In a piece of the script from Spider-Man: No Way Home, it explains how Wong becomes Sorcerer Supreme, since Doctor Strange blipped. However, I don't think it is explained why Doctor Strange would have become Sorcerer Supreme after The Ancient One dies; he was only a student for (around) a year, when other sorcerers like Wong and Mordo have been sorcerers for (perhaps?) years...

DR. STRANGE: “Higher duties?!”

WONG: The Sorcerer Supreme has higher duties, yes.

PETER (to Dr. Strange): Wait, I thought you were the Sorcerer Supreme--

DR. STRANGE: No, he got it on a technicality ‘cause I blipped for five years.

PETER: Oh. (to Wong) Well, congratulations.


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Stephen Strange was never named (in the MCU) as the Sorceror Supreme

It's clear that he might have been awarded the title (the Ancient One suggested that Strange was "the best of us") but due to the Blip, this title went to Wong.

Frankly, it seems to a title without much benefit since Strange can do anything Wong can do (it seems) and ignores Wong's instructions whenever he feels like it.

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    The Ancient One’s voiceover in What If Doctor Strange Lost His Heart Instead of His Hands suggest that he became Sorcerer Supreme in that universe, in relatively similar circumstances to the MCU. Commented Jul 20, 2022 at 23:02
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    He is the sorcerer supreme from 2016-2018... Commented Jul 26, 2022 at 22:28

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