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This article is about the French smasher named Leon. For the Star Fox character, see Leon Powalski.
Not to be confused with LeoN.
A more recent image of Leon, taken from his Twitter.
Ultimate main Lucina
Other Ultimate
Chrom, Young Link
SSB4 main Zero Suit Samus
Brawl main Marth
Other Brawl
Diddy Kong
Retired Brawl
Melee main Marth
Other Melee
Retired Melee
Project M mains Snake, Marth
Sponsor(s) Solary
Former sponsor(s) Neokan Gaming
Former crews Even Matchup Gaming
Skill Super Smash Bros. Melee Professional
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Top professional
Super Smash Bros. 4 Professional
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Top professional
Ranking Super Smash Bros. Ultimate European Smash Rankings: 28th
Additional info
Real name Nassim Laib
Birth date (age 33)
Location Vitry-sur-Seine, Île-de-France France

Leon is a French Ultimate Lucina player from Vitry-sur-Seine, Greater Paris Area, who is considered the best Lucina player in Europe. Leon was originally a Brawl veteran who skipped most of Smash 4's competitive lifespan and came back in the spotlight with Ultimate's release. Despite the hiatus, he quickly prove that he was still able to hold his own against Europe's best players. He has defeated several top players including Glutonny, Mr. E, Charliedaking, Flow, Oryon, Homika, and PeW, and is currently ranked 28th on the European Smash Rankings. Despite being considered as a legendary Brawl Marth player, he prefers using Lucina in this game. His Lucina’s playstyle is known for its patient movement and spacing, in addition to retaining some of his aggressive play from Brawl.

Leon made his debut in Melee, maining Roy. He surprised many players at Epita Smash Arena, his first tournament. While he was not aware of advanced techniques at the time, he had developed his own playstyle and combos with Roy, and managed to reach a decent place.

His golden era occurred in Brawl. He originally mained Peach and was often referred as the French Brawl Champion, since he placed first in most of the Brawl tournaments in France in 2008 (and thus placed 1st in the 2008 Rankings) with her. Counting tournaments in anime conventions, Leon won 9 tournaments in 2008, 7 in a row, 3 being Bushido Impact events. His undisputed #1 spot in France then suffered from the debuts of Glutonny, who three-stocked him in WF at Bushido Impact 8th Impact, Glutonny's first tournament. As time passed by, he progressively started to play Marth, as a co-main to his Peach at first, before solo-maining the swordsman around 2010. He continued to place high in tournaments that he enters, though his extremely aggressive playstyle occasionally works to his detriment, as seen here. Leon frequently attended major tournaments in North America, such as SKTAR and the Apex tournament series, where he has achieved significant placings. He has taken sets off of top players such as DEHF. He moved to Toronto after Apex 2014, but moved back to France after 5 months. Leon was ranked at the 0 position on the Brawl Southern Ontario Power Rankings. He was formerly a member of the Bushido Impact staff starting in July 2009. He was previously ranked 7th on the French Power Rankings and 22nd on the 2014 SSBBRank.

Even though he was inactive in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Leon gave the game a chance upon its release, playing Zero Suit Samus main. He was previously ranked 1st on the French Power Rankings before his inactivity.

He also still plays Project M, and is currently ranked 4th on the French Project M Power Rankings.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros.[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
I Got 64 Problems But A Flaoc Aint 1 April 13th, 2014 4th
Honorable Roll #2 May 5th, 2014 4th

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Epita Smash Arena April 7th-8th, 2007 33rd
Epita Smash Arena 2 February 23rd-24th, 2008 65th
Super Lion 4 August 7th-9th, 2009 17th 17th Cyr
Bushido Nibai Impact II August 29th-30th, 2009 1st
NST III October 31st-November 1st, 2009 13th 5th Bjay
Avalon I October 5th, 2013 13th
Avalon II November 9th, 2013 17th 13th Soreru
Salty Arena Cup #10 October 11th, 2014 5th
HFLAN Melee Edition May 9th-10th, 2015 25th 9th Charlon
Neokan Party 2 July 2nd-3rd, 2016 3rd 5th Rach
Neokan Party 3 September 3rd-4th, 2016 3rd 1st BSeeD
Forward Smash Tournament 1 September 19th, 2016 4th
Forward Smash Tournament 2 October 29th-30th, 2016 7th 3rd Willy
TOAST November 12th-13th, 2016 3rd 1st Impade
HFLAN Melee Edition 2017 April 15th-16th, 2017 17th 17th JiM
HFLAN Melee Edition 2019 April 20th-21st, 2019 33rd 5th JiM

