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SSBMRank 2016: 3
After a long 2015, a certain kid staged a comeback tour of the century, retaking his place in SSBM.
By Daniel "Tafokints" Lee
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SSBMRank 2016: Rank 3
SSBMRank 2016: Rank 3
The remaining players have won a multitude of majors. They are strong threats to win any event and have shown dominance over the majority of the year.
As a quick reminder, the SSBMRank panelists are comprised of a large group of players, figures, and community volunteers that rate the placers. Voters rated players based on the following criterion:
Given the quality and quantity of work in 2016 (From Genesis 3 to UGC Smash Open), if everyone entered 100 tournaments, who on average would place the best?
Panelists voted on a 1-10 scale with the best player receiving a “10” and the worst player on the list receiving a "1." Ballots that were not scaled properly were rescaled using an algorithm to place the best player at a "10" and the worst player at a "1." With over 50 panelists this year, we also decided to remove the two lowest and two highest ratings before taking the average in order to reduce the variance.
Rank 3: Mang0
Rank 3: Mang0
Rating: 9.781
Last year's rank: 4
Other placements:
1st: DreamHack Austin 2016, 1st: WTFox 2, 2nd: Pax Arena, 2nd: Battle of the Five Gods, 2nd: Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo, 2nd: Low Tier City 4, 3rd: Clutch City Clash, 4th: Smash Summit 3, 4th: Smash Summit 2, 4th: DreamHack Winter 2016
What a difference a year makes. 2015 was Joseph "Mango" Marquez's roughest in the modern era, with only a small handful of major wins and placements dipping as low as 17th. 2016 could not be more different; Mango started off the year by showcasing a new and improved Fox and storming through the loser’s bracket of Genesis 3.
Mang0: Head-to-Head
Mang0: Head-to-Head
He has placed fourth or higher at every tournament he's attended save for one and even took The Big House 6 as a super-major win. This extends past success with his modernized Fox; this year all of his characters have seen the spotlight, including a new Marth which saw some light in the counterpick rotation. His records against other top players have also been very impressive; notably, he boasts the highest win rate of any player this year in sets against Armada. With a new coach and newfound drive headed into 2017, one thing is certain: Mango is gunning to return to his throne at No. 1 next year.
Written by: Josh Kassel
Edited by: Noam Radcliffe

Credits

Head Editor: Andrew "PracticalTAS" Nestico
Graphics: Desiree "TinyKasama" Macasieb, Matthew “Icarus” Harmon, Nick "DarkDragoon" Konstantino