ZeRo and SonicFox set up Smash Ultimate showdown

Smash Ultimate competition is already heating up.

Professional fighting game players ZeRo and SonicFox have agreed to face each other in a best of 10 series at Super Smash Bros. Ultimate following the game's launch.

The matchup was agreed following a heated exchange on Twitter, with the two proposing an extended showdown three months after the game's launch, giving both players plenty of time to practice.

Gonzalo 'ZeRo' Barrios is best known for his dominating streak in Super Smash Bros. WiiU, as well as his recent victory at the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Invitational. ZeRo went on a 56 game winning streak following Smash WiiU's launch and remained one of the best competitors throughout his time in competition. EVO 2015 champion,  ZeRo is one of the best competitors Smash has even seen.  He retired from competition in January this year but announced a potential return for Ultimate. 

Dominique 'SonicFox' McLean is a three time EVO champion, claiming victory at both Injustice and Mortal Kombat X. More recently he's also been a big player in the Dragon Ball FighterZ scene, forming a rivalry with Japanese player Go1. The two have gone head to head at both Final Round and Combo Breaker 2018 in some stunning showcases. Truly a mutli-game expert when it comes to fighters, SonicFox is one of the few players outside of the Smash scene who could threaten to challenge the top players and actually follow through on it.

The bout has already drawn the attention from tournament organizers hoping to make the event into a bigger spectacle, as well as fans getting hyped up for their favorite competitors. Smart money is on ZeRo thanks to his previous smash experience and the new title's initial similarities to Super Smash Bros. WiiU, but SonicFox has proven his capablity in adapting to new titles, and at a high level Ultimate looks to up the pace significantly from the WiiU instalment, meaning even a seasoned veteran like ZeRo will need to adapt. Whatever the odds, this is an event fighting game fans won't want to miss. We'll have more information when official news comes out regarding the match, but you can expect it to take place in the first quarter of 2019.

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Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video game journalism stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at henry.stenhouse@allgamers.com, or catch him on Twitter.

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