Xian talks about his journey through the low Street Fighter V tiers in this interview

By on March 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Razer’s Xian has seen a sudden rise to new glory: having struggled last year with F.A.N.G in Street Fighter V–only to see the character get worse in the season 2 update–he made a gut call to switch to Ibuki. The results were obvious: he took the inaugural Capcom Pro Tour 2017 event at Final Round 20 in convincing fashion.

At the event, he was interviewed by Kotaku about his proclivity to pick low tier characters and make them work. He described his choices as being, “playing characters that look cool and hype.” He also discusses his choice of Gen in Street Fighter IV, stating, “People treated Gen like Dan: ‘This character is too weak. I don’t need to know anything to beat him.’ I spent a lot of time with Gen, even though I lost a lot in the first year. If I managed to find a way to play this character strong, no one will be able to figure him out.”

However, in his switch to Ibuki, he states, “I had some matchups I just couldn’t figure out, so I decided to try out another character.” Check out the full interview over on Kotaku.

Source: Kotaku

Corey "Missing Person" Lanier is a full-time writer, and one half of the "So Smart" team that did commentary for Street Fighter V Crash. A former English teacher, he has spent 5 years living between China and South Korea before moving to Canada. When he's not busy writing, he enjoys streaming, playing mafia and elevating his Super Turbo game. He also believes Sailor Moon S is the best fighting game on the planet, and if you don't believe him, see him in Sailor Moon!