Smasher:MkLeo

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MkLeo "Leo"
MkLeo G4.jpg
MkLeo holding the GENESIS 6 trophy.
Ultimate main Byleth
Other Ultimate
characters
Joker, Pyra, Mythra
Retired Ultimate
characters
Ike, Lucina, Marth, Wolf, Cloud, Greninja
SSB4 mains Marth, Cloud
Other SSB4
characters
Bayonetta, Lucina
Retired SSB4
characters
Meta Knight, Corrin
Brawl mains Meta Knight, Snake
Melee main Sheik
Other Melee
character
Falco
Project M main Mewtwo
Other Project M
character
Lucario
Sponsor(s) T1
Former sponsor(s) Echo Fox, Most Valuable Gaming
Former crews Hydra Team, Rampage Zone, HDG, Smash Factor
Skill Super Smash Bros. Melee Semi-professional
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Professional
Super Smash Bros. 4 Top professional
PM Icon.png Professional
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Top professional
Ranking Super Smash Bros. 4 Panda Global Rankings 100: 3rd
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fall 2019 PGRU: 1st
Winnings Super Smash Bros. 4 ~$99,606.99
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ~$150,279.50
Additional info
Real name Leonardo Lopez Perez
Birth date (age 20)
Location Mexico City, Ciudad de México Mexico

MkLeo, also known simply as Leo, is a smasher from Mexico. He is widely considered to be the best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate player in the world, dominating the competitive scene since the game's release and being ranked 1st on the Fall 2019 PGRU. Originally playing Ike, he later found tournament success with Lucina and Wolf before picking up Joker shortly after the character's release. He has also picked up several other characters over the course of his career, including Marth, Byleth, and Pyra and Mythra. He has also seen success during the online metagame and is currently ranked 5th on the Wi-Fi Warrior Rank v7.

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, MkLeo played Marth and Cloud, with Bayonetta, Meta Knight, Lucina, and Corrin as strong secondaries. He is his country's best player and was considered to be the best player in the world in 2018 after ZeRo's retirement. He is also widely considered the best Marth and Cloud player in the world, one of the two best Lucina players in the world (along with Mr E), one of the best Bayonetta players in the world, and formerly considered one of the best Corrin players and the best Meta Knight player prior to dropping both characters. Leo arguably popularized both Meta Knight and Marth, characters that had been seen as mediocre after their nerfs from Brawl, as top players such as Abadango have since used Meta Knight against other top players until his nerfs in game updates, as well as lower-leveled players picking up Marth due to his dominance with him. He is the youngest player to win a major Smash 4 tournament, doing so at only 15 years old, achieving this feat at 2GGT: ZeRo Saga. Due to his aggressive style and heavy punish game with Meta Knight and proving his skills surpass those of top players at a very young age, some compare him to Nairo's early Brawl career.

He is also a proficient doubles player and usually teams with komorikiri or his cousin Javi. Leo/komorikiri consists of Cloud/Cloud and have taken 1st at majors such as Super Smash Con 2017, 2GGC: SCR Saga, Shine 2017, and GameTyrant Expo 2017. They were considered to be the best team in the world throughout 2017. Leo/Javi generally consists of Cloud/Sheik or Cloud/Cloud and dominate the Mexican and American scenes, taking impressive first places at major tournaments such as 2GGC: Civil War, 2GGC: Nairo Saga, and Canada Cup 2016. The duo has wins over the likes of ZeRo and Nairo, Mew2King and Ally, and Larry Lurr and ANTi.

Leo was ranked 3rd on the Panda Global Rankings 100 and was formerly ranked 1st on the Mexican Smash 4 Power Rankings.

On January 4th, 2017, MkLeo was signed by Echo Fox[1] and Most Valuable Gaming. On the 8th of November 2019, WIN.gg reported[2] that an unnamed investor spokesperson for Echo Fox told them the organization had completely folded. While this has not been independently corroborated by any other sources, the organization has been completely inactive on social media since September 2019. MkLeo formally announced his free agent status on February 21st, 2020. Five days later, on February 26, 2020, MkLeo signed with T1.[3]

Playstyle[edit]

Leo is known for his patient and calculative, yet aggressive, playstyle with most of the characters he plays with, which grants him a strong punish game, as well as being known for his intense mindgames. He is most infamously known for his immaculate spacing and microspacing in neutral, especially with characters with swords and other disjointed hit boxes. As his career progressed, his strong mindgames transferred to his strong mentality as he became the number 1 player at the end of the competitive lifecycle of Smash 4 and in Ultimate. This is highlighted by some of his legendary loser's runs in multiple S-tier tournaments, most notably Evo 2019, Frostbite 2020, and Super Smash Con 2019, with multiple reverse 3-0 comebacks.

In Smash 4[edit]

As Marth, he is well known for his masterful spacing of Marth's aerials, as well as a surprisingly aggressive approach with a character that is often played with a more patient and defensive playstyle. His Marth in particular has been very effective against Bayonetta as Leo is known to lab that matchup a lot. As Cloud, he is more known for his defensive spacing and reserved usage of Limit Break-boosted moves, though he does retain his signature aggressive playstyle with him whenever he has the advantage, allowing him to pressure the opponent very well. As Meta Knight, he is known for his mastery of Meta Knight's combos, his uncanny ability for reading the opponent's air dodges, and his proficiency at executing the Rufio, Meta Knight's famous death combo. His Bayonetta is noted for its comeback ability and above average combo game.

