Don't know why anyone would bother watching Strive competitively.
Considering that historically it all boils down to leo v ram matchups since no other character can reasonably compare to them aside from off picks like nago and Happy chaos.
Literally more then 80% of all brackets have turned out to be some boring ass ram fests. You can look up any of the last major tournaments and see for yourself how garbage it all is.
It's like watching melee but instead of seeing cracked fox players everywhere it's just slow ass jiggly puff and peach.. melee is trash in it's own way but you get the point
I'd die to see a chip, millia or i-no player in grand finals but i know that'll never happen since strive's balance is absolute one-sided shit at a high level.
Back when very little was known about the game you'd see more diversity in character picks but now that everyone knows a shit ton more about matchups and character weaknesses theres fucking nothing to showcase outside of the overly optimized easy to pull off 5 move tods that go full screen into wallsplat.
Overly generalized normals that cover way to many options and os that makes doing any form of pressure on block a nightmare for anyone that isn't the privileged characters with gapless pressure.