ZeRo featured in Guinness World Records for 2015 Smash 4 win streak

by Josh Bury Sep 9 2016
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Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios and his historic win streak have made the Guinness World Records 2017 Gamer’s Edition.

The Super Smash Bros. for Wii U win streak — which ZeRo puts at 56, but the book lists as 53 — is featured as part of the famous record book's most recent release focused on gaming, where it is credited as "Longest Winning Streak in Super Smash Bros. Tournaments."

ZeRo also issued a reaction video where he discussed his excitement about being featured in the record book.

"When you think of Guinness World Records, you think about those ridiculous, crazy records that you never thought you'd achieve," ZeRo said in the video. "And for me to be included on this, for something that I never in my life thought I would be included on, it's so humbling. It's crazy."

The same section of the book also credits the Diddy Kong main for his flawless Smash 4 victory at EVO 2015, where he won the tournament without dropping a single game and signed soon thereafter with Team SoloMid.

ZeRo's 2015 campaign was followed by a finger injury in late March 2016, which sidelined him until May when he played at Get On My Level 2016.

Though he hasn't yet established a similar level of dominance since his return, ZeRo has notably earned tournament victories at recent events like Shine 2016 and Endgame.

And whether or not he ever bests that previous win streak, he's now got physical proof of the unprecedented accomplishment.

"This is something that I'm definitely going to treasure for the rest of my life, pretty much."

Josh "Gauntlet" Bury is the first member of the DK Crew. You can find him on Twitter.