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Zenyou "Masta Zenyou" "MastaZenyouX"
Character info
Melee main Fox
Smash 4 main Mario
Other Smash 4 characters Sheik, Fox
Ultimate main Mario
Other Ultimate characters Cloud, Pyra, Mythra
Team info
Crew(s) ennyMura, 2Scoops
Former crews Atrakt, A2
Rankings and results info
Most recent ranking Super Smash Bros. 4 Panda Global Rankings 100: 61st
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate SoCal Power Rankings: 6th
Personal and other info
Real name Dustin Rice
Birth date (age 29)
Location Porter Ranch, California United States

Zenyou is an Ultimate Mario main with a Cloud secondary from Porter Ranch, California. He is considered one of the best Mario players in SoCal along with Masta, and is currently ranked 6th on the SoCal Ultimate Power Rankings. He has taken sets off of players such as MkLeo, Jakal, Chag, MKBigBoss, Lui$, Monte, Justice, and Kurama.

In SSB4, Zenyou is a Mario main with Sheik and Fox secondaries, he is considered one of the best Mario players in the world, behind Ally and ANTi. He is renowned for his potent combo and punish game, considered the most extensive and developed among Mario players. Zenyou is currently ranked 4th on the SoCal Smash 4 All-Time Power Rankings and 61st on the Panda Global Rankings 100. He has taken sets off of top players such as Nairo, Ally, Mr.R, VoiD, Samsora, Fatality, Abadango, and Larry Lurr.

His breakout performance was at The Big House 5, where he qualified for Top 32 Winners, before losing to Nairo. In Losers, he defeated Shel, Fatality, and Seagull Joe, before succumbing to ZeRo, ending his run at 7th. Later, he would push ZeRo to the brink at 2GGC: GENESIS Saga, taking him to last game, last stock situation.

Playing style[edit]

