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tacos "$N@K3"
Tacos SSC2022.png
Character info
Smash 64 main Yoshi
Other Smash 64 characters Pikachu, Kirby, Captain Falcon, Donkey Kong, Jigglypuff, Fox
Rankings and results info
Most recent ranking Super Smash Bros. 2019-2020 Smash 64 Power Rankings: 6th
Personal and other info
Real name Eduardo Tovar
Birth date (age 28)
Location Kingsville, Texas USA

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.

Tournament history[edit]

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.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros.[edit]

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 Online March 28th-29th, 2020 9th
Super Smash Con 2022 August 11th-14th, 2022 17th 1st isai
Super Smash Con 2023 August 10-13th, 2023 13th / 255 5th / 65 Alvin


  • tacos has been a prominent netplay player since 2011.