You're not logged in | Login / Register | News Filter | Submit News

Rashid sits on the iron throne and only 3 characters were left out in the cold: Street Fighter 5 character usage stats at Combo Breaker 2019

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • May 26, 2019 at 10:48 a.m. PDT • Comments: 24

Combo Breaker is one of the biggest fighting game majors of the year with players from every corner of the globe coming out to try and scoop up more points for their respective pro tours or just to prove their skill at any given game.

Street Fighter 5 has worked down from almost 600 players down to only eight with some early favorites like Rohto|Tokido going home very early, and we've now gone and gathered up the character usage statistics for the top 128 competitors at this Capcom Pro Tour Premier event.

Rashid, M. Bison and Karin each had at least nine players in the upper brackets taking them to work which is unsurprising given what players have been able to do with these fighters so far in 2019 though Cammy, Birdie, Urien and Akuma are right up there with them.

Almost every character currently on the roster saw some sort of representation in top 128 including Ryu, Alex, Falke, Sakura and Cody. Only three characters were seemingly completely shut out with Nash, Ed and Blanka — unless you want to look over at Capcom vs. SNK 2.

We had a shot of getting four different Rashid players in top 8, but Denial|JB and NASR|BigBird were blocked at the last minute though Liquid|John Takeuchi and Capcom Cup champion RB|Gachikun are still sitting on winners side.

The most popular characters are well represented throughout the bracket with Bison, Karin and Akuma except iDom and YOG|Machabo pulled off some upsets to get Laura and Necalli up there too. You can check out the full character usage stats for Combo Breaker below.

Street Fighter 5 - Combo Breaker Top 128 Character Usage

• Rashid - 10
• Birdie - 9 (1)
• M. Bison - 9
• Karin - 9

• Cammy - 8 (2)
• Urien - 8
• Akuma - 8

• Kolin - 7
• Ibuki - 7
• Laura - 6

• G - 5 (3)
• Zangief - 5 (2)
• Dhalsim - 5 (1)
• R. Mika - 5

• Abigail - 3 (1)
• Zeku - 3 (1)
• Chun-Li - 3 (1)
• Necalli - 3

• Menat - 2 (1)
• Balrog - 2
• Alex - 2
• Kage - 2
• F.A.N.G - 2
• Vega - 2

• Juri - 1
• Guile - 1
• Ken - 1
• Ryu - 1
• Sakura - 1

• Sagat - 0 (1)
• Falke - 0 (1)
• Cody - 0 (1)
• Blanka - 0
• Ed - 0
• Nash - 0

Image source: Game of Thrones, HBO.

Load comments (24)