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MPGR Summer 2022

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MPGR Summer 2022
Period active March 1st - July 11th, 2022
Region North America
Game(s) supported Super Smash Bros. Melee
Producer(s) Panda

The MPGR Summer 2022 lists the best 50 players in North America for Super Smash Bros. Melee.

On November 19th, PGStats announced that the rankings were to resume on January 1st, 2022.[1] However, the starting date was postponed due to the rising cases of COVID-19.[2] On February 2nd, 2022, PGstats announced their plans on setting a new start date to March 1st and that they would be monitoring the state of the pandemic before giving a final confirmation on February 17th.[3] Although the date came and passed without a confirmation, the season nevertheless began on March 1st and lasted until July 11th with Double Down 2022, a month after the end of the PGRU v3. Due to a lack of major tournaments in Europe that season, only a North American list was produced.


PGstats gave a group of 26 panelists made up of top players, tournament organizers, and analysts the following prompt:

"Based on quality and quantity of results from March 1, 2022 to July 11, 2022, rate each player on a scale of 10.0 (best) to 4.0. Who performed the best at offline events over the course of the season? You may give the benefit of the doubt to players who attended more events during the ranking period. You are expected to consider their results at regionals and majors. You may consider their results at out-of-region events. You may consider their results at serious invitationals, but keep in mind that players who qualified for reasons other than merit received an opportunity they otherwise may not have gotten. You may consider their results at locals ONLY IF they lack sufficient data for you to make an informed judgement without local results."

Panelists were allowed to abstain from scoring particular candidates if they felt they did not know enough about them without affecting the player's overall score. If enough panelists abstained on a candidate, they would be disqualified. This did not occur during this ranking. Once the scores were obtained, they would be normalized for consistency. Afterwards, each player's score would be calculated using a weighted average with higher weights given to an individual rating the closer it is to the interquartile mean of the given player's scores.


Australia Joshman, Canada Zedreo (Alberta), Canada Faust (Ontario), Canada Mosh (Ontario), Canada Zuppy (Ontario), Finland Acke, Mexico Metakill (Sonora), Netherlands Noxxa, Sweden Pipsqueak, Sweden Reverb, UK Moby, USA Nickemwit (California), USA Kaiju (Colorado), USA Krudo (Florida), USA Wills (Georgia), USA EdwinBudding (Massachusetts), USA bambi (New Jersey), USA DarkGenex (New York), USA Melissa Blight (New York), USA Rococo (Oregon), USA Dawson (Pennsylvania), USA GimmeDatWheat (Pennsylvania), USA Tuesday (Texas), USA Ambisinister (Maryland/Virginia), USA Cool Lime (Virginia), USA Aura (Washington/Oregon)


