About the tier list I didn't really contribute directly to this tier list. But yes, on my point of view the character is really low. The worse character in the game ? not impossible but hard to be sure. But not far at least. About the tournament : Yes, I pick Siegfried. I wanted to try. And I will try again. Even if I'm already thinking to give up, I won't do it so easlier. I'm very happy that my character is back. I will do my best to find solution with him, like I did in SCIV. Like Sacharja said, I only won because of the knowledge. And I already had a lot of troubles. Against Hayate, I wanted to counter pick too, for a stronger character. But finally, I made the decision to try with Siegfried until the end, to don't give up like this. Even if at this moment I already knew that I was not match for Hayate's Xiba. About the character : In france now everyone made the constatation. They nerf him a lot. On my point of view that was not a good idea at all. But I'm still hoping in secret that the time will give reason to Namco. So in gloality they nerfed : -Damage -Throw Damage -Critical Edge -Guard burst game -Block frame -Hit frame -TC frame -traking move (but now some moves are whiffing randomly...) -movement (worst back step and side step in this game. For me it's the most import nerf they did. It change the gameplay a lot, and make him very more weak. I don't know why Namco consider that this character is not allow to move properly like others. But I'm not game designer, we will see). -autog-gi frame window -post-gi game (in fact the GI system is different, not the character. But without details it's a true problem for Siegfried.) -Clean hit (I'm not sure for this one) I don't know if it's possible to nerf an other dimension. Some idea ? fortunately they didn't nerf the range (at least I think) who is still amazing. I'm not saying that every nerf was a bad idea. For the Critical Edge by example, I guess it was not a so bad idea. I just don't understand, why so much nerf ? why everyhting ? The character was strong, but not S tier for me. In fact he already had some complicate match up. On my point of view, the character NEED : to do damage, to throw, to move. Indeed, he still has his weakpoint : unsafe, slow (more than SCIV in general), big recovery. He need to compense them. Good luck guys. I hope that someone will be able to show the way to win with this character. I will be his first fanboy. On my side I don't know if I will be able to do it. But don't be sad. Think about every person who complained about. I'm pretty sure that this nerf will satisfy this mourner community.