Notability is a quality defined, for the purposes of this Wiki, as any article about a smasher or crew that has a significant presence in competitive Smash Bros. This is the exclusive standard and definition for whether a crew or smasher is notable. Some things that qualify a smasher or crew as notable:
- Has participated in or run offline tournaments that use standard tournament rules, and has achieved at least regional recognition. What qualifies as "regional recognition" is subjective, but as a rule of thumb, being ranked on a regional-level power ranking is usually a surefire indicator of having achieved significant regional recognition, as well as participating in the organization of a long-running tournament series that is a region's staple. If a player has never been PR'd, they can still be considered regionally recognized if they have a proven history of tournament participation with adequate-enough success, with greater leeway given the stronger their region is.
- Has contributed high-level content to the Smash community or has contributed significantly in other ways. For example, being involved in a highly regarded tournament-streaming team, discovering and reporting information about the inner workings of Smash, creating and uploading popular tutorial videos, being a highly regarded Smash modder, etc.
- Can prove legitimate regional or greater fame otherwise not covered by these guidelines.
When listing game skill (and mains for that game), only include games that the smasher plays seriously. Adding to this, please only list mains that the smasher plays seriously, not as a sandbagging choice.
Smashers in the "notable players" section of character articles must be accompanied by a brief description detailing the smasher's most notable feats with the character and/or their contributions to the characters meta-game. Edits adding a smasher to the "notable players" section without this are to be reverted on sight.
The smasher also must meet the following criteria:
- Place highly in multiple tournaments largely using the character in question compared to other mains of the character. Some leniency is allowed for the less represented characters, but it should be within reason.
- Must have national recognition for their usage of the character outside of sandbagging and/or must have made significant contributions to the character's meta.
It can be much more difficult to assess the notability of players from smaller, less-developed Smash regions (outside of the United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan). In general, these players should have achieved exceptional tournament results with their character in their region, and have attained notability for their usage of the character in larger Smash regions.