Zenyou's playstyle is highly regarded for his punishing combo game, making extensive usage of Mario's tilts to begin and extend combos, and for his ability to reliably follow up into kill confirms.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Final Battle January 17th, 2015 25th 7th ChAo5
DVDA 7 February 20th, 2015 9th 4th Angbad
Mega Smash Monday 0 May 11th, 2015 2nd
DVDA 9 May 18th, 2015 3rd
EVO 2015 July 17th-19th, 2015 33rd
Smash FORE July 26th, 2015 3rd
Low Tier City 3 August 1st-2nd, 2015 3rd 4th Scizor
SoCal Regionals Prelude II August 29th, 2015 9th
Paragon Los Angeles 2015 September 5th-6th, 2015 17th
Super Smash Sundays 32 September 13th, 2015 1st SlayerZ
The Indigo Plateau #1 September 19th, 2015 5th
The Big House 5 October 2nd-4th, 2015 7th
Super Smash Sundays 34 October 18th, 2015 5th 3rd Nicko
Super Smash Sundays 35 November 1st, 2015 5th 5th K9sbruce
iBuyPower November 14th, 2015 7th
TGC 5 December 6th, 2015 5th 3rd SM
Mega Smash Mondays 29 December 21st, 2015 9th
2GGT: ESAM Saga January 9th, 2016 9th 5th SM
GENESIS 3 January 15th-17th, 2016 129th 49th Panda
2GGT: The False Awakens January 30th, 2016 5th 1st Trela
TGC 6 February 6th, 2016 9th 5th S2H
Mega Smash Mondays 37 February 15th, 2016 2nd
2GGT: EE Saga February 27th, 2016 9th
2GGT: FOW Saga March 26th, 2016 25th 2nd Larry Lurr
CFAS Wednesday Night Strikes 3/30 March 30th, 2016 1st
Smash @ The Cave #16 March 31st, 2016 3rd 1st Boss
Pound 2016 April 2nd-3rd, 2016 25th 5th Larry Lurr
Special Smash April 23rd, 2016 2nd
Frame Perfect 2016 May 1st, 2016 1st
2GGT: Fresh Saga May 7th, 2016 13th 2nd Trela
2GGT: Mexico Saga June 4th, 2016 17th 1st SlayerZ
CEO 2016 June 24th-26th, 2016 33rd 9th Jtails
PSG Classic 2016 July 13th, 2016 5th
EVO 2016 July 15th-17th, 2016 49th
2GGT: KTAR Saga July 23rd, 2016 17th 13th Captain L
2GGT: Abadango Saga September 24th, 2016 13th 9th Tyrant
Mega Smash Mondays 67 September 26th, 2016 7th
Mega Smash Mondays 68 October 3rd, 2016 3rd
True Combo Thursday! #0 October 6th, 2016 7th 1st Zan
True Combo Thursday! #0.1 October 13th, 2016 3rd 1st Zan
SoCal Regionals 2016 October 15th, 2016 3rd
Mega Smash Mondays 70 October 17th, 2016 2nd
True Combo Thursday! #0.2 October 20th, 2016 1st 2nd Ronnie
Wednesday Night Fights 4.1 October 26th, 2016 1st
True Combo Thursday! #0.3 October 27th, 2016 1st 3rd ZekromAmaterasu
2GG: Pay It Forward October 29th, 2016 7th
True Combo Thursday! #0.4 November 3rd, 2016 1st 1st Pike
Mega Smash Mondays 73 November 7th, 2016 4th
Wednesday Night Fights 4.2 November 9th, 2016 1st
LanDiego State 6 November 12th, 2016 2nd
Wednesday Night Fights 4.3 November 16th, 2016 3rd
Hero to ZeRo November 19th, 2016 17th 1st SlayerZ
Mega Smash Mondays 75 November 21st, 2016 3rd
Smash City LA December 11th, 2016 9th
Mega Smash Mondays 78 December 12th, 2016 7th
2GGT: ZeRo Saga December 16th-18th, 2016 25th 13th Pugwest
True Combo Thursday! "end of the string" December 29th, 2016 1st 4th Pike
Poplar Creek Bowl Weekly #81 January 5th, 2017 1st 3rd Rich Brown
Midwest Mayhem 6: SoCal Invasion January 7th, 2017 9th 7th Tyrant
True Combo Thursday! #2 January 12th, 2017 1st 1st Pike
2GGC: GENESIS Saga January 14th, 2017 5th 17th Jtails
Smash of the Titans 15 January 19th, 2017 9th
GENESIS 4 January 20th-22nd, 2017 193rd 17th Jtails
2GGC: Midwest Mayhem Saga February 11th, 2017 9th 5th Jtails
Mega Smash Mondays 86 February 20th, 2017 1st 2nd K9sbruce
Mega Smash Mondays 88 March 6th, 2017 2nd
Wednesday Night Fights 2017 Winter Season 1.6 March 22nd, 2017 17th
2GGC: Civil War March 24th-26th, 2017 33rd 25th Jtails
Who's Your Pappy #7 April 9th, 2017 1st 1st Rice
Mega Smash Mondays 94 April 17th, 2017 1st
True Combo Thursdays #18: "Larry Didn't Get 9th May 4th, 2017 3rd pluto
Mega Smash Mondays 96 May 8th, 2017 3rd
Mega Smash Mondays 97 May 15th, 2017 1st
2GGC: Greninja Saga May 20th, 2017 33rd 13th Larry Lurr
Wednesday Night Fights 2017 Spring Season 2.5 June 7th, 2017 7th
2GGC: Nairo Saga June 10th-11th, 2017 33rd
LAN Hero Tuesday #32 June 20th, 2017 4th
True Combo Thursdays #25: "Smash into Summer" June 22nd, 2017 2nd 2nd Panda
Wednesday Night Fights 2017 Spring Season 2.8 June 28th, 2017 3rd
True Combo Thursdays #26: "Beat The Heat" June 29th, 2017 1st Dynamo
LAN Hero Tuesday #35 Grind to EVO! July 11th, 2017 1st
EVO 2017 July 14th-16th, 2017 33rd
2GGC: SCR Saga August 19th-20th, 2017 13th 9th Fatality
2GGC: West Side Saga September 9th, 2017 17th 33rd Jtails
GameTyrant Expo 2017 September 29th-October 1st, 2017 13th 13th Elegant
2GGC: Fire Emblem Saga October 14th-15th, 2017 25th
Who's Your Pappy 10 October 22nd, 2017 13th 5th Tyrant
2GGC: MkLeo Saga November 4th, 2017 33rd
IBP Masters Showdown November 11th-12th, 2017 13th
Mega Smash Mondays 126 December 18th, 2017 2nd
Mega Smash Mondays 127 January 1st, 2018 1st
True Combo Thursdays #52 January 4th, 2018 1st Pike
Mega Smash Mondays 128 January 8th, 2018 1st
GENESIS 5 January 19th-21st, 2018 9th
EVO Japan 2018 January 26th-28th, 2018 65th
Frostbite 2018 February 9th-11th, 2018 17th 25th Mekos
Kawaii Kon 2018 March 2nd-4th, 2018 3rd 1st Zan
Mega Smash Mondays 137 March 12th, 2018 5th
Rise 2018 March 17th-18th, 2018 17th 9th Xzax
SoCal Rivals March 31st, 2018 3rd
Mega Smash Mondays 142 April 16th, 2018 7th
SwitchFest April 21st-22nd, 2018 17th
True Combo Thursdays #68 April 26th, 2018 1st 1st Pike
CSL Smash Western Divisionals April 28th-29th, 2018 1st
True Combo Thursdays #69 May 3rd, 2018 4th
SoCal Smash League Season 1 Finals (Division 1) May 5th, 2018 1st
Hollywood Action Tuesdays 23 May 22nd, 2018 1st
DreamHack Austin 2018 June 1st-3rd, 2018 13th
2GG: Hyrule Saga June 23rd-24th, 2018 25th 17th Mr. ConCon
Master Sword Monday June 25th, 2018 5th
Mega Smash Mondays 153 July 2nd, 2018 5th
Two Stocked Thursday #5 July 5th, 2018 1st
Two Stocked Thursday #6 July 12th, 2018 1st
Two Stocked Thursday #7 July 19th, 2018 3rd
EVO 2018 August 3rd-5th, 2018 17th
SoCal Regionals 2018 September 14th-16th, 2018 17th 4th BestNess
Shell Showdown October 13th, 2018 7th

