Smasher:KoRoBeNiKi

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KoRoBeNiKi "KoRo?" "A Glass of Scott"
SSB4 main Bowser
Melee mains Luigi, Sheik
Other Melee
characters
Ganondorf, Samus
SSB64 mains Yoshi, Captain Falcon
Other SSB64
characters
Fox, Samus
Project M mains Luigi, Samus
Other Project M
characters
Yoshi, Charizard
Crew(s) PPS
Former crews iXi, Fatal 5, SB
Skill Super Smash Bros. Semi-Pro
Super Smash Bros. Melee Amateur (Retired)
PM Icon.png Amateur (Retired)
Additional info
Real name Glenn Cabasso
Birth date (age 28)
Location Fair Lawn, New Jersey USA

KoRoBeNiKi is a smasher from Northern New Jersey. He is mostly known for being one of the more active original Super Smash Bros. players as well as one of the founding Back Room members. He is also well known for being one of the better keyboard players in 64 and for his contributions to 64 on Reddit and SmashWiki; for terrible puns as well in the 64 community, both on smashboards and offline, and for helping to form both the 2nd and newest tier list as well as the current ruleset for Smash 64.

Early Period, 2005-2007[edit]

He started off as a Melee player, finding competitive play and joining Smashboards under a former account known as wavedasher in 2005. His first major event was The Smash Affiliates's Smashtality back in 2006. He started off as a Luigi main with Roy as a secondary. At Smashtality 2 in October 2006, he met Sensei and Isai and got 5 stocked by both of them and learned of the more competitive 64 scene. He kept on going with the melee scene but due to TSA's venue being moved to New York after Smashtality III in 2007, he was no longer attending events.

Early Online Play[edit]

He discovered online Smash 64 in 2007 along with another fellow smasher, MattNF. Due in part to being a good friend of the latter, who was a member of PPS, he was allowed in the crew by SuPeRbOoMfAn. Prior to this, he was a member of iXi, maining a lackluster Donkey Kong with a generic Captain Falcon secondary originally under the tag METAL DK. He eventually switched to Yoshi after entering and winning a Yoshi ditto tournament hosted by Stoned iXi and still remains friends with several old school online players. KoRo used to also be one of the top keyboard players though this can also be contributed to the level of play back then as well. He currently does not play online as he is stuck on Wi-fi.

2012-Present[edit]

Smash 64[edit]

In Smash 64, he uses Yoshi and Captain Falcon as mains, as well as Fox, Samus and DK occasionally. He primarily uses Luigi and Samus along with Yoshi for doubles. His worst characters by far are Link and Jigglypuff (though he ironically specializes in the puff matchup after years of experience along with Mario/Luigi) but he uses the vast majority of the cast on a high level. This can be seen particularly in low tiers where he got 25th at the current largest low tier event at Let's Go! and similar placings at Keystoned II. He used to use a keyboard adapter for a while offline but now uses a golden Hori with a lodgenet stick installed by JimmyJoe. KoRo plays "claw" using the normal 64 controller, being used to holding it that way for puzzle games such as Pokémon Puzzle League. On Hori, he doesn't use A for almost all his Aerials but rather uses the shoulder buttons but this results in occasional bad grabs. He has had very close sets vs top players but is known for his inconsistency. He is currently ranked 4th on the New York City Power Rankings in both the current and prior power rankings and plays weekly on Monday nights in Union Square along with occasional events on Wednesday in New Jersey and the rare regionals/majors he enters.

On Smashboards, he was a long time contributor until the large majority of the community moved over to the SSB64 Community Facebook page. KoRo was a member of the 64 backroom which closed due to spam and overall uselessness outside of the new stage list. After Apex 2015, he kick-started a new tier discussion thread which resulted in a voting topic ran by him, Pidgezero one, and several moderators. This eventually resulted in the current tier list seen today. He currently writes articles for the smash 64 scene.

Melee[edit]

KoRo got back into Melee around Apex 2012, but was in a state of rust. He started to attend more events, but until Hectohertz's weeklies in 2014, he was semi-inactive. At NeoNebulous 23, he traded for Lambchops's controller. He mains Luigi in Melee still and welcomes the 20XX movement. He is mainly known for his unusually high rate of misfires and has taken games off of Hax, VanZ, and several other more well known/better players thanks to them. He prefers doubles and has had some strong placements, particular with B3N, a local Falcon main as well as several Jigglypuffs/Foxes he has teamed with such as the now ranked 2Saint. His worst matchup is Falco and has developed a Sheik for that matchup as well as for Ganondorf/Marths to an extent. His last melee event was at the last nebulous as his controller was lost and/or stolen though he had a very good time otherwise. His last stock taken was aptly with a misfire.

Other Smash Games[edit]

When he played Brawl he mained Luigi and Mr. Game and Watch. At his highest peak, he was in the top 150 on the AllisBrawl wifi ladder. However, he does not play Brawl very much due to his dislike of the dominance of Meta Knight as well as the King Dedede matchup. He also disliked the speed of the game and gradually gave up playing smash all together. While he argues for the games existence and for how in depth the game is (mostly as a Devil's Advocate,) he dislikes the game immensely. His one notable result was 9th in AllBrawl a 4 player FFA event with random stages and items at Apex 2012, where he won over players such as Ally and Nairo before being outplaced the next round by Ally (again) and TheReflexWonder.

In Project M he mains Luigi and Samus with various secondaries such as Yoshi and Ganondorf and he also plays online occasionally on Anther's Ladder. He specializes in the Ivysaur and Snake matchups. He also has shown strength as with the other games in doubles where he teams primarily with KeyChain, an NYC ranked King D3/Wario main. They have taken sets from much more well known doubles teams, most notably one of the most well known MidWest teams Dirtboy and Ripple the day before Supernova as well as teams featuring players such as Malachi and Phresh. He is currently retired from Project M.

KoRo currently does not play Smash 4 as he has not bought a Wii U, however, he has tried it before and enjoyed some of the changes.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Smashacre July 7th, 2007 13th
Smashacre October 6th, 2007 25th
Apex 2012 January 6th-8th, 2012 65th Mers
Apex 2013 January 11th-13th, 2013 193rd 49th Eikelmann
Smashacre Gluttony August 10th, 2013 25th 9th Klit
Nebulous 11 August 23rd, 2014 17th
Nebulous Xmas December 27th, 2014 25th

Super Smash Bros.[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Apex 2012 January 6th-8th, 2012 17th
Apex 2013 January 11th-13th, 2013 33rd
Smashacre Gluttony August 10th, 2013 9th 7th TBA
Smashacre Frostbite December 7th-8th, 2013 9th
Apex 2014 January 17th-19th, 2014 33rd
Zenith 2014 August 2nd-3rd, 2014 17th 9th Shears
Apex 2015 January 30th-February 1st, 2015 49th 17th MattNF
Nebulous Prime 2 September 14th, 2015 4th (DQed)
Pound 2016 April 2nd-April 3rd, 2016 25th
Super Smash Con 2016 August 11th-14th, 2016 97th 33rd JAMJAR
SuperBoomed October 22nd 2016 25th
Quarterly Rapport 4 March 4th 2017 9th 7th? JAMJAR
Let's Go! April 28-30th, 2017 72nd 25th (low tier/doubles) Horbie
Super Smash Con 2017 August 10th-13th 2017 49th 25th LimeSodaa
Keystoned II March 10th-11th, 2018 35th 13th Hoofy
Shine 2018 August 24th-26th, 2018 9th

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Viridian City 8 October 23rd, 2010 49th 17th TKBro
Apex 2012 January 6th-8th, 2012 9th (only in AllBrawl) 97th King Funk

Project M[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Apex 2014 January 17th-19th, 2014 257th

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