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Fall 2018 Contest
Announced: August 4, 2018
Started: October 19, 2018
Ended: December 14, 2018
Final positions: Winner: Link loz icon.png Link

2nd: Cloud icon.png Cloud Strife
3rd: Zelda icon.png Zelda

Contest Winner: half_silver28 - 541 points
Notable matches:

Wario > Monika, Ammy > Draven,
Tifa > MMX, Pikachu > Mega Man,
Zelda > Snake, Zelda > Mario,
Crono > Mega Man, Mario > Samus

Character Battle X was the 10th character battle hosted by video game website GameFAQs, and the first such tournament after 5 years. The main event lasted from 2018 October 19 until December 14.

This edition saw the return of the classic 1 vs 1 single-elimination format with 128 contestants split into eight 16-player divisions. However, eight members of the "Noble Nine" - except Sephiroth - were excluded from this bracket. Instead, they will be automatically seeded into the newly-introduced Legends Stage, where they will meet the eight division winners in a special double-elimination bracket to decide, once again, the most popular character on GameFAQs. Link defeated Cloud Strife in their third Grand Finals meeting, earning him a record-fifth championship.

Besides the obvious Link > Cloud final, the tournament was highlighted by Zelda's incredible Legends Stage run resulting from her appearance in Breath of the Wild, as she defeated three Noble Niners in the upper bracket, before losing to the eventual top two finalists in consecutive matches.

Meanwhile, the defending champion Draven was completely blown out of the first round by Okami Amaterasu, suffering the tournament's most lopsided defeat in the process. This is largely a repsonse to his controversial victory in previous Character Battle where he was carried by rallying voters from /r/leagueoflegends. To add insult to injury, Draven also garnered the fewest votes in the entire tournament, and arguably one of the lowest in the entire history of GameFAQs.


Ulti's Pre-Contest Analysis[]

This was the tenth GameFAQs character battle, and the first contest anyone has actually cared about since 2015. This was our first 1v1 character battle since 2010, our first 1v1 character battle with 24 hour matches since 2006, and our first 1v1 character battle with a traditional format since 2005. 2006 had a half male, half female split that led to a ton of snubs, whereas 2005 was a very traditional format with its seeding even considering the legend rule. So for all intents and purposes, Character Battle X was our first traditional bracket in over a decade.

SBAllen walked back the legend rule for Character Battle X. After opening nominations up to Board 8 first and foremost for a few weeks before letting the entire site pick entrants, two cool new features were revealed. The entire Noble Nine outside of Sephiroth was put into a legends bracket where all eight would face the eight division winners, and that bracket would become double elimination for our first ever double elimination championship format. When I get to that in my writeups, I'm putting the seeding in a proper order for the wiki. My PCA, halfway my wiki, my rules =p

Seeding was a standard 1-16 per division format, though with Board 8 having far and away the most nominations in the field, some of the seedings were way out of whack. The #1 overall seed was Dante, for instance, but then we had some insane things like Waluigi as a 2 seed, Metal Sonic as a 5 seed, Metal Man finally making a bracket, and 2B from NieR Automata getting a 1 seed. It was all in good fun, because come voting time seedings don't usually matter much. I could spoil a whole bunch of stuff here, but we have 150 writeups and I need to save some material.

Rallies were a huge sticking point in the past, even though those people were all over any related subreddit during this contest begging for votes in every close match. Isn't it funny how that works? Anyway, here is the list of voting changes that Allen implemented to help stymie the effects of rallies:

-registered user votes counted double (only users registered before the start of the contest got the bonus when voting, which prevented registering mid contest to rally)
-poll start time changed to midnight UTC (8pm EDT/7pm EST), which was very smart because it essentially gives the favorite an extra 4 hours to build up a lead, the theory being that a rally usually doesn't kick off until the next day and then whoops, you only have until 8pm to come back instead of midnight
-to vote, one HAD to vote in every match; this one was very underrated pre-contest but its value became apparent later

If you want to skip all the writeups and just go right to the post contest section, this contest was very easy to summarize: GameFAQs likes Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Zelda: Breath of the Wild a lot. The former came out mid contest and the entire contest had very noticeable results based on Smash hype. VERY well deserved hype, I might add. Am I allowed to call Ultimate a better game than Melee? Is that blasphemy? Is that a thing I'm allowed to do?

I can? Good. Because Ultimate is the better game. Yeah I said it. Don't even try to @ me.

Final side note before we get going on this bad boy. For those reading this on the wiki it won't affect you, but for GameFAQs readers I'm skipping match pic links this time around unless it's called for. Allen used super generic images for the first few rounds this contest and digging them up on creativename's site is a massive annoyance. Then when user pics were finally a thing, Allen split up the submissions between character and background, which meant one user could have a character pic chosen and someone else could have a background pic chosen. Why we couldn't just, you know, make a picture is beyond me, but hey. I think Allen wanted to double up the chances people's stuff got picked, because things like "quality over quantity", "the law of diminishing returns", and "less is more" are not in that man's lexicon.

Anyway, let's go. My writer's block is gone and I'm ready to beast through this thing.

Ulti's Mid-Contest Analysis[]

Say what? A mid contest analysis? Yeah, never done one of these but I have to say something that can't be plopped into any one match. I also wanted to explain when this contest shifted, and it deserves its own writeup.

