ZeRo talks about his battle to stay on top in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and the hate he receives in doing so

By on October 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm
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Team SoloMid’s Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios has been one of the most dominating forces in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Having won 56 consecutive events, he has set himself up as the undisputed king of the game. That, however, has left a massive target on his back — and combined with his usual main (Diddy Kong), playstyle, and past public persona, it’s also made him potentially the most hated figure in the game.

In an interview with Kotaku, ZeRo discusses the toll on his life his Smash domination has taken, with him recently having to hire a bodyguard upon receiving death threats. He also discusses his past issues with bullying that have continued into his career, as well as his win-or-die mentality from early in his career that has helped perpetuate it.

Source: Compete (Kotaku)

Corey "Missing Person" Lanier is a full-time writer, and one half of the "So Smart" team that did commentary for Street Fighter V Crash. A former English teacher, he has spent 5 years living between China and South Korea before moving to Canada. When he's not busy writing, he enjoys streaming, playing mafia and elevating his Super Turbo game. He also believes Sailor Moon S is the best fighting game on the planet, and if you don't believe him, see him in Sailor Moon!