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Bushido Impact 6 August 23rd, 2008 1st
Gnouz Ranking 2 October 26th, 2008 2nd
Bushido Impact 7 November 11th, 2008 1st
Bushido Impact at Chibi Japan Expo 2008 October 31st-November 2nd, 2008 1st 3rd Neji9
Gnouz Ranking 3 November 22nd, 2008 1st
Bushido Impact 8 February 1st, 2009 3rd 5th Neji9
Shinigami Tournament 1 March 7th, 2009 3rd
Bushido Nibai Impact April 11th, 2009 5th
Bushido Nibai Impact II August 29th-30th, 2009 3rd
Super Lion 4 August 7th-9th, 2009 9th 4th King
NST III October 31st-November 1st, 2009 2nd 1st Bjay
Geneva Brawl Garden 2 November 28th-29th, 2009 2nd 1st Bjay
Bushido Impact 10 December 20th, 2009 2nd
Bushido Brawl Impact July 23rd-25th, 2010 4th 4th Bjay
Bushido Brawl Impact LT July 23rd-25th, 2010 5th
ñGamers July 8th, 2011 3rd 7th (DQ) Bjay
Waku Waku Smash 1 July 22nd-24th, 2011 3rd
Brawl in Berlin 2 July 29th-August 1st, 2011 5th
OSTS: Archer August 27th, 2011 2nd 1st Bjay
House is in Session 1st
Apex 2012 January 6th-8th, 2012 33rd 17th ChiboSempai
SKTAR July 14th-15th, 2012 13th 9th Glutonny
Bushido Brawl Impact 2 August 25th-26th, 2012 4th 1st Bjay
Apex 2013 January 11th-13th, 2013 25th 17th Bjay
IMPULSE 2013 June 15th-16th, 2013 4th 2nd Dabuz
Avalon II November 9th, 2013 3rd 2nd Dany
Apex 2014 January 17th-19th, 2014 13th 17th Bjay
Dynasty Battles Special 2 February 15th, 2014 1st 1st Toronto Joe
Dynasty Battles 4 March 22nd, 2014 5th 3rd Toronto Joe
Shuffle V February 22nd-23rd, 2014 9th 5th Player_1
Polybash XIII March 1st-2nd, 2014 2nd 4th pidgezero_one
A-GAME! Brawl Tournament March 29th, 2014 1st
Get On My Level 2014 May 10th-11th, 2014 9th 2nd Toronto Joe
SKTAR 3 May 31st-June 1st, 2014 9th 7th V115
Dynasty Battles 5 June 14th, 2014 1st 1st Chris Fisch
SUPER Brawl in Berlin August 15th-17th, 2014 3rd 1st S!C

Project M[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Dynasty Battles Special 2 February 15th, 2014 3rd
Dynasty Battles 4 March 22nd, 2014 2nd 2nd MorKs
SKTAR 3 May 31st-June 1st, 2014 65th 13th Ally
Gamer's Gathering 3 June 27th-29th, 2014 3rd
Neokan Party 2 July 2nd-3rd, 2016 3rd 2nd Steakhouse
Neokan Party 3 September 3rd-4th, 2016 3rd
TOAST November 12th-13th, 2016 1st
PM SUCC May 13th-14th, 2017 2nd 2nd Kaos
Lan Archi Numerisque May 20th, 2017 1st
Hack 'n' Slash 2 October 7th, 2017 3rd
Wanted 2 October 28th, 2017 2nd

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Neokan Party 2 July 2nd-3rd, 2016 25th VinS
SALT June 3rd-4th, 2017 13th

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Stunfest 2019 May 17th-19th, 2019 13th
Salty Arena Cup Ultimate 3 June 8th, 2019 17th 1st Glutonny
Albion 4 July 6th-7th, 2019 65th 2nd Glutonny
BURST 4 July 20th-21st, 2019 17th 1st Glutonny
ECLA ESPORT SMASH EDITION August 10th-11th, 2019 5th
Pop-Off Arena September 14th, 2019 4th
Solary Circuit: Isula Gamefest September 28-29th, 2019 4th
Ultimate Fighting Arena 2019 October 4th-6th, 2019 17th 17th quiK
Syndicate 2019 October 25th-27th, 2019 17th 1st Glutonny
Salty Arena Cup Ultimate 4 November 2nd, 2019 4th 1st Glutonny
European SEL Clash November 30th-December 1st, 2019 7th
Ultimate WANTED 2 December 27th-31st, 2019 4th
Valhalla III January 9th-13th, 2020 17th 9th Flow
Massilia Winter Smash 2020 January 18th-19th, 2020 3rd
4 Seasons Tournament: Winter 2020 January 25th, 2020 3rd
Smash4Glory - Ultimate Edition February 1st, 2020 3rd
Salty Arena Cup Ultimate 5 February 22nd, 2020 5th 1st Oryon
Le Colossel de M3R March 7th, 2020 2nd
Super Smash Stadium 1 July 25th, 2020 2nd
Bour'pif Arena 6 August 30th, 2020 1st
TWELVE I - 2020 September 26th, 2020 2nd
WANTED SAISON 4 - Episode 1 October 10th, 2020 7th
Super Smash Stadium Édition Battlefield May 29th, 2021 2nd
Super Smash Stadium Édition Peach Castle May 30th, 2021 13th
Super Smash Stadium Édition Ligue Pokémon de Kalos June 12th, 2021 5th
Super Smash Stadium Édition Stade Pokémon June 13th, 2021 2nd
WANTED SAISON 4 - Chapter 2 June 20th, 2021 5th
TWELVE II - 2021 June 26th-27th, 2021 5th 1st Glutonny
Coupe DitootiD 2 July 3rd-4th, 2021 2nd
Helios Session 3 July 9th, 2021 1st
Super Smash Stadium Édition Football July 10th, 2021 2nd
Ultimate WANTED 3 August 12th-15th, 2021 13th 1st Glutonny
Bour'pif Arena 7 August 28th-29th, 2021 2nd 2nd Mika
Temple: Hermès Edition September 1st-5th, 2021 17th


  • As he chose his tag shortly after Brawl was released, most Melee players still know him as Nassim, his real name.
  • His tag is a reference to Leon Scott Kennedy from Resident Evil 4.[1]
  • Leon is the only player ranked on the European Smash Rankings to have never been ranked at the national scale in Ultimate, being absent from the only iteration of French Ultimate Power Rankings.


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