UMVC3 Tournament Statistics + Character Breakdown


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***ULTIMATE MARVEL VS CAPCOM 3 TOURNAMENT STATISTICS ***

Major Tournament data collected from all Road to EVO major tournaments

NEC XII 2011

  1. PR Balrog (Spencer, Wolverine, Wesker)
  2. LB|ChrisGNY (Hawkeye, Ryu, Wesker)
  3. UVG|Noel Brown (Wolverine, Frank West, Wesker)
  4. EG|Justin Wong (Storm, Wesker, Akuma)
  5. DRS|OMG Itz Andre (Vergil, Magneto, Wesker)
  6. FC|Jago (Wesker, Dante, Trish)
  7. NYC FAB (Wesker, Taskmaster, Akuma)
  8. DJ Huoshen (Felicia, Super-Skrull, Taskmaster)

SCR 2011

  1. EG|Justin Wong (Iron Fist, Wolverine, Akuma)
  2. MINE (Wesker, Taskmaster, Magneto)
  3. UVG|Noel Brown (Wolverine, Frank West, Wesker)
  4. BT|Clockw0rk (Doctor Doom, Strider, Amaterasu)
  5. FC|Jago (Dante, Trish, Wesker)
  6. Dios X (Doctor Doom, Storm, Sentinel)
  7. Vader (Wolverine, Dormammu, Doctor Doom)
  8. Box|Viscant (Wesker, Doctor Doom, Phoenix)

Winterbrawl 2012

  1. EG|Justin Wong (Wolverine, Storm, Akuma | Iron Fist)
  2. LB|NYChrisG (Morrigan, Akuma, Dr. Doom | Ryu, Wesker, Hawkeye)
  3. AG|MarlinPie (C. Viper, Dr. Doom, Amaterasu)
  4. Smooth Viper (Magneto, Sentinel, Dormammu)
  5. IGT|Unkn0wn (Nemesis, Sentinel, Wesker)
  6. DJ Huoshen (Felicia, Super-Skrull, Taskmaster)
  7. AlukardNY (Wesker, Iron Man, Super-Skrull)
  8. RayRay (Ryu, Magneto, Sentinel)

Apex 2012

  1. DRS|Masta CJ (Dormammu, Magneto, Wesker)
  2. UVG|Noel Brown (Wolverine, Frank West, Wesker)
  3. Alukard (Wesker, Iron Man, Super-Skrull)
  4. AG|Demon Hyo (Magneto, Wolverine, Chun-Li)
  5. LB|NYChrisG (Hawkeye, Ryu, Wesker)
  6. RayRay (Ryu, Magneto, Sentinel)
  7. IGT|Unkn0wn (Nemesis, Sentinel, Wesker)
  8. Sean Y (Vergil, Taskmaster, Wesker)

Final Round 2012

  1. FRB|Kusoru (Viewtiful Joe, Frank West, Rocket Raccoon)
  2. PR Balrog (Spencer, Wolverine, Felicia | Others)
  3. BT|IFC Yipes (Spencer, Vergil, Hawkeye)
  4. PZ|Mihe (Zero, Vergil, Dante)
  5. FC|NYChrisG (Morrigan, Dr. Doom, Firebrand)
  6. Neo (Wesker, Magneto, Phoenix)
  7. coL.cc|Filipino Champ (Magneto, Dr. Doom, Phoenix)
  8. Flocker (Zero, Vergil, Hawkeye)

NCR 10 2012

  1. coL.cc|Filipino Champ (Magneto, Dr. Doom, Phoenix)
  2. 86’d|Knives (Spencer, Sentinel, Akuma)
  3. PR Balrog (Spencer, Wolverine, Wesker, Dante, Felicia)
  4. Padtrick (Vergil, Wesker, Strider)
  5. Neo (Wesker, Magneto, Phoenix)
  6. OMG Itz Andre (Vergil, Magneto, Wesker)
  7. Infrit (Nova, Spencer, Sentinel)
  8. CFD|Hi I’m Nastyy (Wesker, Frank West, Super-Skrull, Deadpool)

PowerUp 2012

  1. FC|NYChrisG (Akuma, Dr. Doom, Morrigan)
  2. BT|Dieminion (Viewtiful Joe, Dr. Strange, Morrigan)
  3. CoCo|OMG its Andre (Vergil, Magneto, Wesker)
  4. FF|Frankie (Dante, Trish, Dr. Doom)
  5. UVG|Noel Brown (Wolverine, Frank West, Wesker)
  6. TS|NerdJosh (Wesker, Dr. Doom, Morrigan)
  7. DMG|Blacktastic (Captain America, Storm, Sentinel)
  8. C.O.R.N.|alucurD (Ghost Rider, Taskmaster, Dormammu)

