Over 12 percent of Top 128 mained Leroy Smith though almost everyone saw play: Tekken 7 EVO Japan character usage statistics

That's a lot of Pocket Zafina

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • January 26, 2020 at 11:56 a.m. PST

It's no secret that this EVO Japan weekend was kinda all about Leroy Smith to the Tekken community after the blind martial artist made up six of the top 8 spots for finals last night, but a broader look at the game shows quite healthy representation throughout.

The top 128 players at EVO Japan for Tekken had 45 of the game's 48 characters as a main option, and while Leroy was by far the favorite, that is still an impressive feat for an event of this scale.

Only Negan, Miguel and Kazuya are left off of the list here which probably tells us a good bit about where those characters are at right now while even Kuma and Ganryu saw placings in the upper brackets.

Outside of Leroy, who had 16 people at least maining him in top 128, Kazumi was the distant second place with six players and showing she's still strong where it counts in 2020.

Interestingly, there was only one Akuma in the entirety of top 32 after the character was a bit of a bane to the Tekken community in the latter half of 2019. I wonder how much of that, however came down to Pakistan largely staying home for the weekend aside from VS|Arslan Ash.

You can take a look at the full breakdown for Top 128 at a tournament that featured almost 1,000 players from around the world.

Tekken 7 EVO Japan Top 128 Character Usage Statistics

• Leroy - 16 (1)
• Kazumi - 6

• Julia - 5
• Alisa - 5
• Jin - 5

• Shaheen - 4 (1)
• Asuka - 4
• Geese - 4
• Eddy - 4 (1)

• Zafina - 3 (4)
• Lee - 3
• Lars - 3
• King - 3
• Master Raven - 3
• Yoshimitsu - 3
• Hwoarang - 3
• Gigas - 3
• Claudio - 3
• Xiaoyu - 3

• Steve - 2 (3)
• Bob - 2 (1)
• Akuma - 2 (1)
• Devil Jin - 2
• Feng - 2
• Noctis - 2
• Josie - 2
• Nina - 2
• Marduk - 2
• Lei - 2
• Paul - 2
• Heihachi - 2
• Lili - 2

• Dragunov - 1 (2)
• Eliza - 1 (1)
• Panda - 1 (1)
• JACK-7 - 1
• Bryan - 1
• Armor King - 1
• Lucky Chloe - 1
• Leo - 1
• Katarina - 1
• Kuma - 1
• Anna - 1
• Law - 1
• Ganryu - 1

• Unknown - 5

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