Though he’s shown masterful skill in titles such as BlazBlue, Guilty Gear, Persona 4 Arena, Vampire Savior and even the Tekken series in the past, Cyclops Osaka’s Ryo “Dogura” Nozaki wasn’t exactly known for his skills in Street Fighter, despite having an extremely strong M. Bison and Rolento throughout Ultra Street Fighter IV.
However, after initially utilizing the Shadaloo Dictator and the Devour-our-ourer of Souls Necalli throughout the game’s freshman season, the “Maneater” has exploded on the scene in Season 2 with an extremely dirty and technical Urien, with him currently being the sole player competing in the CPT Finals with the character. Our own Missing Person declared him the best Urien player on the planet — even going so far as to bet on him as the dark horse pick to take Capcom Cup, in his Capcom Cup Player Analysis series piece earlier this month.
Going into Anaheim, he sits as the 6th seed, set to face off against 27th ranked Method.RB|Luffy, in ironically what he deems to be one of Urien’s worst match-ups.
Given his recent string of massive success, his opinion on the character is certainly one to take into consideration. Just ahead of the big dance, the “Maneater” has published his personal matchup chart for the “Dominating Light,” on Twitter, which has recently been graciously translated into English by HiFight.
He notes that Akuma and Rainbow Mika are his hardest match-ups, while Rashid, Ibuki, and Cammy are “kinda hard,” Guile, Nash, Necalli, and Karin are 5-5, even though he did pull out M. Bison against Bonchan at the recent Red Bull: Tower of Pride event, only returning to Urien for the final game when Bonchan tied things up 2-2.
Dogura feels that the “others” (Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Vega, M. Bison, Juri, Zangief, Balrog, Birdie, Alex, Laura, F.A.N.G, Kolin, Menat, and Abigail) are “kinda easy,” which likely means that he sees them slightly in his favor.
Lastly, he ranks Dhalsim as “easy,” likely making it Urien’s best match-up in this current build. He also notes that he is unsure about the Ed and Zeku match-ups, likely due to the pair’s newness and lack of popularity on the CPT — though he did overcome NASR|Big Bird’s Zeku at Red Bull: Tower of Pride. You can see both Dogura’s original Japanese tweet, as well as HiFight’s English-translated one, below.
Dogura v2.1 Urien match up
Hard – Akuma, Mika
Kinda hard – Rashid, Ibuki, Cammy
5-5 – Guile, Nash, Necalli, Karin
Kinda easy – Others
Easy – Dhalsim
Don't know – Ed, Zeku https://t.co/qkxttL9hwg
— HiFight(ハイファイト) (@HiFightTH) November 27, 2017
— CYCLOPS|Dogura(どぐら) (@maneater_dgr) November 27, 2017
If you play — or have extensive experience against Urien — do you agree with this match-up chart, or do you believe Dogura could be off on a few numbers? Give us your thoughts in the comments section below!