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This article is about the Texas smasher. For the Canadian smasher, see Smasher:Xyro (Canada).
Xyro "TGM"
SSB4 main Samus
Brawl main Samus
Other Brawl
Melee main Link
Other Melee
SSB64 main Captain Falcon
Crew(s) Team Houston
Skill Super Smash Bros. Brawl Professional (retired)
Super Smash Bros. 4 Professional
Additional info
Real name Allan Sims
Birth date (age 34)
Location Houston, Texas United States of America

Xyro is an American Samus player from Texas. He is also the host of the HOBO, WHOBO and TGC tournament series and was a member of the Unity Ruleset Committee.

He has had competitive rivalries with Samus players Tudor from Las Vegas and NOID from the East coast. In 2008, both Xyro and Tudor released combo videos claiming superiority over each other. Xyro's video was titled "The Green Lesbian" because he uses Samus's green palette swap. At WHOBO 3, Xyro defeated NOID in a $50 money match after placing 5th in the low tier tournament, one place below NOID. He is also known to have many different rivalries with other players too.

Tag origin[edit]

His tag is inspired by Zero from the Mega Man video games. However, several other smashers also had their tags named to Zero as well, so instead of naming himself this, he decided to change the first two letters into X and Y. This made Xyro stand out, with the tag having a similar pronunciation but the name being completely different.


Xyro first started playing Smash in 2001. Soon after, he gained prominence as a tournament host in the Houston smash scene. He is best known for his HOBO (which stands for Houston's Official Brawl Organization) tournament series, which began in April 2008.[1] Even before Meta Knight was banned by the Unity Ruleset Committee, Xyro has held many HOBOs where Meta Knight was not allowed. The World HOBO tournament series, the first of which was held in April 2009, is an annual offshoot of HOBO which attracts smashers from other regions. As of August 2013, Xyro has hosted 40 HOBOs and 6 WHOBOs, with the most recent being held on May 3rd-4th, 2014. Despite wanting to retire in August 2012 after WHOBO 4, numerous people encouraged Xyro to return to hosting the series again. Thus, Xyro returned to the Brawl scene in March 2013 with the thirty-ninth and fortieth HOBOs, and two more WHOBOs.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
HOBO 16 LT May 2nd, 2009 1st 3000
HOBO 18 LT September 5th, 2009 1st Inui
HOBO 19 LT October 3rd, 2009 3rd 1st Lee Martin
HOBO 28 October 8th, 2010 17th 4th Trela
HOBO 28 LT October 8th, 2010 1st
WHOBO 3 LT March 18th, 2011 5th 3rd Gnes

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
TGC February 28th-March 1st, 2015 25th 25th Nicole
S@DD 1 March 14th, 2015 7th
SFC1 March 21st, 2015 17th
TGC 2 April 25th, 2015 33rd 5th Espy
Comic Palooza 2015 May 25th, 2015 9th 1st Krebs
PAX Arena January 29th-31st, 2016 17th


  • Outside of Smash, Xyro has enjoyed fencing, history, and 80s music.

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