I like this also ANakin hates being pressed at the wall by khan, Pinya is not better than arslan ash but Pinya destroyed cuddlecore so so hard she broke from the style of japanese master raven but pinya master raven is different from other japanese players and everytime Pinya launched cuddlecore same alise tools the same alisa that 6 - 0 arslan ash zafina at red bull. the character and style that fits intergrated from the player will determin the outcome in surprise shock and also the downloads from opponent style from many matches ranchu was being held back from panda though he did win a major with panda until he picked Julia where he smashed shadow20z style of the toolbox of character and how it fits them works when nothing else no longer does, Cuddlecore needs a 3rd character and anakin is being predictable that the rematch from khan that khan bested him in evo 2022 khan been training with awais honey too much khan is a heavyweight in top 8 now. All USA players are eliminated they had 1000's enter tekken 7 none made it It's sad day but the bolded I bolded quoted you yes few entered from other countries made top 8 none are USA :(. Anakin needs a secondary main not an actual secondary something like what Knee is doing with Feng or Ranchu from panda to julia. reminsnce of evo grand finals JDCR vs saint , JDCR having heihachi and dragunov when heihachi can't vs jack back then.
It's extremely difficult to be consistent in (genuinely) stacked tournaments no matter how good you are, and yes of course playstyles are a huge factor. CuddleCore is doing great for an A+ tier player looking to go higher. But I wouldn't call her an S tier just yet, as this is reserved to the top 60~ players in the world (including the countless players who don't travel). Anakin is super good, overperforming if anything. Crazy how good he is with a character that's universally considered trash or mid at best. I guess some players perform better when they commit to a single low-mid level character than to have a bunch of sub characters they can't use optimally.
Pinya doesn't have much international experience and generally sucked against western players until recently. Joey Fury, CuddleCore, Mr. Taxi, and SuperAkouma all convincingly beat him in Kurokuro's FT10's. It's nice to see him improve and get the experience he needed.