He is also notorious for his player knowledge, defeating his opponents convincingly after initially losing to them in their first encounter. However, he does have some problems on the Ryu match-up, having dropped sets to Darkshad, Trela, Venom, Klein, and takera (though he began showing improvement in the matchup lately, notably having a perfect record against Locus). He is also known to struggle against grab-focused characters such as Donkey Kong and Bowser; at 2GGC: MkLeo Saga, he said that the player he dislikes fighting the most is Tweek since he often plays Donkey Kong against Leo and has taken numerous sets off of him with the character.[4]

In Ultimate[edit]

Leo's playstyle remains the same with the release of Ultimate. When he played Ike, he had a solid grasp on his fundamentals and bread-and-butter combos. After dropping Ike, the first DLC character for the first Fighters' Pass Joker was released and Leo was interested in learning the character. As Joker, Leo has a mastery on combos and tools. He also is notable for the usage of Joker's guns to edgeguard, escape pressure, and await opponents trying to punish his landing. Leo is also well known for the infamous forward air 1 to drag down up air to confirm into a down smash, or up smash if the opponent is on a platform. When Joker gets Arsene, Leo uses that advantage to quickly close out stocks with his precise timing of edgeguards and grab combos.

Leo began playing Byleth upon the character's release, eventually transitioning to maining the character during the online era. One of the hallmarks of Leo's Byleth is how mobile he plays the character despite Byleth's generally slow ground speed. One of the ways he closes space between him and his opponent (especially those who play far more agile characters such as Tweek, Sonix, and Sparg0) is to use Byleth's heavily disjointed tilts to force them into the air, where he can easily outrange almost the entire cast with Byleth's long, disjointed aerials, create juggle and drag down opportunities with up-air, and set up 50/50's by threatening to retreat to the ground to catch opposing landings with Byleth's various anti-airs. Leo is also notable for his superb utilization of Byleth's up-b, having mastered all of its various follow-ups along with its use in edge guarding and neutral.

Tournament history[edit]

2008-2014: Pre-Smash 4[edit]

MkLeo's tournament record before Smash 4 is relatively unknown, though it was implied that he has been playing competitively since 2008. His first tournament victory came at Anime Expo Mexico TNT 2009, at only 8 years of age.[5] 5 years later, he attended Smash Factor 3 in Project M singles, losing to his cousin Serge 0-3 in winners finals, but defeating Ally 3-2 in losers finals. He lost to Serge again 2-3 in grand finals to place 2nd.

2015-Early 2016: Growing Fame Outside of U.S.[edit]

In Smash 4, MkLeo began as a Meta Knight main. Despite the character's unpopularity due to the nerfs from Brawl, MkLeo quickly became known as the best player in Mexico. He burst into the international Smash scene when he won Smash Factor 4, Mexico's largest Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament at the time, and surprised everyone by defeating EVO 2015 runner-up Mr.R in Grand Finals 3-1, 2-stocking him in each game he won. Although Smash Factor 4 was the only PGR tournament he attended that season, thanks to that stellar performance he was ranked 19th for the first Panda Global Rankings. Later in the year, he would defeat Vinnie 3-1 in Grand Finals at True Combo, further proving his capabilities as a player. His victories not only created more interest in the Mexican Smash scene, but also helped popularize Meta Knight.

In 2016, Leo's usage of Meta Knight progressively decreased as he started to use Cloud and Marth instead. Following Meta Knight's nerfs and Marth's buffs in game update 1.1.5, MkLeo began to rely more on Marth and Cloud and would only use Meta Knight in specific match-ups such as Peach, Ryu, and Sonic.

Due to visa issues, Leo was unable to attend an American tournament for most of 2016. He received his Canadian visa after registration for Get On My Level 2016 had closed, but a decision was made by TOs to allow him to enter despite this, due to a widespread community approval. He defeated False and Nairo to reach top 8, but was defeated by Ally 1-3. In Loser's bracket he faced ZeRo in a highly anticipated set, which he narrowly lost 2-3 in a last hit, last stock situation, ending his run at 5th place. In the following few months, MkLeo would continue to rise as he would defeat Dabuz and Mr.R twice at Smash Factor 5 as well as Ally twice at Canada Cup 2016.

2016: USA Debut and Becoming Top 10[edit]

In October 2016, MkLeo's visa was approved, allowing him to travel to the United States. His first American tournament, KTAR XIX, saw him defeating Nairo a second time but falling to ZeRo 2-3 and Salem 1-3, placing 3rd. His next American tournament, UGC Smash Open, was his worst performance of the season as he would lose to Marss 2-3 and Darkshad 1-3, placing 13th.

Although he would claim victory at Showdown: Battle Royale, MkLeo's first major American victory was at 2GGT: ZeRo Saga. Despite being sent to losers by VoiD 2-3, MkLeo would make an impressive losers run, eliminating Dabuz, ANTi, and Ally along the way. He then met ZeRo for the third time that season and was able to defeat him 3-0, becoming the 16th player to defeat him. He then won the rematch against VoiD 3-0 in losers finals and double-eliminated Larry Lurr 3-1 and 3-2 to win his first American national tournament. With this victory, he became the youngest person ever to win a major Smash 4 tournament, a record that still stands today. His outstanding performance that season, culminating with his victory at 2GGT: ZeRo Saga, not only helped him rise up to 8th place on the Panda Global Rankings v2, but also helped him gain sponsorships from Echo Fox and Most Valuable Gaming.

