WWRv6

Daily Esports is proud to partner with the Wi-Fi Warrior Rank team once again to present the Wi-Fi Warrior Rank v6 (WWRv6)! The Wi-Fi Warrior Rank rates 50 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players based on their performances at online tournaments. Check out the Wi-Fi Warrior Rank Discord to find out more about Smash Ultimate’s competitive online scene.

Today’s reveal features an interesting mix of players. Some have taken long falls from their former positions as top 10 online players. Conversely, others are making their debuts on the Wi-Fi rankings for the very first time. Regardless, all of them are competent competitors who have made their mark on the online Smash Ultimate scene.

WWRv6: 40-31

Your friendly Texan robot Grayson Ramos makes an appearance at the No. 40 spot on the WWRv6! His name may not have circulated around as often as it did in the Pound Online days. Still, he managed to leave a mark by the end of the season. Scoring wins on the likes of Kola, Epic_Gabriel, ChunkyKong and Atomsk, as well as placing 2nd at Derpu’s Online Smash Tournament and 7th at Varsity Votes, Grayson made sure to use up all the fuel he had to make one final push for the rankings. Having a few unranked losses and a negative 6-8 record against the Top 50 did hurt him. Even so, Grayson managed to pull off an impressive performance overall. Who knows what he’ll have in store for us in the future?

Written by: Cyrus “Cagt” Gharakanian

Many players pride themselves on representing their low-tier character and leading the fight in changing people’s perspectives of their tools. Trevor “Atomsk” Hirschen, however, has fully embraced King Dedede’s majestic yet jarring mediocrity. Even more, Atomsk has accepted his fate of wiedling the great penguin hammer. He has managed to pull through the toughest of obstacles, having triumphed over notable threats such as Epic_Gabriel, Sharp, Sparg0 and Riddles.

Pair that with his 3rd place finish at Lunch Box #7, 4th place finish at JAMICUS JOUST Rainn, and 17th place finish at ULTIMATE 32, and it’s clear Atomsk is no slouch when it comes to dismantling his opponents. Atomsk is held back by a negative record versus the Top 50 and a number of unranked losses. However, these have not stopped this absolute king from making his presence known in tournament. You can be sure to find more of his utter genius in future events, whether you’re ready or not.

Written by: Cyrus “Cagt” Gharakanian

It often seems like you’re either a Wi-Fi character or you’re not. Many would place Olimar in the latter category. Despite major success by Olimar mains offline, his Wi-Fi results have historically been modest compared to others in his tier. It comes as no surprise, then, that the Olimar mains making waves on the WWR are the same ones doing so on the PGR. Robert “Myran” Herrin becomes the latest such example, touching down at 38th on the WWRv6.

Myran’s season was a steady one, picking up strong results over the course of the year. One of his most valuable performances was his 5th place finish at M-Kolosseum #3, where he defeated Sonix 2-1. Myran collected additional wins over ShinyMark, Sharp, and Aaron over the course of the season. Though he lacked a standout finish at an S- or A-tier, his consistency across B-tiers is an impressive feat. At the end of the day, Myran is a seasoned veteran who has everything he needs to compete. And if he adds a few gems at majors to his consistent resume, this plucky competitor will have no problem launching up the ranks.

Written by: Liam “Cloudhead” Estes

Entering the rankings at No. 37 is “mabelssb,” representing furries everywhere and being this season’s sole representative for Dr. Mario. They boast an explosive playstyle and great offstage awareness. This makes Dr. Mario dangerous in any situation when in mablessb’s hands. Their breakout performance came at Frame Perfect Series 2, where they took 2nd place. In the process, they picked up wins on notable players such as Joker and LeoN.

Other notable results included 7th at Smash Out Breast Cancer and 5th at Derpu’s Online Tournament. Throughout the WWRv6 season, mabelssb picked up wins on other players like Kiyarash, Pokelam, ShinyMark and Sinji. With such an impressive breakout season, it’s clear this is only the beginning for the WWRv6’s resident Dr. Mario player.

Written by: Kyle “Grayola” Gray

It was a long 2020, and things that happened months ago can feel like ages away. But Brian “Cosmos” Kalu’s early season accomplishments didn’t pass us by. Cosmos lands at No. 36 on the WWRv6 with only two months’ worth of tournament results. After making the top 10 and winning an S-tier last season with primarily Inkling, Cosmos shifted his focus to Corrin and picked up right where he left off. His first showing this season saw him defeat Sonix and Sharp en route to 7th at the Lunch Box #2. Cosmos followed that up by taking 4th place at the A-tier TNS: Pandemic Monthly 5.5. There, he added to his resume with wins against Ravenking, enhancedpv, and YoseFu, plus another win over Sharp.

Those two A-tiers alone comprised the majority of Cosmos’ points and wins. His season ended after just four tournaments, all in July and August. It’s almost cliché to say that a player could have been higher on the WWR if they’d only played more. But looking at Cosmos’s near flawless resume, it’s hard for the mind not to drift there. Regardless, this finish after such a small sample size is a testament to his incredible skill. And when the offline scene can finally reopen — whenever that will be — you can bet Cosmos will be contending for the top spots on the PGR.

