I'm not going to go over the changes on Ryu. I'm here to tell you guys where I feel Ryu will stand against the other characters. Now this is going to sound like a bit of a rant, but please bare with me here.
From what I've heard back in a Japanese stream - or maybe from a random Japanese commentator - Ryu was placed top tier (in the low to mids). This meant he was in the top tier but placed lower in that specific tier compared to others. Now here's the interesting part.
The only reason Ryu was at that tier was because of one person. That person was Daigo "the Beast" Umehara himself. This can be mere speculation and reasoning as he did well with the character back in the Super days. But what about now?
Can anyone else do such a thing as to alter the tier list as so? Is there anyone else willing to challenge the tier list and make Ryu better than where most people think he should be? There is only one answer to that.
I will. I'm not saying that I am the best Ryu out there and that my way is the correct way. Not at all. I am simply accepting the challenge.
If Daigo was able to make such an impact on the tier list with Ryu, why shouldn't I be able to? With hard work and determination, I believe that I can do what Daigo did in Japan. He challenged the tier list.
What do you guys think? Do you think Ryu should be put higher (or even lower) on the tier list? Do you think he stands a chance against the other top tier characters? Leave a comment below. I'm really interested to see what everyone thinks.
P.S. Always challenge yourself.