Could disgraced Smash pro ZeRo return? Tempo Storm CEO weighs in - Dexerto

Could disgraced Smash pro ZeRo return? Tempo Storm CEO weighs in

Published: 22/Jul/2020 0:24

by Michael Gwilliam


Former Super Smash Bros pro and content creator Gonzalo ‘ZeRo’ Barrios was dropped by his team Tempo Storm after allegations of him being inappropriate with underage girls surfaced. Now, Tempo Storm’s CEO has discussed ZeRo’s future and the team’s approach to his dismissal.

Notably, when ZeRo was removed from Tempo Storm, the team made a point to extend a support line to victims and Barrios himself.


In a Twitter post, the team stated they would be connecting with the Smash icon with professional counsel and rehabilitation resources to ensure his behavior doesn’t continue.

Now, in an interview with Inven Global, the team’s CEO Andrey ‘Reynad’ Yanyuk addressed whether it was at all possible for ZeRo to rejoin the team and if he will be able to rehabilitate himself.


Could ZeRo rejoin Tempo Storm?

“I don’t like to speculate about the future. I just take things one day at a time, you know?” he stated. “I think ZeRo is a very different person today than he was when he wrote some Skype messages at 19 years old.”

While that may not seem like a very lengthy reply, he never ruled out the possibility that ZeRo returns. “I think he’s had a lot of personal growth over the past few years that I’ve personally seen, so I’m optimistic about his ability to recover.”

Yanyuk also explained where the idea to provide support to victims and ZeRo himself came about.

ZeRo speaking on YouTube
ZeRo confessed to the allegations.

“I think that in America people tend to equate punishment to rehabilitation. I don’t think there is much purpose in punishing people for the sake of punishing them,” he explained. “If somebody does something that is not okay, then the important thing is to make sure it doesn’t happen in the future.”

He further added that he believes rehabilitation is a good solution when applicable. “Despite the allegations and his actions under or organization when he was younger, ZeRo was wonderful to work with, to be honest. We’re very disappointed, but it didn’t feel right to just callously cut ties with somebody in a public way and leave it at that.”

It will be interesting to see what the future holds for ZeRo. At the time of this posting, the Smash Ultimate content creator has deleted all of his tweets and remained silent on social media since “coming clean” to the allegations.


Brutal Smash Ultimate Steve bug is instantly killing other fighters

Published: 14/Oct/2020 20:44 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 12:30

by Michael Gwilliam


Minecraft Steve’s addition to Super Smash Bros Ultimate added some new game-breaking bugs that are literally causing fighters to fall underneath stages and to their demise.

While Steve’s announcement was lukewarm, players are finding some interesting uses for him, such as a crazy zero-to-death combo discovered by pro player Mew2King. Others, however, are finding huge bugs.


The most devastating comes in the form of a bug that is causing fighters facing off against Steve to fall underneath stages. With the fighters ending up so far below, recovering isn’t an option, so the results are disastrous.

As you can see in the video, when Dark Samus jabs the blocks that Steve has positioned, she somehow falls through the stage.


It should be noted that this was on the Battlefield variant of Minecraft World, the game’s newest stage that players automatically unlock when they download Steve.

According to Bunsen-Burn, the user who discovered the bug, the testers were able to recreate the issue by having Dark Samus break the bottom block with her second jab while there is a block above it.

“We believe we found the reason why, if Samus is to jab two blocks lined horizontally on the ground, she will teleport on top of the second block,” they explained. “However, if there is another block overhead, Samus’s head would hit it, thus making her teleport downwards, placing her ECB below the floor of the stage.”


The bug-finders also noted that other moves cause the glitch as well, including Donkey Kong’s Up B, Link’s Dash, and King Dee Dee Dee’s Dash attack.

Meanwhile, on Twitter, another player discovered that by using Steve’s powerful down air on Incineroar as a block breaks, the fire Pokemon will fall through the stage too.

Minecraft Steve, Alex, Zombie and Enderman in Smash Ultimate
There’s a lot of small attention to detail with Steve in Smash.

Steve isn’t the first character to launch with some major kinks that need to be ironed out. When Terry Bogard was released, the Ice Climbers could literally freeze him and stop others from playing the game.


Hopefully, Nintendo can implement some sort of fix to version 9.0.0 soon, so players can go back to battling as and against Steve without worrying about falling through stages.