2017: The Path to Top 3[edit]

With his new status as the youngest top 10 player, MkLeo went into the third season with hopes of becoming the best player in the world. His first tournament that season, 2GGC: GENESIS Saga, saw him lose to VoiD and Tweek, placing 5th. Despite this shortcoming, he would have a spectacular performance at GENESIS 4, defeating everyone in his path, including komorikiri, Mr.R, and Ally twice, to claim victory at his second supermajor ever.

His next few majors, however, would be marked with disappointments. At Frostbite 2018, he lost to kameme 1-3 and VoiD 1-3, placing 13th. Although he had a successful performance at Frame Perfect Series 2, he failed to claim victory as he was unable to take a single game off of ZeRo, who cemented himself as MkLeo's bracket demon. Finally, he saw his worst performance yet by being upset by Meteor 0-2 and AC 2-3 at 2GGC: Civil War, finishing 65th.

Despite these disappointments, MkLeo would see his most successful season yet. He had several stellar performances such as his victory at Umebura Japan Major and top 3 placements at DreamHack Austin 2017, 2GGC: Nairo Saga, and CEO 2017. He also introduced a new secondary - Corrin - whom he used to claim victory at The Arena 2017 and defeat Salem at CEO 2017. His consistent victories over everyone except for ZeRo helped him rise all the way to 2nd on the Panda Global Rankings v3.

The fourth season, however, would be challenging for MkLeo as he would see some of his worst performances yet. At EVO 2017, he drowned in pools by losing to false 1-2 and MuteAce 1-2, tying his worst placement at 65th. His next major, DreamHack Atlanta 2017, saw him losing to Vinnie 1-2 and ZeRo 0-3, placing 17th. Finally, MkLeo would perform abysmally at the invitational PAX Arena at PAX West 2017, where he was only able to defeat KOSSismoss. Although MkLeo found success at a few majors during this period, he would still struggle against ZeRo. With Salem's victories at EVO 2017 - double-eliminating ZeRo in the process - and DreamHack Atlanta 2017 shutting MkLeo out of the top 2, people began to wonder whether MkLeo would drop even further.

However, MkLeo would see some light at GameTyrant Expo 2017. Although he fell to Elegant 1-3, he saw his first victory against ZeRo since 2GGT: ZeRo Saga, eliminating him 3-1 using Meta Knight. He rematched Elegant in Grand Finals where he would barely double-eliminate him, with both sets going to the final game, claiming his first victory of the season.

The rest of a season saw a return to form for MkLeo. Although he would finish an underwhelming 9th place at 2GGC: Fire Emblem Saga, losing to komorikiri 2-3 and VoiD 2-3, and fall victim to the 2GG curse by placing 3rd at the 2GGC tournament honoring him, he would claim victory at the final 2 national tournaments of the season: IBP Masters Showdown and 2GG Championship. The latter tournament was MkLeo's best performance of the season: he defeated ZeRo in a very quick 3-0 using Meta Knight and, although losing the first set of Grand Finals, defeated ZeRo yet again 3-1. Due to his strong performances towards the latter half of the season, MkLeo would only see a small drop to 4th place on the Panda Global Rankings v4.

During the off-season, MkLeo was invited to Smash 4 Boot Camp. He lost to Tweek 1-2 and Cosmos 0-2 in his group pool, entering top 16 on Losers side. He beat Dabuz 3-1 but lost to Larry Lurr 1-3, placing 9th.

2018: Claiming the Throne[edit]

Following ZeRo's retirement, MkLeo would become one of the contenders for the top spot alongside Nairo. MkLeo would start off strong by defending his title at GENESIS 5 and winning EVO Japan 2018. Nairo would fire back by winning and defeating MkLeo at both Niconico Tokaigi 2018 and Smash Masters League: Battle for Vegas. In turn, MkLeo would win and defeat Nairo at both SwitchFest and Get On My Level 2018, picking up Bayonetta along the way. Eventually, due to Nairo's declining results towards the end of the season, MkLeo would pull ahead, placing top 8 at the final 3 majors of the season. With victories at every non-major tournament he attended as well as relatively few losses - with his worst loss being the top Japanese player ZAKI at 2GG: Hyrule Saga - MkLeo was able to claim the vacant throne on the Panda Global Rankings v5.

MkLeo would also be invited to the Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 for the then-upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In the first round, MkLeo used Bayonetta and teamed with Mango to defeat Mr.R and Lucky. He then defeated Mango's Inkling with Sonic, but then lost to ZeRo's Sheik while using Snake. In Loser's Finals, MkLeo controversially swept Plup's Ridley with Bayonetta, causing discord in the audience due to Bayonetta's unpopularity in Smash 4. He would then rematch ZeRo in Grand Finals, resetting the bracket 2-0 with Bayonetta and Sonic over ZeRo's Mario and Sheik, but then losing 1-2, placing 2nd.

In the final season, MkLeo would only register for three major tournaments. He dropped out of EVO 2018 due to chickenpox but was able to come back strong by winning Super Smash Con 2018, only losing 3 games to WaDi, Nairo, and Samsora. At his final tournament, Shine 2018, he was upset 1-2 by JaKaL and performed one last Loser's run, defeating Dabuz and VoiD before falling to Tweek 2-3, finishing 5th.

Due to MkLeo's success throughout Smash 4's lifespan culminating in his dominance in the game's final years, MkLeo was ranked 3rd on the PGR 100, the all-time Smash 4 ranking, behind ZeRo and Nairo.

2019: The Ultimate Player[edit]

Following his performance at the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate invitational, MkLeo went into Ultimate with strong results, using a combination of Ike and Lucina. MkLeo's first national tournament for the new game was Smash Conference United where he would claim victory over Samsora 3-2. At GENESIS 6, the first Ultimate supermajor, MkLeo would be sent to Loser's by Samsora 2-3 in Winner Semis. However, he made an impressive losers run, defeating Light 3-2, Dabuz 3-1, Samsora 3-2 in a runback then VoiD 3-1 twice in grand finals to take his third GENESIS title in a row.

With his impressive showing at GENESIS 6, MkLeo was shaping up to potentially be the best player in the world. However, his Smash 4 rival Tweek would challenge that position at Frostbite 2019, where he would beat MkLeo twice in Winner's Finals and Grand Finals. During this time, MkLeo would also experience a character crisis as he believed that Ike was holding him back, and he would experiment with Wolf and Marth. He would also fail to claim victory at a major save for Smash Ultimate Summit, which didn't count for the Spring 2019 PGRU.

With the release of Joker in Challenger Pack 1, MkLeo devoted more time to the new character and picked him up as a main despite the character's lukewarm reception in regards to viability. His first tournament with Joker, Umebura Japan Major 2019, ended with a dud as he was upset by TKM and Umeki to place 33rd, his worst Ultimate placement to date. However, he would stick with Joker and eventually started to see success with the character when he placed 4th at Get On My Level 2019. This would be the last offline tournament that MkLeo would place outside of the top 2, and he would win the next three tournaments he participated in. MkLeo would showcase Joker's advantages with a commanding 3-stock on Samsora at Grand Finals of Smash 'N' Splash 5 as well as his run at CEO 2019, where he would only drop 2 games to ProtoBanham and Marss. At the end of the season, MkLeo took the top spot on the Spring 2019 PGRU, cementing himself as the best player in the world.

The following season continued MkLeo's dominance. He would have a weak start by losing to Marss twice at Smash Factor 8, the only Smash Factor tournament MkLeo attended and failed to win. Then, at EVO 2019, the largest Smash tournament to date, MkLeo would fall to kameme 0-2 in Winner's Top 24. This, however, didn't hold him back and he would make one of the best Loser's run of his career, defeating Maister, ScAtt, and Abadango to reach Top 8, and then zackray, Raito, Samsora, and Glutonny to reach Tweek in Grand Finals. Although Tweek would defeat MkLeo in the first 2 games, MkLeo held on, taking the third game. In the fourth game, MkLeo would make an impressive 3-stock comeback and would dominate Tweek in the remaining four games, winning EVO for the first time. The next week at Super Smash Con 2019 MkLeo would be in the exact same situation: after falling to Samsora in Winner Semi-Final, he would tear through the Loser's Bracket and defeat Samsora 3-2 and 3-0, claiming victory at his second Super Smash Con.

For the rest of the season, MkLeo would place 1st at every single tournament he attended aside from Shine 2019, Mainstage, and Mega Smash Mondays 213. He would only lose to 6 players at PGRU tournaments - Marss, kameme, Samsora, Nairo, Glutonny, and ESAM; Marss, Samsora, and Glutonny would also be the only players who would take more than one set off of him. MkLeo also became notorious for clutching out game 4 in sets against players while down 1-2, such as against Tweek at EVO 2019 and Samsora at Super Smash Con 2019, earning him the nickname "Game 4 Leo." The second PGRU season saw MkLeo ranked 1st once again with a win rate of 81.3%, over 12% higher than Zackray, the player with the next-highest win rate.

2020: The Struggle Online[edit]

Leo's first tournament of the year was GENESIS 7 where he tried to defend his three-year winning streak. He was initially sent into Loser's bracket by Samsora in a game 5 set during top 8 and, after fighting through several top players, lost to Marss 0-3 in Grand Finals, ending the streak. He would bounce back next month with his victory at Frostbite 2020. Although he was upset 0-3 by Prodigy in winners Top 96, he tore through the Loser's bracket, defeating the likes of Salem, Dark Wizzy, Samsora, Nairo, Zackray, Dabuz, Tea, and Tweek to reach Grand Finals; many of these sets went to game 5, including a reverse 3-0 on Tweek and a last-hit scenario with Tea. In Grand Finals, he 6-0'd Maister to win the whole tournament, famously choosing Byleth for the final game.

With the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down tournaments worldwide, MkLeo began to participate in online tournaments. However, he quickly realized that Joker performed noticeably worse online and attempted to find a new online main, using Byleth, Lucina, Cloud, Wolf, and Greninja throughout the Wi-Fi Warrior Rank v5 season. At the start of the season MkLeo would struggle to place top 8 at major online tournaments, falling to Wi-Fi Warriors such as IcyMist, BestNess, Epic_Gabriel, and Kola, as well as other players such as Hungrybox and rat. He also developed a bracket demon in Sonix, who held an 8-2 record over him by the end of the season. He would match his worst offline placement twice, first at The Box, losing to Jw and Prodigy, and then at The Box: Juice Box 8, losing to GamingHI9x9 and AoS.

Despite these early shortcomings, MkLeo eventually found some success. Towards the latter half of the online season, MkLeo would stick to Wolf, Cloud, and Greninja and started to consistently place in the top 8 at major tournaments. His best placement that season was at the S-Tier tournament The Quarantine Series: Major Tournament 1, where he only lost to Sonix in Winner's Finals and Grand Finals, placing 2nd. By the end of the season, he would have an even record against the entire top 10 and would be ranked 11th on the Wi-Fi Warrior Rank v5.

