Punk Cements Role as Street Fighter Authority with Controversial Tier List for SF6
Introducing the most controversial tier list to date, Punk has recently come out with a tier list for Street Fighter 6 (SF6) that has been lighting up gaming communities and forums across the internet. Punk, a renown professional player with a unique and unorthodox playstyle, is no stranger to shaking up the gaming scene and this tier list is no different.
The list, released during the middle of the month, assigns each character into one of four tiers. To many fans’ surprise, the tier list goes against previous assumptions of the balance in the game, putting some of the game’s strongest characters in the lowest contending tiers and pushing the game’s least-thought-of characters into its competitive tiers. Punk claims that these placements are to showcase his own expertise and understanding of the game’s mechanics.
The list has caused a lot of nostalgic reactions among players, who were expecting certain fan-favored characters to perform much higher than Punk assigned. It’s also been argued that Punk is only doing the list in order to create controversy and a buzz for the game, while other players are taking it as a challenge to make seemingly non-viable characters competitive and successful. Everywhere players turn there’s a lively debate about who belongs in which tier and just what kind of impact the list will have on match ups and tournaments.
As days go by and players argue over the list, Punk has become an authority for opinions about the current state of Street Fighter 6 and an effective leader in creating conversation within the competitive community. Despite backlash from some players, no one can deny that Punk’s tier list for SF6 has made a lasting impression and students of the game should take note.