The best MultiVersus players in the world are playing the same character

An early favorite has emerged in the top 10 MultiVersus players in the world, and it doesn’t even come close. If you want to break into the big leagues right now, you have the best chance of playing Bugs Bunny. That’s right: the impostor furball ranks higher than those of Superman, Ultra Instinct Shaggy, and even LeBron James.

Five of the top 10 players on the MultiVersus Teams leaderboard (which is the main 2v2 mode) are Bugs Bunny main players, including number one player KoboldHeart. They are a PC player who has achieved a whopping 2,700 MMR score with Bugs wins as far as the eye can see. My normie MMR, by comparison, is 1.039, which is just high enough to make it into MultiVersus’ top million players.

In a big win for bipedal mallet enthusiasts, Tom & Jerry is the number two with two spots in the top 10. There’s also a Shaggy at number 4, a Velma and even an Iron Giant head (my new role model).

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This screenshot was taken yesterday, which means that these placements have already shifted a bit. Credit: Warner Bros.

Meanwhile, the rankings on the 1v1 leaderboard (the mode that fighting game purists may consider to be the true testing ground) aren’t so one-sided. Bugs Bunny still holds the number one slot thanks to a PC player named Mirrorman, but this top 10 also includes a Batman at number two, two Superman pipes, a Finn, Shaggy and Jake the Dog.

The differences between the leaderboards are remarkable. It’s obvious why developer Player First Games has some bug nerfs in the pipeline (opens in new tab) for a patch coming after EVO – Bugs’ combination of melee and ranged makes him a well-rounded companion in 2v2. That said, he’s not as dominant in 1v1, perhaps because it’s easier to anticipate his ranged attacks if your attention isn’t divided. Conversely, Superman’s popularity in 1v1 can be explained by his grappling moves being easier to exploit when there’s no second enemy to interrupt them.

Other observations of the top 30 leaderboards:

  • There are six Iron Giant mains in the top 30 2v2, but only one in 1v1. Big guy hits harder with more people around.
  • There are five Velmas on the 2v2 board and one in 1v1, suggesting that supporting characters are indeed better with a buddy
  • Speaking of props, shout out to Trabje, the single Reindog main who is 16 on the 2v2 board.
  • Despite the fact that MultiVersus is a controller-friendly game locked at 60fps, the PC dominates the leaderboards. In both 2v2 and 1v1, there are only three console players.
  • Congratulations on fluffyPandaBOY, beating the odds as a console player at rank three on the 2v2 board

I’m not much of a leaderboard fighter, but I like these stats to analyze. Coming from competitive shooters, I’m not used to this level of transparency about win rates, MMR and favorite characters. Nothing is set in stone either. MMR seems to fluctuate quite quickly in MultiVersus. After a night of play, I managed to climb from the low millions in 2v2 to the very impressive rank of 937,605.

Still to come in MultiVersus is a good leaderboard mode. It’s unclear how that mode will differ from the pre-existing rating system. Maybe there will be more rounds per match or character bans? Once that’s on the table, I’d like to take out Finn.

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