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Zain "DontTestMe"
Melee main Marth
Other Melee
Roy, Fox
Sponsor(s) Golden Guardians
Former sponsor(s) SovaSmashInc, Panda, Mogul Moves
Skill Super Smash Bros. Melee Top professional
Ranking Super Smash Bros. Melee MPGR Summer 2022: 1st
Winnings Super Smash Bros. Melee ~$73,377.97
Additional info
Real name Zain Naghmi
Birth date (age 26)
Location Blacksburg, Virginia United States

Zain (shortly known as tekkenz), also known as DontTestMe, is a Melee Marth main from Reston, Virginia who is currently residing in Blacksburg, Virginia and is currently considered to be the best Marth player in the world and one of the best Melee players in the world. He is known for his incredibly lethal punish game on space animal players and methodical play against floaty characters. He is currently ranked 1st on the MD/VA Melee Power Rankings and the MPGR Summer 2022.

In 2020, Zain was considered to be the best player in North America, due to both his win at GENESIS 7 and his dominance in Project Slippi netplay majors during the COVID-19 pandemic (winning Ludwig Ahgren Championship Series 2, 3 of the 4 weeks of Slippi Champions League, and Smash Summit 10 Online), with Mango serving as his primary rival for the title.

In the first half of 2022, Zain was also considered to be the best player in the world, winning GENESIS 8 and Pound 2022 dominantly with iBDW serving as his main rival for the title.

On April 12th, 2018, Zain was signed by Panda,[1] but left on November 8th, 2019.[2] After being sponsored for the duration of GENESIS 7 by Mogul Moves, Ludwig's clothing brand, Zain was picked up by the Golden Guardians, the official esports affiliate of the Golden State Warriors NBA team on February 6th, 2020.[3]

Tournament history[edit]

Zain started playing competitively in May 2014 and quickly climbed the ranks, notably winning the S@X Fall Arcadian. He 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. Over a year later, he took his first set over Mew2King at The Big House 9, placing 2nd after losing two Game 5 sets to Mango in Grand Finals.

