Five Gods

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The Five Gods refers to the five players of the modern competitive era who are the highest ranking and most skilled players on the planet. The order is never set in stone, as each player is capable of beating any of the other Five Gods, causing fluctuations in tournament results that make it hard to determine an overall rankings list. Although there are several other players that have shown the ability to beat the Gods, (e.g. Wizzrobe, aMSa, Zain, and Axe), the Five Gods have held their place in this elite list for their incredible skill and consistency.

Many debates have arisen about what it means to achieve "God Status", and whether or not the position of a "God" can be revoked. Some say particular players have already broken into god status, while other say the status of "The Five Gods" is not a rankings list, but a reflection on an era of Melee where they dominated major tournaments.

Notable Challengers[edit]

See also: Statistics of Challengers to the Five Gods

At Apex 2015, Leffen defeated Mew2King and became the first player to beat all five of the Gods in tournament. He had previously defeated Hungrybox at Apex 2014, Armada at B.E.A.S.T 4, PPMD at MLG Anaheim 2014, and Mango at B.E.A.S.T 5. Although he is not officially a member of the "Five Gods", he is widely considered to be on the same skill level as them. Leffen would go on to win EVO 2018 defeating Hungrybox in Winners Semifinals, Plup in Winners Finals and Armada in Grand Finals.

At The Big House 7, Plup became the second player to defeat all five of the Gods in tournament with his victory over Armada. He had previously defeated Hungrybox at Advent II, Mango at EVO 2015, PPMD at Smash Summit, and Mew2King at Battle of the Five Gods. As with Leffen, he is not officially considered a member of the "Five Gods". Plup would also go on to win GENESIS 5, defeating Mango, Armada, and Hungrybox as well.


Sweden Armada
Adam Lindgren
GENESIS (2009)
First Major Win GENESIS 2
Last Major Win Super Smash Con 2018
United States Hungrybox
Juan Debiedma
GENESIS (2009)
First Major Win Revival of Melee 2
Last Major Win Riptide 2022
United States Mango
Joseph Marquez
EVO 2007
First Major Win Pound 3
Last Major Win Mainstage 2022
United States Mew2King
Jason Zimmerman
Pound (2006)
First Major Win MELEE-FC Diamond
Last Major Win Smash Summit 6
United States PPMD
Kevin Nanney
ROM 2 (2009)
First Major Win Revival of Melee 3
Last Major Win Apex 2015

Players Who Have Beaten a God[edit]