Mario main Ally has shockingly defeated ZeRo, the #1 worldwide Smash 4 player, winning GOML 2016 in the process.
The fight was incredibly close, with Ally’s Mario only just about defeating ZeRo’s iconic Diddy Kong play. The match ended with a tense 1-stock each scenario, with both Ally and ZeRo on kill percentages.
This marks not only the first ever national tournament win for Ally, but also the first time anybody has won a national using Mario. The character is widely considered an A-Tier fighter, but never seems to accomplish victorious results in a tournament setting.
To be fair to ZeRo, he has just recovered from an injury, and he’s been out of the scene since February. He elaborates more on the situation in an interview with theScore below:
— theScore esports (@theScoreesports) May 21, 2016