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Character info
Melee main Fox
Team info
Former sponsor(s) Team Spire, Gamers HQ, heartswapTV, Eggdog Esports
Rankings and results info
Most recent ranking Super Smash Bros. Melee SSBMRank 2023: 22nd
Winnings Super Smash Bros. Melee ~-$2,000
Personal and other info
Real name Danielle Bernstein
Birth date (age 22)
Location Champaign, Illinois United States

Zamu is a smasher from Champaign, Illinois. She is a top Fox player in the Midwest that has taken sets off of players such as Cody Schwab, Ginger, Trif, Professor Pro, Magi, and Gahtzu; in addition, she has wins in online tournaments over players such as SFAT and Polish. Zamu is currently ranked 22nd on the SSBMRank 2023 and 1st on the Champaign Melee Power Rankings.

She was signed by Team Spire on May 7th, 2018.[1] Along with Spark, she was later signed to Eggdog Esports on July 24th, 2023.[2] She would part ways with Eggdog Esports on March 2nd, 2024.[3]

Tournament history[edit]


Zamu first began playing competitively in early 2015, attending the weeklies in Champaign. Near the end of 2016, she entered her first major at The Big House 6, notably losing in Round 1 Pools against Ginger, followed by a solid 33rd finish at Eden, losing to Druggedfox in Winners side of Top 64.

2017 marked significant progression, gradually placing higher, teaming with various players in the scene (notably Thor and Captain Faceroll) and travelling to more regional events. She made her first appearance on the Champaign Power Rankings in the Spring 2017 iteration, at 9th. Zamu traveled to Smash 'N' Splash 3, losing in pools to Cal. A string of more solid placements eventually led to her first tournament win in September of 2017, and being ranked 6th in the Fall 2017 Power Rankings. She fell to Crush (3-0) and JustJoe at Super Rubicon 2 - finishing at 7th. She took a set over Reeve (3-2), earning a 5th place finish at Kill Roy: Vol. 3. At House of Paign 15, after being sent to losers side of Top 48 by Prince Abu (3-1), she 3-0'd JustJoe and bested Michael (3-1), but was eliminated by SK92 (3-0) to finish 7th. She rounded out the year with a 2nd place finish at The Winter Theater, beating AbsentPage in a game-5 Losers Finals set (only losing to eventual winner, Captain Faceroll).


Zamu kicked off 2018 with a 7th place finish at Cincinnati Smash Classic VII, losing to Drephen and Fizzle_Boy. She then attended the Chicago Melee Arcadian, winning the event with nearly all 3-0 sweeps through Winners side of Top 32 (only dropping 1 game). This was followed by House of Paign 16, where Zamu lost to Cob and Reeve enroute to a lack luster 17th place finish. Next, at Chicago Gaming Coalition No.1, Zamu lost to Bananas in Winners Semis of pools, and was upset in the Top 32 Losers qualifier by dudutsai, finishing 33rd. At Stiff Knees, Zamu was sent to Losers by Vista (3-1), and then eliminated by Travioli (3-2) to get 5th place, just ahead of Full Bloom 4. At her first Major of the year, she lost in pools to Free Palestine (formerly Milhous), and then was eliminated in pools by homemadewaffles, getting 65th. She quickly turned things around, and at House of Paign 17, she beat Kels (3-1), and ended with a solid 4th place finish, only losing to AbsentPage and Michael. This was followed by a 1st place finish at a regional in Missouri - Wunderland 7 - taking out Travioli (who sent him to Losers), Shinobi and Iori. The week after that, Zamu competed at Aegis, and enroute to a 9th place finish, took out Rik while losing to Plup and Moky. At the last of House of Paign iteration until the fall (HoP 18), Zamu coasted into Winners side of Top 48, beating Drephen and Syrox, but was sent to Losers by eventual runner-up, KJH, and eliminated by Ginger. A pair of back-to-back regionals made for a good showing ahead of the summer of smash, as Zamu double-eliminated Rik at Rest in Peach (getting 2nd to AbsentPage), and double eliminated Rik at Master Hand Monthly in Indiana the following weekend to take 1st place.