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
SoCal Chronicles January 5th, 2019 5th 5th Jtails
GENESIS 6 February 1st-3rd, 2019 33rd
Ultimate Nimbus March 3rd, 2019 17th 3rd Slither2Hunter
2GG: Prime Saga April 13th-14th, 2019 9th SlayerZ
DreamHack Dallas 2019 May 31st-June 2nd, 2019 17th 9th Slither2Hunter
The Kid, the Goat, and the Mang0 June 8th-9th, 2019 7th
CEO 2019 June 28th-30th, 2019 49th
EVO 2019 August 2nd-4th, 2019 33rd
Mainstage September 20th-22nd, 2019 65th
The Big House 9 October 4th-6th, 2019 49th
Mega Smash Monday 212 October 21st, 2019 4th
GENESIS: BLACK November 9th-10th, 2019 13th
2GG: Kongo Saga December 7th-8th, 2019 129th
Mega Smash Mondays 220 December 23rd, 2019 13th
Mega Smash Mondays 221 December 30th, 2019 1st
2GG: SoCal Chronicles 2020 January 4th, 2020 2nd
Smash at The Comic Strip: Punching Up January 19th, 2020 5th
GENESIS 7 January 24th-26th, 2020 33rd
Mega Smash Mondays 227 February 3rd, 2020 2nd
Mega Smash Mondays 228 February 10th, 2020 2nd
2GG: All In February 16th, 2020 5th
Mega Smash Mondays 229 February 17th, 2020 9th
Frostbite 2020 February 21st-23rd, 2020 129th
Ascension: Stroder Beloved February 12th, 2022 17th
LVL UP EXPO 2022 February 25th-27th, 2022 7th
GENESIS 8 April 15th-17th, 2022 33rd
Mainstage 2022 December 2nd-4th, 2022 65th
GENESIS 9 January 20th-22nd, 2023 65th
DreamHack San Diego 2023 April 7th-9th, 2023 25th
ichigoCon July 28th, 2023 9th / 168
GENESIS: BLACK at Guildhouse December 2nd-3rd, 2023 25th / 201
GENESIS X February 16th-18th, 2024 97th / 1,506

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
DreamHack Austin 2018 June 1st-3rd, 2018 129th
Friday Night Turnips #124 May 4th, 2019 9th
Melee @ Verdugo West #64 May 8th, 2019 5th
Fight for SoCal V May 25th, 2019 33rd
Smash @ Steelcraft GG November 30th, 2019 49th


Homophobia and transphobia[edit]

Zenyou was removed from coaching website Metafy on June 5th, 2023[1] in response to homophobic and transphobic remarks he made on Twitter and Twitch,[2][3] and being defensive of his statements once exposed about it, stating "Its a free country, talk your shit :) / It'd be hypocritical of me to state my opinion without being willing to let you guys state yours / Twitter be how Twitter be, but insults bounce off me like bullets on Superman"[4] Additionally, an anonymous user alleged Zenyou hit on them when they were 16 years old, showing Skype chat logs from 2015.[5] Zenyou denied these allegations.[6]


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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]