Ramin · @Mr_RSmash

5th Jul 2020 from TwitLonger

Sky's house, Keitaro, Zero, Mexico trips

The purpose of this Twitlonger is to share my personal experience with all these matters. It is important to note that this was MY perspective, I'm not questioning or undermining what anyone else went through regarding any of these but I also think it's important for me to stay truthful to what I've experienced

I've divided this Twitlonger in the multiple subjects at hand since there is a lot I want to talk about, feel free to skim to whatever part you're here for

𝐒𝐤𝐲'𝐬 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐞
𝐌𝐞𝐱𝐢𝐜𝐨 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐩𝐬

𝗦𝗸𝘆'𝘀 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗲

I started living at Sky's house last year from March 2019 to August 2019, a total of roughly 6 months. Although I have visited Sky's house before, it was always just as a guest of the house. This time around however I actually lived there myself ( had my own room, paid rent etc )

In those 6 months I made an insane and honestly unhealthy amount of trips which included international trips as well. Whenever I made a trip to somewhere else it wasn't uncommon for me to stay there for a while after the tournament either, especially since a lot of those trips were out of the country. Even though I wasn't there very often, Sky's house acted as the main hub for me to return to. I've included an image for you guys to see how often I was away. These are all the tournaments I attended during those months

I'm only explaining all of this cause while I did live there, I can only offer my perspective from the very limited time I was there. Nevertheless some of it is still valuable information that the public is lacking

Please note that going forward whenever I mention Sky's house I am referring to the last ( current?) house he's staying at. Okay so something I want to clarify right from the start is that this statement is more about the house itself than Sky since I actually didn't interact with him very often while I was there. Sky's house is HUGE. It takes a good 5-10 minutes to walk from one side of the house to the other. Due to the size of his house, parties and such would also be big in scale. It wasn't uncommon to have upwards of 100+ guests during parties. A lot of which were acquaintances of friends that more often than not the people living at the house didn't even know

There were about 15-20 people living at the house either in shared or private rooms for themselves. During my time there, there were days where the house looked like a ghost town. What I mean by that is that everyone lived very separate lives, even despite being in the same house. This was not only because of the sheer size of the house, but also because everyone wasn't always on the best terms with each other. Besides me and a few others, nobody used the public areas such as the kitchen for example. It was common to just order food or drive to a food place whenever they needed it. Some of the rooms such as mine also had their own bathroom and toilet which made getting out of your room even less needed. Combine all of these together and it was quite common to not see some of your housemates for days, sometimes weeks even. Guests or friends of certain house members would come in and out of the house and most of us wouldn't even know. Due to the insane size of the parties and how many strangers would show up, it seems like many people attending used those parties as an opportunity to invite over whoever they wanted

Sorry but that's all the info I have on Sky's house, I know it's not much but I still wanted to explain some of the dynamics there and what my days looked like. Even though I was a member of the house, I just don't have that much other information I can offer due to my constant absence. There might be a lot more things that I'm simply unaware of. Sky never wronged me while I was there, but again I'm not undermining or denying whatever he's possibly done to others, I'm only offering what I've experienced. Other people who've lived there longer might come out with their statements soon or already have so if you guys want more info on the house or Sky I'd recommend reading those


I've known Keitaro since the Brawl days and we became good friends over the course of Smash 4's life span. I was actually at that same party at Sky's where the allegations came from. However the only time I saw Keitaro with the girl in question was when they were playing smash and had 2 or 3 others sitting next to them in rotation waiting for their turn ( rotations with huge queues were very common at Sky's house ). I didn't think much of it. The following months after the party, I heard worrying stories about what went down including the girls age. I mean there were so many people at the party that saw them together that it'd be weird if I didn't honestly. I'm not gonna sit here and tell you guys that the Keitaro allegations came as a huge shock to me cause it didn't

After a while I made another visit to the LOFT for a few weeks. This is the part of which I regret the most and should have acted differently. I never confronted him on the rumors, even though I knew there was a good chance it could be true. The thought of it being true was scary to me cause Keitaro was my friend for years. I also thought well what if I did find out it was true, what would I do then? I don't know the victim or know how to contact her, should I accuse him publicly, even with no evidence whatsoever? He could just deny everything and everyone would hate me for it. It was a burden to just think about

I decided to take the easy way out and just not mention it to him. Reassuring thoughts constantly echoed in mind. "Keitaro wouldn't be that stupid to have sex with a minor at a huge party where everyone can see them" "you've known this dude for years have faith" stuff along those lines to not have me question him. I was stupid. Perhaps things would be different if I wasn't there only briefly. Maybe if I was there a bit longer I could have gathered up the courage and eventually have asked him? Either way I could have made a huge difference in the time I was there, but I didn't. I took the easy route. Another thing I'll always regret is not pressing him hard enough on his alcohol problem. Even prior to the party I'd always mention to him that he needed to chill more with the drinking but in a lighthearted way where I wouldn't pressure him too much. Instead, I should have sat down with him and given it to him straight, emphasizing how concerning it was, rather than just casually calling him out a few times. I could have made a difference here too, I've been around him a lot after all and knew how much he always drank. I know alcohol doesn't change people, it only makes it easier for them to act on their thoughts. But even then I can't help but think that if I pressed him harder on his alcohol problem, things could have maybe gone differently. Maybe he wouldn't have acted on those thoughts he'd be having? Please don't misunderstand, alcohol is never an excuse and people should always take full responsibility for whatever they did since in the end they themselves decided to drink knowing what they could turn into. Regardless if you disagree with me there, he did have an alcohol problem and I didn’t confront him often enough on it

