It’s ranking season in the world of Super Smash Bros., as both Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U are getting new editions of their world player rankings. With MIOM managing the Melee Top 100, it’s Panda Global who manage Smash 4, with the Panda Global Rankings or PGR for short.
Version 4 of the PGR has made some substantial changes since Version 3, dropping of the written portion of the rankings, as well as commentary in their video roundups. The PG Stats team has clearly been inspired by the Japanese Power Rankings, even hiring the videographer behind the last Japanese PR — Kud — to produce this year’s roundups. The change in style does benefit the format immensely, as it focuses more on raw data and top performances by each player, while showing clips from specific matches.
Similar to SSBMRank, expect the rest of the PGR v4 to be uploaded ahead of Genesis 5, so esports teams can snatch up any free agents ahead of the Smash community’s first major for 2018.
Source: Panda Global