Civil War 2012

  1. FC|NYChrisG (Akuma/Doctor Doom/Morrigan)
  2. XAN.IGT|Unkn0wn (C. Viper/Sentinel/Wesker, Wolverine)
  3. MH|RayRay (Ryu/Magneto/Sentinel)
  4. XAN.TL|DJ Huoshen (Felicia/Super Skrull/Taskmaster)
  5. BT|Dieminion (Viewtiful Joe/Doctor Strange/Morrigan)
  6. TS|Fooblat (Hulk/Haggar/Wesker)
  7. BIG-E|Fecal Penance (Deadpool/Dante/Felicia)
  8. TA|Predator (Wesker/Chris/Haggar)

UFGT 8 2012

  1. FC|NYChrisG (Morrigan, Dr. Doom, Akuma)
  2. Brightside (Spider-Man, Dormammu, Wesker)
  3. BT|Dieminion (Viewtiful Joe, Dr. Strange, Morrigan)
  4. Flocker (Zero, Vergil, Hawkeye | Others)
  5. UVG|Noel Brown (Wolverine, Frank West, Wesker)
  6. EG|Justin Wong (Wolverine, Storm, Akuma)
  7. DRS|MastaCJ (Dormammu, Magneto, Wesker | Others)
  8. BT|Viscant (Wesker, Dr. Doom, Phoenix | Other)

Texas Showdown 2012

1st – Mihe (Zero, Vergil, Dante)
2nd – AB Young Chow (Taskmaster, Trish, Hawkeye)
3rd – Jan Del Rio (Dormammu, Sentinel, Haggar)
4th – MA| Scrubeks (Skrull, Spencer, MODOK)
5th – Ranmasama (Haggar, Dormammu, Magneto)
5th – JMC (Vergil, Dante, Strider)
7th – GoX (Dante, Ryu, Wolverine)
7th – NGG Stone (Zero, Wesker, Dormammu)

Seasons Beatings SummerSlam 2012

1st – UVG| Noel Brown (Wolverine, Frank West, Wesker)
2nd – BT| Viscant (Wesker, Haggar, Phoenix)
3rd – PR Balrog (Spencer, Dante, Felicia, Wolverine/Rocket Raccoon)
4th – BT|IFC Yipes (Dante, Vergil, Magneto)
5th – coL.CC| Combofiend (She-Hulk, Spencer, Doom)
5th – CoCo| OMG Itz Andre (Vergil, Magneto, Wesker)
7th – coL.CC| Mike Ross (Storm, Sentinel, Hulk)
7th – BT| Dieminion (Viewtiful Joe, Strange, Morrigan)

Shadowloo Showdown

  1. AG.MCZ|MarlinPie (C. Viper/Doctor Doom/Amaterasu)
  2. coL.CC|Filipino Champ (Magneto/Doctor Doom/Phoenix)
  3. EG|Justin Wong (Wolverine/Storm/Akuma)
  4. Dignitas|Zak Bennett (Firebrand/Dormammu/Amaterasu)
  5. 86′d|Knives (Spencer/Sentinel/Akuma)
  6. SL|Antman (Wesker/Vergil/Hawkeye)
  7. Omega Red (Wolverine/Sentinel/Wesker)
  8. MCZ|Tokido (Magneto/Doctor Doom/Phoenix)

MAT IX 2012

  1. STC|Quandizzle (Magneto/Taskmaster/Dormammu)
  2. A&C|RDK (Doctor Doom/Trish/Wesker, Doctor Strange)
  3. Dangeresque (Spencer/Wesker/Hawkeye)
  4. NiNiHeart (Zero/Doctor Doom/Dante)
  5. FreddyLoco (Vergil/Dante/Wesker)
  6. JimmyBones (Vergil/Magneto/Wesker)
  7. Chokehold (Wolverine/Taskmaster/Nova)
  8. Contra (Magneto/Doctor Strange/Wesker)

Toryuken 2012

  1. EG|Justin Wong (Wolverine/Storm/Akuma, Felicia/Nova/Frank West)
  2. Nickcam (Dormammu/Super-Skrull/Sentinel, Haggar)
  3. BT|Dieminion (Viewtiful Joe/Doctor Strange/Morrigan)
  4. A&C|RDK (Trish/Doctor Doom/Wesker, Doctor Strange)
  5. STC|EHai (Zero/Doctor Doom/Vergil)
  6. FC|Jago (Dante/Trish/Wesker)
  7. White-R (Wesker/Taskmaster/Akuma, Captain America)
  8. GDLK|Rebelo (Captain America/Taskmaster/Doctor Doom)

