If you all haven’t seen it yet the Event Hubs tier listing (found here) has finally been updated today with the first match up tier ranking for SSF4. It’s apparently a translation from a Japanese SSF4 wiki and of course, as with all tier lists and match up charts, its subject to players opinions and potential changes in the future, but it does establish an initial basis of where most (at least Japanese) see the match ups and tiers as of right now.
The results have a few surprises here and there but perhaps one of the biggest ones is that Cammy is not only ranked 6th, but ranked ahead of Ryu and Rufus! (And Abel, and Sagat, and even Akuma)
That said, Cammy is listed as 4-6 against everyone in the top 7 (herself excluded) while Ryu and Rufus have a number of 5-5 or 6-4 match ups against the top contenders suggesting that Cammy is especially dominant against the mid or lower tiers, but struggles against most of the characters you’d expect to run into in the final 8 of a major tournament. On the plus side, she is listed as 6-4 against Rufus, Abel, and Akuma, who all seem to show up a lot late in tournaments as well.
Overall, tier listings and match ups charts are rarely 100% accurate and not worth losing sleep over, but they can be fun to debate over. I can’t speak for where other characters are listed in the rankings, but I have to say most of Cammy’s match ups (at a glance) appear to more or less accurately express how the match ups have felt to me, with the top five all being the characters I seem to struggle against the most in ranked matches.
What are your guys feelings, any match ups seem inaccurate? With so many players picking their characters based off these sorts of charts do you think Cammy’s high placement will lead to her becoming more popular, or do to her still not being in the top 5 do you think it won’t really effect anything? If you agree that the top 5 are indeed some of her worst match ups do you feel this chart will lead to the top 5 being player more often and thus making things harder on Cammy players?