|Zero Suit Samus|
|SSB4 main||Zero Suit Samus|
|SSB4 doubles mains||Cloud|
|Bowser, Cloud, Lucina|
|Diddy Kong, Dark Pit, Pit, Robin|
|Brawl main||Meta Knight|
|Melee mains||Falco, Fox|
|SSB64 main||Captain Falcon|
|Project M main||Fox|
|Former sponsor(s)||NRG Esports, Team Liquid|
|Former crews||F-Step, Smash World Renegades|
|Skill|| Upper mid level (retired) |
Top level (retired)
Top level (retired)
Top level (retired)
|Ranking|| 2018-2019 SSBBRank: 1st |
Panda Global Rankings 100: 2nd
|Winnings|| ~$13,690.07 |
|Real name||Nairoby Quezada|
|Location||Passaic, New Jersey|
Nairo is an American former 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 overall Smash players 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, and is still widely considered to be one of the best Brawl players in the world. He was also the best Smash 4 Zero Suit Samus and Bowser player in the world, and, before his retirement, the best Ultimate Palutena player and one of the best Zero Suit Samus players in the world.
In Brawl, Nairo was known for his highly aggressive Meta Knight style, which was 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.
Throughout the entirety of Smash 4's competitive lifespan, Nairo was regarded as a top 5 player, placing no lower than 4th in all iterations of the PGR. In addition to Zero Suit Samus, 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. MLG World Finals 2015 is debatably Nairo's most famous tournament run to this day, and was a defining moment in the history of Smash 4.
Nairo was ranked 1st on the 2018-2019 SSBBRank and 2nd on the Panda Global Rankings 100. He was formerly ranked 1st on the New Jersey Smash 4 Power Rankings, 2nd on the New Jersey Ultimate Power Rankings, and 4th on both the final Tristate Brawl Power Rankings and the Fall 2019 PGRU.
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.
In July 2020, Nairo was accused of having a relationship with then-underage CaptainZack. Following this, NRG cut all ties with Nairo, and he was subsequently banned from competitive play and his streaming platform at the time, Twitch. After Nairo's ban, multiple new counts of information emerged regarding the controversy, which seemed to paint Nairo as a victim rather than an abuser as the allegations had claimed. Several smashers tweeted apologies in response to their initial reactions, with a large number of them requesting Nairo to be unbanned. A legal agreement was found in court,  however the controversy remains largely unresolved. Despite several of his bans being overturned, he has yet to be unbanned on Twitch, and has quietly retired from competitive play.
Nairo, throughout his entire Smash career, had a playstyle that was defined by unrelenting pressure and a top-notch punish game.
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.
He mained Palutena and played with heavy emphasis on combo game and edgeguarding. Some aspects of his play had been improved due to the switch of character, as now with Palutena's relatively safe grab compared to Zero Suit Samus's, Nairo had many more opportunities to access his strong punish game and to make up for his neutral. He still played Zero Suit Samus, but due to the removal of her grab and ladder combos, he used her much less often and occasionally used her as a counterpick.
2010-2014: The rise in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Nairo's first competitive Smash game was Brawl, where he made himself known regionally by placing well at KTAR tournaments. However, it wasn't until 2012 where he became well-known on a national level; at Apex 2012, he defeated top players such as Nietono and ultimately paced 3rd out of 400 entrants. A few months later, he got his first national victory at SKTAR, where he defeated ESAM twice.
For the rest of Brawl's main competitive lifespan, Nairo consistently placed in the top 3 and made top 8 at every tournament he attended aside from SKTAR 2. His most notable victory during that period was at Apex 2014, where he managed to defeat Mew2King and ZeRo, two of the best Meta Knights in the world, to place 1st. This victory has since been memorized in his fanbase thanks to the sub-only emote nairoApex. Due to his outstanding placements, Nairo was recognized as one of the best Brawl players in the world by the end of the game's lifespan and subsequently was ranked 1st on the 2014 SSBBRank, being tied with 9B.
Despite Brawl's decline and his focus on other Smash games, Nairo continued to enter Brawl events and dominate the metagame, with a win streak starting with CEO Dreamland and ending with Get On My Level 2019. He was ranked 1st on the next two iterations of the SSBBRank.
2014-2015: Continued Success in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
In the early metagame of Smash 4, 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 Pit and Dark Pit; however, ZSS became the character he was known for.
His strong results continued in 2015, placing 9th at Apex 2015, 7th at KTAR XII and 2nd at CEO 2015. At CEO 2015, 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.
