Smasher:Nairo

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Nairo
Nairo
Ultimate main Palutena
Other Ultimate
characters
Zero Suit Samus, Lucina, Robin, Ganondorf, Hero, Donkey Kong, Wolf, Joker, Daisy, Dark Samus, Ken, Cloud, Dark Pit, Banjo & Kazooie, Wario, Snake, Terry, Sheik, Ness
SSB4 main Zero Suit Samus
SSB4 doubles mains Cloud
Other SSB4
characters
Bowser, Cloud, Lucina, Robin, Diddy Kong, Dark Pit, Zelda, Dr. Mario, Palutena, Corrin, Pit, Ryu, Captain Falcon
Brawl main Meta Knight
Other Brawl
characters
Marth, Donkey Kong, Falco, Zelda
Melee mains Falco, Fox
SSB64 main Captain Falcon
Other SSB64
character
Kirby
Project M main Fox
Former sponsor(s) Team Liquid, NRG Esports
Former crews F-Step, Smash World Renegades
Skill Super Smash Bros. Melee Semi-professional (banned)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Top professional (banned)
Super Smash Bros. 4 Top professional (banned)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Top professional (banned)
Ranking Super Smash Bros. Brawl 2018-2019 SSBBRank: 1st
Super Smash Bros. 4 Panda Global Rankings 100: 2nd
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fall 2019 PGRU: 4th
Winnings Super Smash Bros. Brawl ~$13,690.07
Super Smash Bros. 4 ~$95,384.88
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ~$23,497.33
Additional info
Real name Nairoby Quezada
Birth date (age 23)
Location Passaic, New Jersey United States

Nairo is a former American professional smasher who mained Meta Knight in Brawl, Zero Suit Samus in Smash 4, and Palutena in Ultimate. He is the younger brother of Ksizzle. He is known for being among the youngest, yet one of the most successful smashers to compete in tournaments. He was considered the best Brawl player in North America at the end of the game's active lifespan in 2014, as is still widely considered to be one of the best Brawl players in the world. He is also the best Smash 4 Zero Suit Samus and Bowser player in the world, the best Ultimate Palutena player and one of the best Zero Suit Samus players in the world.

In Brawl, Nairo is known for his highly aggressive Meta Knight style, which is at least partly responsible for his great proficiency against Olimar players. He frequently teamed with ADHD in doubles, where Nairo used his aggressive style to overwhelm opponents while ADHD created stage control with Diddy Kong's Banana Peels. The team was considered to be the most powerful doubles force in Brawl, having won Apex 2013, SKTAR 2, Apex 2014, SKTAR 3, and Super Smash Con 2016.

Nairo is considered to be one of the top five Smash 4 players in the world. At EVO 2015, he placed 3rd in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U singles. He defeated Mr.R 2-0 in Winners' Semis, but then lost to ZeRo 0-3 in Winners' Finals, after almost winning the first 2 games, but missing the KO in both games after hitting with Zero Suit Samus's paralyzer. He then lost his rematch with Mr.R 2-3 in Losers' Finals. He has also used Bowser, Cloud, Diddy Kong, Lucina, Dark Pit, Pit, Robin, and even low tier characters such as Zelda and Dr. Mario at a very high level as well.

He was the only player to eliminate ZeRo in a Smash 4 tournament in 2015 and the first to double eliminate him, ending the latter's 56 win streak at MLG World Finals 2015. After losing in Winners' Semis to ESAM 1-3, Nairo climbed through the losers' bracket, beating Mr.R 3-0, Ally 3-1, and ESAM 3-0 in Losers' Finals with a surprising character choice of Dr. Mario. This marked the first time Nairo had taken a set from ESAM in Smash 4 as well. In Grand Finals, Nairo won the first set 3-2 and won the second set 3-1 against ZeRo's Sheik and Diddy Kong, ending ZeRo's winning streak.

Nairo is currently ranked 2nd on the New Jersey Ultimate Power Rankings, 1st on the 2018-2019 SSBBRank, 2nd on the Panda Global Rankings 100, and 4th on the Fall 2019 PGRU. He was formerly ranked 1st on the New Jersey Smash 4 Power Rankings and 4th on the final Tristate Brawl Power Rankings.

Nairo was signed on by Team Liquid from August 11th, 2015 through August 16th, 2016. On August 24th, 2016, Nairo signed with NRG Esports, renewing his contract with them on October 11th, 2017, then again on December 8th, 2019.

Following accusations of having a relationship with then underage CaptainZack, NRG cut all ties with him[1], and he was subsequently banned from competitive play.

Playstyle[edit]

Nairo, across all the Smash titles, is characterized for his gameplay as fast, vicious, and aggressive.

