EventHubs 2017 top 50 Street Fighter 5 players 50-41

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • December 26, 2017 at 7:40 p.m. PST

We find ourselves in the final days of 2017, and with the biggest Capcom Pro Tour to date now in the rear view mirror, we look back on an incredible season of Street Fighter 5 play.

We've reached out to a group of community members and assembled a 33-person panel (all members listed below) to vote on who they felt were the best of the best of the 2017 SF5 competition.

A few notable names from said panel, Seth Killian, RZR|Xian, GRPT|Haitani, Rise|MenaRD, Capcom's Matthew Edwards, UltraDavid (and his cats) along with quite a few others.

While there are plenty of top tier regulars this time around, we also the rise of quite a bit of new blood in 2017. Players such as SB|JB and Idom made huge splashes, while others like PG|Punk and Capcom Cup champion, MenaRD, jumped up to become part of the "best of the best" conversation.

We kick off our top 50 countdown with the 50-41st ranked players of the year, and will continue with ten more each night this week.

Without any further ado, hit the jump and let's see who just made the cut.

50. Eduardo "CYG|PR Balrog" Perez

Score: 66.63
Primary character(s) used: Balrog
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EventHubs SF5 top 50 placement for 2016: N/A
Pro Tour Global Rank: 52nd

Notable Placements:
• 17th - Final Round 20
• 13th - NorCal Regionals
• 1st - Online Event: North America One
• 13th - CEO 2017
• 49th - EVO 2017
• 7th - Online Event: North America Three
• 7th - Summer Jam 2017
• 7th - Absolute Battle 8
• 13th - SoCal Regionals
• 9th - Northwest Majors
• 9th - Red Bull Kumite 2017
• 4th - Eleague Street Fighter 5
• 17th - Capcom Cup Last Chance Qualifier

49. Christopher "EG|NYChrisG" Gonzalez

Score: 66.71
Primary character(s) used: Guile, Urien
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EventHubs SF5 top 50 placement for 2016: N/A
Pro Tour Global Rank: 32nd

Notable Placements:
• 9th - Final Round 20
• 2nd - West Coast Warzone 2017
• 5th - NorCal Regionals
• 33rd - DreamHack Austin
• 3rd - Texas Showdown 2017
• 7th - ComboBreaker 2017
• 17th - CEO 2017
• 25th - EVO2017
• 13th - Defend the North 2017
• 7th - East Coast Throwdown 2017
• 49th - SoCal Regionals
• 9th - Northwest Majors
• 33rd - Canada Cup 2017
• 4th - Canada Cup Vancouver
• 4th - Winter Brawl 11
• 2nd - Frosty Faustings IX

48. Jonathan "SB|JB" Bautista

Score: 67.18
Primary character(s) used: Rashid
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EventHubs SF5 top 50 placement for 2016: N/A
Pro Tour Global Rank: 61st

Notable Placements:
• 13th - Final Round 20
• 25th - ComboBreaker 2017
• 9th - Online Event: North America Two
• 9th - Defend the North 2017
• 13th - Summer Jam 2017
• 9th - Absolute Battle 8
• 9th - East Coast Throwdown 2017
• 3rd - SoCal Regionals
• 9th - Northwest Majors
• 17th - Canada Cup 2017
• 25th - Capcom Cup Last Chance Qualifier

47. Chris Tatarian

Score: 67.38
Primary character(s) used: Ken
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EventHubs SF5 top 50 placement for 2016: 39th (-8)
Pro Tour Global Rank: 49th

Notable Placements:
• 33rd - Final Round 20
• 25th - DreamHack Austin
• 9th - Texas Showdown 2017
• 9th - CEO 2017
• 33rd - EVO 2017
• 7th - Japan Cup 2017
• 1st - Thunderstruck
• 25th - SoCal Regionals
• 13th - ELeague Street Fighter 5
• 17th - Capcom Cup Last Chance Qualifier

46. Marcus "Method|Packz" Parker

Score: 67.65
Primary character(s) used: Karin
Twitter
EventHubs SF5 top 50 placement for 2016: N/A
Pro Tour Global Rank: 41st

Notable Placements:
• 7th - Sonic Boom
• 9th - Ultimate Fighting Arena
• 9th - Hypespotting 6
• 5th - The Colosseum
• 9th - FFM Rumble 10
• 3rd - Online Event: Europe One
• 9th - DreamHack Summer 2017
• 4th - Online Event: Europe Three
• 3rd - Fight Club NRW -VIII-
• 7th - VSFighting 7
• 9th - Celtic Throwdown
• 2nd - Street Grand Battle
• 25th - EGX 2017
• 33rd - Canada Cup 2017
• 9th - Zowie Fighter World Cup
• 3rd - Zowie Fighter Europe Finals
• 7th - Cannes Winter Clash 2017

