Kawano releases Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition tier list with a surprising number 1 pick

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • June 30, 2020 at 9:21 a.m. PDT | Comments: 29

We've been playing Season 5 of Street Fighter 5 for over six months at this point, and while there haven't been offline majors in almost just as long, the game's meta has continued to develop more with the new characters and moves.

Kawano is a newer face in the pro Street fighter circuit who's found great success with Kolin already, and he recently appeared on the latest Topanga stream to go over his tier list for Champion Edition.

In a move that's probably a bit surprising compared to many other players, Kawano placed Seth as the number one character overall in the game right now.

Seth did just get their first CPT victory this past weekend with Xiaoma|SKZ in impressive fashion which did get some of the community talking about the returning boss' strength in SF5, especially in the case of online play.

As for his own character of choice, Kawano put Kolin at third in S tier which means that he probably won't be switching off of her anytime soon given their successes together.

The Topanga League finalist appears to have a similar opinion on Gill's weakness as many others in the Japanese scene though he still has him in C tier just behind Lucia.

Most players it seems, however, have a pretty good idea of who the bottom three likely are in CE which is represented by Kawano's D rankings for Ryu, Nash and Alex — even after their buffs and additions.

Kawano also recently put together some defensive tech for SF5 which you can check out here along with his tier list below thanks to BST|Fuudo.

Kawano's SF5 tier list image #1
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