In the 6th season, MkLeo started to play more Byleth and produced solid results such as 5th at A-tier Zinc Tank 3 and 9th at S-tier Lockhart Series. However, throughout the first half of the season, MkLeo would fail to claim victory at any major online tournament and his only victory would be at the B-tier Frame Perfect Series: ONLINE. It wouldn't be until November when MkLeo would finally win a major tournament: the S-Tier tournament Ultimate 32. Starting off in the top 32, MkLeo defeated several top players including BestNess, Sharp, and Sparg0 as he used solo Byleth throughout most of the top 32 and top 8 brackets. Coming from Loser's side, he faced Maister in Grand Finals, where he lost the first two games. He then switched to Ike, considered one of Mr. Game & Watch's worst matchups, and pulled off a reverse 3-0 against Maister, resetting the bracket. He then defeated Maister 3-0 in the reset, winning the largest tournament of the season. Despite being an online tournament, several players compared MkLeo's performance to his runs at EVO 2019 and Super Smash Con 2019 and congratulated him on his victory.

Although MkLeo entered fewer tournaments than he did the previous season, his victory at Ultimate 32, as well as his overall outstanding results, brought his rank up to 6th on the Wi-Fi Warrior Rank v6.

2021: Return to Glory[edit]

In the 7th season, MkLeo would only make appearances at a couple online tournaments, notably placing 2nd at both the S-tier The Airlock, defeating everyone aside from Sonix, and the first Phase 1 Qualifier for the Smash World Tour 2021, playing the newly-released Pyra for most of the tournament. Following the latter tournament, MkLeo announced he was going to stop attending online tournaments,[6] although he would attend three other tournaments: Ultimate @ Xanadu Online 400 due to its high prize pool,[7] Frame Perfect Series 5: ONLINE at the request of Mew2King, and Smash Alzheimer's after being invited. Despite entering fewer tournaments than the sixth season, he would rise up to 5th on the Wi-Fi Warrior Rank v7.

As offline slowly returned, MkLeo decided to commit to Byleth and the Aegis, as he saw his Joker as rusty. MkLeo attended his first offline tournament since Frostbite 2020 at SWT: Central America Ultimate Regional Finals, where he won the event without dropping a set. His next tournament, Smash Ultimate Summit 3, saw him face-to-face with his longtime rival Tweek. However, for the first time since Frostbite 2019, Tweek managed to defeat MkLeo 3-0 twice with his new main Diddy Kong, leaving MkLeo at 2nd. Two weeks later, the rivals met again at Riptide. Although Tweek was up 2-0 against him, MkLeo managed to turn it around and ended their match with a three-stock. He would then defeat Tweek once again in Grand Finals, winning his first supermajor since offline returned. These placements not only washed away any doubt at MkLeo's abilities post-quarantine but also started a shift in perception for Byleth, who was previously considered a low tier by many players. With all three characters in his pocket, MkLeo continued to place top 2 at every single event he attended as if the online metagame never happened.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Smash 'N' Chill Weekly #7 February 28th, 2017 3rd
Smash Factor 6 August 4th-6th, 2017 9th Serge

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Anime Expo Mexico TNT 2009 June 19th-21st, 2009 1st
Smash Factor 2013 July 19th-21st, 2013 9th ? ?

Project M[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement
Smash Factor 3 August 1st-3rd, 2014 2nd

