After a one day break, PGStats has revealed the next round of players for Panda Global Rankings v4. Their top 50 rankings for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U continue with 31st through 40th place.
Tyler "Tyroy" Awdisho takes 40th place on the rankings. A newcomer to the Panda Global Rankings, he's made a name for himself with his Bayonetta and Meta Knight, taking sets off James "VoiD" Makekau-Tyson, Nairoby "Nairo" Quezada, Zack "CaptainZack" Lauth and Eric "Mr.E" Weber.
Returning from PGRv2 at 39th place is Aaron "dyr" Wilhite. Though he didn't travel much - only attending two S-tier events and one S+ tier event - he placed 9th at Super Smash Con, had high placings at B-tier events like Showdown: Battle Royale 2 and Midwest Mayhem 10, and has set wins over Yuta "Abadango" Kawamura, Saleem "Salem" Young and Mr.E.
At 38th is Griffin "Fatality" Miller. Despite qualifying for the 2GG Championship and scoring set wins against Jon "dekillsage" Coello, Manny Medina and Chris "WaDi" Boston, he's struggled throughout the season, rarely placing above 17th place outside of invitationals.
37th place goes to Jacob "JK" Johnson. While he certainly performed well throughout the season, especially at EVO and GameTyrant Expo, it's impossible to bring him up without addressing the elephant in the room - In late November, JK tried attempted to run over a group of fellow Smashers while leaving a local tournament in Las Vegas. He has since been banned from competing in future Las Vegas events, and has put his Smash career on hold while he seeks psychiatric help.
Japan's Toshimasa "Choco" Hayakawa takes 38th. Though unable to travel to American tournaments, he's had a strong showing in his home country, with consistent top 3 finishes at Japanese tournaments, including wins at Umebura 29 and 30 and set wins against Abadango, Kengo "Ken" Suzuki, Tsubasa "Tsu" Takuma, Takuto "Kameme" Ono, Tetsuya "Raito" Ishiguro, Tomoyasu "Earth" Yamakawa, Eita "HIKARU" Hoshi and Yuta "Nietono" Uejima.
Charlie "Charliedaking" Antoun makes his PGR debut at 35th. With strong placings throughout the season - including top 8 finishes at both 2GGC Arms Saga and West Side Saga and a 9th place finish at GT-X, as well as wins against Abadango, Kameme, Tyrell "NAKAT" Coleman, Mason "Locus" Charlton, JK, Raito, and Shawn "K9sbruce" Bruce, he's proven himself to be one of the best Fox mains in the world.
Tsubasa "Tsu" Takuma takes 34th place, continuing to show that he's the best Lucario main in the world. He made 7th place at both ARMS Saga and West Side saga, with wins against Kameme and Rich Brown at the former and against fellow Japanese player Isami "T" Ikeda at the latter. He also finished at 13th place at 2GGC MkLeo Saga, with wins against Rei "Komorikiri" Furukawa, Jamaal "Samsora" Morris and Armando "AC" Castañeda-Villalobos. He's also scored wins against Earth, and Yuki "Edge" Kajihara at B and C-tier tournaments in Japan, as well as additional wins against Kameme and T.
Making his highest PGR placement yet, Tyrell "NAKAT" Coleman comes in at 33rd. After his decline in results in 2016, he's made a strong comeback over the course of 2017, with 13th place finishes at both EVO and ARMS Saga and wins against Chris "falln" Rugg, Larry "Larry Lurr" Holland, K9sbruce, CaptainZack, Abadango, Locus and Kameme.
32nd place goes to Tetsuya "Raito" Ishiguro, one of Smash Wii U's strongest low-tier mains. He's widely recognized as the strongest Duck Hunt main in the world, with the results to prove it. He's made top 16 at both GT-X and The Big House 7, and has set wins over Rich Brown, Samuel "Dabuz" Buzby, VoiD, Eric "ESAM" Lew and Nicholas "Ned" Dovel.
And rounding out this batch of players at 31st is Julian "Zinoto" Carrington, best known for his proficiency with Diddy Kong and his breakout performance at CEO 2016. Despite his decline in results, he's still had strong placings throughout the latter half of 2017, with top 16 finishes at West Side Saga, GT-X and The Big House 7 and set wins against Dustin "Zenyou" Rice, Abadango, ESAM, T and CaptainZack.
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