At Smash 'N' Splash 4, Zamu met Ginger in Top 64 Winner's Qualifier - beating him 2-0. She then faced S2J in first round of Top 64, losing 3-0, and was eliminated by Travioli in a game 5 set, taking 33rd. Her strongest run of the year came at Smashville 7, where she ran through Redd, Drephen, and Michael, before losing both sets of Grand Finals to n0ne, but managed to take the first set to game 5. At Super Smash Con 2018, she was upset in Winners Semi's of pools by Cascade (2-1), and then lost in Round 2 pools to DrLobster (2-1), ending her run at 97th. Capping off the summer of smash was Shine 2018, where Zamu again lost in Round 1 pools to Riko, but pulled together a solid Losers run, beating players such as TheRealThing and G$, before falling to Darktooth, earning 33rd.


Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]


Ranking Time period Rank Character(s) Notes
MPGR 2018 December 2017 - December 2018 78th FoxHeadSSBM.png
MPGR 2019 December 2018 - December 2019 48th FoxHeadSSBM.png
MPGR Summer 2022 March 1st - July 11th, 2022 36th FoxHeadSSBM.png
SSBMRank 2022 March 1st - December 18th, 2022 32nd FoxHeadSSBM.png
SSBMRank Summer 2023 December 19th, 2022 - July 23rd, 2023 25th FoxHeadSSBM.png
SSBMRank 2023 December 19th, 2022 - December 17th, 2023 22nd FoxHeadSSBM.png

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros.[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Fête August 2nd-4th, 2019 19th