Starting in round 4, Allen allowed for user made pictures (finally), there was a Thanksgiving break from voting, and each division winner was plopped into a legends bracket with our top 8 waiting. It was the Noble Nine minus Sephiroth, so (1)Link, (2)Samus, (3)Snake, (4)Cloud, (5)Crono, (6)Sonic, (7)Mario, and (8)Mega Man. There was actual seeding down there, and the more I look at this the more I realize how botched this idea was in execution. It was a good idea, but the actual way Allen did it was all wrong. Those were how the legends were seeded, but they were ordered in the legends bracket like this:

(1)Link
---
(8)Mega Man
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(4)Cloud
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(5)Crono
---
(3)Solid Snake
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(6)Sonic the Hedgehog
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(2)Samus
---
(7)Mario
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Allen has gotten 4/5 and 3/6 backwards compared to the NCAAs for years, which is annoying but ultimately doesn't change much. But while the seeding was sort of done by the NCAA style, the order of the legend bracket placement was done by order of division winners. This meant Division 1's winner would face Link, 2's winner would face Mega Man, and so on. This made no sense, and Allen also never bothered explaining how the legends were seeded. Personal preference? Nominations? No one knows.

On top of that, this was a double elimination bracket, which is great, but it was done in bracket order instead of NCAA style order for the rerack. So for the loser's bracket, seeding was thrown out and everything was done chronologically instead of just doing the entire winner's bracket first like any tournament would do. It's difficult to explain why this was bad with words, so just look at this page and hop to the bottom: https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/features/cbx_bracket

See how the loser's bracket is chronologically ordered instead of spacing everything out to prevent rematches? The loser's bracket was a great idea, but it was done horribly. How it usually goes is this:

Match 1 loser
Match 8 loser
Match 5 loser
Match 4 loser
Match 6 loser
Match 3 loser
Match 2 loser
Match 7 loser

And then you do it chronologically. If it was done like this even including the weird placement of the winner's bracket, as it should have been, the loser's bracket would have looked something like this:

Ganondorf vs Sephiroth
Solid Snake vs Bowser
Auron vs Alucard
Mega Man vs Tifa

Sephiroth vs Pikachu
Solid Snake vs Crono
Auron vs Sonic the Hedgehog
Mega Man vs Samus

And on down the line as things get moving.

Or something along those lines. Basically, the correct way prevents most rematches and people would have cared a lot more about the double elimination idea, which I legitimately love in tournaments but it's clear Allen either has no experience doing a bracket like this or just doesn't care.

Two. The legends and double elimination idea was good. But not allowing the main bracket to conclude was unbelievably stupid. This was the first time in contest history, even in contests where tournament of champion stuff has happened, where we had no main bracket winner. This pisses me off the more I look at it. The division winners could have all been plopped into a legends bracket anyway, so why rob us of a main bracket contest winner? People not being more upset by that one blows me away. Seeing Zelda win the main bracket and destroy Sephiroth in the process would have been unpredictable, hilarious, and it would have given us more matches to pick. This contest had 150 matches stuffed into a 2 month time frame anyway. What's 7 more matches to make sure the main bracket has a conclusion? DUMB move.

Three. Match pictures this year were... bizarre. We could only submit a character or a background, never both at the same time. So for most pictures, one user would have a character credited while another could have the background, which was the case for most of the contest. Ange and I thankfully figured out a style that we could work off of each other with where I would submit most characters and he would get credit for most of my backgrounds, but why can't we just.... you know. Make a full match picture? It made zero sense and it took a really good team of smiths to work around whatever Allen was going for there. I can't even explain the logic there on Allen's part. It was really, really weird.

Lastly, I've been holding this one in for years but it needs to be said.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/sabotage

Every time user-made match pictures are a thing, the usual cacophony of losers, crybabies, and idiots that contribute nothing whatsoever to this site all cry pic sabotage. If you have a contributor page or you're a picsmith, I'm not talking to you. Well, most of you. One of you is getting called out later. But if Zen or yoblazer or whoever wants to offer constructive criticism and not be a dick, I always listen. But people whining who contribute nothing? Fuck off.

Sabotage implies a clear and intentional undermining. You not liking a match picture does not imply sabotage. It just means you don't like a match picture. Match pics are a public forum and anyone can submit them. Instead of crying like a little bitch, submit something better or fuck off. Nothing is stopping you. And yeah, I have a big contributor page, submit a picture for every match, and my stuff gets chosen more often than other people. I've given a LOT of free time to this web site and Allen likes my material more often than not. So I asked for a sprite round this year, submitted in advance as if we were getting a sprite round, and got one. Don't like it? Too bad. I don't care. A lot of us love the sprite round. There are mature ways of giving criticism past crying sabotage every year, and some of you are complete failures about it. I'll even call you out by name, KP. I don't know when you jumped off the deep end and started acting like vcharon circa 10 years ago, but you very clearly need to look in a mirror. You've done a ton of match pictures and know how difficult they are. For you to whine about pictures and troll people is very unlike you, and you really need to knock it off. That paired with your meltdown during Mario/Samus was as big of an embarrassment as anything I quoted from anyone else this year, but I expect that stuff from people like StupidRaptor and Black Turtle. You? Come on bro, you used to be better than this, not a guy who whines about match pictures and embarrasses the stats topic. Furthermore, some characters don't have good sprites and sprite rounds have been a thing since the very first contest. I and many other people love the sprite round. The people who complain about sprite rounds every year are people I just don't get. Why ruin other people's fun? Sprites are harmless.

