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Who are the top 20 characters in Season 5 of Street Fighter 5? EventHubs composite tier list part two

EventHubs Podcast episode 113

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • July 22, 2020 at 7:37 p.m. PDT • Comments: 39

It's time for the finale of our two-part tier list discussion for Season 5 of Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition. Catalyst, MajinTenshinhan, DreamKing, and I have all put together personal lists for the entire SF5 roster and then averaged the four together for a master EventHubs opinion.

We spoke last week about characters 40-21 on the list (part one can be found here) and now we're discussing our way through characters 20-1 on this episode.

There were only two fighters in the whole bunch that we unanimously agreed on: the very last and the very first. Opinions differed for virtually everyone else (some more than others) but we agree to disagree as the conversation rolls along.

It's especially hard to truly define the tier ordering with a strong sense of authority since this year has seen very few offline tournaments with pros showing off characters' full potential here in their Season 5 iterations, but we do our best.

If you scroll too far down you'll start seeing timestamps with the names of each character we talk about and a bit further beyond that is the ordered list, so if you want to listen all the way through without spoilers then we suggest just diving right into the cast once you get to the widget.

As always, we'd be more than happy to hear from you readers whether or not you agree and why. Feel free to hit up the comments and offer your nuanced opinions backed up thoroughly with evidence.


01:50 - Necalli
11:28 - Abigail
19:44 - Dhalsim
29:27 - Menat
37:49 - Laura
43:17 - R. Mika
50:08 - Seth
55:12 - Cammy
1:00:17 - Ibuki
1:07:10 - Zeku
1:13:14 - Kolin
1:17:58 - Guile
1:21:39 - Chun-Li
1:28:24 - Poison
1:32:52 - Rashid
1:39:47 - M. Bison
1:45:18 - Karin
1:51:49 - G
1:58:12 - Urien
2:04:14 - Akuma

Editor's note: We've noticed the timestamps appear to change depending on the medium you're using to listen. The ones above may place you a few seconds before when each respective topic actually comes up.

Season 5 Tier List 20-1


1. Akuma
2. Urien
3. G
4. Karin
5. M. Bison
6. Rashid
7. Poison*
7. Chun-Li*
9. Guile
10. Kolin
11. Zeku
12. Ibuki
13. Cammy
14. Seth
15. R. Mika
16. Laura
17. Menat
18. Dhalsim
19. Abigail
20. Necalli

Asterisks denote a tie between adjacent characters

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