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Ok I'm just writing this thread to definitively list the power rankings of various popular Among Us Twitch Streamers. I will need the forums input on Disguised Toast because I don't watch their games, but other than that I think I have a good grasp on the relative power levels of the streamers. I'm going to divide this into 2 separate tier-lists, because some players are better as crew than imposter and vice versa. However, preference for S-ranked status in either role will be given to the players whose crew range enhances their imposter game.
It'sHafu- After much consideration Hafu comes in as undoubtedly the best crew player on twitch. She attains S+ ranked status because her crew style enhances her imposter game. The signature feature of Hafu's crew game is pushing the ejection vote on 8 as crew, which is typically taken to be a safe time to skip as there is little information to drive a safe ejection vote. Hafu can use the same play, pushing on 8, when imposter to maximize value to her overall game. Another feature of Hafu's crew play is her god-like cold reads of the imposter pair. It is very common for her to announce at the end of a round of discussion that exactly 'x and y are imposter' and she is correct a very high percentage of the time. Hafu's crew game has no downsides which is why she is S+, edging out 5-up, yorbs (Jorbs), and yetiapoc.
YetiApocalypse- Yetiapoc is the top detective style crew player by most of the other top players' evaluations. Yeti really shines in the voting discussions with their sharp questions and quickness to catch inconsistencies. Yetiapoc organizes the village consistently and can turn their skill at catching out inconsistencies in other players' stories on the crew when playing imposter. Yetiapoc is a top target for imposters if they hope to advance in the game and will usually be a priority kill for Hafu 5-up and Yorbs.
Jorbs and 5up
These two share similar crew characteristics. Both prioritize sleuthing over tasks and both inspire fear in opposing imposters due to their strong analytic abilities. However, both of these players try to maximize their crew range to throw off suspicion when playing imposter, which this has the downside of often leading them to sus themselves when playing crew leading to them being unnecessarily voted off. In addition, since they prioritize sleuthing over tasks, it is fairly common for them to be killed early and easily by the imposter with no gain to show for it. Now, it is perfectly fine to die as crew if it will advance suspicion on the imposter, but it prevents any contribution to leading the crew in discussions. This is not to underrate these players abilities to organize crew discussions, they are each formidable and deserve to be S-ranked crew, along with Yetiapoc, as imposters know to prioritize kills on these players to prevent their strong analytic skills from defeating them in the endgame.
A+ -There are no A+ crew players at this time
A Scott Seiver- Scott is strong analytical player who really shines when playing imposter, where he is unmatched even by 5-up, Hafu, and Yorbs. As a crew, he can still use his unmatched skill at 50-50 discussions to lead the village to victory and clutch late games, although this talent is more devastating as imposter. His aforementioned analytical skills and extremely calm demeanor make him an excellent leader of the village that deserves to be A-ranked.
BK (Andrew Baeckstrom)- I really like watching BK play fsr. He's a pretty quiet lone wolf type of dude who is pretty much always sus. There have been plenty of games that I watched from Jorbs stream where I thought BK was imposter and he turned out to be crew. As BK is quiet and doesn't lead discussions he doesn't demand to be killed ASAP in order to progress as imposter which is why he isn't in S tier. Nonetheless he is an excellent analyst who can clutch many late games for crew. He is also the winningest player overall period (combined imposter +crew win rate in the lobby he plays in most often that tracks stats), which indicates his crew style despite its tendency to gather sus is not detrimental to town.
LSV - LSV are really just a slightly less good version of BK, while LSV is slightly stronger at discussions than BK. LSV tries to maximize his crew range often to an even greater extent than Jorbs, but not as much as BK, leading to LSV gathering sus early and not trusted other crew. Where as 5-up will usually find a way to unsus himself if allowed to survive (Jorbs does to, but he never survives to unsus himself, he discards sus by dying), LSV, like BK will often be sus late into the game. Still, LSV deserve to be in A-tier and should not be ignored by imposters aspiring to victory.
