Super Smash Bros. for Wii U titan ZeRo announces he will not compete this year

By on January 12, 2018 at 3:30 pm

It’s hard to be the king. This is a lesson that Chile’s ZeRo has learned from his consistent reign at the top of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. But it looks like a new king will be crowned in 2018, as ZeRo has taken to Twitter to announce he will take a step away from competing this year.

Saying that consulting people’s opinions showed his own insecurity in his decisions, he states in an open letter that he was beginning to hate doing what had defined him. While he states he will not pull away from Smash completely — and would return to competing, if a brand new Smash game were to be released on the Nintendo Switch — he intends to remain in the United States and begin streaming.

Source: ZeRo (Twitter)

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!