Best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate characters revealed using tournament data - Dexerto

Best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate characters revealed using tournament data

Published: 10/Jan/2019 13:06 Updated: 10/Jan/2019 13:30

by Matt Porter


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has officially been out for over a month, and players around the world have already started to compete in tournaments as they try to figure out who the best characters are.

There are 74 characters on the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster, meaning it’s incredibly unlikely anyone has mastered each one to figure out which one is the strongest.

Due to this, Reddit user BernardsLoop has taken data from 88 regional and national events played on Ultimate to see which characters are used more often in an attempt to find what the general consensus is on best characters.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has 74 characters to choose from.

Wolf appears to be the character who is being used the most at tournaments so far, with Palutena and Inkling in second and third place respectively.

Characters like King K.Rool and Simon Belmont have dropped off the list after being early favorites amongst the community, while characters like Fox and Mega Man have slowly climbed into the Top 15.

Many were also surprised to see Mario miss out on the list, as he is widely regarded as being one of the best all-round characters to play as in the game.

Wolf is currently the most popular character used at tournaments.

Of course, with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate only a month past release, it’s extremely likely that lists like this will change massively, as players come up with new strategies to both utilize and defeat the game’s characters.

You can read the full list of the most used characters at Super Smash Bros. Ultimate events below.

Most used Super Smash Bros. Ultimate characters at tournaments – December 2018

  1. Wolf
  2. Palutena
  3. Inkling
  4. Snake
  5. Peach/Daisy
  6. Fox
  7. Chrom
  8. Ness
  9. Pichu
  10. ROB
  11. Lucina
  12. Pokemon Trainer
  13. Olimar
  14. Sonic
  15. Mega Man

Animal Crossing player’s crazy Smash Ultimate tournament venue goes viral

Published: 2/Dec/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam


An Animal Crossing New Horizons player designed a brilliant Smash Ultimate tournament venue in-game, and many fans are absolutely loving it.

The global health crisis really hurt LAN events for Smash Ultimate and other fighting games in 2020. Many venues that thrived off hosting events suffered immensely, and while players have been missing in-person competitions, that didn’t stop one player from recreating a tournament venue within Animal Crossing.

Animal Crossing is chock full of materials and objects that work well to design a fighting game venue, and Redditor ‘timshady11’ made good use of them for their creation.

Anyone who has ever been to a weekly tournament at a bar, restaurant or arcade is familiar with the general layout. You have the front desk for signups and registration, numerous setups for people to compete and a spot designated for streaming high-profile matchups.

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The Smash scene got a bit beaten up.

In this case, timshady11 included all of those things and then some. As you can see in the video, there is a desk area by the entrance with a laptop and Smash Ultimate book to keep track of tournament entrees.

Moving on from there, the venue has all sorts of desks with two chairs, a monitor and a Nintendo Switch. In total, we count six of these non-featured setups, which is a respectable number for a weekly event.

The venue also has numerous arcade cabinets, vending machines, booths, couches, and of course, a stream setup. That section is pretty well-made with cameras, a computer, and three couches in the vicinity for observers.

Made a Smash Tournament Venue in Animal Crossing New Horizons! from smashbros

Users on Reddit were certainty impressed with the creation. “Awesome! The aesthetic is cozy and cool, really like the vibe overall,” one complimented.

“This is amazing! It made me really nostalgic for IRL tournaments tho,” another remarked with a frowny face emoji.

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Smash players have been missing LAN events.

If you want to visit the island for yourself, timshady11 revealed it as: DA-3428-2657-9989.

While Smash tournaments have been forced to move online, hopefully, players will get the opportunity to return to their venues in the foreseeable future and duke it out in person once again. Until then, at least there’s always the Animal Crossing island to tide us over.