Our readers voted Laura to be the toughest character to fight against and Juri the hardest to play as while online in Street Fighter 5

Poll results

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • August 11, 2017 at 6:47 p.m. PDT

Update: The final poll results are in! Hit the jump below to check them out.

Earlier: A popular topic for any fighting game is the arrangement of characters into tiers. Essentially, we like to figure out which characters are the best and which are the worst.

Our experiences for determining such a list can be very different. While some of us going out to tournaments and play some of the best players in the world, there are those of us who are playing in an online environment.

I think it is fair to say that some characters feel harder to deal with during online play. These characters tend to have easily punished moves while offline, suddenly become safe online. Or maybe it is harder to react to these moves as to block in time.

Meanwhile, there are a number of characters that are actually harder to play while online. These characters tend to have tighter combos or techniques that are difficult to pull off.

Factors such as input lag can have a pretty major impact on the gameplay experience. Some could even argue that an online tier list can differ from an offline tier list.

I've created a poll for both of these subjects. You'll be able to vote five times for each poll.

Which characters are harder to FIGHT AGAINST online as opposed to offline?

1. Laura: 192 votes / 11.6%
2. M. Bison: 156 votes / 9.4%
3. Balrog: 156 votes / 9.4%
4. Rashid: 128 votes / 7.7%
5. Ibuki: 106 votes / 6.4%
6. Ken: 90 votes / 5.4%
7. Guile: 87 votes / 5.2%
8. R. Mika: 79 votes / 4.8%
9. Cammy: 76 votes / 4.6%
10. Urien: 67 votes / 4.0%
11. Zangief: 57 votes / 3.4%
12. Karin: 56 votes / 3.4%
13. Necalli: 55 votes / 3.3%
14. Akuma: 49 votes / 3.0%
15. Birdie: 47 votes / 2.8%
16. Vega: 40 votes / 2.4%
17. Dhalsim: 39 votes / 2.4%
18. F.A.N.G.: 31 votes / 1.9%
19. Nash: 28 votes / 1.7%
20. Abigail: 24 votes / 1.4%
21. Ryu: 22 votes / 1.3%
22. Ed: 17 votes / 1.0%
23. Alex: 16 votes / 1.0%
24. Kolin: 16 votes / 1.0%
25. Juri: 14 votes / 0.8%
26. Chun-Li: 10 votes / 0.6%

Total votes: 1,658


Voting has closed

Which characters are harder to PLAY AS while online as opposed to offline?

1. Juri: 85 votes / 8.8%
2. Chun-Li: 80 votes / 8.3%
3. F.A.N.G.: 73 votes / 7.6%
4. Dhalsim: 69 votes / 7.2%
5. Ryu: 59 votes / 6.1%
6. Zangief: 52 votes / 5.4%
7. Alex: 52 votes / 5.4%
8. Ibuki: 44 votes / 4.6%
9. Kolin: 43 votes / 4.5%
10. Vega: 38 votes / 4.0%
11. Akuma: 37 votes / 3.9%
12. Nash: 36 votes / 3.7%
13. Karin: 36 votes / 3.7%
14. Guile: 34 votes / 3.5%
15. Abigail: 28 votes / 2.9%
16. Urien: 27 votes / 2.8%
17. Ed: 26 votes / 2.7%
18. Cammy: 23 votes / 2.4%
19. Birdie: 22 votes / 2.3%
20. M. Bison: 21 votes / 2.2%
21. R. Mika: 20 votes / 2.1%
22. Laura: 16 votes / 1.7%
23. Ken: 15 votes / 1.6%
24. Rashid: 12 votes / 1.2%
25. Necalli: 10 votes / 1.0%
26. Balrog: 3 votes / 0.3%

Total votes: 961


Voting has closed

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