That's all I got. Sorry for getting upset here, but I love making pictures and I legit feel unappreciated on that front. Unless you're lazy and crop a known image (http://www.gamefaqscontests.com/gallery/albums/cb8/cb8-121-2.jpg), these are very difficult to do. Some of you who complain really need to take the time to make images before whining about other people's stuff, because it's really not as easy as it looks.

By the way, user pictures in 2008 were mostly garbage, and I never once attacked anyone personally over them. Grow up.

Anyway, back to the show :)

Ulti's Post Contest Analysis[]

Either get rid of the anti-rallying measures, allow fictional characters that make sense, or stop having contests. At least, stop having character battles and focus on games for awhile. We're at that point. We've now had three contests that either existed as an anti-rallying measure (years, rivalries) or this contest where a bunch of anti-rally stuff was put into place to appease a bunch of hypocritical crybabies who magically love rallying the second one of their characters or games wins because of it. As someone who sees the bigger picture here, it's now plain as day that rallies are a net positive on contests. We can see the difference in vote totals, and the people who think rallies are bad are proof that it's possible for an opinion to be factually wrong.

Most matches in this contest struggled to hit 30,000 votes. Most were in the 26k-29k range, including a final between Link and Cloud after 150 matches happened, and this was WITH registered users having their votes count double. In reality, most matches this contest scored about 7k-9k less than the actual total, so really we had most matches struggling to hit 20,000 votes. That is unacceptable garbage. Get rid of forcing people to vote in multiple polls and put the poll start time back at midnight. Those two changes completely murdered this contest in cold blood. I know we had some good matches, but a good match without an audience doesn't mean anything. It's the old saying about trees falling in woods not making sounds if no one hears them. For the wrestling fans, I need a good crowd. If that isn't there, the match is bad for me. AJ Styles v Shinsuke Nakamura at Wrestlemania 2018 and Finn Balor v Seth Rollins at Summerslam are great examples. Both were good matches, but the crowd didn't give a shit about the former and was too busy booing a belt design to care about the latter. But if you watch those matches on mute, they were good matches.

That also works in reverse. If you watch Rock/Hogan from Wrestlemania on mute, that was a terrible match. But the crowd reaction makes it A+ and rewatchable forever. This contest was essentially a good wrestling match with a dead crowd. We had some good matches, some good drama, good comebacks, photo finishes, underdog runs, really surprising results, random "how the hell?" moments, you name it. Everything you could want from a contest was there. Hell, even with all the anti-rally garbage, one of the big stories from this contest was people using porn subreddits to rally for Tifa. It's blatantly obvious that the anti-rally people are just talking out of both sides of their mouths and actually do want full rallies, which I've been supporting for 16 years now.

This contest wanted to be a good contest. But with how dead this site is and how awful these vote totals were, most of it will go unremembered. Let's take these two matches as an example.

https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/poll/6175-best-game-ever-day-39-semifinal-smash-bros-melee-vs

https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/poll/7347-division-7-semifinal-tifa-vs-mega-man-x

Which match means more? Obviously Undertale vs Melee. Now swap everything around. Make Undertale vs Melee a round 3 match with 32,424 votes and Tifa vs Mega Man X a contest semifinal with rallying on all sides and 176,159 votes. Which match means more? That is what this contest was missing. There might be a QB out there better than Tom Brady, but if we don't see that with an audience, no one gives a shit.

One final point before I wrap up, which I intentionally left out of my Mario vs Cloud writeup because I wanted to mention here during the wrapup. During the early parts of that match, Maximilian Dood was streaming Smash Bros Ultimate, and someone in the stats topic thought it would be a good idea to donate to the guy to rally on stream. So I threw the guy 10 dollars and asked for Cloud votes. Why not, right?

http://gamefaqscontests.com/drupal/node/22?matchnum=7385&sort=time&type=ASC&num=2

Skip to 2:15 am. When it popped up on stream, Max read my note and then went "GameFAQs still exists?". Cloud got updates of 65 and 68 before going back to normal levels. I don't know the answer to our vote total problem or the reputation we have, but actively putting things in place that tell people not to vote in our polls probably isn't the answer. Dumb move. Geralt should have easily won this contest with a rally, but the creators of Witcher 3 didn't care enough about our site to bother. These contests used to draw in new people, they get people talking about our site, and the contests or matches with rallying are by far better than the rest. I don't care how many good matches this contest had. No one can convince me this was actually a good contest. Average maybe, but not good. As a total side note, Twitch rallying meant dick, because the second the message is read it's gone. It's takes something sustainable like twitter or reddit or a combination of things to actually take off.

I will compromise on the registered double vote. Double votes for users is fine, even if I hate it. Everything else has to go. Let Contests Rally Again.

Last point. I promise. This was the first PCA where I was looking at it going "150 matches? Where the F am I going to find the time for this?". I can delve up passion all day long, but 150 matches is just stupid. The legends bracket as a single elimination was really enough. Double elim was overkill with all the rematches and such. Less is more, Allen. A big reason for these vote totals is the law of diminishing returns.

