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Ultimate main Palutena
Other Ultimate
Zero Suit Samus, Lucina, Ganondorf, Robin, Joker, Wolf, Dark Pit, Ken, Hero, Daisy, Cloud, Incineroar, Wario
SSB4 main Zero Suit Samus
SSB4 doubles mains Cloud
Other SSB4
Bowser, Cloud, Diddy Kong, Lucina, Robin, Dark Pit, Zelda, Captain Falcon, Dr. Mario, Corrin, Pit, Ryu, Palutena
Brawl main Meta Knight
Other Brawl
Marth, Donkey Kong, Zelda
Melee mains Falco, Fox
SSB64 main Captain Falcon
Other SSB64
Project M main Fox
Sponsor(s) NRG Esports
Former sponsor(s) Team Liquid
Former crews F-Step, Smash World Renegades
Skill Super Smash Bros. Melee Semi-professional
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Top professional
Super Smash Bros. 4 Top professional
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Top professional
Ranking Super Smash Bros. Brawl 2016-2017 SSBBRank: 1st
Super Smash Bros. 4 Panda Global Rankings 100: 2nd
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Spring 2019 PGRU: 8th (X-Factor: +1)
Winnings Super Smash Bros. Brawl ~$13,690.07
Super Smash Bros. 4 ~$95,384.88
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ~$14,514.89
Additional info
Real name Nairoby Quezada
Birth date (age 23)
Location Passaic, New Jersey United States

Nairo is an American professional smasher who mains 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, as well as being one of the best Brawl Meta Knight players in the world, the best Smash 4 Zero Suit Samus and Bowser player in the world, and the best Ultimate Palutena player in the world. Nairo is also 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 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.

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 1st on the New Jersey Ultimate Power Rankings, 1st on the New Jersey Smash 4 Power Rankings, 1st on the 2016-2017 SSBBRank, 8th on the Spring 2019 PGRU, and 2nd on the Panda Global Rankings 100. He was ranked 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.


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

In Smash 4, 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, he still retains his aggressive playstyle. 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 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
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 2nd 2nd 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

Project M[edit]

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


  • 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.

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]