A few months after The Big House 9, Zain won his first supermajor at GENESIS 7 without dropping a set, defeating Hungrybox 3-1, Mango, and Hungrybox again 3-2.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Smash @ Clarendon 5/23/14 May 23rd, 2014 33rd
Smash @ Clarendon 6/6/14 June 6th, 2014 49th
Smash @ Clarendon 6/19/14 June 19th, 2014 25th
Smash @ Clarendon 7/18/14 July 18th, 2014 33rd
Smash @ Clarendon 8/15/14 August 15th, 2014 33rd
[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
GENESIS 6 February 1st-3rd, 2019 9th 65th Arris
Here Be Mid Tiers 5 February 9th, 2019 1st 13th Arris
The Script 2 February 16th-17th, 2019 1st 3rd MilkMan
The Gang Steals The Script March 9th, 2019 1st 1st MilkMan
Full Bloom 5 March 23rd-24th, 2019 1st 3rd Swedish Delight
Battle of BC 3: Pre-Weekly March 29th, 2019 2nd
Battle of BC 3 March 30th-31st, 2019 2nd 1st SFAT
Pound 2019 April 19th-21st, 2019 4th 4th Chillindude
Come to Papa 3 April 27th-28th, 2019 1st 1st Plup
Shell Shocked 20 May 4th, 2019 1st 1st Hazy
Get On My Level 2019 May 17th-19th, 2019 7th 7th Chillindude
Smash 'N' Splash 5 May 31st-June 2nd, 2019 4th 7th Chillindude
The Kid, the Goat, and the Mang0 June 8th-9th, 2019 17th 9th Chillindude
Smash Summit 8 June 13th-17th, 2019 5th 2nd Plup
Low Tier City 7 July 12th-14th, 2019 2nd 7th DJ Nintendo
Super Smash Con 2019 August 8th-11th, 2019 3rd 5th MilkMan
Smash Camp: End of Summer September 14th-15th, 2019 1st
Mainstage September 20th-22nd, 2019 3rd
The Big House 9 October 4th-6th, 2019 2nd
DreamHack Rotterdam October 18th-20th, 2019 1st 1st S2J
Mango's Birthday Bash December 7th-8th, 2019 5th 2nd Hungrybox
GENESIS 7 January 24th-26th, 2020 1st 5th Hungrybox
Smash Summit 9 February 13th-16th, 2020 4th
The Cave 2/24 February 24th, 2020 1st 2nd Aglet
Pound Online Online April 24th-26th, 2020 1st
Ludwig Ahgren Championship Series 2 Online July 25th-26th, 2020 1st
Frame Perfect Series 2: ONLINE Online September 19th, 2020 9th
Slippi Champions League - Season 1 Week 1 Online October 11th, 2020 2nd
Slippi Champions League - Season 1 Week 2 Online October 18th, 2020 1st
Slippi Champions League - Season 1 Week 3 Online October 25th, 2020 1st
Slippi Champions League - Season 1 Week 4 Online October 31st, 2020 1st
Smash Summit 10 Online Online November 19th-22nd, 2020 1st
Ludwig Ahgren Championship Series 3 Online December 19th-20th, 2020 5th
Galint Melee Open Online January 9th-10th, 2021 17th (DQ)
Frame Perfect Series 4: ONLINE Online January 16th, 2021 9th
Four Loko Fight Night Online March 6th-7th, 2021 1st
YourHouse Online March 27th, 2021 1st
The MD/VA Summit Online April 8th-10th, 2021 9th
Summit Champions League - Season 2 Week 1 Online April 11th, 2021 2nd
Summit Champions League - Season 2 Week 2 Online April 18th, 2021 1st
Summit Champions League - Season 2 Week 3 Online May 2nd, 2021 2nd
Summit Champions League - Season 2 Week 4 Online May 9th, 2021 1st
Smash Summit 11 July 15th-18th, 2021 2nd
SWT: NA East Melee Regional Finals October 30th-31st, 2021 1st
Smash Summit 12 December 9th-12th, 2021 3rd
Ludwig Ahgren Championship Series 4 Online January 29th-30th, 2022 1st
GENESIS 8 April 15th-17th, 2022 1st
Pound 2022 April 22nd-24th, 2022 1st
Smash Summit 13 May 12th-15th, 2022 5th
Battle of BC 4 June 10th-12th, 2022 2nd
Get On My Level 2022 July 1st-3rd, 2022 3rd
Double Down 2022 July 8th-10th, 2022 5th
Phantom 2022 July 16th-17th, 2022 2nd
Super Smash Con 2022 August 11th-14th, 2022 4th 5th Rishi
Shine 2022 August 26th-28th, 2022 1st
Riptide 2022 September 9th-11th, 2022 5th
The Big House 10 October 7th-9th, 2022 4th 33rd Michael Quiggles
Ludwig Smash Invitational October 21st-23rd, 2022 1st
Smash Summit 14 November 3rd-6th, 2022 5th
Apex 2022 November 18th-20th, 2022 2nd

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


  • Although the correct pronunciation of his tag - and essentially his name - is “Zan,” Zain has stated that he is fine with both pronunciations.[4]
  • Zain has defeated 5 of the members of the 2018 MPGR top 6 (all but Armada):
  • Since the COVID-19 pandemic, Zain sometimes competes in online tournaments by sandbagging under the tag "DontTestMe", where he goes solo Roy in bracket, a character considered by many to be one of the worst characters in Melee. Despite this, he has won multiple netplay events over other MPGR-ranked players.
  • Zain's first gamertag was tekkenz. His father combined Zain's favorite game at that time, Tekken, with the first letter of his first name.
  • Zain has a knack for a variety of comedic sketches and impressions, the latter of which include Marge from The Simpsons and numerous Melee players (such as Wife, UnknownForce, KoreanDJ, and ChuDat).
    • He has imitated Chu's penchant for eating raw onions on stream, substituting an onion for an entire lime (skin and all) instead.


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