Contest Ranking:

Fall 2015 (Games)
Fall 2010 (GotD)
Spring 2004 (Games)
Summer 2002 (Characters)
Summer 2013 (Characters)
Winter 2010 (Characters)
Summer 2003 (Characters)
Summer 2005 (Characters)
Spring 2009 (Games 4-way)
Summer 2007 (4-way Characters)
Summer 2006 (Female Bracket)
Spring 2006 (Series)
Summer 2008 (Characters 4-way)
Summer 2004 (Characters)
Fall 2018 (Characters)
Spring 2005 (Villains)
Fall 2011 (2v2 Characters)
Spring 2017 (Years)

Last, but not least... The Ultimate Loser™!! The double elimination thing made this a little weird to figure out, but The Ultimate Loser this year was...

Goro Majima! Link > Cloud > Zelda > Mario > Samus > Tifa > Luigi > Tails > Master Chief > Goro Majima. How fitting for one of those useless Yakuza characters to be this contests's ultimate loser. I mean really.

Thanks as always and see you next time! I'd like to give a special thanks to my readers, and an extra special thanks to the guys you've never heard of behind the scenes who keep the wiki looking nice. Ngamer and I get all the credit, but without those unknown folks also helping out we could never do it all. Igordebraga, Averiah, MetalmindStats, Bwburke94, and anyone I might have missed, thanks guys! I really appreciate the help! Bottom's up, bros.

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Safer777's Pre Contest Analysis[]

Oh hi! This is my first ever analysis on these contests! I just decided to write analysis for this contest since it is the 10th one and I am here since the 2nd contest so I thought why not? Of course I wrote these analysis as the matches went on. So that means I didn't know how far and how strong were the characters so you will see some strange remarks and such.

So I repeat. These analysis aren't post contest, meaning I didn't had the full picture of all the matches and characters. For this read Ulti's analysis. He always was the best on these things and well he still is of course. Also don't expect in depth analysis and such. I write these for fun. Read Ulti's posts once again! Anyways here I go!

So after so many years we finally had 1 VS 1 24 hour Character battle since 2005!!! We had contests since then of course but not with all these things together! Seriously it is that long! We had some changes too this time. Double Register Votes(to counter rallies I guess)and we had to vote in every match to count our votes normally. I like the 2nd thing but not the first. Come on now rallies are fine! 

Another thing is that 8 of the NN'ers went to the Legends Bracket where they would face the winners of the 8 divisions. Yeah I said 8 of the NN'ers. Sephiroth was in the normal bracket and that was because the Admin said that we had already Cloud representing FF 7 so we didn't need another representative there. So Sephiroth got an easy dividion with potentially only 1 character posing a slight chance to beat him.

Also we had a Loser Bracket too! Meaning characters that lost in the Final 16 had another match with the characters that lost in the final 16 too. Meaning another chance to advance too. So we had 3 Final matches actually! The Normal Bracket one, the one from the Loser Bracket and the Final one where the winner of the Normal Bracket would face the winner of the Loser Bracket! That is a lot of Finals! 

So out of all these things I like the we have to vote in all matches thing and the Loser Bracket too. Of course the Loser bracket ended not that exciting but it can be tweaked in the next contest.


Tournament Bracket[]

Click on the date above each match to see its article page (which mostly contains analysis / write-ups made by noted Board 8 users).

Since votes made by registered users count as 2 votes than unregistered users, the brackets will only display the final scores (adjusted votes) from each match. For details on each match's vote distribution, click here.

Division Rounds[]

