Wi-Fi Warrior Rank
The Wi-Fi Warrior Rank (WWR) is a biannual list ranking the top 50 best players in online Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournaments. Created by Tacos and Cloudhead, the first iteration of the WWR used data from January - June 2018, and was released fully in July 22nd, 2018. The second iteration of the WWR featured tournaments from July - November 2018, and released fully in December 5th, 2018.
The Wi-Fi Warrior Rank is set to continue in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate; the WWRv3 plans to feature online Ultimate tournaments spanning from January to June 2019.
The WWR is not open-entry when it comes to which events can qualify, and it instead pulls from a semi-predetermined list of weekly series. However, once a series grows in size and their tournaments regularly meet the WWR's qualifying standards, they may be added mid-season. No tournaments are included that restrict which players can enter on a large scale, such as sub-only or region-locked tournaments.
The first WWR was compiled using the results of ten of the largest open-entry Wi-fi series:
The core structure of the WWRv2 remains the same as last season, with some minor changes. The value of individual wins has been reduced, as have the tournament values of standard weekly tournaments. As was the case in the previous season, no tournaments are included that restrict their playerbase by subs or location; and no players are included who have attended less than four tournaments, are banned in multiple series, or have requested to be left off.
In addition, an X-factor ranking will be presented alongside the regular ranking. Much like that of the Panda Global Rankings, this is a separate, panel-based ranking, with TOs and top Wi-fi players participating in a survey to rank the WWR candidates.
The WWRv2 includes tournaments from six active, open-entry series, as well as three inactive series that were active at some point during the season.
These tournaments are the only ones whose tournament values are not reduced. They generally feature increased prize pots and separate branding in comparison to their associated weeklies, and if they are recurring, must do so no more than once per month.
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