|Pikachu, Kirby, Captain Falcon, Donkey Kong, Jigglypuff, Fox|
|Skill|| Top professional |
|Ranking|| 2019-2020 Smash 64 Power Rankings: 6th |
|Real name||Eduardo Tovar|
tacos (previously known as $N@K3) is a top-level Super Smash Bros. 64 player from Brownsville, Texas currently residing in Kingsville, Texas who is considered one of the best Smash 64 players in the world. He is also regarded as one of the two best Yoshi players in North America, along with Wizzrobe. He is also highly proficient with many characters, such as Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Captain Falcon, and Kirby. tacos is currently ranked 6th on the 2019-2020 Smash 64 Power Rankings.
He is one half of Team Luv along with the Canadian player The Z, a very strong doubles team which notably took second place at Apex 2015.
tacos uses a Hori controller. He is known for his very unconventional style, unpredictable combos and high technical skill. He is extremely proficient at using the parry, and has great movement fluidity. His playstyle is also sometimes seen as disrespectful, due to his tendency to sandbag when ahead in a match, and frequently utilizing taunt canceling.
tacos made his competitive debut at Apex 2014, where he finished at an unexpected 5th place after taking convincing victories over top players such as The Z 2-0, Revan 2-0, Dext3r 2-0 and Ruoka Dancho 3-1, using a combination of Yoshi, Captain Falcon and Kirby. He lost to Isai 2-0 in finals of his pool, and to SuPeRbOoMfAn in the losers' bracket.
tacos returned a year later to Apex 2015, this time taking second place after notably defeating banze 2-0, Mariguas 3-2 and Wizzrobe 3-1. He was double-eliminated by SuPeRbOoMfAn, 3-1 in winners' finals and 3-0 in grand finals. He also placed second in doubles teaming with The Z (Team Luv), losing to the teams of Star King & Killer in the winners' bracket and SuPeRbOoMfAn & JaimeHR (Team Mejor) in grand finals.
In early August of 2015, tacos traveled Super Smash Con 2015 in Virginia, where he defeated several top players before losing to SuPeRbOoMfAn 3-0 in winners' finals, and was then upset 3-0 by KeroKeroppi in losers' finals. He won the doubles bracket, teaming with SuPeRbOoMfAn. Later that month, Operation Desert Smash took place in Arizona, where tacos placed 3rd in singles after defeating Bark Sanchez and Revan and losing to SuPeRbOoMfAn 3-0 and JaimeHR 3-1.
At Genesis 3 in January 2016, tacos made top 8 after losing a close set to SuPeRbOoMfAn 2-1 by defeating The Z 2-0. He finished 7th by losing to Isai's Fox 3-0. He placed second in doubles teaming with The Z, defeating strong teams such was wario & wangera 3-2 and Isai & Rith 3-1, only losing to Team Mejor.
At Pound 2016 in April 2016, tacos brought his set record against KeroKeroppi positive by double eliminating him 3-1 and 3-2 in Winner's semi-finals and losers' finals, respectively. He also defeated Revan 3-1, and was again double eliminated by SuPeRbOoMfAn 6-0.
At Snosa 2016, tacos went on to defeat Dext3r 3-0, Mariguas 3-2, KeroKeroppi 3-2, and Isai 3-2 to place 2nd, losing to SuPeRbOoMfAn. He placed 4th in doubles, teaming with Jimmy Joe.
At Super Smash Con 2016, currently the largest Smash 64 tournament in the game's competitive history, tacos was upset The Z 2-0 in the winners' bracket, and was again upset by Kort 2-1 in the losers' bracket, after the latter switched off from Link to Pikachu and Captain Falcon after losing the first game. In doubles, Team Luv ended up placing 3rd after losing to Isai & Alvin 3-1 in winners, then a close set in losers' finals against Team Mejor which ended 3-2.
At Operation Desert Smash II, tacos dropped out of the tournament in the winners' bracket by forfeiting against Stranded during game 3 of their set, when he had 3 stocks left and had taken 82% damage on that stock. He claimed he would not travel to another tournament until Kansai 2017 in Japan in March 2017.
Super Smash Bros.
|Tournament||Date||1v1 placement||2v2 placement||Partner|
|Apex 2014||January 17th-19th, 2014||5th||3rd||Jam|
|Sheer's TIMED online tourney||March-April 2014||25th||—||—|
|The Z's IRONMAN Online Tourney||September 2014||2nd||—||—|
|Apex 2015||January 31st-February 1st, 2015||2nd||2nd||The Z|
|Smash of Ages 2015||June 6th, 2015||2nd||—||—|
|Super Smash Con 2015||August 6th-9th, 2015||3rd||1st||SuPeRbOoMfAn|
|Operation Desert Smash||August 29th, 2015||3rd||—||—|
|GENESIS 3||January 15th-17th, 2016||7th||2nd||The Z|
|Pound 2016||April 2nd-3rd, 2016||2nd||1st||SuPeRbOoMfAn|
|Snosa 2016||June 18th-19th, 2016||2nd||4th||Jimmy Joe|
|Super Smash Con 2016||August 11th-14th, 2016||17th||3rd||The Z|
|Shine 2016||August 26th-28th, 2016||2nd||1st||SuPeRbOoMfAn|
|Operation Desert Smash II||September 9th-10th, 2016||9th||2nd||Dext3r|
|GENESIS 4||January 20th-22nd, 2017||7th||2nd||The Z|
|Kansai 2017||March 19th, 2017||17th||—||—|
|Let's Go!||April 28th-30th, 2017||4th||1st||The Z|
|Smash 'N' Splash 3||June 2nd-4th, 2017||4th||2nd||Dext3r|
|Super Smash Con 2017||August 10th-13th, 2017||13th||7th||Prince|
|Boss Battle 3||September 30th-October 1st, 2017||9th||2nd||The Z|
|GENESIS 5||January 19th-21st, 2018||7th||1st||Alvin|
|Taco, tacos Smash!||February 16th, 2018||2nd||—||—|
|Operation Desert Smash 3||July 13th-15th, 2018||2nd||1st||Kort|
|Super Smash Con 2018||August 9th-12th, 2018||7th||1st||Alvin|
|Get On My Level 2019||May 17th-19th, 2019||2nd||1st||SuPeRbOoMfAn|
|Smash 'N' Splash 5||May 31st-June 2nd, 2019||2nd||2nd||Sugaaku|
|Super Smash Con 2019||August 8th-11th, 2019||9th||1st||Alvin|
|Smashtoberfest||October 26th, 2019||2nd||2nd||Loto|
|Quarantined Rapport East||March 28th-29th, 2020||9th||—||—|
|Super Smash Con 2022||August 11th-14th, 2022||17th||1st||isai|
- tacos has been a prominent netplay player since 2011.
- He only holds negative records to SuPeRbOoMfAn (0-13), Isai (1-2), Kort (0-1), and Stranded (0-1).