 24 July 24th, 2016 4th
Sumabato for THE BIG HOUSE July 30th-31st, 2016 4th 9th Kie
Umebura S.A.T. August 20th-21st, 2016 25th 7th Kie
Umebura 25 September 10th, 2016 33rd
Toryumon 1 October 10th, 2016 4th
Umebura 25.5 November 6th, 2016 3rd Umeki
DNG Kanto Invitational November 19th, 2016 5th
Umebura BenQ ZOWIE Cup December 18th, 2016 13th
SGC 2017 January 7th-8th, 2017 3rd
Sumabato 15 January 28th, 2017 3rd 3rd Nau
Umebura Tokaigi Qualifiers February 4th, 2017 13th
Hirosuma: Revolution March 19th, 2017 7th
Toryumon Weekday Tournament x STUDIO SKY #1 April 26th, 2017 3rd
Umebura Japan Major 2017 May 6th-7th, 2017 3rd 3rd Nietono
Umebura 27 July 1st, 2017 3rd
Umebura 28 August 12th, 2017 3rd
Lightning Igarashi Organized Singles Tournament #3 August 26th, 2017 4th
Sumabato 21 October 21st, 2017 7th
Umebura 29 October 28th, 2017 1st
Sophia University Festival 2017 November 3rd, 2017 7th
Waseda Festival 2017 November 4th, 2017 3rd
Umebura 30 November 18th, 2017 1st
Toryumon Weekday Tournament x STUDIO SKY #16 November 22nd, 2017 2nd
Umebura T.A.T. December 23rd-24th, 2017 2nd 3rd Nietono
Sumabato Tokaigi Qualifiers 1 January 6th, 2018 3rd
EVO Japan 2018 January 26th-28th, 2018 5th
Toryumon Weekday Tournament x STUDIO SKY #19 February 7th, 2018 5th
Niconico Tokaigi 2018 February 10th-11th, 2018 13th
Umebura 31 March 21st, 2018 13th
Toryumon Weekday Tournament x STUDIO SKY #24 May 2nd, 2018 4th
KVOxTSB 2018 May 4th-6th, 2018 9th
Umebura 32 May 12th, 2018 1st
Umebura 33 July 28th, 2018 5th
EVO 2018 August 3rd-5th, 2018 7th
Umebura 34 August 25th, 2018 33rd
Umebura Smash 4 Final December 1st-2nd, 2018 2nd 1st Nietono

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Toryumon Kiwami #1 December 12th, 2018 1st
Umebura SP December 16th, 2018 2nd
Toryumon Kiwami #3 January 2nd, 2019 1st
Toryumon Kiwami #4 January 9th, 2019 7th
Umebura SP 2 January 12th, 2019 9th
WeeklySmashParty 020 January 16th, 2019 1st Umeki
Umebura SP 3 April 13th, 2019 7th
Umebura Japan Major 2019 May 1st-2nd, 2019 9th
Umebura SP 4 August 16th, 2019 5th
Umebura SP 5 September 28th, 2019 3rd
Umebura SP 6 October 22nd, 2019 17th
Umebura SP 7 November 16th, 2019 9th
EGS Cup 3 January 13th, 2020 17th
EVO Japan 2020 January 24th-26th, 2020 33rd
Maesuma TOP 2 March 1st, 2020 25th
Voyage Qualifier 2Online May 3rd, 2020 17th
Tamisuma Championship 1Online February 17th, 2021 33rd
Kagaribi 3 March 27th, 2021 17th
Winner! June 21st, 2021 5th
Kagaribi 4 June 26th-27th, 2021 49th
Kagaribi 5 October 30th-31st, 2021 33rd
Mjolner 1 November 21st, 2021 9th
Ignite 1 March 27th, 2022 17th Nietono
Kagaribi 7 May 4th-5th, 2022 9th
Shinosuma HEROES 1 May 21st, 2022 9th
Wave 1 June 18th, 2022 25th
Seibugeki 11 July 2nd, 2022 17th
Kagaribi 8 July 30th-31st, 2022 33rd
Wave 2 September 4th, 2022 13th
Shinosuma HEROES 2 September 19th, 2022 7th
Ignite 2 November 19th, 2022 13th Nietono
Wave 3 December 11th, 2022 17th
Umebura SP 9 January 7th-8th, 2023 49th


  • Choco is the first player to have made the Panda Global Rankings Top 50 without attending a North American tournament for the season he ranked in.
    • He is also the only player to achieve this in multiple PGR seasons, doing so for seasons 3-5.

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

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