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!
Also, I accidentally edited my last analysis and overwrote it with this one. Oh well, live and learn. If a mod could roll back that post one edit for me that’d be cool.
Not picked at all week 3.
BBB with a big boost this week, throwing up only Ws.
DeGrey getting revenge for his underutilization in the normal 20xx by being the highest played member of the big crew in this tournament. Turns out that no matter what the matchup numbers are the constant threat of infinite dodge/unbeatable throw is still pretty good.
Not selected at all week 3.
Gloria makes a large comeback in week three after a dismal placement after week 2. She is now breaking even.
Grave manages to pull himself out of the dungeon here thanks almost entirely to a trifecta of wins against Persephone.
Gwen takes an even bigger beating this week, putting her in the “solidly crap” pile. A volatile character who can pull out wins, she is almost certainly not consistent enough for this format.
Jaina sitting on a pretty good mountain of points. When your numbers are as bad as hers it’s hard not to.
Lum clambers his way back up to even, as I predicted he would. Expect to see him to continue to rise.
Menelker usage exploded this week, and in the aftermath we see he has a net positive rating. It looks like he has a place in this tournament against Zane at the very least.
Midori maintaining a good place in the mix.
Oni has the least points/game out of any character so far this tourney, showing that the favored character has a tendency of winning in his games.
Persephone is the most played character still, except week 3 saw a HUUUUUGE blow to her points, completely flipping her. I doubt this will stop her from showing up, but it was a grim week for the dominatrix.
Quince just about even thus far, with a good amount of usage. Though I see that Quince vs. Valerie is listed as favorable in the points spread, so I wonder if we might see a vulnerable point there. (Same comment, same analysis, same prognosis).
Rook chilling in the dumpster with his loser friends.
She appears vulnerable in some matches here, namely Midori and DeGrey. I expect her to end up near the bottom at the end of this tournament. Those were my comments from last week and they look even more prescient now. We still saw very strong usage from her though, indicating that nobody gives two shits about my analysis. Ignore at your own peril.
Troq doing fine. Troq happy to rest while little people get played. Troq eat grass and watch.
Valerie Slipping into the negatives, which is probably where she will remain until the end.
Ven barely used this week, with another huge vulnerability rearing it’s ugly head (Menelker matchup is in no way 5/5). Expect continued low usage.
Zane gets a good bump in usage this week as people dial in more on their tournament strategies.
This is my analysis so far. Keep fighting!