Smasher:qwertz143

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qwertz143
Ultimate main Kirby
Other Ultimate
characters
Isabelle, Peach, Mii Gunner
Brawl main Kirby
Melee main Peach
Project M main Kirby
Other Project M
characters
Peach, Ness
Skill Super Smash Bros. Melee Semi-professional
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Semi-professional
The icon used to represent Project M on SmashWiki. Can be used with the template ArticleIcons. Semi-professional
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Semi-professional
Ranking Super Smash Bros. Ultimate India Power Rankings: 7th
Additional info
Real name Nitin Rao
Birth date (age 24)
Location Bangalore, Karnataka India

qwertz143 (also known as qwertz) is a tournament director originally from Phoenix, Arizona, who now lives in Bangalore, India. He is mostly known for founding the Smash Bros. community in India. He plays Smash at a semi-professional level, maining Peach in Melee and Kirby in Ultimate.

qwertz started promoting Smash Bros. in India in 2015, after finding out about its competitive history. He setup friendly Melee setups at bars all over Bangalore and built a small fan-base of curious players who enjoyed the game at a casual level. As Nintendo was never manufactured or directly sold in India, it was difficult to get people interested in the game.

From October 10th-11th 2015, qwertz managed to host a Project M tournament as a side event at Video Game Fest 2015. The community gradually grew bigger after this event, and qwertz started hosting Melee events since January 2017.

From December 21st-23rd 2018, qwertz helped organize DreamHack Mumbai 2018 with the help of Alex Jebailey. This tournament was notably the first major Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament in India, and helped kickstart competitive Ultimate in India. He is currently ranked 7th on the India Power Rankings.

Tournaments hosted[edit]

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Melee @ LXG Bangalore 1 January 28th, 2017 4th
Melee @ LXG Bangalore 2 February 26th, 2017 2nd
Melee @ Stupax May 13th, 2017 3rd
Melee @ LXG Bangalore August 2017 August 12th, 2017 4th
Melee @ LXG Bangalore 3 September 30th, 2017 4th
Melee @ LXG Bangalore 4 November 18th, 2017 4th
Melee @ LXG Bangalore 5 December 16th, 2017 3rd
Melee @ LXG Bangalore 6 February 3rd, 2018 4th
Melee @ LXG Bangalore 9 February 24th, 2018 5th
Melee @ LXG Bangalore 10 March 31st, 2018 1st
Proving Grounds Round 1 May 19th-20th, 2018 1st
Melee @ LXG Bangalore 11 June 18th, 2018 4th
Melee @ LXG Bangalore 12 July 6th, 2018 4th
Melee @ LXG Bangalore 13 August 10th, 2018 3rd
Melee @ LXG Bangalore 16 August 24th, 2018 3rd
Melee @ LXG Bangalore 17 October 13th, 2018 2nd
Melee @ LXG Bangalore 18 December 29th, 2018 1st
Melee @ LXG Bangalore 27 April 27th, 2019 2nd
Melee @ LXG Bangalore 33 November 16th, 2019 4th
SSB India Melee April April 19th, 2020 5th
SSB India Melee May May 24th, 2020 4th

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Brawl @ LXG Bangalore 1 November 2nd, 2019 2nd

Project M[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Video Game Fest 2015 October 10th-11th, 2015 1st
SSB India Project+ May May 3rd, 2020 2nd
SSB India Project+ June June 13th, 2020 3rd

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Ultimate Release Weekend Tournament @ LXG December 8th, 2018 3rd
DreamHack Mumbai 2018 December 21st-23rd, 2018 7th
Ultimate @ LXG Bangalore 1 January 12th, 2019 2nd
Ultimate @ LXG Bangalore 2 January 19th, 2019 3rd
Ultimate @ LXG Bangalore 3 February 2nd, 2019 2nd
DY Patil Olympia Esports February 22nd, 2019 2nd
Ultimate @ LXG Bangalore 4 March 30th, 2019 1st
Ultimate @ LXG Bangalore 5 April 13th, 2019 2nd
Ultimate @ LXG Bangalore 6 April 20th, 2019 2nd
SSB India - April 2019 April 28th, 2019 4th
Proving Grounds Round 2 May 17th-19th, 2019 9th
Ultimate @ LXG Bangalore 7 May 25th, 2019 2nd
Smash Ultimate @ The Living Room, Bangalore June 1st-2nd, 2019 3rd
SSB India - June 2019 June 16th, 2019 5th
Smash Ultimate @ Backstage Pass, Bangalore July 13th, 2019 5th
SSB India - August 2019 August 11th, 2019 5th
Fighters Showdown 2 August 31st, 2019 7th
The DBL0C Invitational September 14th, 2019 4th
GameCon Pune September 21st-22nd, 2019 4th
GameCon Mumbai September 28th-29th, 2019 3rd
SEA Major 2019 October 12th-13th, 2019 65th 13th LionHeart
Ultimate @ LXG Bangalore 8 November 2nd, 2019 1st
Ultimate @ LXG Bangalore 9 November 9th, 2019 3rd
Ultimate @ LXG Bangalore 10 November 16th, 2019 1st
Ultimate @ LXG Bangalore 11 November 23rd, 2019 2nd
SSB India - December 2019 December 1st, 2019 7th
DreamHack Delhi 2019 December 6th-9th, 2019 9th 2nd LionHeart
Ultimate @ LXG Bangalore 12 December 14th, 2019 1st
Ultimate @ LXG Bangalore 13 December 21st, 2019 2nd
Ultimate @ LXG Bangalore 14 December 28th, 2019 2nd
Ultimate @ LXG Bangalore 15 January 4th, 2020 3rd
Indian LAN Gaming Season 3 Bangalore Qualifier January 11th, 2020 7th
Indian LAN Gaming Season 3 Pune Qualifier January 18th, 2020 4th
Ultimate @ LXG Bangalore 16 January 25th, 2020 4th
Ultimate @ LXG Bangalore 17 February 1st, 2020 2nd
Indian LAN Gaming Season 3 Grand Finale February 28th, 2020 5th
SSB India - March 2020 March 22nd, 2020 7th
LionHeart Saga April 12th, 2020 7th
SSB India Invitational April 26th, 2020 5th
S@M - Delay War May 9th, 2020 129th
SSB India - May 2020 May 10th, 2020 9th
S@M - The Battle of the Beanz May 10th, 2020 25th
SSB India Reworked Bracket May 17th, 2020 7th
SSB India - May 2020 Week 2 May 31st, 2020 3rd
SSB India - RANDOM Tournament June 7th, 2020 9th
S@M - Weekly #10 June 11th, 2020 33rd
SSB India - June 2020 June 14th, 2020 2nd
S@M - Nabtah's Garden Bash June 20th, 2020 25th
Smashibobo Charity Tournament July 11th, 2020 13th
KO Fight Night Qualifier 1 August 20th, 2020 13th
KO Fight Night Qualifier 2 August 26th, 2020 9th
KO Fight Night Qualifier 3 August 29th, 2020 13th
KO Fight Night Qualifier 4 September 1st, 2020 5th
KO Fight Night Qualifier 5 September 4th, 2020 5th
KO Fight Night Qualifier 6 September 7th, 2020 5th
KO Fight Night Qualifier 7 September 10th, 2020 1st
KO Fight Night Grand Finale September 17th, 2020 9th

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