Every Shoto showed up to play... including Ryu and Sakura: Saigon Cup Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition Top 32 character usage statistics

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • May 12, 2019 at 4:09 p.m. PDT

This weekend was one of the rare times where we got two different Capcom Pro Tour events going on at the same time on opposite sides of the globe, and one of them has already wrapped up.

Saigon Cup 2019 came to a conclusion earlier this morning for those of us in the western hemisphere which has let us gather the final character usage statistics for Street Fighter 5's top 32 and compare them to Texas Showdown's.

There were 23 characters that were represented by players in the upper part of the bracket including a good number that were missing from the same area of the tournament as Texas Shodown.

Surprisingly no Akumas made it very far in Texas along with some other typically popular tournament choices that were in Vietnam like Karin, Menat and Zeku. On the other hand, M. Bison and F.A.N.G were among the most used characters in the West here but were completely absent from top 32.

Since the beginning of Season 2, Akuma was clearly the premier Shotokan fighter in SF5 with many Ryu and Ken players changing over to the demon or other characters, but all of them had at least one competitor place highly including Sakura — who may be picking up just a bit of steam in Season 4.

Cammy was once again technically the most popular character at Saigon Cup thanks to some players keeping her as a back up to their new / current mains though Akuma and Rashid were right behind her. You can check out the full character usage stats below.

Numbers in parenthesis represent secondary / back up characters.

Saigon Cup Street Fighter 5 top 32 character stats

• Cammy - 3 (2)
• Akuma - 3
• Rashid - 3

• Karin - 2 (1)
• Birdie - 2
• Menat - 2
• Urien - 2
• Vega - 2
• Chun-Li - 2

• Guile - 1
• Ibuki - 1
• Kolin - 1
• Balrog - 1
• Dhalsim - 1
• Zeku - 1
• Ken - 1

• Ryu - 1
• Laura - 1
• Sakura - 1
• G - 1

• Kage - 0 (1)
• Sagat - 0 (1)
• R. Mika - 0 (1)
• M. Bison - 0
• F.A.N.G - 0
• Abigail - 0
• Juri - 0
• Zangief - 0
• Cody - 0
• Ed - 0
• Nash - 0
• Necalli - 0
• Alex - 0
• Blanka - 0
• Falke - 0

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