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Smash Factor 4 July 24th-26th, 2015 1st 1st Javi
Thunderstruck 3 October 16th-18th, 2015 1st
True Combo October 31st-November 1st, 2015 1st 1st Javi
Bring It! November 21st, 2015 1st 1st Javi
Smash@Tier3 Volume 6 February 6th, 2016 2nd
Hail Smash March 12th, 2016 1st
Smash Pendiente XXIV March 18th, 2016 1st
StreetBros March 19th, 2016 1st
Smash Pendiente XXV March 24th, 2016 2nd
The Arena 2016 March 25th-27th, 2016 1st 1st Javi
Smash Pendiente XXVI March 31st, 2016 1st 1st Javi
Smash Pendiente XXVII April 7th, 2016 1st
Hail Smash II April 16th, 2016 1st 1st Javi
Street Bros 2 April 30th, 2016 2nd 1st Javi
Smash Pendiente XXXI May 5th, 2016 1st 1st Javi
Get On My Level 2016 May 20th-22nd, 2016 5th
Smash Pendiente XXXIV May 26th, 2016 1st
Hail Smash III May 28th-29th, 2016 1st 1st Javi
Smash Pendiente XXXV June 2nd, 2016 1st
Smash Pendiente XXXVI June 9th, 2016 1st 1st Javi
Smash Pendiente XXXVII June 16th, 2016 1st 1st Javi
Smash Factor Prelude June 18th, 2016 2nd 1st Javi
Smash Pendiente XXXVIII June 23rd, 2016 1st 1st Javi
Smash Pendiente XXXIX June 30th, 2016 1st 1st Javi
Smash Pendiente 40 July 7th, 2016 1st
Smash Pendiente 41 July 14th, 2016 1st 1st Javi
Orbit July 23rd, 2016 1st 1st Angel
Smash Factor 5 July 29th-31st, 2016 1st 1st Javi
Smash Pendiente 44 August 4th, 2016 1st 1st Javi
Smash Pendiente 45 August 11th, 2016 1st 1st Serge
Rio de Janeiro eGames Showcase 2016 August 15th-16th, 2016 3rd
Hail Smash V August 20th-21st, 2016 1st 1st Javi
Smash Pendiente 47 August 25th, 2016 1st 1st Javi
Smash Pendiente 48 September 1st, 2016 1st 1st Javi
Smash Pendiente 49 September 8th, 2016 1st 1st Javi
Thunderstruck 4 September 17th-18th, 2016 1st
Smash Pendiente 51 September 22nd, 2016 1st 1st Javi
Smash Pendiente 52 September 29th, 2016 1st 1st Javi
Smash Pendiente 53 October 6th, 2016 1st 1st Javi
Smash Pendiente 54 October 13th, 2016 2nd Lavi
Hail Smash VI October 15th, 2016 1st 1st Javi
Canada Cup 2016 October 28th-30th, 2016 1st 1st Javi
Smash Pendiente 58 November 10th, 2016 1st 1st Javi
KTAR XIX November 19th, 2016 3rd 2nd Mr.E
Smash Attack 14 November 20th, 2016 1st 1st Max Ketchum
The Break Weekly #388 November 22nd, 2016 1st
XenoSaga IV November 26th, 2016 1st 1st Gomamugitya
The Break Weekly #389 November 29th, 2016 1st
Poplar Creek Bowl Weekly #76 December 1st, 2016 1st 3rd Rickles
UGC Smash Open December 2nd-4th, 2016 13th 2nd Day
Ignition #60 December 7th, 2016 1st
Poplar Creek Bowl Weekly #77 December 8th, 2016 1st 1st Mr.R
FNSD 26 December 9th, 2016 1st
Showdown: Battle Royale December 10th-11th, 2016 1st 1st Ally
GGSW 11 December 13th, 2016 1st
Smashfield Weeklies #68 December 15th, 2016 1st
2GGT: ZeRo Saga December 16th-18th, 2016 1st 5th Dabuz
Smash Pendiente 64 December 22nd, 2016 1st Lavi
Smash Pendiente 65 December 29th, 2016 1st 1st Yura
Smash Pendiente 66 January 5th, 2017 1st 1st BryanZ
2GGC: GENESIS Saga January 14th, 2017 5th 1st komorikiri
Mega Smash Mondays 81 January 16th, 2017 2nd
GENESIS 4 January 20th-22nd, 2017 1st 1st Ally
Smash Pendiente 69 January 26th, 2017 1st
Smash Pendiente 70 February 2nd, 2017 1st Javi
Austin's Really Feeling It 16 February 11th, 2017 2nd
The Smash Pack #7 February 11th, 2017 1st 1st Hakii
Freezing Point: A Prelude to Frostbite February 24th, 2017 1st
Frostbite 2017 February 25th-26th, 2017 13th 1st Ally
Smash 'N' Chill Weekly #7 February 28th, 2017 1st
No Fun Allowed March 4th, 2017 1st 1st Cosmos
League of Shadows Season 7 Weekly 09 March 9th, 2017 1st
Smash 4 at KI Con March 10th-12th, 2017 2nd 1st Nairo
Frame Perfect Series 2 March 18th-19th, 2017 3rd 4th Mew2King
2GGC: Civil War March 24th-26th, 2017 65th 1st Javi
Mega Smash Mondays 91 March 27th, 2017 2nd
Wednesday Night Fights Winter Season 1.7 March 29th, 2017 1st
KTAR XX April 1st-2nd, 2017 3rd 1st ZeRo
The Arena 2017 April 8th-9th, 2017 1st 1st Javi
Smash Pendiente 80 April 20th, 2017 1st 2nd Javi
DreamHack Austin 2017 April 28th-30th, 2017 2nd 1st ZeRo
KSB 2017 May 4th-6th, 2017 1st
Umebura Japan Major 2017 May 6th-7th, 2017 1st 1st Mew2King
Toryumon Weekday Tournament x STUDIO SKY #2 May 10th, 2017 7th
Toryumon Weekday Tournament x STUDIO SKY #3 May 17th, 2017 17th
Battle of BC 2 June 3rd-4th, 2017 1st 1st Mew2King
Mega Smash Mondays 24 - The Lose Episode June 5th, 2017 2nd
Wednesday Night Fights 2017 Spring Season 2.5 June 7th, 2017 1st
2GGC: Nairo Saga June 10th-11th, 2017 3rd 1st Javi
Mega Smash Mondays 100 June 12th, 2017 4th
Wednesday Night Fights 2017 Spring Season 2.6 June 14th, 2017 1st
CEO 2017 June 16th-18th, 2017 2nd
Smash Pendiente 89 June 29th, 2017 1st 1st Javi
Mega Smash Mondays 104 July 10th, 2017 3rd
EVO 2017 July 14th-16th, 2017 65th
DreamHack Atlanta 2017 July 21st-23rd, 2017 17th 1st Ally
International Gaming Expo July 28th-30th, 2017 1st 1st Locus
Smash Factor 6 August 4th-6th, 2017 1st 1st Javi
Super Smash Con 2017 August 10th-13th, 2017 3rd 1st komorikiri
Weds Night Fights 2017 Summer Season 3.3 August 16th, 2017 1st
2GGC: SCR Saga August 19th-20th, 2017 2nd 1st komorikiri
Shine 2017 August 25th-27th, 2017 5th 1st komorikiri
PAX Arena at PAX West 2017 September 1st-4th, 2017 9th
Smash Pendiente 100 September 14th, 2017 1st 1st Yura
GameTyrant Expo 2017 September 29th-October 1st, 2017 1st 1st komorikiri
2GGC: Fire Emblem Saga October 14th-15th, 2017 9th 1st Javi
Smash Pendiente 104 October 19th, 2017 1st 1st Captain Levi
Canada Cup 2017 October 28th-30th, 2017 1st 1st Mew2King
2GGC: MkLeo Saga November 4th, 2017 3rd 2nd Javi
IBP Masters Showdown November 11th-12th, 2017 1st
Smash Pendiente 108 November 16th, 2017 1st 1st Javi
Smash Pendiente 109 November 23rd, 2017 1st 1st Javi
2GG Championship December 1st-3rd, 2017 1st
Mega Smash Mondays 124 December 4th, 2017 1st
Smash 4 Boot Camp December 7th-10th, 2017 9th 1st Tweek
Smash Pendiente 113 December 21st, 2017 1st 1st Javi
Smash Pendiente 116 January 11th, 2018 1st 2nd Yura
GENESIS 5 January 19th-21st, 2018 1st 1st Javi
Toryumon Weekday Tournament x STUDIO SKY #18 January 24th, 2018 2nd
EVO Japan 2018 January 26th-28th, 2018 1st
Umebura Tokaigi Qualifier 1 February 3rd, 2018 1st
Toryumon Weekday Tournament x STUDIO SKY #19 February 7th, 2018 1st
Niconico Tokaigi 2018 February 10th-11th, 2018 2nd
Smash Pendiente 121 February 15th, 2018 3rd 1st Javi
Smash Pendiente 123 March 1st, 2018 1st 1st Javi
Midwest Mayhem 11 March 10th, 2018 3rd 1st CaptainZack
Smash Pendiente 125 March 15th, 2018 1st 4th Yura
Smash Masters League: Battle for Vegas March 24th-25th, 2018 2nd
Mexcombat April 1st, 2018 4th
Noods Noods Noods: Oakland Edition April 7th, 2018 1st
SwitchFest April 21st-22nd, 2018 1st 1st komorikiri
Arcane Tournaments 2018 April 27th-29th, 2018 1st 1st Javi
Get On My Level 2018 May 18th-20th, 2018 1st 2nd Mistake
Smash 'N' Splash 4 June 1st-3rd, 2018 3rd 3rd komorikiri
2GG: Hyrule Saga June 23rd-24th, 2018 7th 9th Javi
CEO 2018 June 29th-July 1st, 2018 1st
Super Smash Con 2018 August 9th-12th, 2018 1st 1st Cosmos
Shine 2018 August 24th-26th, 2018 5th 1st ANTi
Super Smash Con 2019 August 8th-11th, 2019 2nd Javi

