Smasher:Zanguzen

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Zanguzen "Zang"
Zanguzen
Melee main Falco
Skill Super Smash Bros. Melee Top professional
Additional info
Real name Alex Shnayder
Location New Jersey USA

Alex Zanguzen Shnayder or Zang is an old school smasher from New Jersey who mains Falco. He is also well-known for being one of the first players to win a set against Mew2King back in 2005. Since his reemergence in 2014, he has taken sets off players such as KJH, Cactuar, G$, Android, Zhu, and Hax. He was previously ranked 6th on the New Jersey Melee Power Rankings.

Zanguzen is one of the very few professionals that have successfully maintained the position of a major tournament threat from the early years of the Golden age to the 2014 age and onward. It is interesting to note that at Apex 2015, one of if not the largest Melee tournaments of all time, Zanguzen placed higher than Ken, tied with PC Chris, and placed just one spot lower than KoreanDJ, three players who had dominated the Golden Age when Zanguzen was first active.

Playstyle[edit]

Zang is well noted for his style of play, generally considered to be "old-school," relying on heavy reads, pillaring, zoning with up-tilts, and patient laser camping instead of fast technical play seen in more current smashers such as Westballz.

Tournament History[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Gettin' Schooled 2 June 25th-26th, 2005 65th 12th UnknownForce
BOMB 4 November 12th, 2005 13th
MLG New York Opener 2006 April 21st-23rd, 2006 17th
MLG Chicago 2006 July 21st-22nd, 2006 13th 13th IK_GHOST
Smashtality III June 2nd-3rd, 2007 4th 3rd Dave
Clash of the Titans III May 31st-June 1st, 2008 7th 2nd Sensei
Justice 2 September 21st, 2013 7th
Pound V.5 November 9th, 2013 9th 7th Sensei
Revival of Melee 6 November 16th-17th, 2013 17th 17th Dave
KTAR 8 December 28th, 2013 3rd 4th Jsex
Apex 2014 January 17th-19th, 2014 49th 97th Dave
Shuffle V February 22nd-23rd, 2014 5th 9th Codi
Revival of Melee 7 March 8th-9th, 2014 33rd 9th Jsex
KTAR 9 March 22nd, 2014 5th 4th Ryobeat
Smash Brothers University 2.5 April 12th-13th, 2014 5th 5th dizzkidboogie
Get On My Level 2014 May 10th-11th, 2014 7th Dudutsai
Justice 3 May 24th, 2014 7th
SKTAR 3 May 31st-June 1st, 2014 65th 13th Jsex
MLG Anaheim 2014 June 20th-22nd, 2014 29th 25th Tian
CEO 2014 June 27th-29th, 2014 13th 17th Rocky
EVO 2014 July 11th-13th, 2014 33rd 33rd Dudutsai
Zenith 2014 August 2nd-3rd, 2014 13th 4th Jsex
The Big House 4 October 4th-5th, 2014 25th 13th Kalamazhu
Justice 4 October 11th, 2014 9th
Super Nebulous 2 January 24th, 2015 5th 13th Green Ranger
Apex 2015 January 30th-February 1st, 2015 49th
NeoNebulous 7 March 28th, 2015 7th 9th Codi
Spring Fighter 2015 April 11th, 2015 1st
Super Nebulous 3 April 25th-26th, 2015 9th 7th Jsex
EVO 2015 July 17th-19th, 2015 25th
Nebulous Prime 1 August 14th-16th, 2015 5th 3rd Jsex
KTAR XVI January 9th, 2016 5th
GENESIS 3 January 15th-17th, 2016 49th 33rd Jsex
Pound 2016 April 2nd-3rd, 2016 33rd 13th Jsex
The Big House 6 October 7th-9th, 2016 65th 25th Jsex
Nebulous Prime Melee #64 November 5th, 2016 5th 4th Jsex
The Bird's Nest November 20th, 2016 2nd
Apollo 2 February 11th, 2017 7th
Apollo IV April 8th, 2017 4th

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