Best 100 Super Smash Bros. Melee players in the world, ranked (2023) - Upcomer
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Best 100 Super Smash Bros. Melee players in the world, ranked (2023)

An overview of the return of the SSBMRank

Since 2013, panelists from within the Super Smash Bros. Melee community have come together to rank the best Melee players in the world. Following the dissolution of Panda’s MPGR, which became the de facto official ranking in 2018, the SSBMRank returned in 2022.

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Through the joint efforts of Melee It On Me, Melee Stats, and more, there is now a formal list of the best competitors the Melee scene currently has to offer. After a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SSBMRank 2022 became the first global ranking of the top 100 best Melee players since 2019.

Best Melee players in the world

Here are the best Melee players in the world according to the SSBMRank 2022:

  1. Zain “Zain” Naghmi
  2. Masaya “aMSa” Chikamoto
  3. Joseph “Mang0” Marquez
  4. Cody Schwab
  5. Juan “Hungrybox” DeBiedma
  6. Jake “Jmook” DiRado
  7. William “Leffen” Hjelte
  8. Justin “Plup” McGrath
  9. Hugh “SluG” Hegarty
  10. Jeffrey “Axe” Williamson
  11. Arjun “lloD” Malhotra
  12. John “KoDoRiN” Ko
  13. Kurtis “moky” Pratt
  14. Shephard “Fiction” Lima
  15. Johnny “S2J” Kim
  16. Dawud “Aklo” Rahman
  17. Justin “Wizzrobe” Hallett
  18. Edgard “n0ne” Sheleby
  19. Josh “Joshman” Lyras
  20. Linus “Pipsqueak” Nordin
  21. Avery “Ginger” Wilson
  22. Miles “Soonsay” Foster
  23. Matt “Polish” Warshaw
  24. Kyle “Krudo” Krudo
  25. Sasha “Magi” Sullivan
  26. Ben “SFOP” Duren
  27. Zac “SFAT” Cordoni
  28. Joey “Lucky” Aldama
  29. Zaid “Spark” Ali
  30. Gio “null” Rossi
  31. Alexandra “Salt” Rennie
  32. Daniel “Zamu” Bernstein
  33. Luis “TheSWOOPER” Olivo
  34. Isaac “bobby big ballz” P.
  35. Blake “Zuppy” Burnham
  36. Yasin “Mekk” Mekki
  37. Jacob “Jflex” Pinto
  38. Álvaro “Trif” García Moral
  39. Adrian “Skerzo” Chavez
  40. Dan “Swift” Petruso
  41. Toussaint “2saint” Turnier
  42. Juan “Medz” Garcia
  43. Rishi “Rishi” Malhotra
  44. Luis “Smash Papi” Rangel
  45. Aljon “Franz” Apilado
  46. Derek “Aura” Olsen
  47. Elliot “Frenzy” Grossman
  48. Jean-Christophe “Lunar Dusk” Léger-Héroux
  49. Aaron “Professor Pro” Thomas
  50. Joseph “Azel” Resplandor
  51. Steven “FatGoku” Callopy
  52. Eduardo “Eddy Mexico” Lucatero Rincón
  53. Kyle “Kalamazhu” Zhu
  54. Brandon “Panda” Orooji
  55. Ralph “Ralph” Arroyo
  56. Colin “Colbol” Green
  57. Christian “Kürv” Melendez
  58. Billy “Bbatts” Batista
  59. Ben “Ben” Strandmark
  60. Ryan “Wally” Metwally
  61. Te Tuhi “Spud” Kelly
  62. Duncan “SDJ” Meara
  63. Daniel “ChuDat” Rodriguez
  64. Logan “Logan” Dunn
  65. Kalindi “KJH” Henderson
  66. Andrew “Chem” Khalili
  67. Dillon “Grab” Draper
  68. Matt “Mot$” Gaydos
  69. Sufyan “Suf” Hassan
  70. Taylor “DrLobster” Baldwin
  71. Dylan “Dawson” Dougherty
  72. Jacob “Khryke” Gilbert
  73. Griffin “Faceroll” Williams
  74. Jason “Gahtzu” Diehl
  75. Jordan “Panko” Kiser
  76. Drew “Drephen” Scoles
  77. Davis “Palpa” Scherer
  78. Vicente “Chape” Sánchez
  79. Daniel “Simeris” Dolin
  80. David “Kalvar” Coyne
  81. John “JJM” McCarthy
  82. Claire “essy” Daughtery
  83. Kaleo “Mad Tyro” Chase
  84. Nicholas “Nickemwit” Whittier
  85. William “Wevans” Evans
  86. Khalid “Khalid” Serdah
  87. Jonathan “TheRealThing” Clinton
  88. Umar “Umarth” Sohi
  89. Arthur “404Cray” Hernandez
  90. David “Slowking” Fuentes
  91. Ruben “Eggy” Morin
  92. Kevin Maples
  93. Vaughn “Voo” Brown
  94. Anees “Free Palestine” Assaf
  95. Micah “Logos” Weight
  96. Joe “JustJoe” Dattalo
  97. Albin “Abbe” Arvidson
  98. Mauricio “Rocket” Araneda
  99. Michael “nut” Silver
  100. Matteo “Matteo” Caglioti
  101. Lucas “shabo” Pena

More about the SSBMRank 2022 top 100

After years dominating Melee’s online scene, Zain finally emerged on top of a formal ranking of the best Melee players. Meanwhile, aMSa and Mang0 bounced back from slow starts to the year to round out the top three. With only a .1 difference in their ratings, aMSa and Mang0 effectively tied for second place.

While Ice Climbers mains like Robert “Wobbles” Wright, Jeremy “Fly Amanita” Westfahl, and ChuDat have cracked the top 10 on official Melee rankings before, the character has performed worse since their infinite combo, known as wobbling, was banned. In spite of this, SluG saw the best year of his career by far, securing a spot in the top 10 even without wobbling.

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Dylan Tate is an alumnus of 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, particularly Super Smash Bros. and Pokémon.