EventHubs 2017 top 50 Street Fighter 5 players 20-11

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • December 29, 2017 at 9:02 p.m. PST

We're back with another batch of the strongest Street Fighter 5 players of 2017, continuing the countdown today with ranks 20-11.

Today's talent only just narrowly missed the top 10, and no less than three of them boasted a top 10 placement on last year's list.

Multiple EVO champions pop up as we see RZR|Xian, RB|Luffy and CYG|Daigo all make a little progress from where they landed in 2016.

If you haven't been following along thus far, be sure to go back and start at the beginning of the countdown so you can see where the previous 30 wound up.

To assemble this ranking ladder, we reached out to a group of community members and formed 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.

After you're done reading through, please let us know if you agree or disagree with the placement of any and all of the combatants here.

20. Goichi "CO|Go1" Kishida

Score: 81.50
Primary character(s) used: Menat, Ibuki, Chun-Li
Twitter
EventHubs SF5 top 50 placement for 2016: 15th (-5)
Pro Tour Global Rank: 19th

Notable Placements:
• 13th - Final Round 20
• 7th - Ultimate Fighting Arena
• 17th - NorCal Regionals
• 7th - DreamHack Austin
• 7th - Fighter's Spirit 2017
• 13th - BAM 9
• 13th - Saigon Cup 2017
• 9th - ComboBreaker 2017
• 13th - DreamHack Summer 2017
• 4th - Online Event: Asia/Oceania Two
• 9th - Thaiger Uppercut
• 33rd - EVO 2017
• 2nd - Abuget Cup 2017
• 33rd - Japan Cup 2017
• 13th - Esports Festival Hong Kong
• 13th - Online Event: Asia/Oceania Four
• 9th - Manila Cup 2017
• 5th - OzHadou Nationals 15
• 17th - EGX 2017
• 13th - Dueling Dragons Dojo (D3)
• 2nd - Canada Cup 2017
• 17th - Capcom Cup 2017
• 9th - Frosty Faustings IX

19. Olivier "RB|Luffy" Hay

Score: 81.83
Primary character(s) used: R. Mika
Twitter
EventHubs SF5 top 50 placement for 2016: 22nd (+3)
Pro Tour Global Rank: 28th

Notable Placements:
• 9th - Ultimate Fighting Arena
• 1st - Hypespotting 6
• 13th - The Colosseum
• 1st - Online Event: Europe One
• 17th - DreamHack Summer 2017
• 7th - Online Event: Europe Three
• 33rd - EVO 2017
• 13th - Fight Club NRW -VIII-
• 2nd - VSFighting 7
• 2nd - Celtic Throwdown
• 3rd - Street Grand Battle
• 17th - EGX 2017
• 17th - Canada Cup 2017
• 9th - Capcom Cup 2017
• 17th - ELeague Street Fighter 5
• 2nd - Red Bull Tower of Pride
• 13th - Red Bull Kumite 2017
• 5th - Zowie Brussels Challenge
• 3rd - Fighters Underground 2017
• 2nd - Cannes Winter Clash 2017

18. Arman "BX3|Phenom" Hanjani

Score: 82.09
Primary character(s) used: Necalli, M. Bison, Guile
Twitter
EventHubs SF5 top 50 placement for 2016: 16th (-2)
Pro Tour Global Rank: 22nd

Notable Placements:
• 9th - Final Round 20
• 9th - Ultimate Fighting Arena
• 4th - DreamHack Austin
• 1st - FFM Rumble 10
• 7th - DreamHack Summer 2017
• 17th - EVO 2017
• 7th - Fight Club NRW -VIII-
• 3rd - Celtic Throwdown
• 2nd - Geek Weekend
• 9th - Canada Cup 2017
• 25th - Capcom Cup 2017
• 2nd - ELeague Street Fighter 5
• 7th - Red Bull Kumite 2017
• 13th - Brooklyn Beatdown Round 2
• 4th - LAN Story Cup

17. Tsunehiro "Gachikun" Kanamori

Score: 83.00
Primary character(s) used: Rashid
Twitter
EventHubs SF5 top 50 placement for 2016: N/A
Pro Tour Global Rank: 16th

Notable Placements:
• 7th - CEO 2017
• 9th - Japan Cup 2017
• 2nd - Esports Festival Hong Kong
• 13th - Online Event: Asia/Oceania Four
• 2nd - Manila Cup 2017
• 7th - OzHadou Nationals 15
• 2nd - EGX 2017
• 3rd - Dueling Dragons Dojo (D3)
• 9th - TWFighter Major
• 25th - Canada Cup 2017
• 17th - Capcom Cup 2017
• 2nd - Red Bull Kumite 2017

16. Masato "RB|Bonchan" Takahashi

Score: 83.79
Primary character(s) used: Karin, Nash
Twitter
EventHubs SF5 top 50 placement for 2016: 24th (+8)
Pro Tour Global Rank: 11th

