Character usage stories

Fox, Falco, and Sheik were the most popular picks at Smash Summit 9's Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament

Smash Summit 9 was the big Super Smash Bros. Melee event that captivated fans over the weekend. One could say that many of the best competitors of Melee in the world were gathered at this event.

Although there were only 18 players competing, we're presented with an opportunity to analyze the character usage stats of the tournament. Do feel free to draw comparisons to our community voted tier list section of our website.

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E. Honda and Vega were the strongest online characters? Kage is 2nd most popular? Street Fighter 5 showcased some interesting CFN stats for January

Seeing as how another month is now behind us, the CFN has released another batch of online stats for the community to study. For the month of January 2020, there were some very interesting things to note.

For the second month in a row, E. Honda ended up being the most successful combatant during online play. Indeed, E. Honda managed to usurp the online throne during December 2020 and has proven that this wasn't just a fluke in January.

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GT Goku and Goku were everywhere in the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour Finals and its Last Chance Qualifiers for Season 2

For Dragon Ball FighterZ fans, this weekend probably marks the biggest tournament for the year. I'm of course referring to the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour Finals.

The competitors at this event are no doubt the best of the best when it comes to playing Dragon Ball FighterZ. Let's take one last look at the character usage stats for Season 2 right before Season 3 changes everything with features such as the Z Assist Select.

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All characters except E. Honda and Lucia saw representation at EVO Japan 2020's top 128 for Street Fighter 5

Although the Capcom Pro Tour season hasn't begun for Street Fighter 5 Season 5 quite yet, we still had a major tournament take place over the weekend. At EVO Japan 2020, there were nearly 1,500 competitors registered to compete for Street Fighter 5.

One way to gauge the Season 5 meta is to analyze the characters that were the most prominent at events like these. As a result, we've gathered data are the top 128 performing players at EVO Japan 2020.

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

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.

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Ruby, Charlotte, and Azwel were the top contenders for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Samurai Shodown, and Soul Calibur 6 at EVO Japan 2020

EVO Japan 2020 is one of the major tournaments that's ongoing this weekend. BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Samurai Shodown, and Soul Calibur 6 all have over 500 entrants each.

As this is such a big event, this presents another opportunity to see how the meta is developing for these three titles. We'll do this by looking at the character usage stats.

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54 characters were represented in Glitch 8: Missingno's top 128 while 32 made it into Frosty Faustings XII's top 32 for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

It's been an entertaining weekend for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans. Both Glitch 8: Missingno and Frosty Faustings XII had Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournaments take place.

Over 700 were set to compete for Glitch 8 while more than 200 attended Frosty Faustings. As a result, we have the character usage stats for Glitch 8's top 128 and Frosty Faustings' top 32.

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Elphelt, Alisa, Eltnum, and Hyde were the popular picks for Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Tekken 7, and Under Night In-Birth at Frost Faustings top 32

Frosty Faustings XII has already concluded for the weekend. This particular tournament held events for games like Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Tekken 7, and Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st].

All three of these aforementioned titles had over 200 entrants each. As a result, we've gathered the character usage stats for the top 32 for these three games.

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Which Super Smash Bros. Ultimate characters are most popular in the Japanese scene? - Sumabato SP11 fighter usage statistics shows Joker at the top

Since we're currently sitting at 79 characters available in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with the addition of Terry Bogard, tournament play usually sees quite a spread out range of fighters used though there's some clear favorites that still rise above the others.

Sumabato SP11 went down in Japan this weekend with over 300 of the country's best players duking it out which gives us a rarer opportunity over in the west to see how the game is shaping up for those killers who can't travel often for events.

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Which characters appeared the most in top 8s throughout this year's Capcom Pro Tour? Which two characters never made it at all? Let's look at the data

Last year, I compiled two different statistical articles focusing on character usage in Capcom Pro Tour tournaments for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition's Season 3 and later another one for the entirety of Season 3.5.

