Smasher:Zomba

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Zomba
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Ultimate main R.O.B.
Other Ultimate
characters
Roy, Link
SSB4 mains Bayonetta, Cloud
Other SSB4
characters
Link, Lucina
Sponsor(s) Spacestation Gaming
Former sponsor(s) Nevermore International, 16-Bit Esports
Crew(s) Grunt Gang, MBS
Former crews Tainted Renegades
Skill Super Smash Bros. 4 Professional
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Top professional
Ranking Super Smash Bros. 4 Staten Island Power Rankings: 15th
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate PGRU v3 NA: 9th
Additional info
Real name Salvatore DeSena
Birth date (age 16)
Location Staten Island, New York USA

Zomba is a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate player from Staten Island, New York who mains R.O.B. and has Roy and Link secondaries. He is currently considered the best R.O.B. player in the world and has taken sets off of players such as Tweek, Cosmos, Kola, Glutonny, KEN, Shuton, Dabuz, and Tea. He is known for proficiency over a lot of characters as a result of doing a lot of "Random Ditto" money matches; he has pulled out some of these characters in bracket, notably defeating The Great Gonzales with Sonic.

He is currently ranked 1st on both the Staten Island Ultimate Power Rankings and the New York City Ultimate Power Rankings, 14th on OrionRank Ultimate: Eclipse North America, 22nd on OrionRank Ultimate: Eclipse, and 9th on the PGRU v3 NA; he was also formerly ranked in the Area 51 position on the Wi-Fi Warrior Rank v3.

In Smash 4, Zomba was a Bayonetta and Cloud player. He was also a notable Wi-Fi Warrior in this game and was ranked 26th on the Wi-Fi Warrior Rank v2. He has defeated other Wi-Fi Warriors such as RobinGG, ShinyMark, JMafia, MASTER PUFFY, Pelca, and Horse. He has made a notable mark offline, defeating players such as Frozen, Gen, Stretch, Gunblade, Freelancer Leo, BOW, Don, and SPT. He was ranked 15th on the Staten Island All-Time Smash 4 Power Rankings.

Zomba joined Nevermore International on July 25th, 2020 and left on May 9th, 2021. On June 24th, 2022, he joined Spacestation Gaming.

Playstyle[edit]

Zomba is known for his high aggression with a bunch of characters he chooses. With R.O.B., he is able to use some of R.O.B.'s best aerials, specials and tilts to win neutral, as well as waiting for the right opportunity to punish his opponent in neutral with a lot of unexpected options to take stocks quickly. He is also known for counterpicking a lot of his opponents with different characters to gain matchup experience with a certain character or to cover a lot of bad matchups R.O.B. has, mainly going Link, Cloud, or Joker.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 Placement 2v2 Placement Partner
Shaolin Smash #6 October 14th, 2016 13th 4th Hentai Jow
Shaolin Smash #12 November 25th, 2016 9th 5th Jish
Shaolin Smash #20 January 27th, 2017 9th
Shaolin Smash #31 April 14th, 2017 7th
Shaolin Smash #32 April 21st, 2017 9th
Shaolin Smash #37 May 26th, 2017 5th
Shaolin Smash #38 June 2nd, 2017 5th
Shaolin Smash #39 June 9th, 2017 7th
Shaolin Smash #43 July 7th, 2017 7th
Shaolin Smash #44 July 14th, 2017 5th
Shaolin Smash #47 August 4th, 2017 9th 5th Jish
Final Stage 2017Online August 15th-17th, 2017 97th 9th Zaxel
Shaolin Smash #48 August 18th, 2017 7th
Shaolin Smash #49 August 25th, 2017 9th
A Very Merry Smash Island (Shaolin Smash #56) December 22nd, 2017 3rd
Shaolin Smash #57 December 29th, 2017 5th
Shaolin Smash #58 January 12th, 2018 5th
Shaolin Smash #60 January 26th, 2018 2nd
Shaolin Smash #61 February 2nd, 2018 2nd
Shaolin Smash #62 February 9th, 2018 1st
Shaolin Smash #63 February 16th, 2018 9th
Shaolin Smash #65 April 6th, 2018 4th
Dead Island #68 (Shaolin Smash #68) May 4th, 2018 2nd
Shaolin Smash #69 May 11th, 2018 3rd
Shaolin Smash #70 May 18th, 2018 2nd
Shaolin Smash #71 May 25th, 2018 7th
Dead Island #72 (Shaolin Smash #72) June 1st, 2018 4th
The Smash Bash 85: France EditionOnline June 9th-10th, 2018 17th
XenoArcadian 2018 Q2 June 16th, 2018 7th
Dead Island #74 (Shaolin Smash #74) June 22nd, 2018 2nd
Smash Island #76 (Shaolin Smash #76) July 6th, 2018 2nd
Smash Sounds July 7th-8th, 2018 65th 25th BOW
Bravery Arcade July 13th, 2018 4th
Super Smash Con 2018 August 9th-12th, 2018 129th 49th Jish
Shaolin Smash #79 August 17th, 2018 2nd
Xenosaga XVI August 18th, 2018 17th 7th ZayXen
Shaolin Smash #80 August 24th, 2018 2nd
XenoArcadian 2018 Q3 September 8th, 2018 13th 9th DarkBlues
Shaolin Smash #83 September 14th, 2018 1st
Shaolin Smash #84 September 21st, 2018 2nd
Xenosaga XVII September 22nd, 2018 17th 4th BOW
Shaolin Smash #85 September 28th, 2018 3rd
Shaolin Smash #86 October 12th, 2018 1st
Escape From Yoshi's Island October 13th, 2018 33rd
Shaolin Smash #87 October 19th, 2018 4th
Shaolin Smash #89 November 3rd, 2018 2nd
Shaolin Smash #90 November 17th, 2018 2nd
One More GameOnline November 17th, 2018 7th
Shaolin Smash #91 November 24th, 2018 1st
Super Smash Con: Fall Fest October 15th-17th, 2021 7th