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Smashing Illini Weekly 10/30 April 25th, 2015 49th
Welcome Week Rec Room Tournament August 26th, 2015 17th
Show Me Your Moves 16 August 30th, 2015 65th
Smashing Illini Weekly 9/4 September 4th, 2015 25th
Smashing Illini Weekly 9/18 September 18th, 2015 17th
Champaign Dojo Arcadian September 26th, 2015 33rd
Smashing Illini Weekly 10/2 October 2nd, 2015 17th
Smashing Illini Weekly 10/23 October 23rd, 2015 25th
Smashing Illini Weekly 10/30 October 30th, 2015 25th
House of Paign #6 October 31st, 2015 33rd
Smashing Illini Weekly 11/13 November 13th, 2015 17th
Smash Biweekly #5 November 14th, 2015 9th
Smashing Illini Weekly 12/4 December 4th, 2015 9th
Welcome Week Spring 2016 January 21st, 2016 25th
Smashing Illini Weekly #1 January 27th, 2016 25th
Smashing Illini Weekly #2 February 1st, 2016 17th
Smashing Illini Weekly #3 February 8th, 2016 25th 13th Birdman
House of Paign #8 February 13th, 2016 33rd
Smashing Illini Weekly #5 February 26th, 2016 9th 9th DJQ
Smashing Illini Weekly #6 March 4th, 2016 13th 7th Gwyn
House of Paign #9 Amateur March 5th, 2016 33rd
Smashing Illini Weekly #9 April 15th, 2016 17th
Rec Room Melee Tournament April 16th, 2016 13th
Smashing Illini Weekly #10 April 18th, 2016 17th 5th DJQ
End the Paign 2 April 30th, 2016 25th
Smashing Illini Weekly #12 May 6th, 2016 17th 13th DJQ
TSI Weekly 9/16 September 16th, 2016 7th 2nd Tr2sh sucks
TSI Weekly 9/23 September 23rd, 2016 13th 2nd Tr2sh sucks
Round Balcs Rumble October 4th, 2016 9th
The Big House 6 October 7th-9th, 2016 385th
TSI Weekly 10/21 October 21st, 2016 17th 2nd PikaPastor
TSI Weekly 10/28 October 28th, 2016 7th 5th Deegs
TSI Weekly 11/11 November 11th, 2016 17th 5th PikaPastor
TSI Weekly 12/2 December 2nd, 2016 3rd 5th PikaPastor
House of Paign 11 December 3rd, 2017 7th
TSI Weekly 12/9 December 9th, 2016 7th 1st Thor
Eden December 10th-11th, 2016 33rd 13th Cob
House of Paign 12 January 14th, 2017 17th 9th Thor
Welcome Week Spring 2018 January 18th, 2017 5th
TSI Weekly 1/20 January 20th, 2017 9th 1st Thor
TSI Weekly 1/27 January 27th, 2017 9th 1st Thor
TSI Weekly 2/3 February 3rd, 2017 7th 1st Thor
ChampionSHPE XI February 4th, 2017 17th
TSI Weekly 2/10 February 10th, 2017 9th 1st Thor
TSI Weekly 2/17 February 17th, 2017 3rd 2nd Thor
BOPME 16 February 18th, 2017 25th 3rd Thor
TSI Weekly 2/24 February 24th, 2017 7th 2nd Thor
TSI Weekly 3/10 March 10th, 2017 5th 2nd Thor
TSI Weekly 3/31 March 31st, 2017 9th 1st Thor
House of Paign 14 April 1st, 2017 13th 5th Thor
TSI Weekly 4/7 April 7th, 2017 17th 1st Blendtec
TSI Weekly 4/14 April 14th, 2017 7th 2nd Thor
TSI Weekly 5/5 May 5th, 2017 7th 1st Thor
Bird's Out May 6th, 2017 4th 1st Thor
OUTFOXX'D AGAIN May 20th, 2017 9th 4th shabo
Smash 'N' Splash 3 June 2nd-4th, 2017 257th 49th PikaPastor
Super Rubicon 1 July 8th, 2017 25th 5th Blendtec
ASH@WIT #123 August 11th, 2017 17th 1st Captain Faceroll
ASH@WIT #128 September 15th, 2017 3rd
TSI Weekly 9/29 September 29th, 2017 1st 2nd WhangChang
TSI Weekly 10/6 October 6th, 2017 2nd
TSI Weekly 10/13 October 13th, 2017 5th 1st Thor
Super Rubicon 2 October 14th, 2017 7th 4th Shabo
TSI Weekly 10/20 October 20th, 2017 3rd 1st Thor
Champaign Colosseum October 21st, 2017 5th 1st PRZ
Master Hand Monthly #15 October 28th, 2017 3rd
TSI Weekly 11/3 November 3rd, 2017 1st 3rd Thor
TSI Weekly 11/10 November 10th, 2017 3rd 2nd Thor
Kill Roy Vol. 3 November 11th, 2017 5th 2nd Cob
TSI Weekly 11/14 November 14th, 2017 3rd 3rd Blendtec
