OrionRank Pre-Quarantine ranks top 100 Smash Ultimate players barnard's loop

The OrionRank Pre-Quarantine has ranked 100 of the best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players in the world. OrionRank is an algorithm-based ranking run by Josh “Barnard’s Loop” Craig.

Back in March, the PGRU was frozen until further notice because of the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, the OrionRank Pre-Quarantine is currently the most notable Smash Ultimate ranking that considers results from early 2020. The list is based on offline results from Dec. 27, 2019 – March 15, 2020.

Smash Ultimate OrionRank top 100

  1. Leonardo “MkLeo” Lopez Perez
  2. Tyler “Marss” Martins
  3. Sota “Zackray” Okada
  4. Enrique “Maister” Hernández Solís
  5. Takuma “Tea” Hirooka
  6. Gavin “Tweek” Dempsey
  7. Ezra Samsora Morris
  8. Eric “ESAM” Lew
  9. Rasheen “Dark Wizzy” Rose
  10. Samuel “Dabuz” Buzby
  11. Yutaro “Paseriman” Nagumo
  12. Shuto “Shuton” Moriya
  13. Nairoby “Nairo” Quezada
  14. William “Glutonny” Belaid
  15. Paris “Light” Ramirez
  16. Kolawole “Kola” Aideyan
  17. Seisuke “Kome” Komeda
  18. Brian “Cosmos” Kalu
  19. Takuto “Kameme” Ono
  20. Carrington “Wrath” Osborne
  21. Yuta “Abadango” Kawamura
  22. Toriano “Toast” Warren Jr.
  23. Marcel “quiK” Romagnuolo
  24. Hector “Meme” Ochoa Cardenas
  25. Ramin “Mr. R” Delshad
  26. Matt “MattyG” Ganshirt
  27. Saleem “Salem” Young
  28. Antony “MuteAce” Hoo
  29. Noriyuki Kirihara
  30. Raffi “Raffi-X” Azar
  31. “ProtoBanham”
  32. “takera”
  33. Ricardo “Sinji” Mathison
  34. Jestise “MVD” Negron
  35. Yuta “Nietono” Uejima
  36. Towa “Atelier” Kuriyama
  37. Guillermo “Stroder” Martinez Jr.
  38. Haoka “shky” Toshiki
  39. Zack “ZD” Darby
  40. Matt “Elegant” Fitzpatrick
  41. Hugo “Lancelot” Hujala
  42. Ishiguro “Raito” Tetsuya
  43. Charlie “Charliedaking” Antoun
  44. Pedro “Prodigy” Alonso
  45. Dennis “iStudying” Kwarteng
  46. David “LeoN” Leon
  47. Edgar “Sparg0” Valdez
  48. Bart “S1” Ploegmakers
  49. James “VoiD” Makekau-Tyson
  50. Gabriel “Epic_Gabriel” Romero
  51. “tk3”
  52. Kengo “KEN” Suzuki
  53. Michael “Riddles” Kim
  54. Shintaro “Kuro” Kakihara
  55. Gakuto “Gackt” Ito
  56. Jonathan “Venia” Grullon
  57. Chris “WaDi” Boston
  58. Randy “RFang” Fang
  59. Griffin “Fatality” Miller
  60. Mehrad “Meru” Mehrafar
  61. Eric “Mr. E” Weber
  62. Mallory “Maeda” Fontaine
  63. “Munekin”
  64. Vincent “Vinny G” Ghiroli
  65. Alexis “Goblin” Stennett
  66. Dillon “Dill” R.
  67. Alain “Space” Balemba
  68. Dakota “Dakpo” Goode
  69. Javier “Javi” Balderas Perez
  70. “DIO”
  71. Jonathan “Jdizzle” Douglas
  72. Alan “Gen” Soriano
  73. “Kie”
  74. Luis “Lui$” Oceguera
  75. John “VaLoR” Toral
  76. Jason “ANTi” Bates
  77. Yuki “Etsuji” Kajihara
  78. Andrew “ScAtt” Huntley
  79. Grayson Ramos
  80. Kaito “Shogun” Kawasaki
  81. Larry “Larry Lurr” Holland
  82. Yatiyaña “yeti” Schaper
  83. Khang “Tru4” Tran
  84. Aaron Wilhite
  85. Mehdi “Flow” Zidany
  86. Tarik Fayazi
  87. “Sigma”
  88. Bradley “DD” Kun
  89. Matthew “Bankai” Richards
  90. “yuzu”
  91. Edgar “Bedgar” Sahagún
  92. “Compact”
  93. Thibauld “Jesuischoq” Martin
  94. Troy “Puppeh” Wells
  95. Santiago “Chag” Perez
  96. Nassim “Leon” Laib
  97. May “Mystearica” Peterson
  98. Jude “Jakal” Harris
  99. Eita “HIKARU” Hoshi
  100. Luis “Shadow_PR” Alvarez

One-tournament honorable mentions

  1. Germaine “CurryGovernor” Hatton
  2. Moussa “eMass” H.
  3. Alejandro “Firehao” Esquivel Mana
  4. Freddie “FOW” Williams
  5. “Jagaimo”
  6. Humberto “King Koopa” Gomez
  7. Remi Flounders
  8. “Ron”
  9. Jason “Yei” Valverde Mora
  10. “Yoshidora” 

Breaking down the OrionRank Pre-Quarantine

MkLeo has maintained his status as the best player in the world on the OrionRank Pre-Quarantine from Barnard’s Loop. Marss questioned his throne at the beginning of the season, as Marss defeated MkLeo to place 1st at Genesis 7. However, MkLeo cemented his status as No. 1 by winning Frostbite 2020 with an insane losers run.

Dark Wizzy and Kola both made notable increases from their previous standings on the Fall 2019 PGRU. Dark Wizzy rose 13 places to No. 9 in the world. Even more impressively, Kola rose 29 places to No. 16 in the world. Dark Wizzy had wins over Jdizzle, Fatality, ZD, Sinji, MuteAce, Meme, Cosmos, Light, Dabuz, ESAM, and Tweek. Kola had wins over ScAtt, Fatality, RFang, WaDi, Gackt, Kuro, Riddles, Epic_Gabriel, ZD, Toast, Cosmos, Dabuz, and Marss.

Paseriman was the highest-ranked player to make his Super Smash Bros. Ultimate top 50 debut on the OrionRank Pre-Quarantine. Paseriman finished the season as No. 11 in the world. He had wins over Jagaimo, Shogun, ScAtt, Etsuji, shky, Kameme, Zackray, and Marss. Wrath, Toast, quiK, Meme, and MattyG also notably made their top-50 debuts within the top 30 on this ranking.

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.