In Smash 4[edit]

He mained Zero Suit Samus and was known for his proficiency of her powerful up air ladder combos into her Boost Kick finisher. He pioneered her metagame and brought upon the style of aggressive pressure in order to bring her punish game into full effect. Throughout neutral, he has prowess in spacing and in the timing of her moves in order to be safe on the opponent's shield to compensate for the character's lack of neutral tools. He is also known to take risks and to make hard reads in order to quickly gain advantage over the opponent, notably with jump reads or a single grab in neutral. With the character, he has a touch of death and if there is rage and he manages to land a single hit or grab, with his ability to read DI and knowledge of kill percents, can annihilate an opponent's stock. This characteristic is highly noticed when he needs to make a comeback. Nairo is also very proficient at edge guarding and ledgetrapping, forcing his opponents into limited situations where he can take their stock. However, due to his risky and aggressive playstyle and his character's weaknesses, he is prone to getting shut down in the neutral with no opportunity to land a hit if the opponent plays defensively and doesn't get caught in Nairo's clutch. This is heavily emphasized through the many sets against his rival ZeRo, where the latter's immoveable neutral proves to be difficult for Nairo to break through.

In Ultimate[edit]

He mains Palutena and plays with heavy emphasis on combo game and edgeguarding. Some aspects of his play have been improved due to the switch of character, as now with Palutena's relatively safe grab compared to Zero Suit Samus's, Nairo has many more opportunities to access his strong punish game and to make up for his neutral. He still mains Zero Suit Samus, but due to the removal of her grab and ladder combos, he uses her much less often and occasionally uses her as a counterpick.

Tournament history[edit]

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Making himself known in Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Nairo gained national recognition at Apex 2012, defeating top players such as Nietono, before losing to Otori in Winners' Finals and Nietono in Losers' Finals, placing 3rd out of 400 entrants. He won his first national tournament later that year at SKTAR, defeating ESAM in Winners' Finals 3-1 and Grand Finals 3-0.

At Apex 2013, Nairo was knocked out of Winners' early by Larry Lurr, but climbed up through his Losers' bracket, knocking out Havok, RAIN, ZeRo, Mr. R, and Anti in the process. Nairo eventually faced Otori in Losers' Semis in a long-awaited rematch, but lost the set 2-3, placing 4th out of 338 entrants.

Nairo saw another major victory at Apex 2014, where he defeated ESAM in a rematch from SKTAR, and other top players, such as Mew2King and ZeRo, two of the best Meta Knights in the world.

Even in his time in Smash 4 and Ultimate and when both respective games decreased the popularity of competitive Brawl, Nairo still attends singles in tournaments that host it such as Super Smash Con, continuing his strong results with 1st and Top 8 at worst placements.

2014-2015: Continued Success in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

In the early metagame of Smash 4 and before his Top 3 player status, Nairo initially started as a Dark Pit main, first using him at Sky's Smash 4 Invitational where he beat Larry Lurr (called DEHF at the time) 2-1, but was eliminated by NAKAT, placing 7th at the event. He later picked up Zero Suit Samus, using her at CLASH Online Invitational Finals and Final Battle in conjunction with both Dark Pit and Pit, and ZSS became the character he was known for.

His strong results continued in the transition to 2015. He placed 9th at Apex 2015, 7th at KTAR XII and later placed 2nd at CEO 2015. In the last example, he was defeated by ZeRo in both Winners Finals and Grand Finals. He also had two 3rd place finishes at both EVO 2015 and Super Smash Con 2015.

He placed 2nd at The Big House 5, losing again to ZeRo who reset the bracket in grand finals 3-0 then won the second set 3-2.

As noted, he constantly lost to ZeRo during tournaments until MLG World Finals 2015 where his win was arguably one of the most historical in Smash 4's history, as he would upset him in grand finals, breaking his 56 win streak, which was the only time ZeRo was eliminated out of a tournament during 2015. His strong results would continue soon after as he gathered a few 1st place finishes at Smash the Record 2015, KTAR XIV, KTAR XV, Dismantle 2, and KTAR XVI.

It wasn't until GENESIS 3 where this streak would end, being sent to losers bracket relatively early in a 2-0 upset by Hyuga, he later had a strong losers run taking out RAIN, Ito, ESAM, Ally, and Marss before Dabuz eliminated him 3-0. Despite his early elimination from losers, Nairo still finished with a placement of 5th.

2016-2017[edit]

In 2016 he would continue his strong results although he had a few lower placings, most noticeably with Pound 2016 being his worst placement in a Smash 4 tournament during the game's prime, being sent to losers round 1 by saj 2-1 and then being eliminated from the tournament by Mr.II in another 2-1 set, ending with a placement of 49th. However, this wouldn't mean much as a month later he placed 1st at MomoCon 2016, beating Ally 3-2.