Division 1 (Devil?)
Division R1
(Top 128)
Division R2
(Top 64)
Division Semis
(Top 32)
Division Final
(Sweet 16)
Oct 19 - 26394
1 Dante icon.png Dante 18,896
16 Cuphead icon.png Cuphead 7498 Nov 04 -  28469
Oct 19 - 26403 1 Dante icon.png Dante 18,682
8 Chloe p icon.png Chloe Price 6814 9 Lightning ff icon.png Lightning 9787
9 Lightning ff icon.png Lightning 19,589 Nov 12 - 29646
Oct 19 - 26398 1 Dante icon.png Dante 12,926
5 Spyro icon.png Spyro 11,570 Nov 04 - 28472 4 Ganon icon.png Ganon 16,720
12 Chun li icon.png Chun-Li 14,828 12 Chun li icon.png Chun-Li 11,699
Oct 19 - 26402 4 Ganon icon.png Ganon 16,773
4 Ganon icon.png Ganon 20,753
13 Neku icon.png Neku Sakuraba 5649 Nov 16 - 30811
Oct 20 - 26022 4 Ganon icon.png Ganon 16,008
3 Vivi ff icon.png Vivi Ornitier 19,488 3 Vivi ff icon.png Vivi 14,803
14 Narukami icon.png Yu Narukami 6534 Nov 04 - 28482
Oct 20 - 26039 3 Vivi ff icon.png Vivi 21,489
6 Victor s icon.png Victor Sullivan 10,529 11 Aya brea icon.png Aya 6993 Nov 12 - 29648
11 Aya brea icon.png Aya Brea 15,510 3 Vivi ff icon.png Vivi 16,301
Oct 20 - 26042 10 DK icon.png DK 13,347
7 Tidus icon.png Tidus 11,216 Nov 04 - 28488
10 DK icon.png Donkey Kong 14,826 10 DK icon.png DK 15,859
Oct 20 - 26037 2 Leon re icon.png Leon 12,629
2 Leon re icon.png Leon S. Kennedy 17,881
15 Dragonborn skyrim icon.png Dragonborn 8156
Division 2 (Maverick?)
Oct 21 - 29219
1 Zero icon.png Zero 21,676
16 Primrose icon.png Primrose Azelhart 7543 Nov 05 - 29939
Oct 21 - 29219 1 Zero icon.png Zero 16,811
8 Zidane ff icon.png Zidane Tribal 12,622 9 Knuckles icon.png Knuckles 13,128
9 Knuckles icon.png Knuckles the Echidna 16,597 Nov 12 - 29656
Oct 21 - 29223 1 Zero icon.png Zero 17,867
5 Noctis icon.png Noctis Lucis Caelum 12,406 Nov 05 - 29943 13 Wario icon.png Wario 11,789
12 M hand icon.png Master Hand 16,817 12 M hand icon.png M. Hand 11,686
Oct 21 - 29229 13 Wario icon.png Wario 18,257
4 Monika icon.png Monika 10,360
13 Wario icon.png Wario 18,869 Nov 16 - 30815
Oct 22 - 29107 1 Zero icon.png Zero 13,387
3 Yoshi icon.png Yoshi 21,617 7 Pikachu icon.png Pika 17,428
14 Shantae icon.png Shantae 7490 Nov 05 - 29944
Oct 22 - 29119 3 Yoshi icon.png Yoshi 21,148
6 Velvet icon.png Velvet Crowe 17,773 6 Velvet icon.png Velvet 8796 Nov 12 - 29654
11 James sh icon.png James Sunderland 11,346 3 Yoshi icon.png Yoshi 13,405
Oct 22 - 29119 7 Pikachu icon.png Pika 16,249
7 Pikachu icon.png Pikachu 19,337 Nov 05 - 29944
10 Scorpion mk icon.png Scorpion 9782 7 Pikachu icon.png Pika 18,987
Oct 22 - 29121 2 Kratos icon.png Kratos 10,957
2 Kratos icon.png Kratos 21,310
15 Marston icon.png John Marston 7811
Division 3 (Keyblade?)
Oct 23 - 29737
1 Sora kh icon.png Sora 20,542
16 Ryo h icon.png Ryo Hazuki 9195 Nov 06 - 30984
Oct 23 - 29744 1 Sora kh icon.png Sora 15,212
8 Neptune icon.png Neptune 7341 9 Red pkmn icon.png Red 15,772
9 Red pkmn icon.png PKMN Trainer Red 22,403 Nov 13 - 30179
Oct 23 - 29744 9 Red pkmn icon.png Red 15,748
5 Crash icon.png Crash Bandicoot 16,115 Nov 06 - 30982 4 Big boss icon.png Big Boss 14,431
12 Cecil ff icon.png Cecil Harvey 13,629 5 Crash icon.png Crash 14,601
Oct 23 - 29745 4 Big boss icon.png Big Boss 16,381
4 Big boss icon.png Big Boss 16,855
13 Ridley icon.png Ridley 12,890 Nov 17 - 28236
Oct 24 - 29284 9 Red pkmn icon.png Red 13,041
3 Alucard cv icon.png Alucard 16,635 3 Alucard cv icon.png Alucard 15,195
14 Peach icon.png Princess Peach 12,649 Nov 06 - 30984
Oct 24 - 29284 3 Alucard cv icon.png Alucard 18,472
6 Yuna ff icon.png Yuna 21,248 6 Yuna ff icon.png Yuna 12,512 Nov 13 - 30185
11 Godot icon.png Godot 8036 3 Alucard cv icon.png Alucard 17,943
Oct 24 - 29289 7 Kefka icon.png Kefka 12,242
7 Kefka icon.png Kefka Palazzo 17,628 Nov 06 - 30988
10 L block icon.png L-Block 11,661 7 Kefka icon.png Kefka 18,537
Oct 24 - 29288 15 Bomberman icon.png Bomberman 12,451
2 Kiryu icon.png Kazuma Kiryu 11,459
15 Bomberman icon.png Bomberman 17,829
Division 4 (Automata?)
Oct 25 - 29525
1 2b icon.png YoRHa No. 2 Type B 22,970
16 Cayde 6 icon.png Cayde-6 6555 Nov 07 - 30230
Oct 25 - 29527 1 2b icon.png 2B 16,239
8 Shadow icon.png Shadow the Hedgehog 13,801 9 Ness icon.png Ness 13,991
9 Ness icon.png Ness 15,726 Nov 13 - 30182
Oct 25 - 29526 1 2b icon.png 2B 12,620
5 Terra ff icon.png Terra Branford 13,935 Nov 07 - 30232 4 Bowser icon.png Bowser 17,562
12 Charizard icon.png Charizard 15,591 12 Charizard icon.png Charizard 13,136
Oct 25 - 29532 4 Bowser icon.png Bowser 17,096
4 Bowser icon.png Bowser 22,856
13 Gordon f icon.png Gordon Freeman 6676 Nov 17 - 28244
Oct 26 - 28762 4 Bowser icon.png Bowser 15,211
3 Phoenix icon.png Phoenix Wright 16,375 2 Kirby icon.png Kirby 13,033
14 Chris re icon.png Chris Redfield 12,387 Nov 07 - 30233
Oct 26 - 28758 3 Phoenix icon.png Phoenix 15,320
6 Ike icon.png Ike 17,918 6 Ike icon.png Ike 14,913 Nov 13 - 30187
11 Joel m icon.png Joel Miller 10,840 3 Phoenix icon.png Phoenix 9566
Oct 26 - 28756 2 Kirby icon.png Kirby 20,621
7 Estelle b icon.png Estelle Bright 10,170 Nov 07 - 30231
10 Isaac gs icon.png Isaac 18,586 10 Isaac gs icon.png Isaac 8982
Oct 26 - 28760 2 Kirby icon.png Kirby 21,249
