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Seth was used by 1/8 of the players in the top 64 of the Capcom Pro Tour Online 2020 North America West 2

The Capcom Pro Tour Online 2020 North America West 2 is the big Street Fighter 5 Champion Edition tournament that's happening this weekend. This is the last event before Capcom Cup 2020.

As such, we have players like PG|Punk, XSK Samurai, UYU|JB, Alex Myers, RB|Snake Eyez, Radiance|Commander Jesse, Dankadillas, BST|PR Balrog and many more competing for that last qualifier spot. Let's take a look at which characters are performing well by viewing the character usage stats of the top 64 players.

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A Cody player may have won over Australia but which Street Fighter 5 characters were most popular for the 2nd to last CPT event of the year?

In some ways, it feels as though the truncated Capcom Pro Tour season just began a little while ago, but it's just about to the end with only one qualifying event left after this weekend.

Australia's lone CPT tournament wrapped up this morning to give us our first Cody player in the Capcom Cup, so we decided to take a closer look at the characters represented in one of the only countries to receive sole representation in this worldwide competition.

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Belial players make up half of the finalists and over 1/3 of top 64 for Granblue Fantasy: Versus' RAGE Winter league

Season 2 is proving to be an interesting shake up for Granblue Fantasy: Versus though Belial has kinda stolen the spotlight from everyone else thanks to being an all-around powerhouse after most other characters had their craziest options toned down.

The RAGE GBVS 2020 Winter league was set to give us our best look as to how Granblue's competitive scene is shaping up in Japan with many of the country's best throwing their hats into the ring... and a lot of them showed up with Belial in their corner.

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Balrog, Cammy and Akuma were numerous in the Capcom Pro Tour China Online event but none of them made it into the top 8 in Street Fighter 5

Over 200 competitors signed up for the Capcom Pro Tour Online 2020 China Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition tournament that's occurring over this weekend. Notable names at the event include DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, iG|Jiewa, ALUS|Yang Mian, ALUS|QiuQiu, GZD|Weili, 100C|HuanJing and a number of others.

As we approach the end of the 2020 Capcom Pro Tour Online series, we're presented with yet another opportunity to look at the character usage stats. This time, we'll analyze the top 64 performing players competing at the tournament.

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Almost 15 percent of players used Seth during CPT Asia East's top 128 though there was only 1 character who didn't see the stage at all

This weekend presented probably the fiercest Capcom Pro Tour event of the entire year where multiple former Capcom Cup and EVO champions — between the likes of RB|Gachikun, Victrix|Momochi, Rohto|Tokido and RB|Bonchan among hundreds of others — had to compete for their only remaining ticket to the finals next year.

While the primary focus on who would make it to the top of the mountain for eastern Asia to join BST|Daigo Umehara, it's also important to take a closer look at the fuller scale of this epic Street Fighter 5 tournament which we've done by compiling the character usage data for all top 128 players — and there were a lot of Seths.

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Kid Buu and Ultra Instinct Goku are dominating character usage for the Dragon Ball FighterZ Championships but Japan isn't using 1 of them at all

The Dragon Ball FighterZ National Championships are going hard into their second week now bringing in 40 of the best players in the world from five different regions to showcase the strength of the competitive scenes in the countries along with their different approaches to the meta.

We've gathered the character usage statistics for the United States, Japan, France and Spain thus far for the weeks' long event which reveals some interesting patterns across the global players along with some unique differences for the regions — especially in Dragon Ball's home country.

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The Zeku, F.A.N.G and Chun-Li armies came to play some Street Fighter 5 in the CPT Online Europe West event

The latest season of Street Fighter 5 is seemingly seeing its greatest spread of character diversity at major events ever at this point likely due in part to how good of shape the balance is in Champion Edition along with the move to purely online which gives more players the chance to compete in official tournaments.

Western Europe's final Capcom Pro Tour Online event this weekend is certainly no exception with 80 percent of the roster showing up in top 64 with one of the most competitive regions in the world coming out to represent and try to earn a spot in Capcom Cup next year.

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Ryu, Nash, Ed, F.A.N.G, and many others saw representation in the Capcom Pro Tour Online 2020 South America 2's top 64

The Capcom Pro Tour Online 2020 South America 2 was the big Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition online tournament that took place over this past weekend. Almost 380 players signed up to compete for that prestigious Capcom Cup 2020 qualifier spot.

