Explore what the Red Cyclone needs to do to escape divine immolation.
Is it Zangief’s worst matchup in Street Fighter V? In terms of concept, what could be worse for a dedicated grappler than a character built specifically for long-range combat? Thus the “flame that lights the way” has been a tough opponent for ‘Gief since Street Fighter II.
In the latest episode of Muscle Memory, Mr. Slay n man examines how to approach this troublesome matchup with the Red Cyclone. As per usual, the lengthy exploration starts with some basic tech versus tech in neutral, and expands to general discussion of counter-strategy, closing with a look at top-level play of the matchup. Joe Munday (author of Gief’s Gym) and anhdeptrai are on deck to assist with this one.
Check out prior episodes of Muscle Memory to prepare for these other SFV matchups: