Chūgoku

From SmashWiki, the Super Smash Bros. wiki
Jump to navigationJump to search

Chūgoku is a Smash region in Japan located on the island of Honshū. The Chūgoku region is comprised of five prefectures. These include Hiroshima, Okayama, Shimane, Tottori, and Yamaguchi.

The largest Smash tournaments tend to occur in Hiroshima. This prefecture hosts the long-running Hirosuma series. While Hiroshima remains the main tournament hub Okayama and Yamaguchi also host regular series. In contrast, Tottori has had very few tournaments in the lifetime of the Smash series as the prefecture is the least populous in Japan. In spite of this, the prefecture is home to Ron who has been ranked on multiple editions of the Panda Global Rankings.

Map of Chugoku

While Chūgoku hosts a relatively small Smash scene, the region has been home to notable players spanning several decades. In Melee, the region came to prominence as a result of Rudolph and Zoma. However, the regions most world renowned players competed in Brawl. Specifically the brothers Kakera and Otori. Otori famously took a few years to win a tournament despite being a top competitor. That first win came at the largest Brawl tournament in history, Apex 2012.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Globally ranked players[edit]

These Chūgoku players were ranked on the Fall 2019 PGRU.

PGRU Rank Name Notes
50 Ron YoshiHeadSSBU.pngMarioHeadSSBU.pngLuigiHeadSSBU.png One of the strongest Yoshi players in the world and one of strongest online players in Japan. Previously ranked 1st on the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th, and 12th Smashmate seasons.

Other top players[edit]

Major tournaments hosted[edit]

A list of significant regional Ultimate events hosted in Chūgoku.

Name Entrants Date Notes
Hirosuma 14 112 August 17th, 2019
Hirosuma Revolution 3 125 October 20th, 2019
Yamabura SP 3 96 November 16th, 2019
Hirosuma 15 94 December 8th, 2019
Hirosuma 17 96 December 26th, 2021
Okasuma SP 9 96 July 10th, 2022
Hirosuma 21 128 September 3rd, 2022

Some notable tournament series held in Chūgoku.

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Other top players[edit]

Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Globally ranked players[edit]

These Chūgoku players were ranked on the Panda Global Rankings 100.

PG ranking Name Notes
57 Ron Mario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.Luigi's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.Yoshi's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. One of the best Mario players in Japan. Ranked 33rd on the JAPAN Power Rankings.
93 Kuwa RyuHeadSSB4-U.png One of the best Ryu players in Japan. Ranked 37th on the JAPAN Power Rankings.

Other top players[edit]

A list of significant regional Smash 4 events hosted in Chūgoku.

Name Entrants Date Notes
Hirosuma Tokaigi Qualifier 79 December 11th, 2016 A qualifying event for Niconico Tokaigi 2017
Hirosuma: Revolution 101 March 19th, 2017 Mr. R famously attended and won the event.
Hirosuma Revolution 2 69 June 24th, 2018

Some notable tournament series held in Chūgoku.

  • Hirosuma located in the Hiroshima prefecture.
  • Okasuma located in the Okayama prefecture.
  • Yamabura located in the Yamaguchi prefecture.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Globally ranked players[edit]

These Chūgoku players were ranked on CLASH Tournaments' 2014 SSBBRank.

SSBBRank Name Notes
4 Otori MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png One of the best players in the world towards the later period of Brawls competitive life.
16 Kakera MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png One of the best players in Japan

Other top players[edit]

Super Smash Bros. 64[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Other top players[edit]

  • Moyashi Kirby's head icon from SSB.: At one point was considered the strongest Kirby in the world.

See also[edit]

Smashers:

Tournaments: