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29 characters appeared in top 32 of Smash World Tour Oceania with most of the top tiers absent from the upper bracket

That's quite the spread

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • March 20, 2021 at 11:17 a.m. PDT • Comments: 5

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate boasts a ridiculous roster size of over 80 characters to choose from with just as many match ups to attempt to learn which can lead to some of the most varied competition in the fighting game genre as a whole.

The Smash World Tour Oceania Online Qualifier this weekend is certainly proof of that with at least 29 different fighters being represented within just the top 32 though many of the ones considered the best in the game are not among them.

Only four characters are being used by multiple players with Wolf, R.O.B. and Snake being typically considered around S tier in rankings with Roy a bit lower.

Joker and Pikachu, often believed to be the top 2 in Ultimate for quite some time, are completely absent from the upper brackets which could be due to any number of reasons including their difficulty to use at a high level in the game's sub-optimal online setting.

What's maybe a bit more surprising, however, is the lack of the two latest entries of DLC with Sephiroth and Mythra/Pyra, who are already thought to be in the upper echelon of choices and have already seen healthy to strong results in other tournaments since their releases.

If you're looking to catch some strong Smash competition this weekend, the Smash World Tour event continues tonight at 6 p.m. PT with many more tournaments across the glob happening through the rest of the year.

Smash World Tour Oceania Online Qualifier Top 32 Usage Stats

• Wolf - 2
• Roy - 2
• R.O.B. - 2
• Snake - 2

• Young Link - 1
• Pikachu - 1
• Ness - 1
• Dark Pit - 1
• Lucina - 1
• Mii Swordfighter - 1
• Mr. Game & Watch - 1
• Mario - 1
• Pit - 1
• Min Min - 1
• Palutena - 1
• Samus - 1
• Luigi - 1
• Mega Man - 1
• Wii Fit Trainer - 1
• Dark Samus - 1
• Bowser - 1
• Villager - 1
• Toon Link - 1
• Zero Suit Samus - 1
• Isabelle - 1
• Mii Brawler - 1
• Wario - 1
• Inkling - 1

• Peach - 0 (1)

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