For the second straight year, MeleeItOnMe is ranking every SSBM Player and counting them down on Twitter (#SSBMRank2014 @Meleeitonme), from No. 100 to No.1 .

We asked a panel of ~30 players/commentators/figureheads from all across the world to rate the overall level of play for each player in 2014 (From January 2014 –> The Big House 4). This includes evaluating perceived skill in tandem with the tournament results.

Activity determines eligibility of a player. As a requirement, a player needs to either place high at a US national or went to several US regionals along with being very active in a local scene. Unfortunately, this eliminates people who are very skilled such as Wobbles and international players such as Flash, Gucci, Zgetto, Jeapie, Amsah.

Without further ado, here’s the beginning of the countdown.

100_esam

Rank
Clash Tournaments | Eric “ESAM” Lew | @Samericus
Score
100 down_arrow(93)
Main(s) Samus Region: Florida 6.683
Tourney Results
Apex 2014 MLG Anaheim CEO 2014 Evo 2014 The Big House 4
49th  –  –  –
Summary:
Although primarily known for his prowess in Brawl and Project M, Florida native (and South Carolina resider) ESAM has proven that his incredible Smash knowledge and fundamentals carries over into Melee. ESAM’s talent, technical know-how, and unshakeable confidence has led his Samus to some big wins against top level players, including, but not limited to; Javi and Chillindude.

 

99_Frootloop

Rank
Frank “Frootloop” Borden 
Score
99 (80)
Main(s) Falco Region: Wisconsin 6.686
Tourney Results
Apex 2014 MLG Anaheim CEO 2014 Evo 2014 The Big House 4
65th  –  –  – 49th
Summary:
The uncontested top player in Wisconsin, Frootloop began his Melee career as a ‘Break the Targets’ player before joining the competitive scene in 2010. Despite not traveling much in 2014, his methodical Falco still earned him solid placings at Midwest regionals including 5th at UFGTX, and 2nd at KotN3.

 

98_milkman

Rank
Cory “Milkman” Hong | @MilkMan_SSBM
Score
98 Up_Arrow(NEW)
Main(s) Fox Region: MD/VA 6.700
Tourney Results
Apex 2014 MLG Anaheim CEO 2014 Evo 2014 The Big House 4
129th 97th 33rd
Summary:
The Fox main from MD/VA has been delivering in 2014. Frequently seen at Xanadu and other local tournaments, he’s been grinding in the hours to improve and has defeated several players in his local scene.

 

97_mojo

Rank
Game Guys | Malherbe “Mojo” Oscar | @AHotCupOfMojo
Score
97 Up_Arrow(NEW)
Main(s) Fox Region: Texas 6.715
Tourney Results
Apex 2014 MLG Anaheim CEO 2014 Evo 2014 The Big House 4
45th
Summary:
Mojo is a Fox main from Houston, Texas, who is known for an extensive, combo heavy punish game. Mojo has had close sets with several national tier players visiting Texas, defeating Toph, and is one of the few players to defeat Mew2King in Fox dittos on Pokemon Stadium in tournament.

 

96_Azusa

Rank
Austin “Azusa” Demmon
Score
96 Up_Arrow(NEW)
Main(s) Peach Region: NorCal 6.716
Tourney Results
Apex 2014 MLG Anaheim CEO 2014 Evo 2014 The Big House 4
 –  –  –  –  –
Summary:
The Peach main from Norcal can always be seen practicing with local players such as Bob$ and Aiden. He surprised many in the early parts of 2014 with his rapid improvement in his decision making and technical skill. He demonstrates that hard work and determination can lead you to places.

 

95_hyprid

Rank
Kevin “Hyprid” Bandel
Score
95 Up_Arrow(97)
Main(s) Marth Region: NorCal 6.721
Tourney Results
Apex 2014 MLG Anaheim CEO 2014 Evo 2014 The Big House 4
25th
Summary:
Despite juggling his other endeavors, Hyprid still demonstrates a strong proficiency of fundamentals by placing in the Top 32 at Evo 2014. His dash dance game is elite and rivals the best players in the game. He can be seen playing at both NorCal and SoCal locals depending on the time of year.

 

94_bizzarro

Rank
Jason “Bizzarro Flame” Yoon | @Bizzarro_Flame
Score
94 Up_Arrow(96)
Main(s) Ganondorf Region: NorCal 6.743
Tourney Results
Apex 2014 MLG Anaheim CEO 2014 Evo 2014 The Big House 4
 – 37th 65th 33rd
Summary:
Unless you’ve never been on /r/smashbros the day after he’s been to a tournament, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to see him in the top 100. Northern California’s premier Ganondorf, Bizzaro Flame’s incredibly stylish (and frequently disrespectful) combos have lead him to become something of a Ganondorf legend. Stomps and uptilts abound, as well as crispy movement, this Ganondorf packs a powerful punch, and is continuing to improve, which is terrifying.

 

93_connor

Rank
Connor “Connorthekid” Nguyen | @ConnorTheKid4
Score
93 (60)
Main(s) Fox/Peach Region: SoCal 6.746
Tourney Results
Apex 2014 MLG Anaheim CEO 2014 Evo 2014 The Big House 4
 – 37th  – 33rd  –
Summary:
Taking a hiatus for most of 2014, Connor can still hold his own against SoCal’s finest. His high octane Peach and Fox fluster his opponents with extensive shield pressure and strong reads on rolls and defenses. His play varies based on his confidence levels, but when he gets started in a match, it’s hard to slow him down.

 

92_alex19

Rank
Alex “Alex19” Ruvalcaba | @mach1alex19
Score
92 Up_Arrow(NEW)
Main(s) Fox Region: SoCal 6.790
Tourney Results
Apex 2014 MLG Anaheim CEO 2014 Evo 2014 The Big House 4
37th
Summary:
The hidden boss of Norwalk routinely practices with Mango and LuCKy. Although he doesn’t travel as much as the other two, he is a very strong player who makes appearances at SoCal locals and can compete with anyone. His very fast, technical Fox often leaves his opponents on edge with its sheer aggression.

 

91_toph

Rank
MeleeItOnMe | Kris “Toph” Aldenderfer | @toph_bbq
Score
91 Up_Arrow(95)
Main(s) Fox Region: NorCal 6.791
Tourney Results
Apex 2014 MLG Anaheim CEO 2014 Evo 2014 The Big House 4
65th 269th (D/Q) 17th 97th 49th
Summary:
Long known as a very technical Fox, Toph has made great strides in making his play much more consistent in 2014, less prone to tilting in his matches. He’s been a little less active this year as a player, but has made great strides in both his commentary and his roles as an ambassador for the community.

 

SSBMRank 2014: 100-91 | 90-81 | 80-71|70-61 |60-51 | 50-4140-31 | 30-26 |25-21 | 20-16 |15-11
10 | 9 | 8 | 7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1