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Ultimate mains Snake, Falco
Other Ultimate
SSB4 mains Falco, Mii Brawler
Retired SSB4
Diddy Kong
Brawl mains Falco, Diddy Kong
Melee main Marth
Other Melee
Project M main Marth
Former sponsor(s) Counter Logic Gaming, Susquehanna Esports
Crew(s) Leap of Faith
Skill Super Smash Bros. Melee Mid level (retired)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Upper high level (retired)
Super Smash Bros. 4 High level (retired)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate High level (retired)
Additional info
Real name Richard King Jr.
Birth date (age 36)
Location Tallmadge, Ohio USA

Keitaro is a former player from New Jersey residing in Tallmadge, Ohio. He mained Falco and Mii Brawler in SSB4, as well as Falco in Brawl, and was considered one of the best mains of those characters in the world. In Brawl, Keitaro was ranked 80th on the 2014 SSBBRank and 7th on the Tristate Brawl Power Rankings, and took sets off of players such as Salem, Xzax, Seagull Joe, DKwill, Pelca, and Bloodcross. In Smash 4, he formerly ranked 10th on the New Jersey Smash 4 Power Rankings, and took sets off of players such as Salem, tamim, Vinnie, DKwill, and Legit. He was also known for his content production through Rush Hour Smash, which he founded with False, being the tournament organiser of the KTAR and SKTAR tournament series, as well as his commentary. He was also a member of the Smash Back Room and a member of the Unity Ruleset Committee.

On March 9th, 2016, Keitaro was signed by Counter Logic Gaming.[1] Although he later parted ways with them, he was then signed by Susquehanna Esports as a caster and content creator. [2] Susquehanna Esports removed him from the organization on July 2nd, 2020 following confirmed accusations of sexual misconduct. [3]

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
SMASHTALITY 3 June 2nd-3rd, 2007 33rd
EVO 2015 July 17th-19th, 2015 722nd
Smash the Record 2016 November 11th-14th, 2016 97th 25th Xatic

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Clash of the Titans IV February 7th-8th, 2009 65th 25th JCaesar
Apex 2009 May 9th-10th, 2009 49th 17th Xzax
KTAR December 6th, 2009 13th 9th Xzax
Wiegraf Too Good January 2nd, 2010 5th 5th Doom
Pound 4 January 16th-18th, 2010 49th 13th Xzax
KTAR 2 March 20th, 2010 7th
MLG Columbus 2010 June 4th-6th, 2010 33rd 25th Xzax
Apex 2010 August 6th-8th, 2010 33rd
KTAR 3 September 25th, 2010 25th
MLG DC 2010 October 15th-17th, 2010 17th
KTAR 5 May 21st, 2011 13th
Uprise of Long Island #4 May 28th, 2011 5th
School is in Session 5 June 11th-12th, 2011 17th
Uprise of Long Island #5 June 18th, 2011 9th 7th RJ
KTAR 6 August 14th, 2011 13th GDX
Concentrate II October 30th, 2011 25th 7th Squall
Apex 2012 January 6th-8th, 2012 25th False
Concentrate IV March 31st, 2012 5th
Uprise of Long Island #8 April 21st, 2012 13th 2nd Nairo
Clash of the Titans 6 June 2nd, 2012 13th 9th Xzax
Uprise #10 June 9th, 2012 4th
Dissention June 23rd, 2012 7th
Collision IV July 7th, 2012 9th
SKTAR July 14th-15th, 2012 33rd
L.I.R.R. 2 July 28th, 2012 4th
Impact IV August 25th, 2012 9th 7th Nairo
Collision V September 1st, 2012 7th
Uprise 11 December 29th, 2012 13th
Apex 2013 January 11th-13th, 2013 65th 33rd Bleachigo
Rescue 2 March 2nd, 2013 9th
KTAR 7 July 6th-7th, 2013 7th 13th Tron_Kat
SKTAR 2 August 3rd-4th, 2013 33rd 17th Zeton
KTAR 8 December 28th, 2013 25th (Forfeit) 13th JoeST
Smash At The Edge November 23rd, 2013 4th 4th Megaplox
Forest Temple January 11th, 2014 9th

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
CLASH Tournaments Invitational September 14th, 2014 10th 7th Pride