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 June 12th, 2018 2nd
Smash Mania 2 December 21st, 2018 1st
Smash Conference United January 5th-6th, 2019 1st 2nd Wizzrobe
Glitch 6 January 19th-20th, 2019 4th 1st Ally
GENESIS 6 February 1st-3rd, 2019 1st 4th Javi
Wednesday Night Fights 4.12 February 6th, 2019 1st
Heart of Battle February 9th, 2019 1st 1st WaDi
Mega Smash Mondays 176 February 11th, 2019 2nd
Frostbite 2019 February 22nd-24th, 2019 2nd 5th Nairo
Smash Ultimate Summit March 8th-10th, 2019 1st
2GG: Prime Saga Kickoff April 12th, 2019 2nd
2GG: Prime Saga April 13th-14th, 2019 7th 1st Javi
Smash Ultimate MVG Round-Robin #3 April 16th, 2019 1st
Pound 2019 April 19th-21st, 2019 7th 5th Mew2King
Umebura Japan Major 2019 May 1st-2nd, 2019 33rd
EGS Cup May 6th, 2019 2nd
Toryumon Kiwami #18 May 8th, 2019 1st
Get On My Level 2019 May 17th-19th, 2019 4th 1st Serge
MomoCon 2019 May 23rd-26th, 2019 1st 2nd Marss
Smash 'N' Splash 5 May 31st-June 2nd, 2019 1st 13th Mew2King
CEO 2019 June 28th-30th, 2019 1st
Turtul Returns July 14th, 2019 1st
Smash Factor 8 July 26th-28th, 2019 2nd 1st Javi
EVO 2019 August 2nd-4th, 2019 1st
S@X 314 August 6th, 2019 1st
Super Smash Con 2019 August 8th-11th, 2019 1st 2nd Javi
Shine 2019 August 23rd-25th, 2019 2nd 1st Dark Wizzy
Uprising 2019 August 31st-September 1st, 2019 1st 1st Raito
Mainstage September 20th-September 22nd, 2019 2nd 1st Glutonny
Smash4Glory #6 October 3rd, 2019 1st
Ultimate Fighting Arena 2019 October 4th-6th, 2019 1st 1st Longo
Smash Ultimate Summit 2 October 24th-27th, 2019 1st
Mega Smash Mondays 213 October 28th, 2019 2nd
Wednesday Night Fights 3.13 October 31st, 2019 1st
Canada Cup 2019 November 1st-3rd, 2019 1st
Soda Smash XVI November 17th, 2019 1st
Smash'n'Sip #31 November 19th, 2019 1st
VCA 2019 November 23rd-24th, 2019 1st 13th Longo
Weicheischuppen Jr. #32 November 27th, 2019 1st
2GG: Kickoff - Kongo Saga December 6th, 2019 1st
2GG: Kongo Saga December 7th-8th, 2019 1st 1st Glutonny
GENESIS 7 January 24th-26th, 2020 2nd 2nd Glutonny
MKSunday #62 February 2nd, 2020 1st
Frostbite 2020 February 21st-23rd, 2020 1st 13th Dark Wizzy
Ultimate Naifu Wars 8Online March 27th, 2020 9th
The Quarantine Series Opening InvitationalOnline March 29th, 2020 7th
Ultimate Naifu Wars 9Online April 17th, 2020 13th
The Quarantine Series: Minor Tournament 1Online April 18th-19th, 2020 17th
Pound OnlineOnline April 24th-26th, 2020 17th
BUK CAKES INVITATIONAL 1Online April 30th, 2020 5th
Ultimate Naifu Wars 10Online May 1st, 2020 3rd
The Quarantine Series: Major Tournament 1Online May 2nd, 2020 2nd
The BoxOnline May 8th-10th, 2020 33rd
Ultimate Naifu Wars 11Online May 15th, 2020 3rd
King of WiFi Random CharactersOnline May 30th, 2020 2nd
Captain's Quarters 1Online June 5th-6th, 2020 3rd
Ultimate Naifu Wars 12Online June 12th, 2020 5th
Captain's Quarters 2Online June 19th-20th, 2020 1st
Playing for PrideOnline June 20th-21st, 2020 4th
The Box: Lunch Box 1Online June 24th, 2020 9th
Ultimate Naifu Wars 13Online June 27th, 2020 5th
Flat Realm #6Online June 27th-28th, 2020 1st
The Box: The Cube Charity Doubles InvitationalOnline July 24th, 2020 3rd Maister
Flat Realm 7Online July 31st, 2020 3rd
Juice Box #8Online August 5th, 2020 33rd
Epic_TournamentOnline August 7th-8th, 2020 7th
Lockhart SeriesOnline August 9th, 2020 9th
Elympics 1Online August 15th, 2020 9th
The Collective 2Online August 16th, 2020 7th
Zinc Tank 3Online August 16th, 2020 5th
Juice Box 10Online August 19th, 2020 1st
Frame Perfect Series: ONLINEOnline August 22nd, 2020 1st
THE 8.0 GIMVITATIONALOnline August 23rd, 2020 3rd
The Box: Lunch Box 3Online August 26th, 2020 2nd
Maister's RNG InvitationalOnline September 25th, 2020 3rd
Frame Perfect Series 3: ONLINEOnline November 8th, 2020 17th
Ultimate 32Online November 14th-15th, 2020 1st
The Sephiroth GimvitationalOnline Janurary 2nd-3rd, 2021 2nd
Frame Perfect Series 4: ONLINEOnline January 17th, 2021 7th
The AirlockOnline February 13th, 2021 2nd
SWT: Mexico Ultimate Online QualifierOnline March 13th-14th, 2021 2nd
Frame Perfect Series 5: ONLINEOnline April 18th, 2021 1st
Smash Alzheimer'sOnline June 24th-25th, 2021 1st
SWT: Central America Ultimate Regional Finals August 21st-22nd, 2021 1st
Smash Ultimate Summit 3 August 26th-29th, 2021 2nd
Mega Smash Mondays 241 August 30th, 2021 1st
Riptide September 10th-12th, 2021 1st 4th naitosharp
Glitch 8.5 - Konami Code September 24th-26th, 2021 2nd 3rd BigBoss
Low Tide City 2021 October 1st-3rd, 2021 1st 2nd Javi