Coop, Honk, TomM, DumbDog, Ben Weitz- DumbDog and Ben Weitz are all around good players that are probably slightly better as imposter. DumbDog is good at avoiding being killed as crew while also keeping a low profile as imposter, demonstrating a balanced range. He is also above average at leading the crew. TomM is not great at leading the crew, but his idiosyncratic style of play ('guarding lights') will trip up inexperienced imposters. Honk is also very worthy of B-tier, she rarely makes errors and is also adapt at keeping a low profile. She is active in discussions but doesn't lead the village in the early game too often which is why she doesn't rank higher. Coop is similar to Honk but better at leading the village and worse at keeping. a low profile.
B- Tides- Tides main talent is emotional and vocal analysis, which allows him to correctly guess the imposters based of off cues that most analytic players will miss. However, he can also be wildly off when attempting analysis, which makes him unconvincing to others and puts him in danger of becoming a 3rd imposter, especially against players who are able to remain calm and tell-free in the style of Scott Seiver.
Bloody - I hate to be that person that puts only women in C-tier, but bloody is pretty error prone and has misevaluated the value of various elements in the Among Us meta, particularly cams. Imposters will try to keep Bloody safe the whole game in the hopes that she will 'mis-clear' suspicion from them or accuse a fellow crew.
Imposter Tier list
S+ 5up and Scott Seiver- There are many star imposter players and it breaks my heart to not put Yorbs and Hafu at S+, but they just don't have the special qualities of 5up and Scott. 5-up is the hands down most skilled and daring imposter player, he can do every move including the stack kill and give convincing explanations when bodies are discovered. Scott is the goat 50-50 player and often avoids being killed on the next ejection meeting even after winning a 50-50 against a crew, it's the sort of thing you have to watch to believe. If I had to choose I'd rank scott above 5-up just because 5-up plays a lot of games in shit lobbies with players like SouljaBoy, but Scott plays in extremely analytical environments which only makes his 50-50 chat game that much more impressive.
S It'sHafu- Hafu is a consumate professional killer who is very patient and avoids getting sus on herself. She has demonstrated consistent ability to play 1v7s through her excellent understanding of sabotage and intelligent use of the admin panel to plan her rounds.
BK- Since BK plays in a very suspicious imposter like way even when he isn't imposter it is very difficult to grasp onto a pattern than could indicate he's imposter. As I already said, BK is the winningest player overall (crew+town win rate, and the lobby he plays in is very strong on the crew side) according to available stats, although there are no stats on 5-up and Hafu that I am aware of at this time. I have observed many games played by BK and I believe he is a very accurate player who is patient enough to avoid making bad kills.
Jorbs is a fun and daring imposter player who just can't quite make it with the rest of the S-tier due to his tendency to get impatient and make ill-advised kills. He attempts stack kills and other high-level plays but isn't quite as good at them as 5-up. Obviously none of the S-tier has Scott's 50-50 skills and Yorbs is no different.
A+ YetiApocand LSV- YetiApoc leverages the same skills they use to lead the crew in discussions as an imposter to make the town implode and might actually be more dangerous than Jorbs sometimes due to his tendency not to be auto-sus. LSV relies on clean killing and patience in his imposter games rather than town implosion, their sheer efficiency is what gets them A+ rank. The fact that LSV's crew style tends to be a magnet for sus makes it difficult to distinguish them as imposters.
A DumbDog and YazyBug- DumbDog is very patient and knows how to make kills without getting sus, but he tend to have some obvious tells that distinguish his imposter game from his crew game. YazyBug is a player more in the vein of Scott, who relies on her strong personality in discussions to keep sus off herself.
B-tier under construction (feel free to suggest)- to me there are no noteworthy players to put into B-tier imposter, you have to stand out more to get a mention in my tier list
C-tier under construction for the same reason as B-tier
3rd imposter tier list
S+ Bloody- see my discussion of Blooby's crew game
Tides- see my discussion of Tides' crew game
Yorbs style players- this type of player often makes themselves sus as crew due to not trying to be seen by other crew and prioritizing sleuthing over tasks. Even 5up can become a 3rd imposter in certain lobbies where players are afraid of getting duped by him and thus are overzealous about voting him out.
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