Mac Nation Power Ranking v4

Cagt - January 17, 2018

Each season, many Little Macs accross the world fight to represent our character in bracket and strive to make great plays in tournament. Here, we take the 10 best of those players and highlight their feats and accomplishments for everyone to see. Every PR becomes increasingly difficult to make, and this one was no exception.

Before we proceed, there are a few key changes made to the rankings announced a while back that we would like to go over once again:

SEASON LENGTH
While the Mac Nation PR will remain biannual (twice a year), the dates have been slightly modified. The MN PR v5 will last from January 1st to June 30th (Winter + Spring), and the MN PR v6 will last from July 1st to December 31st (Summer + Fall). To adjust to this change, we have adjust the length of the MN PR v4 to last from July 17th (post-EVO) to December 31st.

RESULTS SUBMISSION
As you may have noticed during the month of December, we have opened up a form for players to submit their results for the council to see. We of course keep track of all results from PGR events and such, but it can be tough finding local results and contacting each player individually. We will continue to use this for future PRs, so if you have what it takes, or suggestions on how to improve it, take the opportunity!

NOTABLE OMISSIONS AND HONORABLE MENTIONS
We have decided this season to not declare any notable omissions or honorable mentions on the MN PR v4. We had no special case that warranted a notable omissions section like last season, so there was no need for it. As for honorable mentions, the change was made to push players even more to be able to make the Top 10 among the others.

You can read more about the first two points made here: http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1sqadno

Similar to previous seasons, the Mac Nation Power Ranking v4 will be revealed over the course of 5 days, between the release of the PGRv4 and Genesis 5. You can find the dates below:

JANUARY 13TH: PR Players #10-9
JANUARY 14TH: PR Players #8-7
JANUARY 15TH: PR Players #6-5
JANUARY 16TH: PR Players #4-3
JANUARY 17TH: PR Players #2-1

Keep an eye out on this page and the official Mac Nation Twitter (@MacNationSSB)!
- Cyrus "Cagt" Gharakhanian 

Power Ranking

Hailing from Sinaloa, Mexico, Carlos Guillermo "Elvis" Rochin Puente makes his first appearance on the Mac Nation Power Rankings. With an aggressive rushdown playstyle, Elvis has managed to get wins over some of Mexico's best like Chag and Bedgar. Additionally, he has placed 17th at Smash Factor 6 and 13th at ConComics 2017. We hope to see more of this Mexican terror in this upcoming season!

- Cyrus "Cagt" Gharakhanian 

Making a return once again on the Mac Nation Power Rankings is the Kanto Little Mac: bt.yamato! With a patient and intelligent playstyle, he has gotten wins over players like T, Rain, Hide, Shiki, and more, as well as placing 13th at the recent Umebura T.A.T. He has also placed 49th at Umebura 29. We're ready to see more of his calculated play in bracket.

- Cyrus "Cagt" Gharakhanian 

The European powerhouse is back on the rankings! Destan "Destany" Huynh defends his spot on the Mac Nation Power Rankings once again with his patient and methodical play. With an impressive showing in European tournament winning ZuEGGka Saga and the Swiss Championships 2017, along with securing wins over iStudying, Elexiao, Fire, Zudenka, Peli, and more, Destany continues to be Europe's top Mac and shows that he was what it takes to stay among the best in the world. He has also achieved Top 3 placements in other large European tournaments such as DATBlastzone 23 and TheReset IV.

- Cyrus "Cagt" Gharakhanian 

Continuing his rampage in bracket is Anthony "Vash" Martinez! While he was far less active than he was last season, he continues to represent Mac at the highest level, netting wins on Locus, Z, Aphro, Ven and others, as well as placing 13th at the 2GGC Last Chance Qualifiers. He also placed 65th at the 2GGC MKLeo Saga. Never count this Mac out - his risky and aggressive play continues to trick opponents in tournament, and we hope to see more of this Vegas star in the future!

- Cyrus "Cagt" Gharakhanian 

Another Japanese Little Mac makes an appearance on the Mac Nation Power Rankings, this time in the form of Yaminabe! This patient player has been making strides lately in his home region of Japan, which has given him the keys to reach the rankings. He has taken names such as Some, FILIP, Mattun, Kept, and Kuroitsu, along with placing 13th at Umebura 29 and 33rd at Umebura 30. He has also competed at Shullabura 11, where he placed 33rd as well.

- Cyrus "Cagt" Gharakhanian 

Breaking into the Mac Nation Power Rankings for the first time while also opening up the Top 5 is gain! With a patient and calculated playstyle, he has further made a name for himself in Japan, placing 33rd at both Umebura T.A.T and Umebura 30, and taking down players like Kuro, Some, Fuwa, Gackt, and Onpu. We hope to see rise further in Japan and to see him play overseas!

- Cyrus "Cagt" Gharakhanian 

Maintaining a spot in the Top 5 is Andre "WonderBread" Parrales! This intelligent and calculated Mac from Gainesville continues to be a force among the top Macs, and has managed to stay amongst the best despite the tough competition. He has gotten wins over Saj, Ryo, RoguePenguin, Ross, and more, while placing 33rd at Too Hot To Handle and 25th at GatorLAN Fall 2017. He also has been dominant locally, placing Top 5 at multiple Coffee Boys events and being ranked on the North Florida Power Rankings.

- Cyrus "Cagt" Gharakhanian 

Kicking off the Top 3 while also breaking into it for the first time: Adolfo "Duffo" Bernabe! Our favorite CFL Mac trickster brother Duffo continues to be a threat in bracket and has made quite the strides this season. He has placed 25th at Too Hot To Handle and 9th at GatorLAN Fall 2017, while collecting wins over Dyr, Day, UtopianRay, DJ Jack, Kiki, and more. CFL baybeh!

- Cyrus "Cagt" Gharakhanian 

Dashing in seemingly out of nowhere to take the #2 spot is the Kanto Little Mac Tarakotori! This aggressive bait-heavy Mac has had one of the best performances this season of any Little Macs, and has ammassed quite the wins. He has beaten Raito, Rain, Shogun, FILIP and Eim, along with placing 17th at Umebura T.A.T and 33rd at Umebura 30. He's also gotten other wins over Es, Kept, Ke-Ya, and had Top 8 finishes at smaller regional events such as Shullabura 11 and TSC 6.

- Cyrus "Cagt" Gharakhanian 

The legendary Eman "pu55yk1ng" Baha takes the crown of the #1 Little Mac on the Mac Nation Power Ranking v4! Being regarded as one of the most patient and defensive Macs on the planet, he has managed to outsmart a multitude of strong opponents. With placements such as 17th at iBP Masters, 49th at GameTyrant Expo 2017, and wins over Zenyou, AC, Sinji, Koolaid, DSS, and more, it was without a doubt that this player earned the crown this season.

- Cyrus "Cagt" Gharakhanian 

CONCLUSION

Congratulations to every player that made the Mac Nation Power Ranking this season, and we hope to see all of you train and improve more for the following months! The next iteration of the MN PR will be released after the season ends on March 31st. Keep an eye out on @MacNationSSB as usual to be up-to-date on any Mac Nation related news and information.

TOUCH GLOVES AND COME OUT FIGHTING!
- Cyrus "Cagt" Gharakhanian 

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