Written by: Liam “Cloudhead” Estes

Bringing premiere Ike representation to the rankings for the third season in a row is Ryan “Ravenking” McDonough. Ravenking is a titan of the Midwest who reached higher peaks this season than ever before. Many pegged him as a shoe-in to rise up the ranks with the WWR’s new policy of including sub tournaments, as The Box was one of the places he terrorized the most. Ravenking wasted no time in proving them right, as he won the first Lunch Box of the season dominantly. He blitzed through the A-tier event without dropping a set, defeating Stroder, Sparg0, SKITTLES!! and finally Maister to take gold.

Solid finishes and WWRv6 wins continued throughout the season, but Ravenking’s A-tier victory remained an isolated event. In addition, losses to unranked players prevented his rank from better reflecting this early achievement. Nevertheless, most would point to his peaks as the true reflection of his skill as a player. Ravenking remains one of the most dangerous Ike players and swordfighers in a metagame full of them. He has the potential to turn heads online and offline any day.

Written by: Liam “Cloudhead” Estes

One of the most well-known names forged from online competitive play, Willow “IcyMist” Barto appears at No. 34 this season. Thus, she continues a long legacy that began as the No. 1 player of the WWRv1. After utilizing Pokémon Trainer and Donkey Kong earlier on in Ultimate’s lifespan, she found herself returning to her roots as a Samus main after buffs were granted to the character in early 2020. IcyMist’s strongest performance of the season was at Frame Perfect Series 3. There, she eliminated colinies, Kiyarash, Joker, Sharp and Middy en route to a 7th place finish. Other strong placements for her included 33rd place at ULTIMATE 32 and 4th place at The Harmony 4. In the process, IcyMist defeated players like ShinyMark, FullBloom and Yez.

After being absent from only the WWRv5 season, IcyMist is one of only a select few that can boast online dominance across two installments of the Smash series. The return of her Samus alongside rock-solid consistency adds up to a season of results that certainly cannot be missed. Keep your eyes peeled for this bounty hunter as she continues to blast competitors out of bracket.

Written by: Sean “GME” Wilkinson

Europe’s second and highest-ranking representative on the WWRv6, Oliver “FullBloom” Alexander lands at No. 33 with plenty of endlag, thanks to his newfound commitment to Bayonetta. The multi-character specialist previously appeared at No. 3 on the WWRv4 with the help of Pokémon Trainer, Rosalina & Luma, and multiple other characters. This season, FullBloom was able to make his mark at each and every tournament he was able to Heel Slide into. This included a gold medal at The Memes Tournament in November, where he defeated mabelssb, Kiyarash and A Coward. FullBloom also placed 2nd at Caffeine Cup #1, 3rd at The Collective 2, and 4th at Flat Realm #8. Across these events, he snatched wins on Sharp, ChunkyKong, Yez, Aaron, enhancedpv and many more. Most notably, FullBloom took two sets off of Epic_Gabriel across these three brackets.

As one of only two European competitors that made the top 50 this season, FullBloom proved to be a worldwide threat that could easily dance with the best of them from across the ocean. His prowess with miscellaneous characters outside of Bayonetta has also helped him clutch out victory in tough situations. FullBloom made a Dark Samus switch against Kiyarash at November’s Memes Tournament, and used Hero against Deathspade at Caffeine Cup. He even picked Bowser against enhancedpv at Flat Realm #8. As the WWRv7 season unfolds, keep an eye out for FullBloom’s bag of tricks as he ladders the competition to climb the ranks.

Written by: Sean “GME” Wilkinson

No one on the WWR team has done the math, but it’d be no surprise if Chris “Lights” Bone is the highest-earning Wi-Fi player of all time. It seems all he does is place high, take names and secure prize pots day in and day out. Lights’ season started strong as he repped his home country from home at Get On My Line 2020. There, he defeated T3 DOM and Raffi-X on the way to 13th place at the season’s first S-tier. More strong results followed, including a win over SKITTLES!!, two over Epic_Gabriel and four over KirbyKid across two C-tiers.

Though Lights is a year removed from reaching the top spot on these rankings, he’s still got a perpetual ability to challenge for the gold and take sets from nearly anyone. And as long as he’s still securing the bag, so to speak, he probably doesn’t mind where he ranks. For now, it’s a solid No. 32 finish. And Lights is a safer bet than most to return stronger in seasons to come.

Written by: Liam “Cloudhead” Estes

Making his debut on the rankings in the WWRv6’s No. 31 spot is Varun “varun” Rao. This impressive Wii Fit Trainer hails from NorCal, where he is ranked No. 4. He is deservedly considered one of the world’s best Wii Fit Trainer players, tying for the highest placement ever achieved by the character at a PGRU S-tier event. As for his achievements online, varun only played in a few events, but performed exceptionally well at all of them.

These results are headlined by a 2nd place finish at A-tier Frame Perfect Series 3. At that event, varun took out Middy, Yez, and Epic_Gabriel, only falling twice to Salem. He also placed 5th at TNS Pandemic Monthly #4, and reached top 8 at both Jingle Jairs and Monster Mashers. His slew of impressive wins also included Kola, Mr. E, SKITTLES!!, Sparg0 and more. It’s clear that regardless of the medium, varun is a threat in any bracket he enters.

Written by: Kyle “Grayola” Gray

Make sure to check back on Friday, January 22, as the rankings continue with the Wi-Fi Warrior Rank v6: 30-21!

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 Super Smash Bros., Splatoon, ARMS, and Pokémon.