We’ve all got our favorite pros. Based on what we’ve seen so far from SFV, who do you think will climb to the top? Will anyone become less relevant after the switch?
My favorite pro is snake eyez, and I’ve got mixed feelings on how he will do in SFV. On one hand, his footsies are dominant, so he couldn’t fall too far from the top IMO. However, without a Gief-type grappler, I don’t know if he can be as effective with his mind games. His entire game is built around the threat of SPD, and birdie’s equivalent just isn’t as scary. Even if it was, Birdie is such a different character from Zangief.
Similarly, reading about Pepeday today has made me wonder if he’ll have trouble adapting to SFV on a tournament level. Unless we get R. Mika, it doesn’t seem like there will be a character to match his playstyle with Elf.