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Shaolin Smash #93 December 21st, 2018 7th 5th Ingot
Smashing Legends Ultimate Christmas SpecialOnline December 26th, 2018 17th
Shaolin Smash #94 December 28th, 2018 4th 1st Pershado
Shaolin Smash #95 January 4th, 2019 5th 5th Jish
Shaolin Smash #97 January 26th, 2019 2nd
Xenosaga XXII February 2nd, 2019 5th 2nd SPT
Smash Island #1 February 9th, 2019 1st
Smash Island DX #1 February 16th, 2019 5th
Spectrum #80 February 18th, 2019 5th 5th BOW
Smash Island DX #2 February 23rd, 2019 1st
Smash Island DX #3 March 2nd, 2019 2nd
Smash Island DX #4 March 9th, 2019 2nd
Smash Island DX #5 March 16th, 2019 1st
Smash Island DX #6 March 23rd, 2019 5th
Spectrum #85 March 25th, 2019 7th
Smash Island DX #7 March 30th, 2019 1st
Suplex City Smash April 6th, 2019 17th
The Scarlet Classic V April 14th, 2019 5th
CN:B-Airs #184 April 19th, 2019 5th 5th SPT
Smash Island DX #8.5 April 20th, 2019 1st
Spectrum #89 April 22nd, 2019 9th 3rd BOW
Xeno #158 April 24th, 2019 4th
Ultimate Naifu Wars: Sandy Road to CEO 2019 1Online April 26th, 2019 33rd
Smash Island DX #9 April 27, 2019 1st
The Forge: Season 2 - Episode 1 May 18th, 2019 9th
Spectrum #93 May 20th, 2019 7th
Amalgamation May 25th, 2019 9th 5th BOW
Spectrum #94 May 27th, 2019 4th 3rd BOW
Xenosaga XXV June 1st, 2019 4th 1st BOW
Spectrum #95 June 3rd, 2019 5th
Smash Island DX #13 June 8th, 2019 1st 1st BOW
Spectrum #96 June 10th, 2019 7th 3rd BOW
Smash Island DX #14 June 15th, 2019 3rd
Xeno #167 June 26th, 2019 13th
Smash Island DX #16 June 29th, 2019 1st
Spectrum #99 July 1st, 2019 5th
Smash Island DX #17 July 6th, 2019 2nd
Spectrum #100 July 8th, 2019 33rd
DNA: Season 3 - Week 1 July 11th, 2019 5th
Smash Island DX #18 July 13th, 2019 4th
Spectrum #101 July 15th, 2019 13th
Spectrum #102 July 22nd, 2019 4th
Spectrum #103 July 29th, 2019 4th 1st Stretch
Spectrum #105 August 12th, 2019 3rd 5th zombie
Spectrum #106 August 19th, 2019 17th 5th BOW
The Forge: Season 3 - Episode 1 August 31st, 2019 9th
Smash Island DX #25 September 7th, 2019 1st
Spectrum #109 September 9th, 2019 3rd 3rd Stretch
Smash Island DX #26 September 14th, 2019 1st
Spectrum #110 September 16th, 2019 4th 1st Arhungry
Xenosaga XXVII September 21st, 2019 9th 5th Stretch
Ultimate Naifu Wars 6Online September 27th, 2019 3rd
Spectrum #112 September 30th, 2019 2nd
Smash Island DX #28 October 5th, 2019 2nd
Xenosaga XXVIII October 12th, 2019 7th 4th Stretch
Spectrum #114 October 14th, 2019 3rd 1st BOW
Open Source Smash October 19th, 2019 9th 4th Gen
Spectrum #155 October 21st, 2019 4th
Smash Island DX #30 October 26th, 2019 1st
Return to Yoshi's Island November 2nd, 2019 13th 5th Frozen
Spectrum #116 November 4th, 2019 2nd
Tri-state Showdown: Fall 2019 November 9th, 2019 25th 17th Stretch
Spectrum #117 November 11th, 2019 2nd
Wreckonize #27 November 15th, 2019 2nd
Xenosaga XXIX November 16th, 2019 5th 3rd Stretch
Player's Ball Ultimate November 23rd, 2019 9th
Wavebounce #2 November 30th, 2019 9th 2nd Stretch
Fireside Open 2019 December 7th, 2019 7th
Fusion: Weekly #1 December 9th, 2019 3rd 1st Stretch
Wreckonize #31 December 13th, 2019 1st
Smash Island DX #35 December 14th, 2019 3rd
Fusion: Weekly #3 December 23rd, 2019 17th 5th BOW
DNA: Season 4 - Week 11 December 26th, 2019 4th
Wreckonize #33 December 27th, 2019 1st 1st Unknown
The Forge: Season 4 - Episode 2 December 28th, 2019 5th 1st Mr. E
Fusion: Weekly #4 December 30th, 2019 5th 3rd Stretch
Let's Make Big Moves January 3rd-5th, 2020 17th 25th Stretch
Fusion: Weekly #5 January 6th 7th 2nd ZeroTwoNone
Xenosaga XXXI January 11th, 2020 5th 1st Stretch
Fusion: Weekly #6 January 13th, 2020 5th 2nd Stretch
P.O.G.S: Panda Global x OS January 17th, 2020 2nd
Smash Island #39 January 18th, 2020 3rd
Soaked Series InvitationalOnline February 29th-March 1st, 2020 65th
Mazer Gaming SmashOnline March 22nd, 2020 25th
The Quarantine Series: Minor Tournament 1Online April 18th-19th, 2020 33rd
The Quarantine Series: Major Tournament 1Online May 2nd, 2020 97th
The Prodigy InvitationalOnline May 3rd, 2020 3rd
OS x Redbull Invitational 3Online May 28th, 2020 7th
Elympics 1Online August 15th, 2020 25th
GOML North American Open: Northeast USAOnline October 17th-18th, 2020 9th
Reset: Smash for RAINNOnline January 2nd, 2021 17th
The Host Up InvitationalOnline Januray 30th, 2021 25th
The National Arcadian: Best of the WorstOnline March 19th, 2021 2nd
SWT: NA Northeast Ultimate Online QualifierOnline May 22nd-23rd, 2021 49th
CROSSxUP July 25th, 2021 4th 1st Mr. E
Riptide September 10th-12th, 2021 33rd
The Grind 156 September 24th, 2021 5th
Glitch 8.5 - Konami Code September 24th-26th, 2021 25th 4th ESAM
Super Smash Con: Fall Fest October 15th-17th, 2021 17th
Hold The Line October 23rd, 2021 1st
CEO 2021 December 3rd-5th, 2021 5th
Fireside Open 2021 December 11th, 2021 1st
Fusion #100 November 13th, 2021 2nd
Smash World Tour 2021 Last Chance Qualifier December 17th, 2021 Top 8
Smash World Tour 2021 Championships December 17th-19th, 2021 4th
Frosty Faustings XIV 2022 January 28th-29th, 2022 2nd
cardd's basement February 12th, 2022 17th 4th Spickles
The Grind - Glitch Infinite Special February 18th, 2022 33rd
Glitch - Infinite February 18th-20th, 2022 2nd 1st LeoN
Collision 2022 March 12th-13th, 2022 9th 17th Tilde
LEVELUP Arena 4 March 19th-20th, 2022 2nd 2nd Stroder Ame
bae100 April 2nd, 2022 2nd 1st Jakal
Clip It II April 10th, 2022 2nd
GENESIS 8 April 15th-17th, 2022 5th
Pound 2022 April 22nd-24th, 2022 5th
Low Tide City 2022 April 29th-May 1st, 2022 4th
Xenosaga XLI May 7th, 2022 4th 1st Guap, The
The New York Smashdown May 22nd, 2022 5th
MomoCon 2022 May 26th-29th, 2022 17th 2nd Goblin
Warped! June 4th, 2022 2nd 2nd BeatyBean
King's Court: Crown 2 Pre-Local June 17th, 2022 2nd
Crown 2 June 18th-19th, 2022 4th 3rd LeoN
CEO 2022 June 24th-26th, 2022 9th
Double Down 2022 July 8th-10th, 2022 33rd 5th Jakal
Tri-State Summer Smash July 23rd, 2022 3rd

Trivia[edit]

  • Zomba is often noted for his prowess with multiple characters despite his young age, gaining 19 separate power ranked wins using many different characters.
  • Due to Zomba's consistent use of R.O.B.'s back air as a move to close out games in clutch fashion, it has been nicknamed the "Zombair". This was first referred to as such during the Smash World Tour 2021 Championships where he took set wins off of Kola, Shuton, and KEN.

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