PGRZ ranks top 50 Dragon Ball FighterZ players in the world

PGstats has concluded the PGRZ, ranking the top 50 Dragon Ball FighterZ players in the world. Reveals took place from May 18 – 29 in articles published by Red Bull and videos published by Panda Global.

While best known for its Smash Ultimate and Melee rankings, PGstats created its first PGRZ back in 2018. The current ranking takes into account tournaments throughout the entire duration of Dragon Ball FighterZ‘s lifespan. The algorithm created a top 50 list from a huge tournament season, spanning from January 2018 to February 2020.

Here are the top 50 Dragon Ball FighterZ players according to the PGRZ:

  1. Goichi “GO1” Kishida
  2. Dominique “SonicFox” McLean
  3. Ryota “Kazunoko” Inoue
  4. Shoji “Fenritti” Sho
  5. Ryo “Dogura” Nozaki
  6. Eduardo “HookGangGod” Deno
  7. Joan “Shanks” Namay Millones
  8. Naoki “Moke” Nakayama
  9. Jon “dekillsage” Coello
  10. Marwan “Wawa” Berthe
  11. Kei “BNBBN” Komada
  12. Tachikawa Toru
  13. Vineeth “ApologyMan” Meka
  14. “KnowKami”
  15. Christopher “NYChrisG” Gonzalez
  16. Takashi “Acqua” Akiyami
  17. Chou Yamashita
  18. Tsubasa “maddo” Imai
  19. Steve “Supernoon” Carbajal
  20.  “Souji”
  21. Kaoru “Kaimart” Kajimoto
  22. “B”
  23. Naoki “Matoi” Yasuda
  24. Yosuke “Kindevo” Ito
  25. Alioune Camara
  26. Jonathan “Cloud805” Morales
  27. “hirohiro”
  28. William “Leffen” Hjelte
  29. Derek “Nakkiel” Bruscas
  30. David “SubatomicSabers” Ndawula
  31. Mohamed “Kayne” Sobti
  32. Reynald Tacsuan
  33. Okamoto “garireo” Okamoto
  34. “mokemoti”
  35. Hasni “Noka” Rivallin
  36. Tsutomo “kubo” Kubota
  37. Jesse “OBAssassin” O.
  38. “Kyden”
  39. “tako956402”
  40. Honda “Kana” Masayuki
  41. Dean “Zer0q” Bajram
  42. “yutta”
  43. Anthony “Eifi” Krol
  44. Aaron “RED” Perez
  45. Evan “Kudaytaa” Hite
  46. “kawamatsu”
  47. Jilali “Jila” Eddaboue
  48. Jong-jin “Korean Wrestling Man” Kim
  49. Jérémy “Skyll” Bernard
  50. “verdane”

Area 51:

  • Juan “BeyondToxin” Contreras
  • Eddie “brkrdave” Sayles
  • Glyn “Doza” Mendoza
  • Jeronte “Fame96” Latham
  • Nicholas “Seo” Choo

A closer look at the PGRZ

GO1 and SonicFox have been clawing for the No. 1 spot throughout Dragon Ball FighterZ‘s lifespan. As a result, the two of them have claimed the top two spots on the PGRZ. Notably, this pair of rivals has proven very evenly-matched whenever they’ve played each other. As Andrew “PracticalTAS” Nestico pointed out, GO1 and SonicFox were even in sets (9-9) across FighterZ‘s entire history.

As a more traditional fighter, it is not surprising to see FGC legends scattered throughout Dragon Ball FighterZ‘s top 50. However, Leffen is a bit of an odd man out among members of the PGRZ. He is best known for his performances in platform fighters Super Smash Bros. Melee and Ultimate. Of course, other DBFZ players have found some success competing in Smash. Such players include dekillsage and ApologyMan. Still, it is interesting to see his name at #28.

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.