2GGT ZeRo Saga: a plea estimable of a Smash champion
December 18, 2016 - Super Smash Bros
The Super Smash Bros. for Wii U “player sagas” continue in Las Vegas with 2GGT: ZeRo Saga on Dec 16-18. For over a year, a 2GGaming events group have concurrent player-themed events for personalities and players. For a ZeRo Saga, featuring widespread Smash 4 champion Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios of Team SoloMid, they are going all out. There’s a inexhaustible $10,000 pot reward given by Collegiate Colosseum, an all-star contest staff with a core 2GGaming patrol of Champ Tangwongkitsiri, James “Jmex” Chacon, Las Vegas’ Bassem “Bear” Dahdouh (a core Smash Wii U staff member from tip events like Genesis and Evo) and an army of tip turn players.
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For ZeRo, a star of a show, a year so distant has been full of ups and downs. He started with an implausible win during Genesis 3 in Jan and continued his contest win strain into a finish of February. He motionless to take an extended mangle shortly after. By then, he was undisputedly series one, winning 64 out of 65 tournaments in a 16-month stretch.
Returning to a stage did not vessel out immediately for ZeRo. He reached a low indicate in his Smash WiiU career with a ninth place during CEO 2016, a third place during Evo 2016, and a thirteenth place during Super Smash Con 2016. But a finish of a summer became a branch indicate for ZeRo as he polished his game. Although it hasn’t been a ideal comeback, a vast win in Aug during Shine 2016 valid he was back.
Since then, ZeRo’s been unstoppable, now carrying a four-tournament win streak, that also includes The Big House 6 and UGC Smash Open. With a clever second half of a year, he expected earns himself a series one container on a Panda Global Rankings chronicle 2 for a initial half of 2017. It seems like a given that he would win his possess 2GG Saga.
However, there is a using fun that a highlighted players are “cursed” during their possess tournaments. In a series’ 9 events to date, no one has been means to win their possess Saga. About half have finished in a tip four, though even players like Luminosity’s Yuta “Abadango” Kawamura couldn’t moment their Sagas’ tip 10.
ZeRo Saga in sold will be a critical plea for a champion. The Panda Global Rankings (PGR) system is classifying this as a final tier 1 eventuality for 2016, an surprising preference given a comparatively tiny series of competitors.
“With a appearance of pot bonuses, Top Players have concurrent themselves to attend these events in hopes of reaping a prize. The bigger a prize, a some-more heated a competition,” explained Luis “suar” Suarez, Panda Global’s PGstats Director for Smash Wii U. “[December’s UGC Smash Open] is regarded as a tier 1 eventuality [because of a vast pot reward and a talent pool it attracted]. Due to a fact that 2GG’s ZeRo Saga boasts some-more entrants than UGC and a incomparable tip Player talent pool, it also receives a Tier 1 nomination notwithstanding not carrying during slightest 512 entrants (to date).”
ZeRo has achieved many things in his career, though will he be a initial to win his possess Saga?