Smasher:Ranai

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Ranai (らない), also known as Ganbaranai (がんばらない) or Hayase (はやせ), is a smasher from Japan who is mostly known for his Villager in SSB4, and is widely considered to be the best Villager in the world, with his most notable tournament placing being 3rd at GENESIS 3, surpassing many other Villager professionals such as MJG and SS. He is currently ranked 14th on the Panda Global Rankings and 2nd on the JAPAN Power Rankings.

In Brawl, he mained Pikachu, and occasionally Meta Knight and Snake.

Tournament history[edit]

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Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Ranai's first notable tournament placing in SSB4 was at KSB 2015, a major tournament in Japan with custom moves on where he won with non-custom Villager. After losing early vs Choco's Zero Suit Samus, he made an impressive losers run in which he defeated players from the likes of Nietono, Brood, Earth and RAIN, and made it into Grand Finals where he defeated Komorikiri 4-0, which surprised many people.

Since KSB, he has placed very high at many other tournaments in Japan, which includes 1st placings in tournaments such as Sumabato 3, Umebura 18 and Hyper Sumabato. While he was not able to travel to the USA to attend EVO 2015, he would later attend Japan's first national tournament, Umebura F.A.T., at which despite getting a relatively disappointing 13th placing in bracket, he would help his team win the Japan vs World crew side event, where he defeated Ally and Nairo after his partner Umeki was eliminated. After Umebura F.A.T., however, he would resume his notable placings, getting 1st at both KUSF Tournament and Umebura Niconico Qualifiers.

In 2016, Ranai finally travelled to the USA to attend his third national tournament, GENESIS 3, where once again, he helped his crew win the regional crew battle side event, and he won the doubles event with Komorikiri. In singles, he made it to Top 8 and defeated FOW 3-1 in Winners Semis before facing ZeRo in Winners Finals, where he lost in a very close set, 3-2. He fell to Dabuz 3-1 in Losers Finals, ending his run and finishing in 3rd place. Despite this, Ranai did not resume his notable placings as well as before when he returned to Japan, as he ended up getting a 7th place (last place) at Niconico Tokaigi 2016. Ranai also traveled to USA a second time for Shots Fired 2, in which he got 9th place out of 162 entrants, in stark contrast to his previous 3rd placing at GENESIS 3.

Ranai would later take a hiatus from Smash, not attending tournaments for months; in spite of this, he traveled to the USA for a third time, this time to compete in EVO 2016, and defeated players like Nairo, Marss, and Dabuz before losing to VoiD to place 5th in the largest SSB4 tournament of all time, once again cementing his spot as the best Villager player in the world.

Tournament placings[edit]

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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Sumabato 0 October 25th, 2014 4th

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Pre KVO December 27th, 2014 2nd
Sumabato 1 January 11th, 2015 2nd
Karisuma 2 February 14th, 2015 3rd
Super Sumabato April 5th, 2015 7th
Umebura 14 April 15th, 2015 3rd
KSB 2015 May 2nd-4th, 2015 1st
Karisuma 3 May 23rd, 2015 1st
Sumabato 3 June 6th, 2015 1st
Ritsumeikan University June 28th, 2015 1st
Sumabato 4 July 18th, 2015 5th
Karisuma 4 July 25th, 2015 2nd
Umebura 18 August 8th, 2015 1st
Hyper Sumabato August 16th, 2015 1st
Sumabato 5 September 12th, 2015 2nd
Umebura F.A.T. September 21st-22nd, 2015 13th 3rd Komorikiri
Karisuma 5 October 10th, 2015 1st
Sumabato 6 October 24th, 2015 2nd
KUSF Tournament November 22nd, 2015 1st
Umebura Niconico Qualifiers November 29th, 2015 1st
Pre-KVO 2016 December 19th, 2015 2nd
Wombo Wednesday #21 January 13th, 2016 2nd
GENESIS 3 January 15th-17th, 2016 3rd 1st Komorikiri
Niconico Tokaigi 2016 January 30th-31st, 2016 7th
Shots Fired 2 March 5th-6th, 2016 9th 5th 9B
KSB 2016 April 29th-May 1st, 2016 9th
EVO 2016 July 15th-17th, 2016 5th
Sumabato for THE BIG HOUSE July 30th-31st, 2016 3rd Komorikiri
Umebura S.A.T. August 20th-21st, 2016 13th 1st Komorikiri
Sumabato 14 October 22nd, 2016 1st 1st Komorikiri
Karisuma 11 November 26th, 2016 4th
Sumabato Tokaigi Qualifiers December 25th, 2016 7th
SGC 2017 January 7th-8th, 2017 17th
Karisuma Tokaigi Qualifiers January 14th, 2017 1st
GENESIS 4 January 20th-22nd, 2017 9th 2nd Komorikiri
Sumabato 15 January 28th, 2017 33rd 1st Komorikiri
Niconico Tokaigi 2017 February 11th-12th, 2017 5th

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

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