Northwest Majors 2012

  1. coL.cc|Filipino Champ (Magneto, Dr. Doom, Phoenix)
  2. CVPR|PR Balrog (Wolverine, Dante, Vergil)
  3. EG|Ricky Ortiz (Wolverine, Wesker, Akuma)
  4. Soup (Dormammu, Wesker, Akuma)
  5. Rowtron (Magneto, Chun-Li, Sentinel)
  6. SRKUW|Darryn (Nova, Spencer, Hawkeye)
  7. Thai Vega (Zero, Dr. Doom, Dormammu)
  8. Cam (Thor, Hulk, Dormammu)

East Coast Throwdown 4 2012

  1. AGE|Fanatiq (Magneto/Storm/Sentinel)
  2. EG|Justin Wong (Spencer/Vergil/Frank West)
  3. MH|RayRay (Ryu/Magneto/Sentinel)
  4. coL.CC|Filipino Champ (Magneto/Dormammu/Doctor Doom, Phoenix)
  5. coL.CC|ComboFiend (She-Hulk/Taskmaster/Spencer)
  6. FC|NYChrisG (Morrigan/Doctor Doom/Akuma)
  7. RyRy (Zero/Doctor Doom/Magneto, MODOK)
  8. AG.MCZ|MarlinPie (C.Viper/Doctor Doom/Amaterasu)

CEO 2012

  1. EG|Justin Wong (Spencer, Vergil, Frank West)
  2. FC|NYChrisG (Morrigan, Dr. Doom, Akuma | Vergil)
  3. Flocker (Zero, Vergil, Hawkeye)
  4. coL.cc|Filipino Champ (Magneto, Dr. Doom, Phoenix | Dormammu)
  5. AGE|Fanatiq (Magneto, Storm, Sentinel)
  6. AG|MarlinPie (C. Viper, Dr. Doom, Amaterasu)
  7. BT|IFC Yipes (Dante, Vergil, Magneto)
  8. CVPR|PR Balrog (Wolverine, Dante, Vergil | Others)

Midwest Championship 2012

1st: [FR] TooMuchDamage (Zero/Wesker/Magneto) Atlanta, GA
2nd: Sumbrwnkid aka TAF (Wolverine/Dante/Akuma) LaGrange, GA
3rd: Sixfortyfive (Felicia/Hawkeye/Taskmaster) Troy, AL
4th: Darius aka Dap (Dante/X-23/Iron Man) Atlanta(?), GA
5th: W00tsick – TN (Zero/Magneto/Dante)
5th: [Marq] Potato Salad (Taskmaster/Spencer/Skrull, Frank West) Huntsville, AL
7th: Astaroth (Hulk/Dorm/Wesker) TN
7th: DIZZYY (Zero/Vergil/Hawkeye)

TOTAL TOP 8 APPEARANCES BY CHARACTERS

(In case of ties, character with more wins is ranked higher. In case of equal wins, characters with higher overall placings in top 8 is ranked higher)

  1. Wesker : 54
  2. Magneto : 34
  3. Doom : 33
  4. Wolverine: 25
  5. Vergil: 25
  6. Sentinel: 20
  7. Dante: 20
  8. Akuma: 19
  9. Dormammu: 18
  10. Spencer: 16
  11. Taskmaster: 15
  12. Morrigan: 13
  13. Zero: 13
  14. Hawkeye: 13
  15. Frank West: 12
  16. Phoenix: 12
  17. Storm: 10
  18. Super Skrull: 9
  19. Felicia: 9
  20. Ryu: 8
  21. Dr Strange: 8
  22. Trish: 7
  23. Amaterasu: 6
  24. Viewtiful Joe: 6
  25. Haggar: 6
  26. Viper: 5
  27. Hulk: 4
  28. Nova: 4
  29. Iron Man: 3
  30. Strider: 3
  31. Captain America: 3
  32. Iron Fist: 2
  33. Rocket Raccoon: 2
  34. Firebrand: 2
  35. She Hulk: 2
  36. MODOK: 2
  37. Chun Li: 2
  38. Deadpool: 2
  39. Nemesis: 2
  40. Spider Man: 1
  41. X-23: 1
  42. Thor: 1
  43. Chris: 1
  44. Ghost Rider: 1
  45. Arthur: 0
  46. Tron: 0
  47. Jill: 0
  48. Shuma Gorath: 0
  49. Hsien Ko: 0
  50. Phoenix Wright: 0

Grand Final Appearances

(In case of ties character with more tournament wins is placed higher. If wins are equal then characters are ranked based on placings in top 8)