His losing streak to ZeRo continued until MLG World Finals 2015, where he made arguably one of the most historical moments in Smash 4's history, as he upset ZeRo in grand finals, breaking his 56 win streak, the only time ZeRo lost a tournament during 2015. His strong results continued as he gathered 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 ended, as he was upset 2-0 by Hyuga in pools. Despite being eliminated early on, he made a strong losers run. He defeated players such as RAIN, Ito, ESAM, Ally, and Marss before Dabuz eliminated him 3-0, placing 5th overall.
In 2016, he continued his strong results, although he had a few lower placings, most noticeably with Pound 2016. This was his worst placement in a Smash 4 tournament to date, being sent to losers round 1 by saj 2-1 and then being eliminated from the tournament by Mr.II 2-1, placing 49th. However, this did not mean much, as a month later he placed 1st at MomoCon 2016, beating Ally 3-2.
Afterwards, he finished 7th 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 became a much stronger player in 2017, as after his 17th placement at GENESIS 4, he won both Umebura Tokaigi Qualifiers and Niconico Tokaigi 2017, defeating Ally and many top Japanese players such as KEN, Abadango, and Kirihara.
Not long after, he placed 3rd at Frostbite 2017 where 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 CEO 2017, he defeated CaptainZack and Salem 3-0 before being sent to losers by Larry Lurr 3-1. In losers, he won against CaptainZack again in another 3-0 set before 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. 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 before being sent to losers bracket by Salem 3-2. In losers, he beat 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 where he placed 10th.
His last tournament of 2017 was Smash 4 Boot Camp where he was one of 10 players invited to the event by VGBootCamp. He placed 2nd out of the 16 entrants after losing to Salem in Grand Finals.
2018: The Last Year of Smash 4 and Slight Decline
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 consistently placed in the top 4 at every major he attended, even 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 eventually fell 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. Due to those placements, Nairo was ultimately 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, placing 33rd, his second worst placement at a Smash 4 major. Furthermore, Nairo failed to defend his title at both MomoCon 2018 and Super Smash Con 2018, breaking his two-year win streak at both events. At MomoCon 2018, he was defeated by Salem and komorikiri, placing 4th, and at Super Smash Con 2018, he was defeated by MkLeo and Cosmos, placing 5th.
With Ultimate on the horizon, Nairo stopped attending major tournaments after Super Smash Con 2018.
2018-2019: Transition into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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 Moves, defeating players such as MkLeo, Samsora, and Dabuz along the way.
His best performance of the first season was at Collision 2019. Despite being sent to losers by Marss right before top 8, Nairo teared through the losers bracket, defeating Mr.R, Sinji, Tweek, Light (in a famous reverse 3-0 with Ganondorf), and Frozen, before resetting the bracket against Marss. He lost the reset, placing 2nd.
However, his overall initial results, while impressive, weren't as good as his Smash 4 days. Similarly to the first season of 2018, Nairo placed 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 continued to consistenly make 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 made 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, such as Marss at Shine 2019 and Mainstage. His best achievement was finally claiming victory at a major, doing so at Mainstage, where he defeated MkLeo after he reset the bracket, becoming one of 6 players to defeat MkLeo that season. When the season was over, Nairo returned to the top 5, being ranked 4th.
2020: The Last Year of Competition
Nairo started the third season strong, having claimed his second victory at a super major at Let's Make Big Moves, defeating top players such as Maister, Tea, Kameme and double eliminating Dabuz after he sent Nairo to losers.
Following this, he would place 9th at GENESIS 7 and Frostbite 2020. In the former, he was defeated by ESAM in the winners quarterfinals and infamously lost to Glutonny in the losers side top 8 qualifier. In the latter, he was defeated by Tweek in the winners quarterfinals and subsequently eliminated by MkLeo in the losers side top 8 qualifier.
Sexual misconduct allegations, ban, and repudiation of allegations
On July 1st, 2020, amidst a wave of sexual harassment and assault allegations in the community, a rumor began spreading that Nairo and CaptainZack had a sexual encounter. Initially, both brushed it off, with CaptainZack stating that he made it up to impress his friends. However, the next morning, CaptainZack released a Twitlonger where he confirmed the rumors, saying that it happened when he was fifteen and Nairo was twenty, and that he was paid by Nairo to stay silent about the situation. Following this, Nairo deactivated his Twitter account and his brother Ksizzle confirmed that "Nairo is done." Nairo eventually reactivated his Twitter and posted a statement apologizing for his actions, saying that he would no longer be active on social media. He deleted his social media accounts but created a protected dummy account that had his original Twitter username of NairoMK.