2 Kirby icon.png Kirby 21,439
15 Guile icon.png Guile 7321
Division 5 (Garden?)
Oct 27 - 28693
1 Squall icon.png Squall Leonhart 21,773
16 Hat kid icon.png Hat Kid 6920 Nov 08 - 29994
Oct 27 - 28695 1 Squall icon.png Squall 19,202
8 Garrus icon.png Garrus Vakarian 14,527 8 Garrus icon.png Garrus 10,792
9 Ramza icon.png Ramza Beoulve 14,168 Nov 14 - 31041
Oct 27 - 28701 1 Squall icon.png Squall 11,385
5 M sonic icon.png Metal Sonic 12,480 Nov 08 - 29993 4 Zelda icon.png Zelda 19,656
12 The boss icon.png The Boss 16,221 12 The boss icon.png The Boss 8788
Oct 27 - 28704 4 Zelda icon.png Zelda 21,205
4 Zelda icon.png Princess Zelda 21,623
13 Ezio icon.png Ezio Auditore da Firenze 7081 Nov 18 - 29323
Oct 28 - 28819 4 Zelda icon.png Zelda 18,235
3 Aloy icon.png Aloy 13,563 15 Aerith icon.png Aerith 11,088
14 Dva icon.png D.Va 15,256 Nov 08 - 29994
Oct 28 - 28826 14 Dva icon.png D.Va 8543
6 Jill v icon.png Jill Valentine 13,232 11 Fox sf icon.png Fox 21,451 Nov 14 - 31046
11 Fox sf icon.png Fox McCloud 15,594 11 Fox sf icon.png Fox 14,684
Oct 28 - 28826 15 Aerith icon.png Aerith 16,362
7 Shovel k icon.png Shovel Knight 13,672 Nov 08 - 29995
10 Cpt toad icon.png Captain Toad 15,154 10 Cpt toad icon.png Cpt. Toad 12,000
Oct 28 - 28824 15 Aerith icon.png Aerith 17,995
2 Waluigi icon.png Waluigi 12,271
15 Aerith icon.png Aerith Gainsborough 16,553
Division 6 (Wild?)
Oct 29 - 29949
1 Geralt icon.png Geralt of Rivia 16,779
16 Rosalina icon.png Rosalina 13,170 Nov 09 - 29379
Oct 29 - 29953 1 Geralt icon.png Geralt 15,334
8 Ryu h icon.png Ryu Hayabusa 14,743 9 Simon b icon.png Simon 14,045
9 Simon b icon.png Simon Belmont 15,210 Nov 14 - 31050
Oct 29 - 29951 1 Geralt icon.png Geralt 15,799
5 Sans icon.png Sans 8571 Nov 09 - 29381 4 Bayo icon.png Bayo 15,251
12 Pac man icon.png Pac-Man 21,380 12 Pac man icon.png Pac-Man 14,082
Oct 29 - 29954 4 Bayo icon.png Bayo 15,299
4 Bayo icon.png Bayonetta 19,289
13 Riku kh icon.png Riku 10,665 Nov 18 - 29321
Oct 30 - 30762 1 Geralt icon.png Geralt 13,739
3 Auron icon.png Auron 20,132 3 Auron icon.png Auron 15,582
14 Lucina icon.png Lucina 10,630 Nov 09 - 29385
Oct 30 - 30770 3 Auron icon.png Auron 16,396
6 Magus ct icon.png Magus 14,802 11 Vincent v icon.png Vincent 12,989 Nov 14 - 31049
11 Vincent v icon.png Vincent Valentine 15,968 3 Auron icon.png Auron 17,609
Oct 30 - 30768 10 Sub zero icon.png Sub-Zero 13,440
7 Shulk icon.png Shulk 11,517 Nov 09 - 29386
10 Sub zero icon.png Sub-Zero 19,251 10 Sub zero icon.png Sub-Zero 19,471
Oct 30 - 30758 15 Claire re icon.png Claire 9915
2 Joker p5 icon.png Joker 14,278
15 Claire re icon.png Claire Redfield 16,480
Division 7 (Mansion?)
Oct 31 - 28911
1 Luigi icon.png Luigi 22,397
16 Edgeworth icon.png Miles Edgeworth 6514 Nov 10 - 28689
Oct 31 - 28913 1 Luigi icon.png Luigi 17,681
8 Frog ct icon.png Frog 22,084 8 Frog ct icon.png Frog 11,008
9 Monokuma icon.png Monokuma 6829 Nov 15 - 32421
Oct 31 - 28917 1 Luigi icon.png Luigi 22,581
5 Chief icon.png Master Chief 19,954 Nov 10 - 28694 13 Tails icon.png Tails 9840
12 Majima icon.png Goro Majima 8963 5 Chief icon.png Chief 12,771
Oct 31 - 28919 13 Tails icon.png Tails 15,923
4 Nathan d icon.png Nathan Drake 12,514
13 Tails icon.png Miles "Tails" Prower 16,405 Nov 19 - 31146
Nov 01 - 30604 1 Luigi icon.png Luigi 15,149
3 Tifa icon.png Tifa Lockhart 22,399 3 Tifa icon.png Tifa 15,997
14 Geno icon.png Geno 8205 Nov 10 - 28692
Nov 01 - 30607 3 Tifa icon.png Tifa 16,669
6 Glados icon.png GLaDOS 11,484 11 Mewtwo icon.png Mewtwo 12,023 Nov 15 - 32424
11 Mewtwo icon.png Mewtwo 19,123 3 Tifa icon.png Tifa 16,269
Nov 01 - 30614 2 Mega man x icon.png X 16,155
7 Dedede icon.png King Dedede 15,157 Nov 10 - 28683
10 Ocelot icon.png Revolver Ocelot 15,457 10 Ocelot icon.png Ocelot 9062
Nov 01 - 30616 2 Mega man x icon.png X 19,621
2 Mega man x icon.png Mega Man X 24,693
15 Isabelle icon.png Isabelle 5923
Division 8 (Shinra?)
Nov 02 - 29025
1 Seph icon.png Sephiroth 20,400
16 Wesker icon.png Albert Wesker 8625 Nov 11 - 28643
Nov 02 - 29027 1 Seph icon.png Seph 18,597
8 Richter b icon.png Richter Belmont 11,496 9 Cpt falcon icon.png Falcon 10,046
9 Cpt falcon icon.png Captain Falcon 17,531 Nov 15 - 32426
Nov 02 - 29023 1 Seph icon.png Seph 19,901
5 Ammy icon.png Amaterasu 25,584 Nov 11 - 28643 5 Ammy icon.png Ammy 12,525
12 Draven icon.png Draven 3439 5 Ammy icon.png Ammy 15,728
Nov 02 - 29025 4 Lara icon.png Lara 12,915
4 Lara icon.png Lara Croft 19,706
13 Metal man icon.png Metal Man 9319 Nov 19 - 31145
Nov 03 - 28744 1 Seph icon.png Seph 18,769
3 Ryu sf icon.png Ryu 19,671 3 Ryu sf icon.png Ryu 12,376
14 Lloyd i icon.png Lloyd Irving 9073 Nov 11 - 28644
Nov 03 - 28745 3 Ryu sf icon.png Ryu 19,063
6 Shepard icon.png Commander Shepard 14,726 6 Shepard icon.png Shepard 9581 Nov 15 - 32424
11 K rool icon.png King K. Rool 14,019 3 Ryu sf icon.png Ryu 21,099
Nov 03 - 28748 10 Kos mos icon 2.png KOS-MOS 11,325
7 Ellie tlou icon.png Ellie 13,094 Nov 11 - 28647
10 Kos mos icon 2.png KOS-MOS 15,654 10 Kos mos icon 2.png KOS-MOS 16,438
Nov 03 - 28752 2 Aqua kh icon.png Aqua 12,209
2 Aqua kh icon.png Aqua 18,432
15 Quiet mgs icon.png Quiet 10,320


