'Season 2 is more hype to watch, VERY stressful to play... we're close to the perfect game' - PR Balrog has a lot to say about Street Fighter 5

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • March 20, 2017 at 7:59 p.m. PDT

Just look at that smile... you'd have to search far and wide to find a more charismatic FGC player than CYG|PR Balrog.


The NorCal player's fighting game skill is unquestionably high, and eyes are turned excitedly in his direction in Season 2 of Street Fighter 5 as his main character, Balrog, has been buffed.

BornFree caught up with PR Rog at Final Round 20 to ask him all about SF5, and kicked off with an interesting inquiry about the comparison between the game's two Seasons. PR Rog seems to feel Season 2 (though it has its clear faults) is close to being right where it should be.

He also shares the secondary characters he's been working on, offers some top tier advice for beginning players and plenty more.

If you'd like to jump around to a specific point in the video, there are timestamps below:

00:30 Introductions.

01:10 Do you have a secondary? Yes.

02:15 Does Season 2 feel very different to Season 1, and why?

03:15 What system-wide changes would you like to see?

04:54 What are your hopes for SF5 and the FGC?

06:14 Are you worried about the incoming balance patch - particularly Balrog? (this was pre-patch notes)

06:44 Which characters offer you the biggest challenge as Balrog?

07:35 Which players offer you the biggest challenge?

07:58 Who's your favorite player of all time?

09:00 Training schedule?

10:35 Do you spend much time with frame data?

11:48 Do you play any other fighting games? 3D fighting.

12:45 Do you play any other video games in general?

13:36 What would you tell someone who wants to get into fighting games? Learning through losing.

14:27 ELeague - how do you feel about your group? Concerned about players?

15:15 Redbull Kumite - how do you feel about those players / opponents?

15:43 What if you make it to the ELeague Final on Friday May 26th, and then have to attend Redbull Kumite on Sunday May 28th?

17:30 Anything you wanted me to ask you?

17:54 Shout outs?

Source: BornFree.

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