Here are the most dominant characters for each season of Street Fighter V, as based on CPT points

By on June 26, 2018 at 10:00 am
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As is the case for every fighting game, Street Fighter V has had characters who have been described as “dominant” for each major revision, or “season” in this case. However, these oftentimes come down more to people’s own conjecture than any actual sort of detailed statistical analysis.

Luckily for us, SFV does have a way to track performance at high level play: the results of the Capcom Pro Tour. Our good buddy Bavo Bruylandt — who runs Shoryuken’s stat-keeping site — recently compiled this data to find out the ten most dominant characters for each season of Street Fighter V.

Street Fighter V most dominant characters per CPT season.
  • Season 1
    • Chun-Li
    • Nash
    • Ryu
    • Cammy
    • Ken
    • Necalli
    • R. Mika
    • Karin
    • Vega
    • Laura
  • Season 2
    • Cammy
    • Karin
    • Necalli
    • Ibuki
    • Laura
    • Guile
    • Rashid
    • Akuma
    • R. Mika
    • Urien
  • Season 3
    • Cammy
    • Akuma
    • Menat
    • Guile
    • Rashid
    • Abigail
    • R. Mika
    • Ibuki
    • M. Bison
    • Juri

In addition to this, Bavo has also shared screenshots of the data tables he used. This includes breakdowns for mid-season changes, as both Season 2 and Season 3 had significant mid-season balance patches.

Now, as with any list of strong characters based purely on tournament results, this doesn’t really factor the strength of the competitors playing them. Additionally, we’re still only halfway through Season 3. However, this data is still important; when combined with all of those factors, it gives us a more complete picture of how the game is playing out, and where it may be headed.

Source: SRK Stats (Twitter)

Shoryuken's long time news hound. When not writing for SRK's front page, D3v spends part of his time helping run tournaments in the Philippines, including the country's biggest fighting game event, Manila Cup.