Notable Placements:
• 17th - Ultimate Fighting Arena
• 4th - NorCal Regionals
• 25th - DreamHack Austin
• 1st - The Colosseum
• 1st - BAM 9
• 1st - Saigon Cup 2017
• 5th - Online Event: Asia/Oceania Two
• 5th - Thaiger Uppercut
• 9th - EVO 2017
• 13th - Dueling Dragons Dojo (D3)
• 9th - Capcom Cup 2017
• 5th - Red Bull Kumite 2017
• 3rd - Street Fighter 5 Shoryuken Tournament at TGS 2017
• 5th - LAN Story Cup

15. Ryota "GGP|Kazunoko" Inoue

Score: 84.25
Primary character(s) used: Cammy
Twitter
EventHubs SF5 top 50 placement for 2016: 10th (-5)
Pro Tour Global Rank: 9th

Notable Placements:
• 33rd - Final Round 20
• 9th - Ultimate Fighting Arena
• 9th - BAM 9
• 9th - Saigon Cup 2017
• 17th - ComboBreaker 2017
• 25th - CEO 2017
• 1st - Online Event: Asia/Oceania Two
• 4th - Thaiger Uppercut
• 3rd - EVO 2017
• 17th - Japan Cup 2017
• 3rd - Esports Festival Hong Kong
• 9th - Online Event: Asia/Oceania Four
• 2nd - TWFighter Major
• 17th - Capcom Cup 2017
• 1st - Red Bull Tower of Pride
• 13th - Brooklyn Beatdown Round 2

14. Kun "RZR|Xian" Ho

Score: 84.35
Primary character(s) used: Ibuki
Twitter
EventHubs SF5 top 50 placement for 2016: 11th (-3)
Pro Tour Global Rank: 10th

Notable Placements:
• 1st - Final Round 20
• 3rd - DreamHack Austin
• 5th - BAM 9
• 1st - Thaiger Uppercut
• 49th - EVO 2017
• 1st - VSFighting 7
• 1st - Online Event: Asia/Oceania Three
• 13th - Capcom Cup 2017
• 9th - ELeague Street Fighter 5
• 5th - Street Fighter 5 Shoryuken Tournament at TGS 2017
• 1st - LAN Story Cup

13. CYG|Daigo Umehara

Score: 85.71
Primary character(s) used: Guile
Twitter
EventHubs SF5 top 50 placement for 2016: 14th (+1)
Pro Tour Global Rank: 17th

Notable Placements:
• 33rd - Final Round 20
• 17th - NorCal Regionals
• 13th - DreamHack Austin
• 17th - BAM 9
• 33rd - CEO 2017
• 5th - Thaiger Uppercut
• 17th - EVO 2017
• 1st - Abuget Cup 2017
• 1st - Fight Club NRW -VIII-
• 33rd - Japan Cup 2017
• 1st - Esports Festival Hong Kong
• 9th - TWFighter Major
• 25th - Canada Cup 2017
• 7th - Capcom Cup 2017
• 7th - ELeague Street Fighter 5
• 4th - Red Bull Kumite 2017
• 7th - Brooklyn Beatdown Round 2

12. Keita "GRPT|Fuudo" Ai

Score: 86.00
Primary character(s) used: R. Mika
Twitter
EventHubs SF5 top 50 placement for 2016: 7th (-5)
Pro Tour Global Rank: 8th

Notable Placements:
• 2nd - Final Round 20
• 3rd - NorCal Regionals
• 3rd - BAM 9
• 9th - Online Event: Asia/Oceania Two
• 65th - EVO 2017
• 2nd - Japan Cup 2017
• 7th - Esports Festival Hong Kong
• 7th - Online Event: Asia/Oceania Four
• 2nd - Dueling Dragons Dojo (D3)
• 33rd - TWFighter Major
• 9th - Canada Cup 2017
• 13th - Capcom Cup 2017
• 3rd - ELeague Street Fighter 5
• 3rd - 6th Topanga League
• 1st - Rage Vol. 4 Grand Finals
• 5th - Street Fighter 5 Shoryuken Tournament at TGS 2017
• 2nd - Brooklyn Beatdown Round 2

11. Tatsuya "GRPT|Haitani" Haitani

Score: 86.30
Primary character(s) used: Necalli
Twitter
EventHubs SF5 top 50 placement for 2016: 6th (-5)
Pro Tour Global Rank: 5th

Notable Placements:
• 9th - Final Round 20
• 1st - Ultimate Fighting Arena
• 17th - NorCal Regionals
• 2nd - DreamHack Austin
• 9th - EVO 2017
• 1st - Japan Cup 2017
• 4th - Esports Festival Hong Kong
• 4th - Online Event: Asia/Oceania Four
• 17th - SoCal Regionals
• 7th - Dueling Dragons Dojo (D3)
• 4th - TWFighter Major
• 25th - Capcom Cup 2017
• 4th - 6th Topanga League
• 3rd - Rage Vol. 4 Grand Finals
• 9th - Brooklyn Beatdown Round 2

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, Chris Bahn, Kara “Karaface” Leung, Stephanie Lindgren, and Jason Laboy.

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