DashFight MK11 Rankings Methodology
Debating on who the best Mortal Kombat player in the world is a common pastime for fans of fighting games. It’s a topic that fascinates fans because as human beings we are wedded to the idea of hierarchy. Well, we have some hierarchy here for you. We used to have rankings before but these were based on other resources and their vision. After some feedback from the community, it was decided that this was not the best way forward, hence, the decision to have DashFight’s very own MK11 player rankings.
This is the release version of DF Rankings, so while we’re going to improve our rankings over time and consider the data needed for more accurate estimation, the core concept of the Rankings will not change.
At the moment, DF Rankings are ordered by years and regions. So, we currently have calculated the relevant rankings for both 2020 and 2021. It is our hope that this is improved with time as more data is collated. Unfortunately, we can’t go much further as there are no global leaderboards for all the years since competitive fighting games gained popularity.
What are DF points?
These are awarded to players who place highly in tournaments all over the world. So, think of it this way: a player competes in a tournament, achieves a high placing and is awarded points based on a variety of factors.
Currently, we take the following things into consideration:
- The region representation of the tournament, its format and prestige
- Placement of the player as it relates to their performance in recent history.
We are considerate of all tournaments around the world and understand that there are different levels of importance attached (for instance, there is more prestige in being an Evo winner than being an NLBC champion). This is an ongoing process that will be revised as we get more feedback.
Right now, DashFight’s tier list for tournaments goes like this:
- Tier 1 — Global
- Tier 1 — Regional
- Tier 1 — National
- Tier 2 — Global
- Tier 2 — Regional
- Tier 2 — National
- Local / Community
You can check out the following table to see how the points are getting distributed according to the mentioned above factors
|1st place||2nd place||3rd place||4th place||5-6 place||7-8 place||9-16 place||16-32 place||32-64 place||64-128 place|
|Tier 1. Global||2000||1300||780||600||430||340||240||130||70||10|
|Tier 1. Regional||1500||974||583||448||320||254||179||97||52||7|
|Tier 1. National||1000||649||389||299||214||170||120||56||35||5|
|Tier 2. Global||600||390||234||180||129||102||72||39||21||3|
|Tier 2. Regional||500||325||195||150||107||85||60||32||17||2|
|Tier 2. National||400||260||156||120||86||68||48||26||14||2|
|Local / Community||200||130||78||60||43||34||24||13||7||1
Rest assured that we will continue to improve and evolve this system as we scour the world for the best Mortal Kombat player.