Smasher:Ranai

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Ranai (らない), formerly known as Ganbaranai (がんばらない) and Hayase (はやせ), is an SSB4 Villager player from Japan, and is considered the best Villager player in the world. Ranai is currently ranked 14th on the Panda Global Rankings v2, and 6th on the JAPAN Power Rankings. He has taken sets off of players such as Ally, Nairo, Dabuz, Larry Lurr, VoiD, Abadango, Mr.R, and komorikiri.

In SSBB, he was well regarded for possessing an extensive character roster.

Tournament history[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Rise in Japan[edit]

Ranai's initial notable tournament was KSB 2015, a Japanese major with custom moves enabled, where he won with non-custom Villager. He'd make an impressive Losers' run, following an early loss to Choco, defeating Nietono, Brood, Earth, and RAIN, making it to Grand Finals, where he defeated komorikiri.

After KSB, he maintained high placements at Japanese tournaments. Despite being unable to attend EVO 2015, he would attend Japan's first national, Umebura F.A.T., though he placed a middling 13th. He would resume his high placements afterwards.

Putting Villager on the map[edit]

Ranai would travel to the United States to attend GENESIS 3, quickly becoming a fan favourite. He would win Doubles with komorikiri, upsetting ZeRo and Nairo. In Singles, he placed 3rd, defeating Marss, Ally, and FOW, before falling to ZeRo in a close set, and to Dabuz. Following GENESIS 3, Ranai's results became far more inconsistent, notably placing 7th at Niconico Tokaigi 2016, and 9th at Shots Fired 2.

After sparse tournament attendance, he would return to the United States to attend EVO 2016, placing 5th, and defeating Nairo, Marss, and Dabuz, before falling to VoiD.

At Umebura S.A.T., he would repeat his 13th placing in Singles, falling to Tsu- and T. In Doubles, he'd place 1st with komorikiri, defeating the top Japanese team of Taiheita and Gomamugitya.

A period of inconsistency[edit]

At GENESIS 4, hoping to repeat his previous success, he fell short. In Singles, he placed 9th, falling early to Rich Brown, and failing to advance to Top 8, falling to komorikiri. In Doubles, he and komorikiri placed 2nd, being double eliminated by Ally and MKLeo, though they would once again defeat ZeRo and Nairo.

Having qualified for Niconico Tokaigi 2017 at the Karisuma Tokaigi Qualifiers, Ranai would perform markedly better, placing 5th, defeating Mr.R, before falling to Abadango and KEN.

With a commitment to travel and compete more, he would return to the USA for Frostbite 2017, though his performance was mediocre, placing 33rd in Singles, falling to WaDi and Ally. In Doubles, he and komorikiri would place 9th, falling early to WaDi and Dark Wizzy, before failing to make Top 8, defeated by VoiD and NAKAT. His most notable performance would be during the USA VS Japan crew battle, where following a massive deficit, he, Kameme, and komorikiri would surmount a comeback and take it over the USA crew, upsetting expectations of a USA win.

Traveling to Florida for Frame Perfect Series 2, he performed notably better compared to his last visit. He placed 7th in singles, defeating Salem 3-0, before falling to MkLeo 0-3 and Captain Zack 0-3.

At 2GGC: Civil War, he placed 17th in Singles, and 9th in doubles with komorikiri. He was voted to participate in the April Saga Round Robin, to determine the theme of the April tournament. Utilising Greninja, he won the event. Ranai also participated in the crew battle, playing for Team ZeRo.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Kansai Smash Bros Festival X May 4th, 2010 1st
Sumabato X 2 September 18th, 2010 1st
Sumabato X 7 June 25th, 2011 1st Akira
Sumabato X 13 May 5th, 2012 1st
Sumabato X 16 September 15th, 2012 4th

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
Frostbite 2017 February 25th-26th, 2017 33rd 9th Komorikiri
Mega Smash Mondays 87 February 27th, 2017 2nd
Wednesday Night Fights Winter Season 1.3 March 1st, 2017 3rd
Frame Perfect Series 2 March 18th-19th, 2017 7th 2nd Komorikiri
2GGC: Civil War March 24th-26th, 2017 17th 9th Komorikiri
Sumabato x Cyclops #1 April 5th, 2017 4th
Sumabato x Cyclops #2 April 12th, 2017 3rd
Sumabato 17 April 16th, 2017 3rd
Karisuma 13 April 23rd, 2017 2nd
Sumabato x Cyclops #4 April 27th, 2017 1st
KSB 2017 May 4th-6th, 2017 7th
Umebura Japan Major 2017 May 6th-7th, 2017 13th 2nd Komorikiri
Sumabato x Cyclops #5 May 12th, 2017 7th
Sumabato x Cyclops #6 May 17th, 2017 5th
2GGC: Greninja Saga May 20th, 2017 17th 1st Komorikiri
Mega Smash Mondays 98 May 22nd, 2017 5th

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