The allegations sparked an overwhelming amount of backlash against Nairo, as many people who looked up to him before were disappointed in his actions. In the early morning of July 2nd, Nairo was dropped by his long-standing team NRG. Following this, the 2GGaming panel banned Nairo from all of their future events, alongside several others accused of sexual misconduct during this time. Twitch also banned and unpartnered Nairo on September 10th.
The allegations, however, became questionable after several statements from CaptainZack's TwitLonger, including the hush money, were revealed to be manipulated information following Tamim (aka Mistake)'s TwitLonger on September 14th. Furthermore, on October 28th, Nairo released a more detailed statement refuting CaptainZack's side of the story, claiming that he had woken up to Zack forcefully performing oral sex on him (which was corroborated by Tamim's statement), that he had briefly froze before pushing Zack off, and that Zack had blackmailed him into one other sexual encounter as well. He ended his statement saying that he had an attorney in case Zack continued to push his case, and that he was also seeking therapy for the trauma caused by Zack. Nairo also stated that he had a 30-page document with evidence for the entire situation which several other players, including Cosmos and VoiD, have confirmed. As a result, a number of players started to recant their disapproval and advocate to lift the ban.
On February 19th, 2021, Nairo uploaded an update video, stating that everything was resolved and that he was considering returning to streaming, understanding that there would be people who'd be apprehensive towards his return. Following Nairo's statement and multiple social media movements by the community to unban Nairo, tournament organizations 2GGaming and Collision lifted Nairo's ban from their events after processing his appeal, while the Super Smash Bros. Global Ban Database also took his name off of their list. In spite of this, Twitch has yet to overturn their ban on Nairo, which also put a hold on any possible tournament activity since other Twitch channels could get in trouble for featuring someone banned from the platform on stream. As such, Nairo has resumed streaming on YouTube since April 8th, 2021.
|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||—||—|
|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||—||—|
|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||—||—|
|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||—||—|
|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||—||—|
|Nairo's Birthday Bash Invitational||November 28th, 2021||5th||—||—|
|Tournament||Date||1v1 Placement||2v2 Placement||Partner|
|Genesis 2010||October 2nd, 2010||1st||—||—|
- Nairo, along with Ally, are the only competitive players to have won a major in three different Smash games before their retirements, with wins in Brawl, Smash 4, and Ultimate.
- Between 2011 and 2015, Nairo failed to take a set from Ally in Brawl singles for four years, However, at Apex 2015, Nairo managed to take a set off Ally for the first time in winners semifinals, although he ultimately lost both sets to him in Grand Finals.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Dream Team was interviewed during Nintendo Minute's coverage of the event. This interview, as well as other footage from the World Challenge Cup, has since been cut out. The closed captioning was updated to reflect these edits a few weeks later.
- The original live stream of the World Challenge Cup has been made private on YouTube and removed from niconico.
- A Japanese video summarizing the events of the second day of Nintendo Live 2019 was made private. The video of the first day's events, in which Nairo did not appear, is still public. The event playlist was also modified to remove these videos.
- A highlights reel uploaded by Nintendo of Europe has been made private.
- Nairo is known for his frequent trash-talking in his YouTube content, especially against his stream snipers or "bots".
- NRG cutting ties with Nairo.
- CaptainZack on his relationship with Nairo.
- Ksizzle's statement.
- Article with Nairo's apology.
- Ksizzle on Nairo's situation.
- NRG's statement regarding dropping Nairo.
- 2GGaming statement.
- StreamerBans Bot announcing Nairo's Twitch ban.
- tamim's statement.
- Nairo's second statement.
- Cosmos on Nairo's documents.
- VoiD on Nairo's documents.
- Nairo's February update.
- 2GG lifting Nairo's ban.
- Collision lifting Nairo's ban.
- Super Smash Bros. Global Ban Database lifting Nairo's ban.
- Announcing going back to streaming.
- Twitter account
- YouTube channel
- SSBWorld profile
- Smashdata profile
- Daily Dot AMA
- Interview with CyberSportsNetwork
- Interview at SKTAR
- TSM Zero vs Liquid Nairo - Smash 4 Grand Finals - MLG Finals
- LVL Up Expo - Liquid' Nairo (ZSS) Vs. 2GG | VoiD (Sheik) SSB4 Grand Finals
- KTAR XVIII: Nairo (ZSS) vs VoiD (Sheik) Losers Semis
- Midwest Mayhem 9 LOSERS FINALS - NRG | Nairo (Bowser, ZSS) vs P1 | Tweek (Donkey Kong, Cloud)