Is there an advantage to playing Waluigi?
I always found weird that it seems most people that are high ranking in Mario Kart 8 plays Waluigi.
Always tought that for some reason, most tryhards just gravitate towards that character, but seeing the MK8 tournament this weekend half the field was running Waluigi.
So it really made me wonder: Is there any factual advantage to playing Waluigi? or it's just a meme I'm missing to play Waluigi?
Chase247 made a good video explaining why players pick Waluigi.
To summarize, characters in Mario Kart 8 have hidden stats that go beyond what's shown to the player. Waluigi has a decent balance of the three most important stats: Speed, Weight, and Mini-Turbo.
Additionally, Waluigi has a skinny frame compared to most other racers, blocking less of your view of the track than characters with the same stats like DK or Roy.