On another topic, I’m sure most of us has seen Japan’s week 1 tier list for the Street Fighter characters. Arcade Edition has been out for a whole week now, so players are starting to form their own lists on how strong the characters are with the changes and 2nd V-Triggers.
Here is the tier list according to top Japanese players, Fuudo, Bonchan & Haitani.
S: Rashid, Abigail, Birdie, Guile, Akuma, Cammy
A: Kolin, Urien, R.Mika, Necalli, Laura, Menat, M. Bison, Zangief, Karin, Ibuki, Balrog, Ed
B: Nash, Chun-li, F.A.N.G, Dhalsim, Sakura, Ryu, Ken
C: Juri, Zeku, Alex, Vega
As you can see, even top professional players still put Cammy in the S tier category, even with the drastic changes she’s had.
Now I know tier lists are very subjective; so there is no right or wrong answer to where a character should fall. We can make arguments on how Cammy is too high, or how others are too high or too low, etc. But what I understand is that, regardless of the nerfs to Cammy, she’s still considered a strong character.
Perhaps her fast normals, her walks speed, her cr.lp > tick throw, etc, are what’s keeping her so high. Like I said, this is all opinion. But I like to know is there something about Cammy that’s keeping her in that category? I know the nerfs to her b.mp, and the pushback on her normals have hurt her a bit. Still, she’s still in the top tier conversation.