Red Bull’s Darryl “Snake Eyez” Lewis is strongly associated with Zangief, his classic main since he started to play Street Fighter. However, according to an interview performed by Daily Dot Esports at DreamHack Austin, he has found competing with Street Fighter V’s version of the Red Cyclone too difficult, and is now deciding on a new fighter to rely on for upcoming tournaments.
“It’s not working out at all right now…the character’s kinda dead,” he claims, citing that his recent matchups with Zangief have been far less successful than before. He expresses concern that Zangief will be unable to compete against Street Fighter V’s inevitable newcomers as they are introduced, and also hints that we may see him bring out Ryu as his main for SFV in the future.
In the interview, RB|Snake Eyez also discusses his thoughts on Street Fighter V’s reported 8-frame latency on PlayStation 4, the growth of Street Fighter and the FGC, and how unsponsored players can provide a challenge.
Source: Daily Dot Esports