Smasher:Zomba

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Zomba
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Character info
Smash 4 mains Bayonetta, Cloud
Other Smash 4 characters Link, Lucina
Ultimate main R.O.B.
Retired Ultimate characters Roy, Link
Team info
Sponsor(s) Stride Esports
Former sponsor(s) Nevermore International, 16-Bit Esports, Spacestation Gaming, Luminosity Gaming, Eggdog Esports
Crew(s) Grunt Gang, MBS
Former crews Tainted Renegades
Rankings and results info
Most recent ranking Super Smash Bros. 4 All Time Staten Island Power Rankings: 15th
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate LumiRank 2023: 15th
Best historical ranking Super Smash Bros. 4 Staten Island Power Rankings July-September 2018: 2nd
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate LumiRank 2023: 15th
Best tournament result Super Smash Bros. 4 7th / 119 at Super Smash Con: Fall Fest
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 1st / 1,506 at GENESIS X
Personal and other info
Real name Salvatore DeSena
Birth date (age 18)
Location Staten Island, New York USA

Zomba is a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate R.O.B. player from Staten Island, New York. He is considered the best R.O.B. player in the world, and one of the best players in the United States. He is also known for having proficiency with a wide range of characters such as Lucina. He is currently ranked 1st on both the Staten Island Ultimate Power Rankings and the New York City Ultimate Power Rankings, 11th on the OrionRank 2022 North America, and 15th on the LumiRank 2023; 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. He parted ways with the team on April 6th, 2023.

Playstyle[edit]

Zomba is known for his high aggression with a large cast of characters that 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 Lucina, Link, Cloud, or Joker.

Zomba is also, however, known to become frustrated in unfavorable matchups or after gimp losses. This results in a deterioration of his playstyle, often leading to a set loss even if he took a lead at first.

Rankings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Wi-Fi Warrior Rank[edit]

Ranking Time period Rank Character(s) Notes
Wi-Fi Warrior Rank v1Online January - June 2018 29th CloudHeadSSB4-U.pngBayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png
Wi-Fi Warrior Rank v2Online July - December 2018 26th CloudHeadSSB4-U.pngBayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Panda Global Rankings Ultimate[edit]

Ranking Time period Rank Character(s) Notes
PGRUContenders NA 2021 B (Top 24) ROBHeadSSBU.png
PGRU v3 NA March 1st - June 13th, 2022 9th ROBHeadSSBU.png

LumiRank[edit]

Ranking Time period Rank Character(s) Notes
UltRank 2022 June 18th - December 18th, 2022 18th ROBHeadSSBU.pngLucinaHeadSSBU.png
LumiRank Mid-Year 2023 December 19th, 2022 - July 23rd, 2023 13th ROBHeadSSBU.png
LumiRank 2023 December 19th, 2022 - December 17th, 2023 15th ROBHeadSSBU.png

OrionRank Ultimate[edit]

Ranking Time period Rank Character(s) Notes
OrionRank Ultimate: Eclipse April 2020 - December 19th, 2021 22nd ROBHeadSSBU.pngRoyHeadSSBU.pngLinkHeadSSBU.png
OrionRank Mid-Year 2022 December 22nd, 2021 - June 26th, 2022 13th ROBHeadSSBU.pngRoyHeadSSBU.png
OrionRank 2022 December 22nd, 2021 - December 18th, 2022 18th ROBHeadSSBU.pngLucinaHeadSSBU.pngRoyHeadSSBU.pngFalcoHeadSSBU.png

Wi-Fi Warrior Rank[edit]

Ranking Time period Rank Character(s) Notes
Wi-Fi Warrior Rank v3Online December 26th, 2018 - June 28th, 2019 Area 51 RoyHeadSSBU.pngLinkHeadSSBU.png

OrionRank North America[edit]

Ranking Time period Rank Character(s) Notes
OrionRank Ultimate: Eclipse North America June 2020 - December 19th, 2021 14th ROBHeadSSBU.pngRoyHeadSSBU.pngLinkHeadSSBU.png
OrionRank 2022 North America December 22nd, 2021 - December 18th, 2022 11th ROBHeadSSBU.pngLucinaHeadSSBU.pngRoyHeadSSBU.pngFalcoHeadSSBU.png