I had the power to change a lot but I failed. Especially cause the red flags were there, he'd constantly talk about girls and his trips to Mexico. I didn't think much of it at the time because I know many guys that like to brag about girls they've hooked up with, it's the typical guy talk I've heard so often. In the end I didn't make the right calls and I'll have to live with that for the rest of my life


Oh boy where do I start. I met Zero at Apex 2012, we spent a decent amount together at the tournament because we actually had a lot in common at the time. We both came from out of the country, we both were considered top players in our region, we both ended up placing 17th and we both got housed by Atomsk, a good friend of mine. Over the course of the years I got to know him better. As I mentioned earlier I made visits to the Sky house prior to living there for practice purposes. It was THE best place to practice at the time, with people such as Zero, Void, K9, Tyrant, Zex and more all living there. I never really told anyone besides good friends, but I always thought Zero was weird in social settings. He'd constantly make inappropriate jokes, get weirdly touchy at times and just wasn't really good at maintaining the flow of the conversation. I think he's probably gotten better at this over time, but in the early to mid smash 4 days it was like that a lot

He'd also lie about all sorts of things at the house. He'd order pizza, throw his boxes somewhere and deny it was his. He'd leave his dishes and deny it was his, small lies honestly but they were still lies and it was frequent ( I think a lot of people that have lived with him can confirm this ). Once I knew him better, I didn't stop interacting with him in public or on twitter, but I slowly took my distance from him. He came over as very selfish and manipulative to me and not someone I would want to have as a friend. Despite all of this, I still had a tremendous amount of respect for him due to his skill and the content he made for the community, which we desperately needed at the time

In this next part I'm going to dive into a bit of a personal feud between us so bear with me. It'll help explain and showcase Zero's personality and give you guys more context on what he was like as a person

Remember the E3 invitational that me Zero, Nairo, Mango, Armada and many others were invited to? The Nintendo staff told at the time that they had a huge surprise for us and mentioned that there was a ''surprise guest''. Turned out that person happened to be Sakurai. Now let me explain exactly what happened step by step and how Zero manipulated the entire story to make himself look better

As I mentioned the Nintendo staff surprised us, none of us knew Sakurai was about to enter the room when he did. As soon as he entered we were all shocked standing or sitting in place. A translator then introduced Sakurai to us, translated what he wanted to convey and then ended the introduction with ''you may now give a handshake or take a picture with him if you want'' as soon as he said that I stood up and ran over to shake his hand. I've grown up with Kurdish/Persian culture and whenever a guest comes over it's considered disrespectful to keep sitting down and make him come to you. People saw the video of me doing so and started calling Zero among a few others out for sitting in place and making Sakurai come to them. I personally don't blame them for that cause it's simply just a cultural difference they didn't grow up with. However, Zero didn't like how everyone was portraying him as a bad guy and ended up lying about the whole situation to save face

Here's the video in question and Zero's response to it

''Actually, in this situation Ramin was NOT supposed to do that. I'd really advise you guys to consider that we were given instructions by Nintendo and we followed them by remaining in our seats. It's kind of annoying the assumptions going on in this thread.''

This was a complete and utter lie, anyone at the e3 invitational could confirm that but many let it slide cause I guess they were sitting too and probably didn't mind Zero's little lie if it made them look better. Nintendo didn't instruct us to sit in our seats, that wouldn't even make any sense? Yet so many people didn't question this and just believed Zero's word for it. Pereden also replied in support of Zero, but she wasn't there and didn't know how everything exactly proceeded so I can't blame her too much. The editing of the video made people interpret it differently after all. I was very angry at being portrayed as the bad guy despite not doing anything wrong. In just one tweet Zero deflected all the criticism of him and made it go towards me instead, acted like he was just simply following rules and I was the one disobeying them. I ended up getting called disrespectful, careless, impulsive and all sorts of things in my mentions. What bothered me the most was that the Nintendo staff actually told me that they and Sakurai loved my reaction and wished others were as excited. Yet in the public's eye, because of Zero I was the villain

Okay sorry but I’ve been wanting to get that off my chest for a while and what better time to explain it than now with all the Zero stuff going on. But yeah that should give you guys a good idea of how manipulative he can be, he'll do anything and lie about whatever to save his face or reputation. I've always known that about him, but I didn't really know what to do with it and just kept it to myself which was another mistake of mine

𝗧𝗿𝗶𝗽𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗠𝗲𝘅𝗶𝗰𝗼

Ending the Twitlonger with one last thing I want to clarify. This one's going to be a little shorter and mostly for the sake of clearing my own name since I also went to Mexico a lot. As some of you might know, the first time I went to Mexico was for Smash Factor 2. I've made frequent visits back ever since, not just because I loved how welcoming and kind the Mexican community was, but also because my ex lived there. We had a relationship of almost 5 years and any time I went to Mexico it was either to visit her or to enter a tournament ( often both ). Even though I did some partying myself, I don't want anyone thinking I did anything like the others that frequently visited Mexico are being accused of. The purpose of my trip was always to see my ex or to enter a tournament. The TO of smash factor ( Citi ) and my ex can both confirm this

That's everything I wanted to share, thank you for reading



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