Poll results: Who are the top five strongest characters in Season 5 of Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition?

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • January 15, 2020 at 3:32 p.m. PST | Comments: 40

Update: Check out which characters were voted as being the top five strongest after the jump.

Earlier: There are currently a total 39 characters now on the Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition roster, but which of them will wind up being the strongest here in Season 5?

Top tiers from last year like Rashid, M. Bison, and Karin got a handful of nerfs while many lower and mid-tier characters (also G and Urien) received some shiny new buffs, but will these changes be enough to alter the tier lists? If so, to what degree?

We're currently running a poll asking our readers to give something of an answer to that question as you vote for the five characters you think will wind up being the biggest threats and favorites to win major events in 2020.

We all have the patch notes for reference, but changes on paper can only tell us so much. A lot of what will determine who's hot and who's not comes down to what the game's meta particularly favors.

If neutral and footsie play is supreme then you'd better watch out for Chun-Li and her buffed up heavy lightning legs. If robbery V-Triggers are the be-all-end-all, then G is a prime candidate. Many of the mid and lower tiers like Kage, Laura, and Alex got long lists of new perks, and perhaps the sheer quantity of buffs will be enough to propel them to the top?

The fact that everyone got a second V-Skill has to be taken into account as well. Did anyone get a new technique that will allow them to suddenly run wild over everyone else? Has newcomer Gill proven to be the god he says he is?

Please offer up your votes in the poll right here and then let us all know what you said and why in the comments. I'm personally thinking Urien is looking exceptionally scary, and I've heard some pretty powerful reports about Ibuki and her new V-Skill 2.

Who are the top five strongest character in Season 5 of Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition?

1. Rashid: 132 votes / 13.6%
2. M. Bison: 116 votes / 12.0%
3. Abigail: 97 votes / 10%
4. Chun-Li: 94 votes / 9.7%
5. G: 92 votes / 9.5%
6. Ibuki: 66 votes / 6.8%
7. Urien: 45 votes / 4.6%
8. Akuma: 44 votes / 4.5%
9. Laura: 38 votes / 3.9%
10. Karin: 35 votes / 3.6%
11. Guile: 32 votes / 3.3%
12. Gill: 31 votes / 3.2%
13. Kage: 28 votes / 2.9%
14. Kolin: 19 votes / 2.0%
15. Zeku: 10 votes / 1.0%
16. Necalli: 9 votes / 0.9%
17. Poison: 9 votes / 0.9%
18. Cody: 6 votes / 0.6%
19. F.A.N.G: 6 votes / 0.6%
20. Balrog: 5 votes / 0.5%
21. Ed: 5 votes / 0.5%
22. Falke: 5 votes / 0.5%
23. Cammy: 5 votes / 0.5%
24. Sakura: 4 votes / 0.4%
25. Alex: 4 votes / 0.4%
26. Ryu: 3 votes / 0.3%
27. R. Mika: 3 votes / 0.3%
28. Lucia: 3 votes / 0.3%
29. Ken: 3 votes / 0.3%
30. Birdie: 3 votes / 0.3%
31. Dhalsim: 3 votes / 0.3%
32. Sagat: 2 votes / 0.2%
33. Menat: 2 votes / 0.2%
34. E. Honda: 2 votes / 0.2%
35. Nash: 2 votes / 0.2%
36. Juri: 2 votes / 0.2%
37. Vega: 2 votes / 0.2%
38. Zangief: 2 votes / 0.2%
39. Blanka: 1 votes / 0.1%

Total votes: 970


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