lol I knew this thread would cause debates.I still stand by my opinion. Guy might be able to win a few tourneys against some good players, but he would need to be lucky to win something major. He just has too many disadvantages against other characters where you need to be considerably better then the opponent to win consistently if they are using a better character. There are also some close match ups where it depends more on the player then the character so it’s not a simple debate. Regardless, he’s low tier for a reason and that’s because more characters have a better chance to win against you and that is evident in tournaments as well. There’s a reason why tournament players who usually make top 8 don’t pick guy and that’s cause they can’t make top 8 that often with him. He lacks the tools and has to work much harder then many characters to win.
Usually about 70-80% of players that go to tournaments are average or decent at best so it’s really not that impressive that a guy player plows through them with ease if the player is good. I won’t take away the wins that a few guy players have taken away from top names that we know, but how often do you see a guy player make it to the top in japan or US/EU? Guy is barely mentioned in the top 16 at tourneys for the past 2 years, never mind him actually winning the whole tournament.
It’s not like players don’t pick up guy because he’s an appealing character. He’s probably one of the coolest and most popular characters in street fighter but people don’t pick him up cause he sucks compared to many other characters. The tiers have agreed with this, most people agree with this. You just gotta look at all the evidence out there and you’ll come to the same conclusion. Guy got the short end of the stick in this game, not much else we can do.