Similarly, he had placements of 17th at CEO 2016 and 13th at EVO 2017, but then win 1st place at Super Smash Con 2016, taking out 6WX 3-1, both VoiD and Mr.R 3-2, and Dabuz 3-1.

Afterwards, he would finish in 7th place at The Big House 6, 2nd at Smash the Record 2016 where he lost to ESAM 3-2 in grand finals, 4th at both KTAR XIX and UGC Smash Open, and ended the year with 2GGT: ZeRo Saga where he placed 5th after losing to ZeRo 3-1.

Nairo would later become a much stronger player in 2017 as after his 17th placement at GENESIS 4, he would later win both Umebura Tokaigi Qualifiers and Niconico Tokaigi 2017 where he won against Ally and many top Japanese players such as KEN, Abadango, and Kirihara.

Not long after he placed 3rd at Frostbite 2017 in which he defeated MVD 2-0, WaDi and Mr E 3-1, before being sent to losers by ZeRo in a 3-0 set. In losers, he won against Shuton 3-2 and Dabuz 3-0 before losing to ZeRo again in a 3-1 set during losers finals.

At MomoCon 2017 he was able to place 1st at the event, defeating players such as Myran 3-2, VoiD 3-0, Kameme and ZeRo 3-1, and Fatality in a close 3-2 set at grand finals.

At CEO 2017, he defeated CaptainZack and Salem 3-0 before being sent to losers by Larry Lurr 3-1, and then in losers he won against CaptainZack again in another 3-0 set until being eliminated by MkLeo 3-1, ending with a placement of 4th.

Nairo later attended DreamHack Atlanta 2017 and took out many players such as CaptainZack 3-0, Ally and Dabuz 3-1, and ZeRo and Larry Lurr 3-2. His two losses were both from Salem in a 3-0 and 3-1 set, giving him a placement of 4th.

After losing 2-1 to Rideae at Super Smash Con 2017, Nairo went on a lengthy losers run during the event. He defeated Rich Brown 2-0, Sinji 3-1, komorikiri 3-0, Tweek, VoiD, and Rivers (called Shoyo James at the time) 3-1, WaDi 3-2, Mr.R and MkLeo 3-1, and placed 1st after winning in two 3-2 sets against ZeRo in grand finals.

Another great placement happened at Shine 2017, where he won against Pink Fresh 2-1, ANTi and Larry Lurr 3-2, Salem 3-1 until losing to both ZeRo and Tweek 3-1, ending his tournament run at 3rd place.

At 2GGC: Fire Emblem Saga, he defeated WaDi 3-0 and Kirihara 3-1 until being sent to losers bracket by Salem 3-2. In losers, he continued to defeat VoiD 3-0, Tweek and komorikiri 3-1 before losing to Salem again in a close 3-2 set in grand finals, placing 2nd at the event.

He later placed 4th at another 2CCG event, 2GGC: MkLeo Saga, in which after winning against Kirihara 3-1, he was sent to losers by Tweek 3-1. His losers run had him win against Abadango 3-0 and WaDi 3-2 before KEN eliminated him in a 3-1 set. These two events and a few other 2GGC tournaments allowed Nairo to qualify for 2GG Championship and will later place 10th.

His last tournament of 2017 was Smash 4 Boot Camp where he was one of the 10 players invited to the event by VGBootCamp themselves. He would later place 2nd out of the 16 entrants after losing to Salem in grand finals.

2018: The Last Year of Smash 4 and Slight Decline[edit]

Following ZeRo's retirement, Nairo was one of the contenders for the number one spot alongside MkLeo. At GENESIS 5, despite falling to Legit before Top 8, Nairo was able to make an impressive losers run, defeating Zenyou, ESAM, and MVD before falling to Mistake, placing 4th. After that, Nairo continued to be a tough competitior for the throne as he was consistently placing in the top 4 at every major he attended, claiming victory at tournaments such as Niconico Tokaigi 2018 and Smash Masters League: Battle for Vegas, defeating MkLeo at both. MkLeo, in turn, defeated Nairo at both SwitchFest and Get On My Level 2018. For the first few months of the season, it wasn't clear whether MkLeo or Nairo would come out on top.

However, Nairo would eventually fall behind, placing 17th at the two biggest tournaments of the season: 2GG: Hyrule Saga and CEO 2018, losing to Light and Mr.R in the former and Abadango and Elegant in the latter. Most likely due to those placements, Nairo would ultimately be ranked 4th - the first time he was not top 3 - behind MkLeo, Tweek, and Dabuz, players who had a more consistent season.

Nairo's overall performance continued to decline as he fell to MVD and Zenyou at EVO 2018 and placed 33rd, his second worst placement at a major in Smash 4. Furthermore, Nairo would fail to defend his title at both MomoCon 2018 and Super Smash Con 2018, breaking his two-year win streak at both events. In the former, he was defeated by Salem and komorikiri, placing 4th, while in the latter, he was defeated by MkLeo and Cosmos, placing 5th. With Ultimate on the horizon, Nairo stopped attending major tournaments after Super Smash Con 2018.

