Chun should struggle against a good ST ryu, o,ryu, o.ken. Fei can bash her up. But i don’t think its so much do with her not having alot of good or bad matchups. Her tier place is more to do with her having lots of close matches. Most of her matches are probably 6-4, 5-5, 4-6.
I’d slighty disagree with NKI on tier list, but the differences are minute.
Sim, Boxer, O.Sag,
No doubt in my mind these 3 stand by above the rest.
Upper Mid Tier
Vega, Ryu, Dictator, Chun,
Most Notable change here is Vega. While he is very good, being a poke machine with some insane skanks, that effectively all he is. He himself can get skanked pretty hard.
Lower Mid Tier
Honda, Deejay, Ken, Fei, Guile,
Guess the big change here from NKI’s is Deejay. I’ve failed too see any Deejay that can really hang with the best, even though i know hes got some nasty stuff. Since i don’t know any deejay players, and from what i seen of jap match vids he hasn’t be that impressive, i’ve put him in the lower mid.
Gief, Blanka, Hawk, Cammy
I honstly don’t think cammy is as bad as NKI makes out. Shes one of those characters which once she gets in, is extremely hard to shake off. Also her combos seem quite easy and very powerful off wake ups. Coupled with a massive DP type move, i think she can hang with the other lower tier characters.
Even though there are tiers just like in any fighting game, i think the differences between the tiers are not as large as other fighters. Any character can compete. Yes you’ll always see the top two tiers take the top spots at tournaments, but thats a hell alot more characters than some other games. And its not as rare as other fighters to see even lower tier and bottom tier characters make an appearence in the top spots.