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Esam's newest tier list for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate doesn't have Pikachu as the best character for the first time

By Justin ‘AdaptiveTrigger’ Gordon










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Another tier list has recently been released by PG|Esam. All 86 fighters have been arranged into one of seven different categories — Top 10, Top Tier, High Tier, Low-High Tier, Mid Tier, Low-Mid Tier, and Unviable.






While it’s not surprising to hear that Esam has placed his main character of choice, Pikachu, in the Top 10 category, he doesn’t occupy the number one slot for the first time ever. Instead, Esam has accepted that Pikachu is the second best character in the game.









The character that has finally dethroned Pikachu is the Minecraft rep in the game, Steve. Needless to say, this character has been hiding under the radar until the final patch, version 13.1.0, was dropped.


Other characters in the Top 10 group include Roy, Joker, Pyra & Mythra, Pac-Man, Fox, Mr. Game & Watch, Peach, and Shulk. Indeed, these are often a list of characters that are seen as the strongest at tournaments.


Within the Top Tier category, characters like Palutena, Mii Brawler, Mario, Sonic, Snake, Samus, Kazuya, Sora, Lucina, and six others can be found here. It’s particularly interesting to see Sora in this tier group as players were beginning to think of Sora as a weak DLC fighter before certain players began achieving notable results with him.


According to Esam, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is balanced to the point in which every combatant in the game is viable with the exception of the three combatants in the Unviable group. The three fighters that have been located here are Ganondorf, Little Mac, and Lucario.


Check out Esam’s newest tier list below:




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