These shortcomings, however, did not overshadow Nairo's previous achievements. When the PGR 100 was released, Nairo was ranked the 2nd best Smash 4 player of all time, right behind ZeRo.

2018-2019: Transition into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

In the early metagame of Ultimate, Nairo continued his status as a top player. He switched his main to Palutena while occasionally using Zero Suit Samus as his secondary. He quickly became known as the best Palutena player, placing 2nd at both NYXL Pop-Up! and Glitch 6, as well as 5th at Let's Make Big Moves, defeating players such as MkLeo, Samsora, and Dabuz along the way.

His best performance of the first season was at Collision 2019. After being sent to losers by Marss right before top 8, Nairo would tear through the bracket, defeating Mr.R, Sinji, Tweek, Light (in a famous reverse 3-0 with Ganondorf), and Frozen, before resetting the bracket against Marss. He then lost the reset, placing 2nd.

However, his overall initial results, while impressive, weren't as good as his Smash 4 days. Similar to the first season of 2018, Nairo would place 17th at the 2 biggest majors of the season, GENESIS 6 and Smash 'N' Splash 5, falling to Cosmos and CaptainZack in the former and VoiD and NAKAT in the latter. Although he would continue to consistenly place in the top 8 at big tournaments, he failed to take 1st place at any of them besides a victory at the C-tier Suplex City Smash, with his strongest performances at majors being a 4th place finish at 2GG: Prime Saga and a couple of 5th place finishes at both Get On My Level 2019 and MomoCon 2019. Nairo continuously fell to familiar foes, most notably Marss. By the end of the season, Nairo was ranked 8th, the first time he was not ranked in the top 5 in any global ranking.

Fortunately, things turned around for Nairo in the second season. Despite starting off the season with a 17th at EVO 2019, losing to Mr.R and Marss, Nairo would place in the top 6 at every tournament he attended up until the final major of the season 2GG: Kongo Saga. In addition, he started winning sets against several of his bracket demons, for example defeating Marss at Shine 2019 and Mainstage. His best achievement was finally claiming victory at a major, doing so at Mainstage, where he would defeat MkLeo after he reset the bracket and becoming one of 6 players to defeat MkLeo that season. When the season was over, Nairo would return to the top 5, being ranked 4th.

2020: The Final Year[edit]

Nairo would start the third season strong. Despite losing to Dabuz in winner's quarterfinals at Let's Make Big Moves, Nairo would make an incredible losers run, defeating several top players including Maister, Tea, and Kameme, before double eliminating Dabuz, claiming his second victory at a supermajor.

Following this, however, he would place 9th at the next 2 majors: GENESIS 7 and Frostbite 2020. In the former, he was sent to losers by ESAM and notoriously eliminated by Glutonny after he performed a zero-to-death waft combo during the last game. In the latter, he was sent to the losers bracket by Tweek in winner's quarterfinals and subsequently eliminated by MkLeo in the losers side top 8 qualifier.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nairo was unable to attend any other tournaments. During the quarantine period, Nairo would only make appearances at Soaked Series Invitational and tournaments in The Quarantine Series.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Genesis 2010 October 2nd, 2010 1st
Tunes Tuesdays #5 July 22nd, 2014 9th
Tunes Tuesdays #6 July 29th, 2014 7th 3rd Gunblade
Melee on Mondays Weekly #11 August 18th, 2014 5th

