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Enrique “Maister” Hernández Solís won Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Singles at Ultimate Naifu Wars #13 on June 26. It was his third consecutive online tournament victory and his second consecutive victory at one of Nairoby “Nairo” Quezada’s tournaments.
Maister predictably swept through pools, entering top 64 on winners side after a 2-0 win over Aaron “Asaladbar” Salazar. Even more impressively, Maister continued his clean sweep throughout top 64. He defeated Robert “Myran” Herrin, Angel Nunez (formerly known as “tAngelt”), and Markus “ShinyMark” Florido without dropping a game. Afterward, Maister found himself on winners side of top 8.
In Winners Semis, Maister beat Spencer “BestNess” Garner 3-1, marking Maister’s first game loss of the tournament. As it turned out, that was also Maister’s last game loss of Ultimate Naifu Wars #13. He proceeded to 3-0 Ricardo “Sinji” Mathison in both Winners Finals and Grand Finals. As a result, Maister won the event while only dropping a single game.
Other results from Ultimate Naifu Wars #13
Sinji had the best online tournament performance of his Smash Ultimate career, placing 2nd at Ultimate Naifu Wars #13. On his path to top 8, Sinji beat Noah “Sharp” M. 2-0, “Sonix” 2-1, and Adrian “Guts” Gomez 2-1. From there, he beat Leonardo “MkLeo” Lopez Perez 3-2 and BestNess 3-1.
MkLeo made a solid run to 5th place at Ultimate Naifu Wars #13, even reaching top 8 on winners side. Notably, he did so while playing almost exclusively Greninja, a character he has not used in any major offline event. In the process, MkLeo beat Brett “8BitMan” Esposito, Samuel “Dabuz” Buzby, and Myles “MiLe” McKenzie. He didn’t drop a single game until he reached top 8, where he lost five-game sets to Sinji and Sonix.
Myran and Yezre’el “Yez” Askew both had impressive runs to top 8, despite entering the losers bracket fairly early. Myran placed 7th, defeating Luis “Lui$” Oceguera, Jonas “JoJoDaHobo” Ashby, Dabuz, and David “LeoN” Leon. Yez placed 5th, defeating Colin “colinies” Landals, Mark “MarkTheSDking” Simien, Angel, Jade “Middy” Vong, Guts, and MiLe. MiLe had a respectable 7th place finish himself, beating “IcyMist”, Yez, Gabriel “Epic_Gabriel” Romero, and Rick “Rickles” Aguayo.
Dylan Tate is an alumnus of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a gaming journalist with a love for Nintendo esports, particularly Super Smash Bros. and Pokémon.