Could Daigo's Season 4 character be Zeku? He's been playing him a lot in Street Fighter 5 lately

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • January 16, 2019 at 2:10 p.m. PST

Season 4 of Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition has been available for a month now. Some top level competitors may change their main character this season as a result of the buffs and nerfs.

Initially in Season 1, CYG|Daigo Umehara was sticking to the character he's best known for, Ryu. After the character was heavily nerfed, Daigo then switched to Guile in Season 2 and Season 3.

It looks as though Guile has received a number of nerfs to his overall gameplan. His Sonic Booms now have an additional two frames of recovery while the light version of the special will now travel faster — this will make it more difficult to secure free pressure.

Though it was quite the treat to see Daigo return to Ryu during his online conquest, it's possible that he may have his eyes on another character for Season 4. Notably, he's been playing quite a bit of Zeku lately.

Like many other Zeku players, Daigo appears to have an affinity for the young variation of Zeku rather than the old form. This is the more "in your face" version of the character that plays very similarly to Guy.

Having said that, Daigo has shown that he's not afraid to quickly switch back and forth between forms in order to maintain advantages and keep the opponent guessing.


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Sources: StreetFighter TV, Game Fighter, The BEAST.

Photo: Stephanie Lindgren.

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