[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 2017 Top 100 – #10-#1

This is it! The final article for the main Top 100. In the next week, I’ll post players who scored outside of the top 100, as well as some commentary & thoughts about the project, as well as plans for OrionRank 2018. Thank you for reading!

More Information: https://intheloop837.wordpress.com/2018/01/01/orionrank-2017-top-100-announcement-information-methodology-101/

Written by Barnard’s Loop

Illustrations by Freeziebeatz

Ranking work by Freeziebeatz & Barnard’s Loop

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OrionRank 2017 Top 100 – #50-#41

Hello! We delayed the publishing of this article by a day to let the hype from GENESIS die down a bit. This is the 6th article, and the delay will prompt #10-#1 to likely be released on either Saturday or Monday.

More Information: https://intheloop837.wordpress.com/2018/01/01/orionrank-2017-top-100-announcement-information-methodology-101/

Written by Barnard’s Loop

Illustrations by Freeziebeatz

Ranking work by Freeziebeatz & Barnard’s Loop

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OrionRank 2017 Top 100 – #60-#51

We’ve reached the halfway mark! The ranking will be breaking for GENESIS 5 weekend and after this article it will resume on Monday with #50-#41. Until then, let’s finish the first half off!

More Information: https://intheloop837.wordpress.com/2018/01/01/orionrank-2017-top-100-announcement-information-methodology-101/

Written by Barnard’s Loop

Illustrations by Freeziebeatz

Ranking work by Freeziebeatz & Barnard’s Loop

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OrionRank 2017 Top 100 – #70-#61

Welcome to the fourth of ten articles for OrionRank 2017! I’ll be detailing the Top 100 player-by-player.

More Information: https://intheloop837.wordpress.com/2018/01/01/orionrank-2017-top-100-announcement-information-methodology-101/

Written by Barnard’s Loop

Illustrations by Freeziebeatz

Ranking work by Freeziebeatz & Barnard’s Loop

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OrionRank 2017 Top 100 – #80-#71

Welcome to the third of ten articles for OrionRank 2017! I’ll be detailing the Top 100 player-by-player.

More Information: https://intheloop837.wordpress.com/2018/01/01/orionrank-2017-top-100-announcement-information-methodology-101/

Written by Barnard’s Loop

Illustrations by Freeziebeatz

Ranking work by Freeziebeatz & Barnard’s Loop

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