OrionRank 2018 – #25-#1

Introduction

It’s the last day of the countdown! Big surprises are normal for this ranking, but things simmer down late into the top 10. Until then, we’re seeing the great expanse of players who managed to be the truly elite during one the game’s hardest years.

Without further ado, for for the last time…

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OrionRank 2018 – #50-#26

Introduction

On the third day, we ramp things up, with surprisingly low & high placements based on the legacy of Smash 4 ‘s metagame. Here, we’ll see some of Japan’s depth shine, and see familiar names that have stuck around for years in this area of the ranking.

Without further ado…

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OrionRank 2018 – #75-#51

Introduction

We saw a few surprises in Day 1, but here, we’ll get into players with increasingly definitive records. Superregional players, people with positive Top 20 records, people with multiple big wins – all of that!

Without further ado…

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OrionRank 2018 – #100-#75

Introduction

Hi! I’m Barnard’s Loop. For the last time, I’m here to present OrionRank. For 2018, I did the numbers work, while freeziebeatz did the graphic work, this time with a Persona-inspired template.

The methodology is more or less what it was in prior years and will be published on Day 5 with other closing bits of material.

Anyways…

This ranking may be the most chaotic of them all. It’s a year where Japan has their own near-equivalent metagame due to the increase in value their events got after 2017, it’s a year where many long-loved titans retired or fell off due to a lack of activity, and it’s a year often defined by smaller regional events, as majors started to rapidly take a backseat as the year neared its end.

Without further ado…

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[DATA] The State of Smash 4 – 2018 Report – Character Stats, Attendance, Viewership, and Sponsorships

Introduction

Hello, I am Barnard’s Loop. You may recognize my name for previous articles I have done in relation to Smash 4, or for my involvement in OrionRank. Today, this report will examine and discuss Smash 4’s status in 2018 by looking at:

  • Character stats
  • Power Ranking data
  • Attendance & Viewership numbers
  • Sponsorship statuses
  • Bayonetta (less extensively this time)

I tend to do small reports every 4 months, as each 4 months represents a Phase in my data collection. As of the end of April, Phase 7 ended, which led me to begin to produce this report.

I hope this report/article will divulge some important information about the current state of the metagame.

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OrionRank Mid-Spring 2018 – #15-#1

Introduction

Hello! I am Barnard’s Loop. As with last year, there is an early-year, Mid-Spring Top 25 to provide as an update to see how the metagame is going. Today, we’re finishing off the Top 25 with 15-1!

This covers January 1st-May 1st of 2018, for 4 total months of events used. 

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OrionRank Mid-Spring 2018 – #25-16, Honorable Mentions

Introduction

Hello! I am Barnard’s Loop. As with last year, there is an early-year, Mid-Spring Top 25 to provide as an update to see how the metagame is going. This will cover the Top 25 of the season as well as some scattered honorable mentions among newer, rising players.

This covers January 1st-May 1st of 2018, for 4 total months of events used. 

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