Kage may have been the second most played character but he performed the worst — Here's December's character statistics for Street Fighter 5

Urien's match ups are superior to M. Bison by 0.002 points

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • January 13, 2019 at 1 p.m. PST

With December and 2018 behind us, Capcom has released December's character usage stats and match up chart for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition. Notably, December was the first month that Season 4 and Kage were available to the public.

Not surprisingly, Ryu has retained his number one spot in terms of being the most played character online. Despite the buffs, Ryu was only able to place 27th out of 35 characters when it comes to win rates against the rest of the cast. Given, Ryu's buffs only kicked in after half the month was over with.

Meanwhile, Kage has continued the trend of being a popular DLC character on release but with a poor performance online. Kage was the second most popular fighter for the month of December but lost the most matches.

It looks like M. Bison was not able to hold on to his throne. Although he is normally at the very top when it comes to match ups, Urien ended up beating him by 0.002 points this month.

Sakura, Cammy, Akuma, and Menat have consistently stayed within the bottom 10 portion when it comes to win rates. Once again, you'll need to scroll down to the bottom in order to see their match ups.

Keep in mind that this doesn't necessarily gauge where a character is on the tier list as Cammy, Akuma, and Menat were considered to be very strong last season.

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Contributions to this story were made by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills.

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