All-Time Melee Ranking Super Smash Bros
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The All-Time Melee Ranking has been updated to include Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament results through early 2020. “Pikachu942” revealed the new list on her personal blog on March 31.

Pikachu942 and Anokh “Edwin Budding” Palakurthi first created the All-Time Melee Ranking as a top 100 list in 2018. The project aimed to subjectively rank all of the best players throughout Super Smash Bros. Melee‘s competitive history. Pikachu942 created an updated top 50 in 2019. Likewise, this update reevaluates the top 50 players of all time, incorporating results from Pound 2019 to Smash Summit 9.

Here is the updated list of the top 50 Super Smash Bros. Melee players to date:

  1. Adam “Armada” Lindgren
  2. Juan “Hungrybox” DeBiedma
  3. Joseph “Mang0” Marquez
  4. Ken Hoang
  5. Jason “Mew2King” Zimmerman
  6. Kevin “PPMD” Nanney
  7. William “Leffen” Hjelte
  8. Christopher “Azen” McMullen
  9. Daniel “ChuDat” Rodriguez
  10. Christopher “PC Chris” Szygiel
  11. Joel Isai Alvarado
  12. Justin “Plup” McGrath
  13. Jeffrey “Axe” Williamson
  14. Daniel “KoreanDJ” Jung
  15. Zain Naghmi
  16. Justin “Wizzrobe” Hallett
  17. Ryota “CaptainJack” Yoshida
  18. Robert “Wobbles” Wright
  19. Zachary “SFAT” Cordoni
  20. DaJuan “Shroomed” McDaniel
  21. Jesus “Jman” Fernandez
  22. Kashan “Chillin” Khan
  23. Weston “Westballz” Dennis
  24. Aziz “Hax” Al-Yami
  25. Johnny “S2J” Kim
  26. Joey “Lucky” Aldama
  27. Hugo “HugS” Gonzalez
  28. David “KirbyKaze” MacDonald
  29. Julian Zhu
  30. Amsah Augustuszoon
  31. Jeremy “Fly Amanita” Westfahl
  32. Masaya “aMSa” Chikamoto
  33. Kevin “PewPewU” Toy
  34. Drew “Drephen” Scoles
  35. David “Darkrain” John
  36. Jesse “Vidjogamer” Werner
  37. Chris “Sastopher” Rollock
  38. Paul “Cort” Rogoza
  39. Bronson “DaShizWiz” Layton
  40. Antoine “Wes” Lewis-Hall
  41. Otto “Silent Wolf” Bisno
  42. Tony “Taj” Jackson
  43. Roustane “Kage” Benzeguir
  44. Nathaniel “NEO” Owen
  45. Oscar “Lovage” Nilsson
  46. Jeff “SilentSpectre” Leung
  47. Javier “JAVI” Ruiz
  48. “Masashi”
  49. “Bombsoldier”
  50. James “Swedish Delight” Liu

A closer look at the All-Time Melee Ranking

Even after a year and a half of inactivity, Armada has retained his top spot on the All-Time Melee Ranking. Armada is renowned for his eight-year streak of only losing to players ranked in the top 6. This streak was broken by Swedish Delight at Evo 2018, shortly before Armada’s retirement.

Hungrybox has slowly climbed up the ranks since the first ranking released in 2018. He now stands as the second-best Super Smash Bros. Melee player of all time. Hungrybox is ranked No. 1 on the MPGR 2019 and has been No. 1 since the end of 2017.

With their strong results in the past year, Zain and aMSa have made noticeable moves up the Melee Ranking. Zain rose 5 spots to No. 15, while aMSa rose 6 spots to No. 32. Drephen also rose 5 spots to reach No. 34. In addition, Swedish Delight has made his debut in the all-time top 50.

Dylan Tate
Dylan Tate is a student in the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a gaming journalist with a love for Nintendo esports, including Smash Bros., Splatoon, ARMS, and Pokémon. Dylan also writes Nintendo news articles for Nintendo Enthusiast.

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