Legends Stage[]

Due to the website's limited horizontal space, the first round will be split into a separate section. Afterwards the rest of the double- elimination bracket will be displayed as usual.

Round 1[]

Legends Stage Round 1
Date Character 1 Score Character 2 Total (Adj.)
Nov 27 (1) Link loz icon.png Link 22,974 - 5874 (A) Ganon icon.png Ganon 28,848
Nov 27 (8) Mega man icon.png Mega Man 14,396 - 14,458 (B) Pikachu icon.png Pikachu 28,854
Nov 28 (4) Cloud icon.png Cloud Strife 17,772 - 11,654 (C) Alucard cv icon.png Alucard 29,426
Nov 28 (5) Crono icon.png Crono 16,150 - 13,276 (D) Bowser icon.png Bowser 29,426
Nov 29 (3) Snake icon.png Solid Snake 14,350 - 14,535 (E) Zelda icon.png Princess Zelda 28,885
Nov 29 (6) Sonic icon.png Sonic the Hedgehog 15,688 - 13,194 (F) Auron icon.png Auron 28,882
Nov 30 (2) Samus icon.png Samus Aran 17,343 - 12,085 (G) Tifa icon.png Tifa Lockhart 29,428
Nov 30 (7) Mario icon.png Mario 17,437 - 11,993 (H) Seph icon.png Sephiroth 29,430


Finals Bracket[]

Upper Bracket & Finals
UB Quarters UB Semis UB Final GRAND FINAL
Dec 03 - 29424 Dec 14 - 27929
1 Link loz icon.png Link 20,129 U Link loz icon.png Link 16,554
B Pikachu icon.png Pikachu 9295 Dec 07 - 29353 L Cloud icon.png Cloud 11,375
Dec 03 - 29425 1 Link loz icon.png Link 17,763
4 Cloud icon.png Cloud Strife 16,694 4 Cloud icon.png Cloud 11,590 Dec 11 - 28946
5 Crono icon.png Crono 12,731 1 Link loz icon.png Link 18,399
Dec 04 - 28717 E Zelda icon.png Zelda 10,547
E Zelda icon.png Zelda 16,210 Dec 08 - 26975
6 Sonic icon.png Sonic 12,507 E Zelda icon.png Zelda 13,733 LB Final
Dec 04 - 28715 7 Mario icon.png Mario 13,242 Dec 13 - 27618
2 Samus icon.png Samus Aran 13,950 >> Zelda icon.png Zelda 13,517
7 Mario icon.png Mario 14,765 /\ Cloud icon.png Cloud 14,101
Lower Bracket
LB Rd 1 LB Rd 2 LB Rd 3 LB Rd 4 LB Semis
Dec 01 - 25238 Dec 05 - 27991
Ganon icon.png Ganon 10,087 >> Pikachu icon.png Pika 13,809
Mega man icon.png MM 15,151 Mega man icon.png MM 14,182 Dec 09 - 26066 Dec 10 - 28663
Dec 01 - 25239 Dec 05 - 27995 Mega man icon.png MM 12,977 >> Cloud icon.png Cloud 16,563
Alucard cv icon.png Alucard 12,307 >> Crono icon.png Crono 15,327 Crono icon.png Crono 13,089 Crono icon.png Crono 12,100
Bowser icon.png Bowser 12,932 Bowser icon.png Bowser 12,668 Dec 12 - 29193
Dec 02 - 25886 Dec 06 - 28256 Cloud icon.png Cloud 14,667
Snake icon.png Snake 15,915 >> Sonic icon.png Sonic 11,999 Mario icon.png Mario 14,526
Auron icon.png Auron 9971 Snake icon.png Snake 16,257 Dec 09 - 26070 Dec 10 - 28667
Dec 02 - 25885 Dec 06 - 28262 Snake icon.png Snake 11,345 >> Mario icon.png Mario 14,343
Tifa icon.png Tifa 13,545 >> Samus icon.png Samus 16,557 Samus icon.png Samus 14,725 Samus icon.png Samus 14,324
Seph icon.png Sephiroth 12,340 Tifa icon.png Tifa 11,705




See Also[]

Character Battle X Matches

Round One
Dante > Cuphead
Lightning > Chloe
Chun-Li > Spyro
Ganon > Neku
Vivi > Yu
Aya > Sully
DK > Tidus
Leon > Dragonborn
Zero > Primrose
Knuckles > Zidane
Hand > Noctis
Wario > Monika
Yoshi > Shantae
Velvet > Sunderland
Pikachu > Scorpion
Kratos > Marston
Sora > Ryo
Red > Neptune
Crash > Cecil
Big Boss > Ridley
Alucard > Peach
Yuna > Godot
Kefka > L-Block
Bomberman > Kazuma
2B > Cayde-6
Ness > Shadow
Charizard > Terra
Bowser > Gordon
Phoenix > Chris
Ike > Joel
Isaac > Estelle
Kirby > Guile

Squall > Hat Kid
Garrus > Ramza
The Boss > Metal Sonic
Zelda > Ezio
D.Va > Aloy
Fox > Jill
Toad > Shovel
Aeris > Waluigi
Geralt > Rosalina
Simon > Ryu H
Pac-Man > Sans
Bayonetta > Riku
Auron > Lucina
Vincent > Magus
Sub-Zero > Shulk
Claire > Joker
Luigi > Edgeworth
Frog > Monokuma
Chief > Goro
Tails > Drake
Tifa > Geno
Mewtwo > GLaDOS
Ocelot > Dedede
MMX > Isabelle
Sephiroth > Wesker
Falcon > Richter
Ammy > Draven
Lara > Metal Man
Ryu > Lloyd
Shepard > K. Rool
KOS-MOS > Ellie
Aqua > Quiet

Round Two
Dante > Lightning
Ganon > Chun-Li
Vivi > Aya
DK > Leon
Zero > Knuckles
Wario > Hand
Yoshi > Velvet
Pikachu > Kratos
Red > Sora
Big Boss > Crash
Alucard > Yuna
Kefka > Bomberman
2B > Ness
Bowser > Charizard
Phoenix > Ike
Kirby > Isaac
Squall > Garrus
Zelda > The Boss
Fox > D.Va
Aeris > Toad
Geralt > Simon
Bayonetta > Pac-Man
Auron > Vincent
Sub-Zero > Claire
Luigi > Frog
Tails > Chief
Tifa > Mewtwo
MMX > Ocelot
Sephiroth > Falcon
Ammy > Lara
Ryu > Shepard
KOS-MOS > Aqua

R3 and R4
Ganon > Dante
Vivi > DK
Zero > Wario
Pikachu > Yoshi
Red > Big Boss
Alucard > Kefka
Bowser > 2B
Kirby > Phoenix
Zelda > Squall
Aeris > Fox
Geralt > Bayonetta
Auron > Sub-Zero
Luigi > Tails
Tifa > MMX
Sephiroth > Ammy
Ryu > KOS-MOS
Ganon > Vivi
Pikachu > Zero
Alucard > Red
Bowser > Kirby
Zelda > Aeris
Auron > Geralt
Tifa > Luigi
Sephiroth > Ryu

Legends and Losers
Link > Ganon
Pikachu > Mega Man
Cloud > Alucard
Crono > Bowser
Zelda > Snake
Sonic > Auron
Samus > Tifa
Mario > Sephiroth
Mega Man > Ganon
Bowser > Alucard
Snake > Auron
Tifa > Sephiroth
Link > Pikachu
Cloud > Crono
Zelda > Sonic
Mario > Samus
Mega Man > Pikachu
Crono > Bowser
Snake > Sonic
Samus > Tifa
Link > Cloud
Zelda > Mario
Crono > Mega Man
Samus > Snake
Cloud > Crono
Mario > Samus
Link > Zelda
Cloud > Mario
Cloud > Zelda
Link > Cloud

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