'G is literally the Season 3 version of Abigail' - Packz and Tyrant try to determine just how good G and Sagat are in Street Fighter 5

'Sagat can fight all the top tiers, but you need to put the work in'

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • August 29, 2018 at 4:44 p.m. PDT

Since their debut shortly after EVO 2018 both G and Sagat have seen a ton of exploration in play as they've grabbed the attention of Street Fighter 5 players perhaps unlike any other DLC characters the game seen yet.

General early sentiments see Sagat as mid to low tier with perhaps a small potential to be secretly great, but persistence from figures like RB|Bonchan along with reported exceptionally high levels of fun in players using him have kept the dream alive for The King.

Both Tyrant and Packz have spent hours investing these two newcomers and have recently released general assessments for both of them on their highly informative Frame Advantage YouTube channel.

"Sagat is going to be a lot of work but it will pay off if you put the work in," says Tyrant of The King. Sagat's reliance on zoning in a game like SF5 means he has very little room for error as he tries to manipulate his foes, but it's feeling as though his tools are just enough to make him viable if you understand him inside and out.

He will ultimately be for those willing to invest a ton of time making sure every last rough edge is sanded down to the point of consistent execution even in a tournament setting, but it's hard to deny that he does indeed have the resources to do that.

G is already looking like a candidate for one of the game's stronger fighters even in this early stage. Though he has defensive weaknesses his incredible offense is going to be a problem for opponents. "When he gets to level three his moves are borderline broken," notes Tyrant.

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