In this post I will take a running analysis of the characters in this tournament. I will update it as the weeks pass. At the end I will also include an analysis of significant matchups but not enough games have been played for that yet.
And thanks you to anyone who reported their matches with just the individual points played per game next to each game instead of running tallies or post game sum-ups; that makes this much easier!
Picked precisely once week 4. He lost.
BBB’s rating takes a slight hit this week but still appears to be a solid pick. A character that can always be a threat, I’d be surprised if he didn’t end up high placement at the end. In fact, he currently reigns at the top of the ratings.
A very slight downward trend this week, but not enough to keep him from still appearing to be a good choice for the format.
Not selected at all week 3 or 4. Geiger taking a long long snooze.
Gloria still climbing at a slow steady rate.
Grave played a lot this week, rating barely changes at all.
Still sitting in the dumpster, Gwen gains some ground this week, though not nearly enough to take her out of arrears.
Even after taking a hit this week Jaina still sits on a positive point return.
I said expect to see him continue to rise. Well keep that under your hat for this week.
Menelker once again sees a huge amount of usage, and keeps on the up-and-up. People coming to the conclusion that a below average character who can kill you in one hit is good for this format.
Midori holding strong for the week.
Still maintaining the lowest average points/game win or lose of any character, and still maintaining near even rating.
Persephone makes almost no move this week. When you’re sitting negative that’s not a good sign.
Quince gets a huge boon this week, putting him in a good position. Flips from losing to winning in commanding fashion.
The crummy get crummier.
Setsuki, while gaining a miniscule amount of ground this week, firmly remains the worst of all characters in this format, yet STILL gets decent usage. Some friendly advice: If you feel like picking Setsuki, just pick Jaina instead! Or Geiger! Poor guy is lonely.
Troq doing fine. Troq happy to rest while little people get played. Troq eat grass and watch. Troq not get played this week.
Valerie spiraling ever further into the spot where she belongs, with her only notable application being to milk Quince points.
Ven gets used precisely twice. Breaks even. Remains godlike.
Zane achieves a perfect balance this week. He’d hate that.
This is my analysis so far. Keep fighting!