As such, we've collected character usage stats on the top 64 performing players at the event. This gives us some idea on how the online meta has been shaping up.

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Nash, Juri, and even Blanka cracked top 16 while no top tiers really stood out among the pack at Capcom Pro Tour Online 2020 Southeast Asia 2

Street Fighter 5's competitive scene may be in the best place it's ever been for character viability, and this week seemed to really drive that home. The Capcom Pro Tour Online 2020 Southeast Asia 2 tournament wrapped up earlier this morning which proved to be one of the most diverse events yet with 28 characters showing up in top 32.

Normally, we'd have at least one standout fighter for a particular tournament with much higher usage than the rest like Akuma, Urien or Cammy, but that wasn't the case for this powerful region.

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Only 9 Street Fighter 5 characters saw no representation in the top 64 for the Capcom Pro Tour Online 2020 North America West 1

Capcom Pro Tour Online 2020 North America West 1 is the big Street Fighter 5 tournament that's happening this weekend. Over 275 players are competing for that qualifying spot for the Capcom Cup.

We've got character usage stats for the top 64 performing players. Let's take a look at which fighters are performing well in this online meta.

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Akuma is still by far the favorite but there's a big rise in Poison and Seth players: Street Fighter 5 character usage stats for CPT Online Asia East

With the entirety of the 2020 Capcom Pro Tour taking place online this year, we've had the chance to see many traditionally non-traveling players crack into the upper brackets of events thus far and bringing with them a wider range of fighters than we typically saw before.

This weekend marks the biggest CPT Online event yet with Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan facing off in the first Asia East event, and we've managed to gather the full top 128 character usage statistics for Street Fighter 5.

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80% of Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition's roster saw usage in the top 64 of Capcom Pro Tour Online 2020 North America East 1

Although there were over 350 competitors registered for the Capcom Pro Tour Online 2020 North America East 1, there are only eight players remaining.

Let's take a closer look at the characters used in the top 64 of this tournament. In total, 32 out of Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition's 40 character roster — or 80% — saw usage by this point in the bracket.

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Capcom Pro Tour Online 2020's first event featured 22 unique characters in the top 32

Capcom Pro Tour Online 2020 Europe & Middle East 1 is an online Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition tournament that's happening over this weekend. In total, 105 different players from 29 different countries were registered to compete.

Although it's been awhile since we've last had a Capcom Pro Tour tournament, we've gathered character usage stats for the top 32 performing players. In total, 22 unique characters were used by the competitors that were able to make it this far.

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38 out of 80 fighters were used in the top 64 of CEO Dreamland 2020's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament

It's the final day for CEO Dreamland 2020. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is currently wrapping up its top eight.

As there were over 500 entrants registered to compete at the event, we've gathered character usage stats for the top 64 portion on the bracket in order to develop an understanding of where the meta is at.

Do feel free to draw comparisons to our community voted tier list section for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but remember that character usage stats should only be used as one of many tools when it comes to devising tier lists.

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Seth was the most popular and weakest character for February according to CFN's online Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition stats

During the month of January 2020, it was noted that E. Honda and Vega were the most successful characters for Street Fighter 5's online modes. In addition, Ryu and Kage were the most popular combatants.

Since then, Seth has been released as the 40th character to join the roster of Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition. Interestingly enough, Seth has been available since February 14 which gave fans most of the month to experiment with him. This had a very notable effect on the character usage stats and match ups.

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19 out of 30 characters were used at Final Kombat 2020

Final Kombat 2020 is wrapping up this weekend. We've already seen the gameplay reveal for Spawn at this event.

Unfortunately, the Last Chance Qualifier for the tournament was cancelled due to concerns regarding the coronavirus. Still, one could say that the 16 best Mortal Kombat 11 players in the world were in attendance.

As a result, this is a perfect opportunity to look at the character usage stats. Feel free to draw comparisons to our community voted tier list section for the game.

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R.O.B., Palutena, and Sonic were the top picks during Soaked Series $20,000 Invitational's top 64 for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The Soaked Series $20,000 Invitational concluded earlier today. Although there were only 128 players invited to the online tourney, the stakes were fairly high as $20,000 was on the line.

As a result, players like NRG|Nairo, Liquid|Dabuz, eU|Samsora, PG|Marss, Liquid|Hungrybox, CLG|VoiD, WaDi, Cosmos, and Armada|Prodigy attempted to claim the first place prize. We've collected the character usage stats on the top 64 performing competitors.

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