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Apex 2010 August 6th-8th, 2010 25th 4th Atomsk
KTAR 3 September 5th, 2010 17th 2nd Atomsk
Genesis 2010 October 2nd, 2010 1st 1st ADHD
MLG DC 2010 October 15th-17th, 2010 17th 1st Anti
Viridian City #8 October 23rd, 2010 2nd 3rd Atomsk
KTAR 4 January 16th, 2011 4th 4th Atomsk
Viridian City #9 January 29th, 2011 4th 2nd Anti
Uprise of Long Island #2 April 16th, 2011 4th 1st ADHD
KTAR 5 May 25th, 2011 5th 3rd Atomsk
Clash of the Titans 5 June 25th-26th, 2011 7th 1st Ally
Pray and Trade July 9th, 2011 2nd 1st ADHD
KTAR 6 August 14th, 2011 3rd 2nd Ally
Concentrate II October 30th, 2011 9th 5th Zucco
Apex 2012 January 6th-8th, 2012 3rd 4th ADHD
Concentrate IV March 31st, 2012 1st
Uprise of Long Island #8 April 21st, 2012 2nd 2nd Keitaro
Cheap Ash NJ Tourney April 28th, 2012 1st 1st Mekos
Clash of the Titans 6 June 2nd, 2012 1st 3rd Cable
Uprise #10 June 9th, 2012 3rd 1st ANTi
Dissention June 23rd, 2012 2nd 1st Ally
Collision IV July 7th, 2012 3rd 2nd NAKAT
SKTAR July 14th-15th, 2012 1st 2nd Ally
L.I.R.R. 2 July 28th, 2012 3rd 2nd NAKAT
Impact IV August 25th, 2012 7th 7th Keitaro
Collision V September 1st, 2012 3rd 1st ADHD
XSmash December 22nd, 2012 3rd 1st Zinoto
Uprise 11 December 29th, 2012 1st 1st ADHD
Collision VI January 5th, 2013 2nd 1st ADHD
United 1 January 6th, 2013 4th 1st ADHD
Apex 2013 January 11th-13th, 2013 4th 1st ADHD
Rescue 2 March 2nd, 2013 2nd 1st ADHD
Crossfire March 16th, 2013 3rd 2nd Shaky
Petopia April 27th, 2013 2nd 1st Ally
Crossfire II May 18th, 2013 1st 2nd Keitaro
KTAR 7 July 6th, 2013 1st 1st ADHD
Rescue 3 July 27th, 2013 2nd 1st ADHD
SKTAR 2 August 3rd-4th, 2013 9th 1st ADHD
Smashacre Gluttony August 10th, 2013 2nd 2nd False
Crossfire 3 October 5th, 2013 3rd 1st Anti
Knight Slash 7 November 10th, 2013 1st
Collision VII November 30th, 2013 3rd 1st ADHD
Smashacre Frostbite December 7th, 2013 3rd
KTAR 8 December 28th, 2013 7th 2nd ADHD
Collision 8 January 11th, 2014 1st 1st ADHD
Apex 2014 January 17th-19th, 2014 1st 1st ADHD
Juice Break Weekly #01 February 8th, 2014 1st
Shuffle V February 22nd-23rd, 2014 4th 1st ADHD
Collision 9 March 15th, 2014 2nd 1st Mew2King
KTAR 9 March 22nd, 2014 3rd 1st ADHD
SMASH GRAND OPENING @ Hitbox Arena May 24th, 2014 1st
SKTAR 3 May 31st-June 1st, 2014 2nd 1st ADHD
Final Battle January 17th, 2015 1st (Split) 1st (Split) NAKAT
Apex 2015 January 30th-February 1st, 2015 2nd 1st Ally
Super Smash Con 2015 August 6th-9th, 2015 3rd 1st V115
Dismantle 2 January 2nd-3rd, 2016 2nd 1st MVD
Super Smash Con 2016 August 11th-14th, 2016 5th 1st ADHD
CEO Dreamland April 14th-16th, 2017 1st 2nd CaptainZack
Super Smash Con 2017 August 10th-13th, 2017 1st
Xanadu - End of an Era February 24th-25th, 2018 1st
Get On My Level 2018 May 18th-20th, 2018 1st
Super Smash Con 2018 August 9th-12th, 2018 1st 1st ANTi
Get On My Level 2019 May 17th-19th, 2019 1st
Super Smash Con 2019 August 8th-11th, 2019 2nd

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
CLASH Tournaments Invitational September 14th, 2014 1st 3rd Sama
Hitbox Arena Invitational September 20th, 2014 4th
KTAR X October 4th, 2014 2nd 1st Nakat
The Smash Lounge Weekly #1 October 8th, 2014 2nd
Smash 4Ever #2 October 15th, 2014 1st
HTL #1 October 18th, 2014 2nd
Smash 4Ever #3 October 22nd, 2014 3rd
SmashLeague: New York October 25th, 2014 4th 1st Nakat
Smash 4Ever #4 October 29th, 2014 1st
Smash 4Ever #5 November 5th, 2014 4th
Xanadu Smash 4 Invitational November 6th, 2014 1st
Smash 4Ever #6 November 12th, 2014 4th