Zain's player card
Ranking Smasher Previous rank Movement Character Score
1 USA Zain 6 ▲ 5 MarthHeadSSBM.png 99.9
2 USA iBDW 9 ▲ 7 FoxHeadSSBM.png 98.6
3 USA Jmook SheikHeadSSBM.png 97.3
4 USA Hungrybox 1 ▼ 3 JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png 97
5 Sweden Leffen 2 ▼ 3 FoxHeadSSBM.pngSheikHeadSSBM.png 96.9
6 Japan aMSa 7 ▲ 1 YoshiHeadSSBM.png 94.9
7 USA Plup 8 ▲ 1 SheikHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png 94.4
8 USA lloD 25 ▲ 17 PeachHeadSSBM.png 92.9
9 Canada n0ne 15 ▲ 6 CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png 91.1
10 USA KoDoRiN 70 ▲ 60 MarthHeadSSBM.png 90.4
11 USA Mango 3 ▼ 8 FalcoHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png 89.9
12 USA Fiction 12 0 FalcoHeadSSBM.png 87.9
13 Canada moky 14 ▲ 1 FoxHeadSSBM.png 87.3
14 USA Ginger 21 ▲ 7 FalcoHeadSSBM.png 87.1
15 Australia Joshman 101 ▲ 86 FoxHeadSSBM.png 86.3
16 USA S2J 11 ▼ 5 CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png 85.7
17 USA SluG IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png 85.6
18 USA Aklo FoxHeadSSBM.pngLinkHeadSSBM.png 82.7
19 USA Polish 63 ▲ 44 PeachHeadSSBM.png 81.4
20 USA Krudo 101 ▲ 81 SheikHeadSSBM.png 81
21 USA Magi 43 ▲ 22 FalcoHeadSSBM.png 79.5
22 USA Spark 22 0 SheikHeadSSBM.png 78.8
23 USA SFAT 13 ▼ 10 FoxHeadSSBM.png 78.3
24 Sweden Pipsqueak FoxHeadSSBM.pngCaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png 75.5
25 USA null FoxHeadSSBM.png 74.4
26 USA Swift PikachuHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png 73.9
27 USA TheSWOOPER 99 ▲ 72 SamusHeadSSBM.png 72.5
28 USA Smashdaddy 101 ▲ 73 FoxHeadSSBM.png 72.4
29 USA Axe 4 ▼ 25 PikachuHeadSSBM.png 71.3
30 USA KJH 29 ▼ 1 FoxHeadSSBM.pngFalcoHeadSSBM.png 68.2
31 Canada Soonsay 98 ▲ 67 FoxHeadSSBM.png 66.7
32 USA Lucky 20 ▼ 12 FoxHeadSSBM.png 66.6
33 USA Skerzo FoxHeadSSBM.png 66.5
34 USA Salt CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png 66.4
35 USA bobby big ballz 80 ▲ 45 FalcoHeadSSBM.png 65.3
36 USA Zamu 48 ▲ 12 FoxHeadSSBM.png 65.2
37 USA Jflex SheikHeadSSBM.png 64.5
38 USA Chem FoxHeadSSBM.png 63.9
39 USA Ben SheikHeadSSBM.pngLuigiHeadSSBM.png 62.5
40 USA Aura 60 ▲ 20 PeachHeadSSBM.png 62.4
41 Canada Zuppy FoxHeadSSBM.png 62
42 USA 2saint 35 ▼ 7 JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png 61.2
43 USA Suf CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png 60.7
44 UK Frenzy 76 ▲ 32 FalcoHeadSSBM.png 58.2
45 USA Mekk CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png 56.7
46 USA Logan MarthHeadSSBM.png 55.9
47 USA Bbatts PeachHeadSSBM.png 55.6
48 USA Panda 97 ▲ 49 FoxHeadSSBM.png 55.3
49 Mexico Eddy Mexico LuigiHeadSSBM.png 55.1
50 UK Professor Pro 34 ▼ 16 FoxHeadSSBM.png 53.4

Area 51[edit]

Hours before they began unveiling the regular top 50 rankings, PGStats released a list of players who most closely missed the cut for the MPGR Summer 2022 top 50, known as "Area 51." They were unranked between each other, and as such are all considered to be effectively ranked #51. This marks the first time a major Melee power ranking did an "Area 51" list.

Ranking Smasher Previous rank Movement Character
51 USA Azel 101 ▲ 50 FoxHeadSSBM.png
51 USA FatGoku 39 ▼ 12 FoxHeadSSBM.png
51 USA Mot$ FoxHeadSSBM.png
51 USA Nickemwit 58 ▲ 7 CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
51 USA SDJ JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png


  • Due to a formatting error, PGStats accidentally revealed null's MPGR ranking (25th) instead of Mekk's (45th) on the graphic for MPGR ranks 50-31 posted on their Twitter account.[4]
  • The MPGR for Summer 2022 marked a number of firsts for recognized global Melee rankings:
    • Hungrybox's ranking of 4th marks the formal end of his 3-year reign as the number one player in the world.
    • Mango's ranking of 11th marks the first time he has been ranked outside of the top 10 for the entirety of his competitive career, with him previously ranking no lower than 6th.
    • Jmook's ranking of 3rd is the highest ever debut on any recognized global rankings for Melee.
    • Swift's ranking (26th) over Axe (29th) is the first time another Pikachu player has been ranked over Axe (albeit with a Fox secondary).
    • Aklo's ranking of 18th marks the first appearance of a player listed with Link as a used character on a recognized global Melee ranking since Lord HDL on the 2014 SSBMRank. However, listing Link as one of his characters is dubious, as Aklo was a Fox main whose only recorded Link usage in MPGR-qualifying events during the ranking season was in losses against Zain at Pound 2022 and Swift at The Function 2. Since Lord HDL being listed as a Link player on the 2014 SSBMRank was similarly dubious, as he dropped Link in favor of Marth by 2014, there still hasn't been a legitimate Link user that made a recognized global Melee ranking. Although he doesn't have any wins in the season, Aklo does use Link as a legitimate counterpick for FD.
    • Azel became the first player to make the "Honorable Mention" list for two consecutive recognized global Melee rankings, as he was also listed as an Honorable Mention on the previous MPGR.
  • Fox main Pipsqueak had Captain Falcon as a listed character, despite not winning any sets with Falcon at MPGR-qualifying events during the ranking season.


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