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
Team Flamewave Tournament: One Year AnniversaryOnline May 6th-7th, 2017 33rd 7th 3Brandon3
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 27th, 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 #115 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, 2020 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 December 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
Failsafe 2022 August 6th, 2022 1st
Super Smash Con 2022 August 11th-14th, 2022 9th 33rd Mr. E
Rise 'N Grind August 19th-21st, 2022 3rd 4th yonni
Shine 2022 August 26th-28th, 2022 3rd 4th naitosharp
Riptide 2022 September 9th-11th, 2022 3rd
Glitch - Regen September 23rd-25th, 2022 4th
Lost Tech City 2022 September 30th-October 2nd, 2022 4th / 418 5th / 62 yonni
Little Big House 6 October 6th, 2022 2nd
The Big House 10 October 7th-9th, 2022 9th 7th BassMage
Ludwig Smash Invitational October 21st-23rd, 2022 9th
Let's Make Moves Miami October 28th-30th, 2022 5th 3rd Goblin
Port Priority 7 November 12th-13th, 2022 7th 13th Mr. E
Apex 2022 November 18th-20th, 2022 9th 1st Tilde
Mainstage 2022 December 2nd-4th, 2022 25th 9th Goblin
Let's Make Big Moves 2023 January 6th-8th, 2023 17th / 774 5th / 132 Epic_Gabriel
GENESIS 9 January 20th-22nd, 2023 13th / 1,214 7th / 225 Goblin
HABBY Birthday 2023 January 28th, 2023 1st / 208 5th / 49 Burst
EON: Revelation February 11th, 2023 2nd / 128 4th / 28 Jakal
LVL UP EXPO 2023 February 17th-19th, 2023 7th / 389
Collision 2023 March 10th-12th, 2023 9th / 619
Rock the Winds March 25th-26th, 2023 7th / 178 3rd / 39 moxi
MAJOR UPSET April 1st-2nd, 2023 9th / 512
Failsafe Spring 2023 April 15th, 2023 1st / 94
CIRQUE du CFL April 23rd, 2023 3rd / 118
Yoshi's Island Arise April 29th, 2023 1st / 88
TOKYO SMASH BOOT CAMP May 3rd, 2023 3rd / 16
DELTA 4 May 4th, 2023 25th / 256
Kagaribi 10 May 6th-7th, 2023 9th / 1,024
Battle of BC 5 May 19th-21st, 2023 7th / 652
Crown the Third June 3rd-4th, 2023 1st / 418
Battle of Z x UMAD June 30th-July 2nd, 2023 2nd / 147 1st / 24 Tilde
Xeno300 July 5th, 2023 2nd / 141
High Rez July 8th-9th, 2023 3rd / 219
Get On My Level 2023 July 21st-23rd, 2023 4th / 877
Smash Factor X July 28th-30th, 2023 33rd / 702
Alpha 6 August 5th, 2023 1st / 87
Super Smash Con 2023 August 10th-13th, 2023 4th / 2,607
Shine 2023 August 25th-27th, 2023 2nd / 396
Tera September 1st-3rd, 2023 7th / 1,348
"Lit"vitational September 22nd, 2023 3rd / 16
CIRQUE Du CFL 2 September 23rd, 2023 1st / 174 3rd / 33 Jake
B-Airs 400 October 6th, 2023 1st / 130
Failsafe Fall 2023 October 14th, 2023 1st / 127
Luminosity Makes Moves Miami 2023 October 27th-29th, 2023 7th / 387 3rd / 73 Tilde
Port Priority 8 November 11th-12th, 2023 33rd / 710 33rd / 165 Riddles
GENESIS: BLACK at Guildhouse December 2nd-3rd, 2023 2nd / 201
Umebura SP 10 January 6th-8th, 2024 9th / 1,275
Cafeteria Cup January 10th-11th, 2024 1st / 16
KOWLOON 9 with Sumabato January 13th-14th, 2024 9th / 895
BrookLAN Brawls 100 January 21st, 2024 1st / 199
Failsafe Winter 2024 January 27th, 2024 1st / 102
Valhalla IV February 1st-4th, 2024 1st / 157 1st / 34 Tarik
Xenosaga LI February 10th, 2024 1st / 62 5th / 14 Quandale Dinglelingleton
GENESIS X February 16th-18th, 2024 1st / 1,506 9th / 302 yonni
Litvitational 2 March 8th, 2024 5th / 16
Cirque Du CFL 3 March 9th-10th, 2024 5th / 225
Collision 2024 March 15th-17th, 2024 9th / 714 13th / 108 Tilde
CT Gamercon 7 April 6th-7th, 2024 3rd / 196
Scarlet Classic IX April 20th, 2024 3rd / 120
DELTA 8 May 3rd, 2024 13th / 516
Kagaribi 12 May 5th-6th, 2024 25th / 2,030
12G Century Series: Tournament Arc May 19th, 2024 1st / 94
Undiscovered Realm Comic Con 2024 June 29th-30th, 2024 1st / 89
Patchwork 2024 July 6th-7th, 2024 2nd / 330
S Factor 11 July 13th-14th, 2024 17th / 816

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.
  • Zomba is infamous for frequently narrowly missing out on qualifying placements for major invitationals, often by only one place:
  • Zomba and Dabuz were the focus of a PGstats video named "The Kings of New York". This video discusses the contrasting play styles of New York’s two top players.
  • Zomba is often known as the "Prince of New York" in reference to Dabuz who is known as the "King of New York". Dabuz's dominance over New York garnered him the title of king, while Zomba's more recent domination of New York led him to his title. Additionally, Zomba has won Ultimate majors (Crown the Third and GENESIS X) before Dabuz has won any.
  • Zomba is known for having a strong belief that R.O.B. is overrated despite his success with the character.
  • Zomba, along with Leffen and Tafokints, holds the record of most amount of money won in a single money match, winning $1000 in a First-to-5 set against MKBigBoss at Battle of BC 5.

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