TSI Weekly 12/1 December 1st, 2017 1st 1st Thor
TSI Weekly 12/8 December 8th, 2017 2nd 4th Deegs
House of Paign 15 December 9th, 2017 7th 5th Reeve
TSI Weekly 12/14 December 14th, 2017 1st 1st Shabo
The Winter Theater December 23rd, 2017 2nd
Cincinnati Smash Classic VII January 6th, 2018 7th 3rd Cob
Welcome Week Winter 2018 January 17th, 2018 2nd
TSI Weekly 2/2 February 2nd, 2018 1st 1st Thor
Watch The Throne 5: Chicago Melee Arcadian February 4th, 2018 1st 1st Thor
TSI Weekly 2/9 February 9th, 2018 1st 1st Thor
House of Paign 16 February 10th, 2018 17th 1st Squid
TSI Weekly 2/23 February 23rd, 2018 1st
TSI Weekly 3/2 March 2nd, 2018 4th 1st Thor
TSI Weekly 3/9 March 9th, 2018 1st
Chicago Gaming Coalition No. 1 March 9th-11th, 2018 33rd
TSI Weekly #47 March 15th, 2018 2nd 1st Mote
Stiff Knees 4 March 17th, 2018 5th 3rd Deepz
Full Bloom 4 March 24th-25th, 2018 65th
TSI Weekly #48 March 30th, 2018 9th
House of Paign 17 March 31st, 2018 4th 1st AbsentPage
TSI Weekly #49 April 6th, 2018 3rd 2nd Thor
TSI Weekly #50 April 13th, 2018 3rd 2nd WhangChang
Wunderland 7 April 14th, 2018 1st 3rd Birdman
Aegis April 21st, 2018 9th 7th Squid
TSI Weekly #52 April 27th, 2018 2nd 1st AbsentPage
House of Paign 18 April 28th, 2018 5th 4th Reeve
TSI Weekly #53 May 3rd, 2018 2nd 4th Tucker
Rest in Peach May 5th, 2018 2nd 1st Cob
Master Hand Monthly: May 2018 May 12th, 2018 1st
Smash 'N' Splash 4 June 1st-3rd, 2018 33rd 13th Cob
Tripoint Smash 14 June 8th, 2018 2nd
FuddBrudders #45 June 13th, 2018 3rd 3rd Deegs
Smashville 7 June 16th, 2018 2nd 5th Holiday
Let's Go, Springfield! #1 July 7th, 2018 4th
Tripoint Smash 19 June 16th, 2018 1st
Tripoint Smash 21 July 27th, 2018 2nd
Super Smash Con 2018 August 9th-12th, 2018 97th 9th Cob
Shine 2018 August 24th-26th, 2018 33rd 13th AbsentPage
Show Me Your Moves 19 September 1st, 2018 4th 3rd Fiction
The Midwest Battlefield: September 2018 September 22nd, 2018 2nd 1st Cob
The Big House 8 October 5th-7th, 2018 49th 25th Cob
House of Paign 19 November 10th, 2018 17th
Bridgetown Hyper Blitz December 8th, 2018 7th 5th Vincessant
The Parking Lot - Tuesday December 11th, 2018 5th
The Parking Lot - Wednesday December 12th, 2018 7th
The Parking Lot - Thursday December 13th, 2018 9th
The Parking Lot - Friday December 14th, 2018 7th
Don't Park on the Grass 2018 December 15th-16th, 2018 33rd 13th Captain Faceroll
Tripoint Smash 42 January 4th, 2019 1st
Tripoint Smash 43 January 11th, 2019 3rd
Hold That L January 26th, 2019 17th 3rd NMW
GENESIS 6 February 1st-3rd, 2019 129th
BOPME 18 February 16th, 2019 3rd 1st Rik
TSI Weekly #75 March 1st, 2019 3rd 1st AbsentPage
House of Paign 20 March 2nd, 2019 7th 2nd Captain Faceroll
Full Bloom 5 March 23rd-24th, 2019 65th 9th Kels
House of Paign 21 April 20th, 2019 7th 2nd Kels
L R A Start #1 April 27th, 2019 5th 1st Cantus
Tripoint Smash 62 May 24th, 2019 1st
L R A Start #2 May 25th, 2019 5th 1st Reeve
Smash 'N' Splash 5 May 31st-June 2nd, 2019 33rd 17th Kels
We Need Some Space 2 July 6th, 2019 13th 9th Hunybear
Paradigm Shift 2019 July 20th-21st, 2019 4th 2nd Captain Faceroll
Hold That L #4 July 27th, 2019 17th 1st Rik
Fête August 2nd-4th, 2019 5th 2nd Captain Faceroll
Awakening 5 August 16th-18th, 2019 1st 5th gLory
Show Me Your Moves 20 August 31st, 2019 4th 2nd Kels
FortCON 2019 September 28th, 2019 5th
The Big House 9 October 4th-6th, 2019 33rd 13th Leighton
TSI Melee Weekly #90 October 11th, 2019 2nd 4th Cantus
TSI Melee Weekly #92 October 25th, 2019 2nd
