Smasher:Zain

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Zain
Zain
Melee main Marth
Sponsor(s) Panda Global
Former sponsor(s) SovaSmashInc
Skill Super Smash Bros. Melee Top professional
Ranking Super Smash Bros. Melee Summer 2018 MPGR: 9th
Winnings Super Smash Bros. Melee ~$11,735.65
Additional info
Real name Zain Naghmi
Location Northern Virginia United States

Zain is a Melee Marth main from Reston, Virginia who is currently residing in Blacksburg, Virginia. He is known for his incredibly lethal punish game on spacie mains. He is currently ranked 1st on the MD/VA Melee Power Rankings and 9th on the Summer 2018 MPGR.

On April 12, 2018, Zain was signed by Panda Global. [1]

Tournament history[edit]

He started playing competitively in May 2014 and has quickly climbed the ranks, notably winning the S@X Fall Arcadian. Zain gained recognition at the national level at The Big House 6 when he defeated Plup 2-0 in pools. He went on to place 17th after beating KJH and Tafokints. He notably took a set off of Leffen 3-2 at Smash 'N' Splash 3 placing 13th, and sets off of ChuDat and SFAT 2-1 and 3-0 respectively at Super Smash Con 2017, placing 5th at said event. At Smash Summit 6, he beat both Mango and Plup to take 3rd. Finally, at Shine 2018, Zain won his first major tournament, beating Mango and double eliminating Hungrybox, taking his first ever victories over the latter.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
[1] October 4th, 2014 9th
Virginia Tech 2v2 Tournament October 15th, 2014 3rd David
Grass Roots Monthly! November 8th, 2014 5th 3rd ?
[2] December 3rd, 2014 2nd ?
Fueled By Melee December 6th, 2014 4th 7th ?
Grass Roots Monthly #2! December 7th, 2014 3rd ? ?
S@X 78 January 7th, 2015 17th
Grass Roots Monthly #3! January 31st, 2015 3rd ? ?
PK Smash #1 February 18th, 2015 4th
Fueled By Melee 3 February 21st, 2015 3rd ? ?
Fueled By Melee 4 April 12th, 2015 2nd 3rd ?
Xanadu Arcadian May 16th, 2015 9th
S@X 98 May 20th, 2015 7th
S@X 99 May 27th, 2015 13th
S@X 101 June 10th, 2015 9th
Super Smash Con 2015 August 6th-9th, 2015 33rd
S@X 111 August 19th, 2015 7th
Grass Roots Monthly #8! August 29th, 2015 3rd
The Fall Arcadian October 17th, 2015 1st
Pound 2016 April 2nd-3rd, 2016 49th 25th PRISON
S@X 151 May 25th, 2016 1st
S@X 152 June 1st, 2016 4th
S@X 153 June 8th, 2016 5th
EVO 2016 July 15th-17th, 2016 49th
Super Smash Con 2016 August 11th-14th, 2016 33rd 17th SypherPhoenix
The Big House 6 October 7th-9th, 2016 17th 33rd SypherPhoenix
S@X 182 December 28th, 2016 1st
GENESIS 4 January 20th-22nd, 2017 33rd 17th Redd
Smash Valley V February 18th, 2017 5th
Training Mode Tuesday 3 March 7th, 2017 1st
Smash @ Power 9 #22 March 9th, 2017 7th 1st Captain Faceroll
CEO Dreamland April 14th-16th, 2017 17th 9th SypherPhoenix
Smash 'N' Splash 3 June 2nd-4th, 2017 13th 13th Junebug
Bad Moon Rising 2 July 1st, 2017 9th 5th SypherPhoenix
Get On My Level 2017 July 29-30th, 2017 9th 9th R2DLiu
Super Smash Con 2017 August 10th-13th, 2017 5th 13th SypherPhoenix
The Big House 7 October 6th-8th, 2017 17th 7th MilkMan
DreamHack Denver 2017 October 20th-22nd, 2017 7th
MD/VA Melee Invitational November 25th, 2017 4th
Pat's House 3 December 2nd-3rd, 2017 2nd 9th Prince Abu
S@X 233 December 20th, 2017 1st
GENESIS 5 January 19th-21st, 2018 13th 33rd R2DLiu
The Gang Hosts a Melee Tournament February 3rd, 2018 2nd
Smash Valley: Lucky 7 February 17th, 2018 2nd 4th MilkMan
Unity 19 March 3rd, 2018 1st
Nimbus #8 March 8th, 2018 1st
EGLX 2018 March 9th-11th, 2018 9th
SWEET 31 March 17th, 2018 1st 2nd KJH
Full Bloom 4 March 24th-25th, 2018 9th
Flatiron 3 April 21st, 2018 7th
Smash Summit 6 May 3rd-6th, 2018 3rd 7th HugS
Pound Underground May 12th-13th, 2018 1st 5th MilkMan
S@X 250 May 16th, 2018 3rd
Get On My Level 2018 May 18th-20th, 2018 5th
Smash 'N' Splash 4 June 1st-3rd, 2018 5th
OMEGA II June 16th-17th, 2018 1st 3rd MilkMan
CEO 2018 June 29th-July 1st, 2018 5th 25th MilkMan
Aurora Blitz July 21st, 2018 3rd
EVO 2018 August 3rd-5th, 2018 9th
Super Smash Con 2018 August 9th-12th, 2018 9th 7th MilkMan
Shine 2018 August 24th-26th, 2018 1st
The Roast of Hugo Gonzalez September 22nd, 2018 2nd
The Big House 8 October 5th-7th, 2018 4th
GameTyrant Expo 2018 November 2nd-4th, 2018 3rd 1st SFAT
Smash Summit 7 November 15th-18th, 2018 7th 7th Rishi
The Parking Lot - Friday December 14th, 2018 1st
Don't Park on the Grass 2018 December 15th-16th, 2018 3rd 1st MilkMan

Project M[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Grass Roots Monthly! November 8th, 2014 4th
Grass Roots Monthly #2! December 7th, 2014 3rd
Grass Roots Monthly #3! January 31st, 2015 5th ? ?
PK Smash #1 February 18th, 2015 2nd
Grass Roots Monthly #8! August 29th, 2015 9th 3rd Chase
The Spring Arcadian May 14th, 2016 5th

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Don't Park on the Grass 2018 December 15th-16th, 2018 33rd Swedish Delight

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Grass Roots Monthly #8! August 29th, 2015 9th 7th Xtian

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