  1. Wesker: 12
  2. Doom: 10
  3. Wolverine: 10
  4. Akuma: 10
  5. Magneto: 8
  6. Frank West: 6
  7. Morrigan: 5
  8. Vergil: 5
  9. Spencer: 5
  10. Dormammu: 4
  11. Phoenix: 4
  12. Sentinel: 4
  13. Taskmaster: 3
  14. Dante: 3
  15. Storm: 3
  16. Hawkeye: 3
  17. Zero: 2
  18. Felicia: 2
  19. Viper: 2
  20. Iron Fist: 2
  21. Trish: 2
  22. Haggar: 2
  23. Ryu: 2
  24. Strange: 2
  25. Amaterasu: 1
  26. Nova: 1
  27. Viewtiful Joe: 1
  28. Rocket Raccoon: 1
  29. Super Skrull: 1
  30. Spider Man: 1

Tournament Winners

(If tournament wins are equal then number of appearances in top 8/GF determine rank)

  1. Magneto: 6
  2. Doom: 6
  3. Akuma: 6
  4. Wolverine: 5
  5. Wesker: 4
  6. Frank West: 4
  7. Morrigan: 4
  8. Storm: 3
  9. Vergil: 2
  10. Dormammu: 2
  11. Spencer: 2
  12. Phoenix: 2
  13. Zero: 2
  14. Iron Fist: 2
  15. Dante: 1
  16. Taskmaster: 1
  17. Sentinel: 1
  18. Felicia: 1
  19. Amaterasu: 1
  20. Viewtiful Joe: 2
  21. Viper: 1
  22. Nova: 1
  23. Rocket Raccoon: 1

Ranking of Characters Based on Tournament Placements

(This is an overall ranking of all characters based on performance + popularity or essentially the bottom line of all the stats combined. Performance ranks higher. If no wins then an appearance of GF is valued higher than just appearance in top 8. If top 8 appearances are the same then the placement in top 8 is factored in)

  1. Magneto
  2. Doom
  3. Akuma
  4. Wolverine
  5. Wesker
  6. Frank West
  7. Morrigan
  8. Storm
  9. Vergil
  10. Dormammu
  11. Spencer
  12. Phoenix
  13. Zero
  14. Iron Fist
  15. Dante
  16. Taskmaster
  17. Sentinel
  18. Felicia
  19. Amaterasu
  20. Viewtiful Joe
  21. Viper
  22. Nova
  23. Rocket Raccoon
  24. Hawkeye
  25. Trish
  26. Haggar
  27. Ryu
  28. Dr Strange
  29. Super Skrull
  30. Spider Man
  31. Hulk
  32. Iron Man
  33. Strider
  34. Captain America
  35. Firebrand
  36. She Hulk
  37. MODOK
  38. Chun Li
  39. Deadpool
  40. Nemesis
  41. X-23
  42. Chris
  43. Thor
  44. Ghost Rider

Unranked (#45-50) : Arthur, Jill, Shuma, Hsien Ko, Phoenix Wright, Tron

***Analysis of Statistics


*Wesker is the most popular character pick in Ultimate Marvel. He eclipses the rest of the cast in number of picks by a considerable margin, about a value of 20 above the 2nd most popular character. Wesker has about as many appearances in top 8 as the bottom 25 characters in terms of popularity COMBINED!!! Wesker is also the most popular character in Grand Finals but is NOT the character with the most tournament wins.

*Magneto has the best record in all of Ultimate Marvel and is officially considered the best character in the game based on results. He is 2nd only to Wesker in terms of popularity but has much better efficacy as he has the most tournament wins in the game tied with Akuma and Doom. He is ranked higher than Doom and Akuma because he simply has more appearances in top 8 then them.

*Doom and Akuma are the most popular and efficient anchor + assist characters in the game. Their assists have been instrumental in various tournament wins and combined they make up around 2/3 of the tournaments won in UMVC3!

Honorable mentions to Frank West’s Shopping Cart, Sentinel’s Drones, Rocket Raccoon’s Log Trap, Ammy’s Cold Star, Magneto’s EMD and Dante’s Jam Session. These are essentially the top 8 best assists in the game based on results.

***Vergil **and Wesker are the 2 biggest under performers in the game based off of popularity vs win ratio.

Wesker is the most popular character in the game by a long shot yet he only has 4 tournaments won vs his 54 appearances in top 8 (a percentage of only 7.4%). Vergil is in the top 5 most popular picks at 25 appearances yet only has 2 tournament wins (a percentage of 8%).