45. Bruce "Zowie|GamerBee" Hsiang

Score: 67.80
Primary character(s) used: Necalli
Twitter
EventHubs SF5 top 50 placement for 2016: 9th (-36)
Pro Tour Global Rank: 38th

Notable Placements:
• 33rd - Final Round 20
• 5th - Ultimate Fighting Arena
• 7th - NorCal Regionals
• 17th - DreamHack Austin
• 9th - BAM 9
• 9th - DreamHack Summer 2017
• 9th - Thaiger Uppercut
• 33rd - EVO 2017
• 9th - Esports Festival Hong Kong
• 5th - Street Grand Battle
• 17th - Dueling Dragons Dojo (D3)
• 33rd - Canada Cup 2017
• 17th - Eleague Street Fighter 5
• 5th - Street Fighter 5 Shoryuken Tournament at TGS 2017
• 25th - Capcom Cup Last Chance Qualifier
• 7th - Fighters Underground 2017

44. Kubo "DR|StormKUBO" Arashi

Score: 68.05
Primary character(s) used: Abigail
Twitter
EventHubs SF5 top 50 placement for 2016: N/A
Pro Tour Global Rank: 114th

Notable Placements:
• 49th - Japan Cup 2017
• 9th - TWFighter Major
• 17th - Canada Cup 2017
• 5th - Capcom Cup Last Chance Qualifier

43. Sian-He "TLN|Xiaobao" Jung

Score: 68.78
Primary character(s) used: Vega, Necalli
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EventHubs SF5 top 50 placement for 2016: N/A
Pro Tour Global Rank: 33rd

Notable Placements:
• 7th - Ultimate Fighting Arena
• 2nd - Saigon Cup 2017
• 17th - DreamHack Summer 2017
• 9th - EVO 2017
• 3rd - Abuget Cup 2017
• 5th - Esports Festival Hong Kong
• 9th - Online Event: Asia/Oceania Four
• 7th - Manila Cup 2017
• 17th - Dueling Dragons Dojo (D3)
• 13th - TWFighter Major
• 25th - Canada Cup 2017

42. Yohei "YBK|Daikoku" Tanaka

Score: 68.84
Primary character(s) used: Birdie
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EventHubs SF5 top 50 placement for 2016: N/A
Pro Tour Global Rank: 55th

Notable Placements:
• 25th - NorCal Regionals
• 13th - BAM 9
• 13th - ComboBreaker 2017
• 17th - DreamHack Summer 2017
• 7th - Thaiger Uppercut
• 49th - EVO 2017
• 25th - Esports Festival Hong Kong
• 13th - Online Event: Asia/Oceania Four
• 9th - Manila Cup 2017
• 5th - FV CUP 2017
• 17th - Dueling Dragons Dojo (D3)
• 5th - TWFighter Major
• 33rd - Canada Cup 2017

41. Lee "Poongko" Chung Gon

Score: 68.95
Primary character(s) used: Kolin, Abigail
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EventHubs SF5 top 50 placement for 2016: 41 (0)
Pro Tour Global Rank: 51st

Notable Placements:
• 13th - NorCal Regionals
• 4th - Fighter's Spirit 2017
• 33rd - ComboBreaker 2017
• 7th - Online Event: Asia/Oceania Two
• 25th - EVO 2017
• 5th - Japan Cup 2017
• 13th - Esports Festival Hong Kong
• 7th - Online Event: Asia/Oceania Four
• 25th - TWFighter Major
• 17th - Canada Cup 2017

Panel members 2017 SF5 Top 50

Allegiance|801 Strider
Brian_F
BurnoutFighter
EH|Catalyst
CO|Dogura
SB|DoomSnake507
EH|DreamKing
F-Word
Flash
Gachikun
Zowie|GamerBee
GRPT|Haitani
DNG|Itabashi Zangief
SB|JB
EH|MajinTenshinhan
Matthew Edwards
Rise|MenaRD
PONOS|Moke
ESPR|Mono
Zowie|Oil King
TLN|Saunic
Seth Killian
DR|StormKUBO
DNG|Tachikawa
Epsilon|Takamura
Tyrant
UltraDavid (and his cats)
EH|Velociraptor
GFuel|Verloren
Vicious
RZR|Xian
TLN|Xiaobao
YouDeal|Yukadon

Rules and notes for panel members

We told the panel that their scores should take into account their opinion of each player's overall skill and their performance in 2017.

The panel was not allowed to vote for the following:
- Themselves.
- Close relatives.
- Players on their direct team/sponsor.

Photo credits - Karaface, Capcom Fighters and Chris Bahn.

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