Capcom Cup 2017 features surprisingly diverse cast of characters set to compete

Karin appears the most with only four players; Balrog, Urien, Laura, and Guile only have one competitor each

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • November 29, 2017 at 7:51 p.m. PST

Now that we know 31 of the 32 final competitors for the Capcom Cup 2017, we now have an idea of which characters we'll be seeing. Given, the bracket is still subject to change just in case there are any final drop outs before the big event.

So who are the fighters that will be turning up the most? Surprisingly, the roster here is actually pretty diverse.

Karin is the combatant that will be appearing the most as even the player with the most number of CPT points, PG|Punk, is known for playing her. Still, there are only four players that are known for their Karin in this bracket.

If you didn't know which of the fighters were top tier, you might get an idea by looking at the list of a big event like this. Rashid, Necalli, Akuma, and Ibuki each have three players utilizing them; shockingly enough however, characters like Balrog, Guile, Laura and Urien only have one player representing them even though they are often viewed as top tiers.

Unfortunately, there isn't much representation for the Season 2 cast (aside from Akuma). Only CO|GO1 is using Menat, while FOX|Justin Wong and Brolynho can potentially bring out Ed and Abigail respectively.

We also likely won't be seeing any Ryu, F.A.N.G., Alex, Juri,or Vega players. These fighters tend to be looked at as low tier, after all.

Please keep in mind that these are only the common characters that each player uses so there may be a surprise or two once the tournament starts. A few of the players also utilize more than one fighter.

We still don't know who the Last Chance Qualifier player will be. It will be interesting to see what the final character(s) will be.

What characters each player plays


• PG|Punk - Karin
• FOX|Tokido - Akuma
• YouDeal|Yukadon - Ibuki
• GRPT|Haitani - Necalli
• Mouz|Problem X - M. Bison
• CO|Dogura - Urien
• GRPT|Fuudo - R. Mika
• GGP|Kazunoko - Cammy
• RZR|Xian - Ibuki
• RB|Bonchan - Karin, Nash
• GFuel|Verloren - Cammy
• DNG|Itabashi Zangief - Zangief
• FOX|Justin Wong - Karin, Ed
• ZOW|Oil King - Rashid
• Gachikun - Rashid
• CYG|Daigo Umehara - Guile
• F3|Brolynho - Necalli, Abigail
• CO|GO1 - Ibuki, Menat
• CYG|Snake Eyez - Zangief, Akuma
• Ponos|Moke - Rashid
• BX3|Phenom - Necalli
• Mago - Karin
• RISE|Smug - Balrog
• RISE|MenaRD - Birdie
• NASR|Big Bird - Ken
• FOX|Momochi - Ken
• RB|Luffy - R. Mika
• ALG|801 Strider - Laura
• Scarz|Sako - Akuma
• AAG|DidimoKOF - Dhalsim
• EG|Ricki Ortiz - Chun-Li

Character count


• Karin: 4
• Rashid: 3
• Necalli: 3
• Akuma: 3
• Ibuki: 3
• Cammy: 2
• R. Mika: 2
• Ken: 2
• Zangief: 2
• Balrog: 1
• Dhalsim: 1
• Chun-Li: 1
• Laura: 1
• Guile: 1
• Birdie: 1
• Menat: 1
• M. Bison: 1
• Nash: 1
• Urien: 1
• Ed: 1
• Abigail: 1

Additional information sent in by: BuddhaRahl and Bizzotto.

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