*Iron Fist has a perfect top 8 to tournament win ratio at 100% (2 appearances vs 2 wins). The only two times that someone made top 8 with IF on their team, they went on to win that tournament. The player to do this feat is of course none other than Justin Wong. Iron Fist also happens to be best performer of the low tier characters.
*Hawkeye has the most Grand Final appearances without actually winning a major tournament. Hawkeye also gets honorable mentions as having a top 10 assist in the game based on results as all placing of Hawkeye had him at the anchor or at least 2nd spot on a team.

*She Hulk and Tron have dropped massively in tournament performance and picks based off of the comparison between Vanilla vs Ultimate. Tron essentially hasn’t even broken top 8 yet in an Ultimate Marvel tournament and She Hulk at least has placed top 8 a couple of times. Phoenix has dropped considerably but still has a solid showing in Ultimate. Doom, who had NO tournament wins in Vanilla, rivals Magneto in most number of tournaments won easily having the most improved record going from Vanilla to Ultimate. Haggar Lariat hasn’t been as dominating as it was in Vanilla based on the results.

*Meta game shifts: First 1/3rd of Ultimate Marvel was dominated by Wesker usage but Wolverine wins. Middle of Ultimate Marvel tournament life was dominated by Morrigan, Doom and Akuma wins. Latter half saw the rise in use of Vergil along with a few wins going his way. Magneto was sprinkled all across the tournament life span of Ultimate Marvel making him the character that has survived the best in numerous meta game changes.

The top 3 characters* Zero**, Vergil and Viper on most players’ tier lists cumulatively have less tournament wins under their belt than Magneto, Doom and** Akuma** have INDIVIDUALLY! Value of top assists in the game still matters greatly. The only tournament won in the entire life span of Ultimate Marvel with a team not comprising of a top assist was the very first tournament in Ultimate Marvel (NEC) where most people were still getting comfortable with the game.

Justin Wong has the most major tournament wins followed by ChrisG at 2nd and* FChamp** at 3rd. He still remains the most consistent player in Ultimate Marvel just like in Vanilla and from all the tournaments he has entered only once has he failed to not make top 8.


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#2

Wesker. America’s hero. Marvel’s Ryu.

I have no problem with people considering Magneto the best. Although I still feel Zero is better and Viper has potential…right now he’s the best guy in tournaments that has both theory and results reflecting why he should be considered number 1. He just covers too much area of the space too quickly, has a very solid gameplan if you just wanna play him straight up but also has technologies that you can use to take him to that next level.

He’s not just a bare bones character that just stagnates into “GO HAM WITH BUTTONS” like Wolverine. He has a lot of tech to avoid being hit, set up people into being hit and generally controlling the screen with hit box flood/Marvel footsies with the correct assists.

Magento is the best tech based point character to win Evo since he has enough solid stuff to not get randomed out too easily. Especially with missiles covering him. We’ll see if some Zero or Viper end up getting there too.

Vergil works on any spot of a team and has enough results to support that he could very well sweep up Evo also.


#3

He also has a top assist, some of those tournament wins are with Magneto down the order. Being scary in X factor also helps in tournament results.


#4

Yeah he’s like Vergil in that he’s a threat in all spots of a team. It’s just between all of the top tiers in the grand tier list…he definitely easily provides the best assist. All of them can be scary anchors really he just has that extra edge with the strong assist and now the TAC infinite tech.


#5

Fantastic job Dahbomb. This was an extremely interesting and well researched post to read. I really like the side notes also that use the stats to give some interesting facts.

Again great job Dahbomb and thanks for the information.


#6

Thanks Bomb, great job.


#7

Viewtiful Joe is such a good character, he has won more Grand Finals than he has appeared in.

Also, I hope Cisco sees Wesker’s terrible ratio of appearances in top 8 to wins.


#8

Great post.

I think we can all agree now that my anchor is dabes.


#9

For the record, I did not play Deadpool at NCR. I played Captain America.


#10

Too bad Marvin K. Mooney isn’t around for that also.


#11

This nice for the first however many months it’s been.

EVO Top 8 results could be interesting if Japan does well.

Interested in seeing year 2 (unless there’s a new revision).


#12

Wow really great read man thx this evo will be hype.

At least this time I won’t be salty even if pheonix takes it.


#13

Very well done bro, this was a really good read, I had no idea magneto had so many tournament wins(and that doom had none in vanilla lol), hopefully this gets stickied and keeps getting updated as time goes by, it’ll be nice to see the progression of this game. Hard to believe a few months ago people thought(myself included) storm would be better than magneto in this game.

Also good to know all my ranting and raving about neutral assists isn’t all hot air.