This year, we're going to do the same thing, but with no mid-season balance shakeup, it felt like it made more sense to simply wait until the end of the season (which is now) to bring out the data and take a look at how different characters have been faring throughout the year. Before we jump in to the data itself, though, let's go over some ground rules so you know exactly what this data is based on and what it does or doesn't represent.

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Who are the main characters of Capcom Cup 2019? Here's a breakdown of the primary fighters used by the 31 qualified competitors

With the conclusion of the North American Regional Finals last weekend, we now know all but one of the participants for the 2019 Capcom Cup, and thus the analysis and speculation for the big dance in December can begin.

While we can't say exactly which characters the competitors will end up choosing when all the cards are down, we can take a look at the trends and get an idea of the main character representation that we'll likely see at the climactic Pro Tour event. We've gone through and identified (to the best of our ability) the current mains of the 31 players headed to SoCal.

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King, Eddy, and 34 other characters found their way into the top 64 of DreamHack Atlanta 2019's Tekken 7 event

DreamHack Atlanta 2019 and all of its fighting game tournaments have already concluded. The Tekken 7 event attracted the attention of players like RB|Anakin, Talon|Kkokkoma, GG|Saint, RBL|SperoGin, Jimmy J Tran, Talon|Book, and around 340 other competitors.

It's time to take a glance at the characters that were able to have enough of an impact to make it into the top 64 portion of the bracket. Which fighters were the most popular this time around?

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Snake, Mario, Greninja, Roy, and 37 others were represented at DreamHack Atlanta 2019's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate top 64

DreamHack Atlanta 2019 is the big Super Smash Bros. Ultimate event this weekend. Notable competitors like eU|Samsora, Liquid|Dabuz, MVG|DarkWizzy, PG|Marss, Cosmos, Rogue|Light, APE|Goblin, PG|ESAM, TSM|Tweek, SSG|LeoN, and nearly 650 other entrants are present.

This presents us with the opportunity to look at the characters used within the top 64 portion of the bracket. Do feel free to draw comparisons to our community voted tier list.

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ARCREVO America 2019 character usage statistics for Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle and BlazBlue: Central Fiction

Finals day is currently going down over at ARCREVO America 2019 wrapping up a long year of competition in Arc System Works' biggest fighting games currently on the market.

Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle and BlazBlue: Central Fiction are all having their top 8's today, so we've gone ahead and put together character usage statistics for the top 32 players of each of the three titles with some really nice diversity.

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Here's the opening movie for Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r]

Finals have already wrapped up for Under Night In-Birth at the ARCREVO America 2019 event this weekend, but the venue is also serving as the testing grounds of the next update in the series, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r].

Arc System Works and developer French Bread also took this big opportunity to share with the world UNICLR's new opening movie that will be found within the game.

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Joker, Wolf, and Palutena took top spots at Tri-state Showdown: Fall 2019's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament

Tri-state Showdown: Fall 2019 has now concluded. This was a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate event that featured notable competitors like NRG|Nairo, TSM|Tweek, Liquid|Dabuz, LeoN, Illuz|Jakal, Wishes, Rivers, Demise|Mr. E, IlluZ|Juice, DA|Sinji, NPT|BlazingPasta, Suarez and OES|RFang.

As a result, we have yet another opportunity to see which characters are the most prominent at these type of events. We'll be looking at the fighters that were found in the top 32 portion of the bracket. Do feel free to draw comparisons to our community voted tier list for the game.

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Kid Goku used by over half of players plus Teen Gohan continues to rise: Dragon Ball FighterZ character usage statistics for Red Bull Spain Saga 2019

The second year of the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour is still going strong with another Saga event going down this weekend in Madrid, Spain where the best competitors from Europe, North America and Asia are throwing down their Gokus to see who is the top dog Saiyan.

With so much talent and over 250 entrants in total, we've collected the DBFZ character usage statistics for the top 48 players including over half of the teams using Kid Goku and Teen Gohan continuing his rise through the ranks.

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