Trivia[edit]

  • The "Mk" in his gamertag stands for "Monster Kingdom", which is the name of a local game store owned by his brother. Since Mk is also a common acronym for Meta Knight and that MkLeo started his rise while maining Meta Knight in Smash 4, many have incorrectly assumed that is what his gamertag means[8].
  • Prior to Smash@Tier3 Volume 6, he had won every single Mexican Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament that he had entered. However, Serge (his cousin) managed to double-eliminate him at said tournament, ending his 6-months streak.
  • 2GGC: Civil War and EVO 2017 stand as MkLeo's worst tournaments, placing 65th at both.
  • MkLeo is also a very skillful doubles player, especially with set partners.
    • MkLeo and his cousin Javi have only ever lost five doubles tournaments teaming together. As such, they are considered to be one of the best doubles teams in the world, winning the "Best Doubles Team in Smash 4" award at Super Smash Con 2017.
    • In addition, prior to Cloud's ban from doubles, MkLeo and komorikiri had never lost a doubles tournament, notably winning Super Smash Con 2017, 2GGC: SCR Saga, Shine 2017, and GameTyrant Expo 2017 As a result, they were widely considered to be one of the greatest Smash 4 doubles teams of all time.
    • In Ultimate, MkLeo enters doubles with Glutonny in majors, winning doubles at Mainstage and 2GG: Kongo Saga and finishing 2nd at GENESIS 7.
  • MkLeo has won the largest and second largest cashprize for both Smash 4 and Ultimate tournaments, respectively. He won $20,000 at 2GG Championship and later won $23,869.80 at Smash Ultimate Summit 3, albeit for second place.
  • The only players that MkLeo holds negative records against in Ultimate offline are ESAM (2-4), Shuton (0-2), KEN (0-2), jw (0-1), kameme (0-1), and Kurama (0-1), while the only player that MkLeo holds a tied record against in Ultimate is TKM (1-1).
  • MkLeo's ability to make a comeback in Ultimate sets is so strong that from the release of Ultimate to throughout 2021, he has won roughly half of the best-of-5 sets where he started the set 0-2 at PGRU events. He is the only player to hold this title out of players that have started out 0-2 in at least eight sets at PGRU events.

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

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