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
KTAR XI November 22nd, 2014 5th
Collision X November 29th, 2014 3rd
Triumph or Die 2014 November 30th, 2014 33rd
Roll Em Up December 21st, 2014 9th 4th Jband
Collision XI January 3rd, 2015 9th
Final Battle January 17th, 2015 13th
KTAR XII March 21st, 2015 25th 2nd Dapuffster
Collision XII June 6th, 2015 9th
KTAR XIII July 12th, 2015 25th
EVO 2015 July 17th-19th, 2015 65th
The Break Weekly #319 July 28th, 2015 2nd
SKTAR 4 August 22nd-23rd, 2015 17th
KTAR XIV November 7th, 2015 17th
S@X 125 November 24th, 2015 3rd
KTAR XVI January 9th, 2016 33rd
GENESIS 3 January 15th-17th, 2016 129th 49th Cyro
KTAR XVII February 13th, 2016 25th
2GGT: FOW Saga March 26th, 2016 25th 13th Cyro
Pound 2016 April 2nd-3rd, 2016 193rd
CEO 2016 June 24th-26th, 2016 129th
EVO 2016 July 15th-17th, 2016 769th
2GGT: KTAR Saga July 23rd, 2016 49th
Smash Factor 5 July 29th-31st, 2016 25th
OVA #2: "El Salto de Fé" October 22nd, 2016 17th ? NAKAT
Smash the Record 2016 November 11th-14th, 2016 33rd 13th Xatic
Mega Smash Mondays 78 December 12th, 2016 9th
2GGT: ZeRo Saga December 16th-18th, 2016 65th
2GGC: Civil War March 24th-26th, 2017 97th
Smash Factor Toluca April 29th-30th, 2017 9th
Detonation May 26th, 2017 3rd
Smash of the Titans 33 June 1st, 2017 7th
Battle of BC 2 June 3rd-4th, 2017 49th
Detonation 2 June 17th, 2017 2nd
Subs Not Scrubs: HackoruOnline June 21st, 2017 13th
Naifu Wars: World War 2Online June 23rd, 2017 17th
OnettBoyz Mega Monthly 4Online June 28th, 2017 13th
GameTyrant Expo 2017 September 29th-October 1st, 2017 49th
GENESIS 5 January 19th-21st, 2018 97th
Frostbite 2018 February 9th-11th, 2018 97th iRJi
Expand Gong 3 April 6th-8th, 2018 17th 1st FOW
SwitchFest April 21st-22nd, 2018 33rd
Arcane Tournaments 2018 April 27th-29th, 2018 17th
Saints Gaming Live 2018 June 9th-10th, 2018 9th 5th Tweek
2GG: Hyrule Saga June 23rd-24th, 2018 65th Shiva
Smash Sounds July 7th-8th, 2018 33rd
Showdown: Battle Royale 3 July 14th-15th, 2018 33rd
GameTyrant Expo 2018 November 2nd-4th, 2018 9th

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Ultimate WANTED 1 December 28th-30th, 2018 9th 3rd NAKAT
Climax 3 January 12th, 2019 5th 4th Hackoru
Ursa Minor 3 February 21st, 2019 49th
Collision 2019 March 16th-17th, 2019 65th
Expand Gong 4 April 5th-7th, 2019 5th 7th Sandman
Umebura SP 3 April 13th, 2019 129th
Saints Gaming Live 2019 May 11th, 2019 17th 13th Cilvanis
MomoCon 2019 May 23rd-26th, 2019 129th
Crown June 8th, 2019 67th
Mango's Birthday Bash December 7th-8th, 2019 25th
Holiday Heist 5 December 28th, 2019 49th
GENESIS 7 January 24th-26th, 2020 257th (DQ)
Smash Vertex February 6th-9th, 2020 17th
Frostbite 2020 February 21st-23rd, 2020 257th
Ultimate Naifu Wars 8 Online March 27th, 2020 33rd
Block'd In Online April 14th, 2020 13th
Ultimate Naifu Wars 9 Online April 17th, 2020 33rd
The Quarantine Series: Minor Tournament 1 Online April 18th-19th, 2020 129th
Pound Online Online April 24th-26th, 2020 97th
The Box Online May 8th-10th, 2020 129th
Ultimate Naifu Wars 11 Online May 15th, 2020 33rd
Collision Online Online May 23rd, 2020 769th
King of WiFi Random CharactersOnline May 30th, 2020 33rd
Playing for Pride Online June 20th-21st, 2020 65th

Sexual misconduct allegation and ban[edit]

On the early morning of July 2nd, 2020, amidst a wave of sexual harassment allegations in the community, a Twitter user by the name of Error: 102-R accused Keitaro for having sex with Shiva - who was a minor - during 2GG: Hyrule Saga [4]. On the same morning, Keitaro would release a Twitlonger confirming the allegation. He stated that he and Shiva participated in a drinking game and that she started acting sexual towards him, while Keitaro decided to follow through; he emphasized in his post that there were no excuses for his behavior. He also announced that he was moving out of the Loft and was going to leave for a long time in order to work on himself and deactivated his Twitter account[5].

Following these allegations, the 2GGaming panel banned Keitaro from all of their future events, alongside several others accused of sexual misconduct during this time.[6]


  • Keitaro is well-known for his friendship with Nairo and a likable person on his streams due to his comedic and hyperbolic personality.
    • Because of his relationship, Keitaro commentated Nairo and Light's set at Collision 2019, exaggerating Ganondorf's strength.
  • Keitaro has several different catchphrases while playing. Examples include:
    • "Catch one of these" is Keitaro's signature phrase whenever he shoots a projectile, such as Mii Brawler Shot Put, Snake up smash or Remote Missile, Link's Remote Bombs, or Mii Swordfighter's Chakram and Gale Strike. When he lands a hit, he would shout "YOU CAUGHT IT!"
    • "Recover high, Keitaro!" is said whenever Keitaro tries to recover high with Snake's Cypher because he usually gets punished if he recovers low.
    • "LESGO!" means that whenever Keitaro clutches a game or beats Nairo, he would exclaim this word. This was originally said by Abadango when he came over to the LOFT house and did Hero ditto with Keitaro.

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