When Capcom gave M. Bison a fireball in Street Fighter V, they didn’t just give him a way to control space at long distances, they also gave him a tool for soul-crushing okizeme.
As Pan demonstrates in the video below, placing an EX projectile over a downed opponent directly after one of Bison’s standard combos is a great way to force opponents into choosing whether or not to attempt a tech at the risk of eating a Crush Counter roundhouse.
And don’t think you’ll escape simply by jumping; Pan has that option covered as well. As it stands, correctly-time dragon punches and Critical Arts look to allow escape from the pressure, but performing actions like that on wakeup could result in Bison landing a heavy punish if he smells your fear.
Bison isn’t alone when it comes to this sort of tactic in Street Fighter V. As Lucius of Rush and Kill Clan previously highlighted with footage from the final beta, Chun-Li has 50/50 options at mid-screen that offer vortex opportunities. If you didn’t catch that video, be sure to check it out.