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Sky's Smash 4 Invitational November 20th-22nd, 2014 7th 1st ESAM
Triumph or Die 2014 November 30th, 2014 4th
Collision X November 29th, 2014 2nd 2nd Dabuz
Smash 4-Ever #8 December 10th, 2014 1st
Smash 4-Ever #9 December 17th, 2014 1st
Roll Em Up December 20th, 2014 5th 2nd Zucco
S@X 76 December 23rd, 2014 3rd
XSmash 2 December 27th, 2014 4th 1st Zucco
Collision XI January 3rd, 2015 5th 5th Nakat
CLASH Online Invitational Finals January 11th, 2015 3rd
Final Battle January 17th, 2015 2nd 1st Nakat
XSmash 3 January 24th, 2015 1st 1st False
Smash 4-Ever #10 January 28th, 2015 1st
Apex 2015 January 30th-February 1st, 2015 9th 7th Tyrant
Smash 4-Ever #11 February 11th, 2015 1st
NeoNebulous 2 February 22nd, 2015 1st 2nd Gunblade
Smash 4-Ever #12 February 25th, 2015 1st
Shots Fired February 28th-March 1st, 2015 2nd 2nd 6WX
Smash 4-Ever #13 March 11th, 2015 1st
Shequinox March 14th-15th, 2015 1st 1st Max Ketchum
KTAR XII March 21st, 2015 7th 1st False
Smash 4-Ever #14 March 25th, 2015 1st
Smash 4-Ever #15 April 8th, 2015 1st
Spring Fighter 2015 April 11th, 2015 1st
MVG Sandstorm April 18th-19th, 2015 2nd 3rd JA3
Smash 4-Ever #16 April 22nd, 2015 1st
UGC Niagara 2015 April 24th-26th, 2015 1st 1st Vinnie
Smash 4-Ever #17 May 6th, 2015 1st
Smash 4-Ever #18 May 20th, 2015 1st
S@X 100 June 2nd, 2015 1st
Smash 4-Ever #19 June 3rd, 2015 1st
Collision XII June 6th, 2015 1st
CEO 2015 June 26th-28th, 2015 2nd 7th Nakat
KTAR XIII July 11th, 2015 1st 1st False
EVO 2015 July 17th-18th, 2015 3rd Top 16 Shaky
Smash 4-Ever #22 July 22nd, 2015 1st
Smash 4 Wars #35 July 28th, 2015 1st
Eclipsamus August 1st-2nd, 2015 1st
Smash 4-Ever #23 August 5th, 2015 1st
Super Smash Con 2015 August 6th-9th, 2015 3rd 1st ZeRo
Nebulous Prime 1 August 14th-16th, 2015 1st
Smash 4-Ever #24 August 19th, 2015 1st
SKTAR 4 August 22nd-23rd, 2015 1st 2nd Angel Cortes
Alberta Beat Down V August 28th-30th, 2015 2nd 2nd Frio
Paragon Los Angeles 2015 September 5th-6th, 2015 1st
Umebura F.A.T. September 21st-22nd, 2015 1st 1st Ally
Smashfield Weekly #9 October 1st, 2015 5th
The Big House 5 October 2nd-4th, 2015 2nd 1st ZeRo
MLG World Finals 2015 October 16th-18th, 2015 1st 1st ZeRo
Smash the Record 2015 October 23rd-25th, 2015 1st 1st Nakat
KTAR XIV November 7th, 2015 1st 1st False
KTAR XV December 5th, 2015 1st 1st Koolaid
Smash 4-Ever #30 December 9th, 2015 1st
Smash 4-Ever #31 December 23rd, 2015 2nd
Dismantle 2 January 2nd-3rd, 2016 1st 2nd MVD
KTAR XVI Janaury 9th, 2016 1st 1st Tweek
GENESIS 3 January 15th-17th, 2016 5th 2nd ZeRo
Smash 4-Ever #33 January 27th, 2016 1st
Niconico Tokaigi 2016 January 30th-31st, 2016 2nd
KTAR XVII February 13th, 2016 17th 1st Tweek
Shots Fired 2 March 5th-6th, 2016 1st 3rd Tweek
Do or DI March 11th-13th, 2016 3rd 2nd Dabuz
2GGT: FOW Saga March 26, 2016 1st 1st FOW
Pound 2016 April 2nd-3rd, 2016 49th 1st Koolaid
Collision XIII April 16th, 2016 1st 1st Gunblade
Smash 4-Ever #34 April 20th, 2016 1st
Codename: Salty Bets - Vanilly Weekly #27 April 29th, 2016 1st 1st Blacktwins
Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo April 29th-May 1st, 2016 1st 5th Blank
Smash 4-Ever #35 May 4th, 2016 2nd
LVL UP EXPO 2016 May 14th-15th, 2016 1st 1st VoiD
Get On My Level 2016 May 20th-22nd, 2016 4th 2nd Mew2King
MomoCon 2016 May 26th-29th, 2016 1st 1st Ally
Smash 4-Ever #37 June 1st, 2016 1st
KTAR XVIII June 11th, 2016 1st 1st VoiD
Low Tier City 4 June 18th-19th, 2016 2nd 1st ZeRo
CEO 2016 June 24th-26th, 2016 17th 3rd ZeRo
EVO 2016 July 15th-17th, 2016 13th
Smash 4-Ever #43 July 29th, 2016 1st
Super Smash Con 2016 August 11th-14th, 2016 1st 2nd ZeRo
Umebura S.A.T. August 20th-21st, 2016 3rd 5th Mr. R
Collision XIV September 3rd, 2016 3rd 1st ZeRo
2GGT: Abadango Saga September 24th, 2016 3rd 4th Ally
Little Big House 2 October 6th, 2016 7th
The Big House 6 October 7th-9th, 2016 7th 1st ZeRo
OUG Tournament Season 2 October 15th, 2016 1st 2nd Marche
S@X 174 November 1st, 2016 1st
Smash the Record 2016 November 11th-13th, 2016 2nd 1st ANTi
KTAR XIX November 19th, 2016 4th 1st ZeRo
UGC Smash Open December 2nd-4th, 2016 4th 1st ZeRo
2GGT: ZeRo Saga December 16th-18th, 2016 5th 1st ZeRo
GENESIS 4 January 20th-22nd, 2017 17th 4th ZeRo
Umebura Tokaigi Qualifiers February 4th, 2017 1st
Niconico Tokaigi 2017 February 11th-12th, 2017 1st
Frostbite 2017 February 25th-26th, 2017 3rd 4th ZeRo
Smash 4 at KI Con March 10th-12th, 2017 1st 1st MkLeo
S@X 194 March 21st, 2017 1st
2GGC: Civil War March 24th-26th, 2017 9th 2nd ZeRo
KTAR XX April 1st-2nd, 2017 5th 2nd Tweek
CEO Dreamland April 14th-16th, 2017 3rd 1st ZeRo
Royal Flush May 12th-14th, 2017 7th 1st ZeRo
2GGC: Greninja Saga May 20th, 2017 17th 17th ZeRo
MomoCon 2017 May 25th-28th, 2017 1st 4th ZeRo
2GGC: Nairo Saga June 10th-11th, 2017 4th 2nd ZeRo
CEO 2017 June 16th-18th, 2017 4th
Midwest Mayhem 9: Old vs New July 1st, 2017 2nd 2nd Cosmos
EVO 2017 July 14th-16th, 2017 5th
DreamHack Atlanta 2017 July 21st-23rd, 2017 4th 3rd ZeRo
Super Smash Con 2017 August 10th-13th, 2017 1st 3rd ZeRo
The Forge Weekly #4 August 17th, 2017 1st
2GGC: SCR Saga August 19th-20th, 2017 7th 3rd ZeRo
Shine 2017 August 25th-27th, 2017 3rd 3rd ZeRo
PAX Arena at PAX West 2017 September 1st-4th, 2017 2nd
2GGC: West Side Saga September 9th, 2017 5th 1st ZeRo
GameTyrant Expo 2017 September 29th-October 1st, 2017 9th 2nd ZeRo
The Big House 7 October 6th-8th, 2017 9th 1st ZeRo
2GGC: Fire Emblem Saga October 14th-15th, 2017 2nd 13th Captain Levi
2GGC: MkLeo Saga November 4th, 2017 4th 1st ZeRo
2GG Championship December 1st-3rd, 2017 10th
Smash 4 Boot Camp December 7th-10th, 2017 2nd 2nd ZeRo
GENESIS 5 January 19th-21st, 2018 4th 3rd Mistake
Niconico Tokaigi 2018 February 10th-11th, 2018 1st
Xanadu - End of an Era February 24th-25th, 2018 2nd Pink Fresh
Smash Masters League: Battle for Vegas March 24th-25th, 2018 1st
Collision XV March 31st, 2018 1st 3rd ANTi
SwitchFest April 21st-22nd, 2018 2nd 3rd Tweek
Get On My Level 2018 May 18th-20th, 2018 2nd 9th Tweek
MomoCon 2018 May 24th-27th, 2018 4th 4th Cosmos
2GG: Hyrule Saga June 23rd-24th, 2018 17th 17th VoiD
CEO 2018 June 29th-July 1st, 2018 17th 7th Cosmos
Smash Sounds July 7th-8th, 2018 5th 2nd komorikiri
Final Smash Attack: Player's Ball July 29th, 2018 4th
EVO 2018 August 3rd-5th, 2018 33rd
Super Smash Con 2018 August 9th-12th, 2018 5th 9th Mekos
Super Smash Con 2019 August 8th-11th, 2019 49th

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
NYXL Pop-Up! December 22nd, 2018 2nd
Let's Make Moves December 29th, 2018 4th 3rd ANTi
Glitch 6 January 20th, 2019 2nd 4th Jtails
GENESIS 6 Februrary 1st-3rd, 2019 17th 9th Umeki
Frostbite 2019 February 22nd-24th, 2019 7th 5th MkLeo
Smash Ultimate Summit March 8th-10th, 2019 5th
Collision 2019 March 16th-17th, 2019 2nd 1st Cosmos
Suplex City Smash April 6th, 2019 1st 1st Dark Wizzy
2GG: Prime Saga April 13th-14th, 2019 4th 5th Glutonny
Pound 2019 April 19th-21st, 2019 9th 2nd Samsora
Get On My Level 2019 May 17th-19th, 2019 5th 2nd Cosmos
MomoCon 2019 May 23rd-26th, 2019 5th 13th Light
Smash 'N' Splash 5 May 31st-June 2nd, 2019 17th 1st Dark Wizzy
CEO 2019 June 28th-30th, 2019 7th
EVO 2019 August 2nd-4th, 2019 17th
Super Smash Con 2019 August 8th-11th, 2019 5th 9th Cosmos
Shine 2019 August 23rd-25th, 2019 3rd 3rd Samsora
Glitch 7 - Minus World September 14-15th, 2019 4th 1st Tweek
Mainstage September 20th-22nd, 2019 1st 2nd Samsora
The Big House 9 October 4th-6th, 2019 4th 5th Cosmos
Smash Ultimate Summit 2 October 24th-27th, 2019 3rd
Tri-state Showdown: Fall 2019 November 9th, 2019 1st 1st Tweek
2GG: Kongo Saga December 7th-8th, 2019 9th 7th Cosmos
Let's Make Big Moves January 3rd-5th, 2020 1st 4th Cosmos
GENESIS 7 January 24th-26th, 2020 9th 3rd Dark Wizzy
Frostbite 2020 February 21st-23rd, 2020 9th 4th Blacktwins
Soaked Series Invitational February 29th-March 1st, 2020 4th
The Quarantine Series Opening Invitational March 29th, 2020 3rd
Pound Online April 24th-26th, 2020 65th
The Quarantine Series: Major Tournament 1 May 2nd, 2020 33rd
King of WiFi Random Characters May 30th, 2020 1st

