- KO/Boss (Tied)
- Hayao (The only other player that can compare to Kuroda in terms of being smart and mind games. You can just see from how much control he has even when playing as Hugo, and he doesnt even try hard to win.)
In no particular order…
Also are we talking about of all time or only current active players?
Some players I really enjoy watching but not sure if they all still play:
Daigo(in the time he spent playing the game,his Ken was amazing)
Some players I’ve seen from the match vids thread I really liked:
Numerous Ryu players
All time. Everyone in your list is still actively playing except Umehara and Fujiwara.
Dylan, Dylan, Dylan, Dylan, and Dylan because he spits hot fire
sugar cookie getta
Well since Kuroda is out…
MOV (hope he wins SBO this year)
Deshiken (hope he quals for SBO this year)
Boss (hope he teams with KO this year)
I didn’t know Denshiken was this highly rated.
I definitely couldn’t say who’s the best just from watching a lot of youtube videos and I couldn’t limit it to top 3. Even my most educated guess is probably inaccurate. In my opinion the only real way to accurately judge a player’s skill is to play him yourself at the arcade over a long period of time. But based on what I’ve seen and aside from Kuroda I think these are the best players (in no particular order):
Very notable players:
MOV Boss RX
RX (Urien is an extremely hard char to master, still he plays on high level against a chun or yun)
MOV (Kuroda’s student)
Momochi, Boss, KO, Ochibi, Kokujin and a lot others are equally top players
DANDER LENIN3s AND HEADNSHOULDERS
since we are talking about skills and kuroda cant be in the list:
mov, momochi, boss/ko
they can use just about every character and play really good with them.
somewhat but not really an order… hard to judge players outside of tokyo since we dont see much of them besides sbo
matsuda (from what i’ve seen… potentially smartest yun plays)
honorable mentions - rx, boss, ko, kokujin
in terms of skill: