Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios has become a two-time Super Smash Bros. Invitational champion, retaining the title that he had first secured back at E3 2014.
The Chilean-born professional Super Smash Bros. player beat out the other competitors to claim his place in the Grand Final where he had faced Leonardo “MKLeo” Perez.
After MKLeo had managed to reset the bracket, the Super Smash Bros. Invitational champion was to be decided in a best-of-three match. With ZeRo, as Mario, securing three consecutive wins over his rival, who had chosen to play as Sonic, he was soon rewarded with the chance to raise the trophy as the newly crowned champion.
“I don’t know if you’ll remember, but this game is not yet done. And, honestly, I was really scared that there was going to be a bug, or it was going to freeze up!” Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai admitted after presenting ZeRo with his hard-fought trophy.
“And, speaking of which, I did find two or three bugs while watching this tournament! [laughs] I’ll be sure to fix it in the production version. But, I was really impressed at how well you guys played this despite it being a game in development. This game’s balance is constantly being adjusted, and, as you learn the new rules for this game, I think what you can do with it will change as well.”
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will release exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide on December 7th.