ΩRank is an algorithmic ranking of the best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players in the world based on who they beat, lost to, outplaced, and were outplaced by. The Spring 2022 season was unprecedented in volatility, featuring intensifying competition all over the world. In what’s been the wildest Ultimate season so far, the performance of these five players fell just below the level needed to make the top 50. As such, they land in Area 51.
Twitter: @Alandiss4 / Twitch: alandiss
Tijuana Snake player Alan “LFG | SF | AlanDiss” Carrillo has been doing well locally for years, but this year saw several breakout performances that elevated him to new heights. At invitational Delfino MAZA RETA 2022, AlanDiss defeated Skyjay, Glutonny, and Rox in pools while losing to Chag and Goblin to place 13th. At Tijuana At War 2022, he scored a win on BigBoss while falling to Sparg0 and WaKa to place 3rd. At Casablanca, he defeated Cloudy, Nair^, Javi, and Maister to finish second, losing only to Maister and Cosmos. AlanDiss narrowly finishes outside the top 50 only because he lost his other two events of the season without any notable wins, falling at 4th at Abierto Cidad Victoria to Sparg0 and WaKa and 2nd at Wizard’s Fest while losing twice to SkyJay. This Area 51 finish is unlikely to represent AlanDiss’ peak, and we’re excited to see what Mexico’s best Snake player does going forward.
Twitter: @BassyofSassy / Twitch: bassmage__ / YouTube: BassMage / Metafy: @bassmage
Troy “CM | BassMage” Waters made waves last year by beating players like Kola and Glutonny with Jigglypuff, a character many still thought of as a joke. This year, he showed that his 2021 wasn’t a fluke, not peaking quite as high but giving much more consistent performances that nearly propelled him into the top 50. Throughout the season, BassMage scored wins on players like Atelier, Goblin, NaetorU, SHADIC, and Tilde. His best head to head record, however, is a dominant 3-0 record on Chag, including two set wins at Smash Ultimate Summit 4 and a third at Battle of BC 4. Although this record is impressive, a lack of wins on similarly ranked players hurt his argument for top 50. Additionally, although BassMage was significantly more consistent than in 2021, he still suffered from multiple losses to players ranked outside the top 100. As such, he finishes the season in Area 51, but with a strong trajectory moving forward.
Twitter: @fatalityfalcon / Twitch: fatalityfalcon / YouTube: FatalityFalcon
Griffin “FURIA | Fatality” Miller had all the makings of a top 50 season, but collapsed just shy of the finish line. His best event of the season was Smash Ultimate Summit 4, where despite losing 4 of his sets, he nonetheless picked up a win on ProtoBanham. At Glitch – Infinite, he was sent to losers early by Beast, but picked up wins on Riddles, Syrup, and WaDi before being eliminated by Leon (FR) to finish 17th. At other events across the season, he defeated players such as Anathema, DDee, Ned, Pink Fresh, and Wrath. However, around half of his losses were to players outside the top 50, and a 65th place finish at Double Down to Goblin and RyuKai ultimately doomed any hopes of a top 50 appearance. A veteran competitor, Fatality has had rough seasons before, and we can expect him to be one of the favorites to bounce back triumphantly moving into the Fall 2022 season.
Twitter: @Mr_RSmash / Twitch: mr_rsmash / YouTube: MrRsmash / metafy: @mr-r
Visa difficulties meant that Ramin “BKROG | Mr.R” Delshad was unable to compete in the US this season, but he was still able to take names at tournaments across Europe, and fell just short of a spot in the top 50 in the process. Perhaps the most consistent player in Europe, Mr.R never reached the same heights as some of his fellow European competitors, but also avoided their lows, taking only 3 losses to players outside the top 100 across 11 tournaments, twice to Flow at Glory 2.0 and once to Neeroz at WANTED S4C3 – Saint Valentin Edition. Indeed, despite such high attendance, only his 25th place finish at that WANTED was a net negative to his season. His peak result is a 7th place finish at COLOSSEL, winning against players like Leon, Nitox, and SBF while falling only to Glutonny and Bloom4Eva, some of the best players on the continent. Throughout the rest of the season, Mr.R also posted wins on players like Homika, Mezcaul, MoDzai, quiK, and Space. Should Mr.R maintain his consistency while attaining higher peaks, he will once again have a place within the top 50. For now, he resides in Area 51.
Twitter: @MVD731 / Twitch: MVD_731 / metafy: @MVD731
Jestise “MVD” Negron has been a staple face in the smash scene for years, but his 2022 season was unusual for him. While generally known for his consistency, rarely losing to players under him but also rarely upsetting those above him, this season saw more volatility from MVD, taking multiple losses to players ranked outside the top 100 but also scoring wins on players like Chag and Zomba. He finished 17th at both US S+ tiers, beating Neeroz, Tarik, and Zomba at Double Down 2022 while losing to Sonix and Shogun; and beating Neeroz, varun, BassMage, and Mystery Sol while losing to Skyjay and sisqui at Genesis 8. He also finished 7th at A-tier CEO 2022, beating Sean and Zomba while losing to Tweek and Marss. Ultimately, his increased volatility this season proved to be more to his detriment than his benefit, as losses to players like Rydra, loaf, and Peabnut ended up dooming a top 50 finish. Nonetheless, MVD clearly still has what it takes to tangle with the best, and should be to be one of the strongest contenders to return to top 50 next season.