Project M[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Genesis 2010 October 2nd, 2010 1st

Sexual misconduct allegations and ban[edit]

On July 1st, 2020, amidst a wave of sexual harassment and assault accusations made against Smashers like D1, Keitaro, and Cinnpie, a rumor began spreading that Nairo and CaptainZack had a sexual encounter. Initially, both brushed it off as a rumor, with CaptainZack stating that he made it up to impress his friends. However, on the early morning of July 2nd, CaptainZack would release a Twitlonger where he confirmed the rumors, saying that it happened when he was 15 and Nairo was 20, and that he was paid by Nairo to stay silent about the situation[2]. Following this, Nairo deactivated his Twitter account and his brother Ksizzle confirmed that "Nairo is done" [3]. Nairo would eventually reactivate his Twitter and post a statement apologizing for his actions and saying that he would no longer be active on social media [4]. He deleted his Instagram account and also lost 10,000 YouTube subscribers in the span of a day. Later in the month, Nairo would also delete all of his tweets on his Twitter and protected his account.

The allegations sparked an overwhelming amount of backlash against Nairo, as many people who looked up to him before were disappointed in his actions, so much so that his name became trending on Twitter. In the early morning of July 2nd, Nairo was dropped by his long-standing team NRG.[5] Following this, the 2GGaming panel banned Nairo from all of their future events, alongside several others accused of sexual misconduct during this time[6]. Twitch would also ban and unpartner Nairo on September 10th of the same year[7].

Several statements in CaptainZack's TwitLonger, including the hush money, were revealed to be manipulated information following tamim's TwitLonger on September 14th[8].

Trivia[edit]

  • Interestingly enough, despite his older brother Ksizzle having been known to be one of Ally's hardest opponents to play in tournament during his prime, Nairo failed to take a set from Ally in Brawl singles for four years despite having surpassed his brother since then. However, at Apex 2015, Nairo managed to beat Ally in tournament for the first time in Winners Semis, although he ultimately ended up losing both sets of Grand Finals to Ally.
  • Starting with SKTAR in 2012, Nairo held a perfect record against ESAM in Brawl for three years. However, at Super Smash Con 2015, ESAM finally defeated Nairo for the first time and went on to Grand Finals only to lose to Mew2King.
    • Ironically, in Smash 4, ESAM had a perfect record against Nairo. However, at MLG World Finals 2015, Nairo beat ESAM for the first time in Smash 4 in Losers Finals.
  • Pound 2016 was Nairo's worst placing in a Smash tournament, getting 49th place in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U singles after getting sent to losers bracket by Saj's Bayonetta, and being eliminated by Mr.II, a Japanese Robin player, in a huge upset.
  • Nairo was featured on Road to EVO: Nintendo Minute along with VoiD and D1. The video has since been made private.
  • Nintendo released a short Player Perspective video covering Nairo's run at EVO 2019; this video was also made private.
  • Nairo competed in the Super Smash Bros Ultimate World Challenge Cup that took place during the Nintendo Live 2019 event in Kyoto as part of the Dream Team. His participation has since caused official coverage of the event in general to be either made private or edited.
  • Nairo was known for his frequent trash-talking in his Twitch streams and YouTube videos, which had been noted for being humorous.

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

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