TSI Melee Weekly #93 November 1st, 2019 1st 2nd Killablue
House of Paign 22 November 2nd, 2019 17th 2nd Spark
TSI Melee Weekly #94 November 8th, 2019 2nd 1st Cantus
Super B-Town Beatdown 13 November 9th, 2019 3rd 1st Cantus
TSI Melee Weekly #95 November 15th, 2019 1st 1st Killablue
Smash Out 2019 November 16th, 2019 4th 4th Killablue
TSI Melee Weekly #96 November 21st, 2019 1st Birdman
Check the Damage November 23rd, 2019 1st Cantus
TSI Melee Weekly #97 December 6th, 2019 1st 2nd coffee
Invincible 5 December 7th, 2019 2nd
TSI Melee Weekly #98 December 12th, 2019 2nd
GHQ Melee Weekly 1/5/20 January 5th, 2020 1st
Kill Roy: Volume 5 January 18th, 2020 3rd 4th Slox
GHQ Melee Weekly 1/19/20 January 19th, 2020 1st
Melee @ The Made: The Warm Up January 23rd, 2020 7th
GENESIS 7 January 24th-26th, 2020 65th 49th Leighton
TSI Melee Weekly #99 January 31st, 2020 9th
TSI Melee Weekly #100 February 7th, 2020 3rd
BOPME 19 February 8th, 2020 4th 2nd Prince Abu
TSI Melee Weekly #101 February 14th, 2020 2nd 1st PRZ
GHQ Melee Weekly 2/16/20 February 16th, 2020 1st
TSI Melee Weekly #102 February 21st, 2020 2nd 1st PRZ
TSI Melee Weekly #103 February 28th, 2020 1st
TSI Melee Weekly #104 - Unofficial Weekly! March 6th, 2020 3rd 3rd Leo
Minneapolis Charity Netplay Event: East Coast EditionOnline June 1st, 2020 33rd
Get On My Line 2020Online July 18th-19th, 2020 17th
LG Ginger's Pot O' GoldOnline March 14th, 2021 3rd
Galint Melee Open: Spring EditionOnline March 19th-21st, 2021 25th
LG Ginger's Pot O' Gold: MayOnline May 16th, 2021 25th
Netplay for PalestineOnline May 21st, 2021 5th
Rollback Rumble: THE BIG ONEOnline July 3rd-11th, 2021 7th
Galint Melee Open: Summer EditionOnline July 23rd-25th, 2021 17th
Riptide September 10th-12th, 2021 17th
Low Tide City 2021 October 1st-3rd, 2021 13th 2nd salami
SWT: NA East Melee Regional Finals October 30th-31st, 2021 9th
Mainstage 2021 November 12th-14th, 2021 33rd 9th salami
Smash World Tour 2021 Championships December 17th-19th, 2021 25th
Ludwig Ahgren Championship Series 4Online January 29th-30th, 2022 33rd
Smash Camp 2022 March 18th-20th, 2022 7th 7th salami
GENESIS 8 April 15th-17th, 2022 17th 17th salami
The Function 2 May 7th, 2022 5th
Riptide 2022 September 9th-11th, 2022 13th
The Big House 10 October 7th-9th, 2022 33rd 13th Faceroll
Mainstage 2022 December 2nd-4th, 2022 17th 13th salami
Kill Roy: Volume 6 March 4th, 2023 2nd 1st Cody Schwab
Daddy's Den X Supreme March 18th-19th, 2023 4th 1st Spark
Out of the Blue April 22nd, 2023 2nd
Wisdom Melee May 6th, 2023 2nd
Tipped Off 14: Resurgence June 3rd-4th, 2023 13th / 344 4th / 79 Polish
Ludwig Ahgren Championship Series 5 Open Qualifier July 7th, 2023 Top 4 / 115
Ludwig Ahgren Championship Series 5 July 7th-9th, 2023 15th / 16
Invincible VII July 15th-16th, 2023 4th / 146 1st / 23 Spark
Super Smash Con 2023 August 10th-13th, 2023 17th / 860 5th / 161 Spark
Shine 2023 August 25th-27th, 2023 9th / 683 5th / 158 Spark
Riptide 2023 September 8th-10th, 2023 33rd / 477 4th / 101 Spark
The Big House 11 October 20th-22nd, 2023 129th / 1,011 33rd / 221 Spark
Eggdog Scramble 2 January 13th, 2024 9th / 137 1st / 27 Spark
GENESIS X February 16th-18th, 2024 49th / 1,544 2nd / 305 Hungrybox
Afterburner 2024 March 9th, 2024 1st / 57


  • Zamu was once a top Pokemon TCG player, ranked #1 in Illinois, and placed 9th at a national tournament.
  • Zamu is a cousin of fellow Melee player Ringler.

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Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]