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.
Along with the release of PGRv4 I am also announcing the future of my competitive journey in Smash 4. I've attached 3 more pictures to this tweet which contain my letter to the Smash community.
I did my very best for as long as I could.
Thank you so much for all your support. pic.twitter.com/JVNBh3rqRW
— 『 ZeRo 』 (@TSMZeRo) January 12, 2018
Source: ZeRo (Twitter)