malachi PMRank 2019 ranks top 50 Project M players in the world

The PMRank 2019 has ranked the top 50 Project M players in the world. The PMRank staff revealed the rankings in Smashboards articles from Jan. 26 – Feb. 6.

Many factors have threatened the existence of Project M’s competitive community. Notably, Nintendo partnerships often preclude this Super Smash Bros. Brawl mod from appearing at major tournaments.

Even so, Project M’s community has continued to exist, hosting multiple major events throughout 2019. Specifically, the 2019 release of Project+, the newest version of the mod, has helped to revitalize the competitive scene.


Here is the PMRank 2019:

  1. Malachi Covington
  2. Xayya “ThundeRzReiGN” Thammavongsa
  3. Michael “techboy” Lenielewski
  4. Raseen “BaconPancakes” Khan
  5. Kevin “The Doctor” Ascate
  6. Joshua “Morsecode762” Morse
  7. Kyle “Switch” Carlon
  8. Peter “Pikmon” Woodworth
  9. Brad “Rongunshu” Sanderson
  10. Evan “Sothe” Cunningham
  11. Tony “Drugfreechu” Rolens
  12. Kyle “Kycse” Carrero
  13. Jacob “Dirtboy” Smith
  14. Zack “Flarp” Gordon
  15. Parker “Boringman” Boring
  16. Will “Twisty” Gomez
  17. Luke “Yung Quaff” Ferris
  18. Connor Remington
  19. Shahid “Fearless” Jivani
  20. Correy “Bubbles” Pearlman
  21. Eric “Sneez” Stanton
  22. Dimitri “Poilu” Poitiers
  23. Thomas “Silver” Manning
  24. Chris “ORLY” Brittain
  25. Spencer “Mr. Watch & Learn” McLaughlin
  26. Noah “Nogh” Sundook
  27. Ivan “Ivayne” Castaneda
  28. Nick “Flipp” Filippides
  29. Giovanny “ilovebagelz” Garcia
  30. Mickey “Tealz” Coates
  31. Alex “HyperFlame” Mireles
  32. Paul “Motobug” Canavan
  33. Cristian “Narq” Claros
  34. Wilder “Wyld” Cusick
  35. Jake “Nezergy” Maldonado
  36. Jack “Godtouch” Moore
  37. Jason “Captain Birdman” Erdman
  38. Jake “American Bowser” Land
  39. Matt “Cloudburst” Nichols
  40. Ryan “Sabre” Weinberg
  41. Justin “Arsenals” Hampton
  42. Manny “Dumshiny” Carillo
  43. Edward “Wfycat” Ayala
  44. Rayjay “Ca$ino Wolf” Adger
  45. Blake “Ripple” Catsby
  46. Brennan “FlashingFire” Connolly
  47. Joseph “Qtip” Hallowell
  48. Altan “altan” Türkoğlu
  49. Anthony Cardenas
  50. Leo “Comb” Curran

The Edge of Glory (Honorable Mentions):

  • Christopher “~CP9~” Williams
  • Dan “Grzly” Grizzly
  • “LSDX”

Breaking down the PMRank 2019

Malachi has finished as the best player in the world for the first time since the PMRank’s inception in 2016. His PMRank 2019 season included gold-medal finishes at Smash’N’Splash 5, Blacklisted 5, and Resting Stitch Face 2. Malachi had wins over the likes of ThundeRzReiGN, techboy, The Doctor, Switch, Rongunshu, Sothe, Kysce, and Sneez in 2019.

One of Project M’s perennial best players, ThundeRzReign, once again had an outstanding year. He earned four tournament victories last year, placing 1st at Poi Poundaz 2, Neon Genesix Evangelion, Low Tier City 7, and The Encore. ThundeRzReiGN has also started 2020 on the right foot, winning Neon Genesept Evangelion. There, he defeated The Doctor and Ivayne.

Morsecode762 is particularly notable for his success in both Project M and Super Smash Bros. Melee. He is No. 6 in the world for PM and No. 44 in the world for Melee. Notably, he mains Samus in both games.

Connor was the highest-ranked player to make his top 50 debut on the PMRank 2019. His best performance was at Blacklisted 5. There, Connor beat ThundeRzReiGN and Pikmon en route to 5th place. Of returning players, Yung Quaff made the greatest leap, climbing 27 places.

The biggest drop-off from the PMRank 2018 obviously goes to Jonathan Sosa. Despite being the former No. 1 player, Sosa was completely inactive throughout the PMRank 2019 season. Of the active players, Flipp suffered the biggest drop-off, falling 19 places.

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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