Category:VIP players

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These people are very important to the Smash community for their accomplishments in the competitive history of the series. These people are more than just good players, they have achieved a level of excellence that made them the most historic players of competitive Smash. To merit being categorized here, a player must have one or more of the following attributes:

  • At their peak, the player was competing for or obtained the title of best player in the world.
  • In their prime, the player succeeded at the absolute top level of play for an extensive period of time.
  • The player maintained exceptional longevity at or near the top level, particularly across multiple games.
  • The player was such a remarkable "mid/low tier hero", that they single-handily reversed a lower tier character's perception of viability, or otherwise has achieved remarkable feats with those characters that players of other similarly tiered characters could never replicate.

It should additionally be noted that this category is based strictly on playing accomplishments, it does not factor in TOing, commentating, or any other non-playing contributions. Similarly, it does not factor in any controversies against the smashers within it; this category is not meant to honor anyone, its purpose is to catalog the most important players in Smash's history.

For a player to be added to this category, they must undergo a formal vote, as what one may consider "VIP" is highly subjective. If you wish to propose adding someone to this category, the procedure is as follows:

  • Make a post proposing the player on this category's talk page, on the talk page of the proposed player's Smasher article, or simply in SmashWiki's Discord server.
  • A residing administrator will review the proposal, and if they believe there is any slight chance it could pass, they'll formally conduct the vote. However, they can veto conducting any vote at all if they believe it failing is a forgone conclusion.
  • The formal voting will take place in the #voting channel on the aforementioned Discord server, to ensure the vote does not get disrupted by people from outside the wiki or by users with insufficient competitive knowledge.
  • In order for a proposal to pass, there must be at least a 2/3rds supermajority in support and at least five support votes.
  • If a player fails a vote, they may not be proposed again until at least one year has passed since.
  • In the scenario where a user believes a player doesn't belong in this category and so wishes to propose removing them, this same procedure applies.
  • Any additions to or removals from this category that do not follow this procedure will be immediately reverted, and users who repeatedly try to subvert this procedure will be reprimanded.

Unlike normal wiki procedure, this process is a straight vote, though the residing administrator or any other user may question another user's voting rationale if it's inconsistent with their prior voting or nonsensical in general, and if they fail to provide a sound argument for their vote, they could have their vote dismissed if it would affect the outcome. For one final note, all proposals and voting should be based only on what the player has already achieved, there should be no assumption on future performance; players can suddenly decline or go inactive for a myriad of reasons, and so don't propose nor vote for players that haven't already built a VIP resume on the basis of assuming they'll maintain or exceed their current performance level.

Pages in category "VIP players"

The following 168 pages are in this category, out of 168 total.

Media in category "VIP players"

The following 173 files are in this category, out of 173 total.