Restarting tier discussion on the new forum:
Nothing here is really "new", as there has been only one tournament in 2016, and very few in 2015. But to start it off a summary of my current thinking
rabid's unsubstantiated hunches for just maybe too-good Setsuki, Midori.
Certainly Top Tier: the big 3 of Jaina, Onimaru and Setsuki.
Top tier according to Nash equilibrium of matchup chart: The big three plus Grave, Troq, Perse and Zane.
Likely additional top tier characters according to old Tournament results: Midori, Bal-Bas-Beta. This could be due to variance or it could indicate flaws in the matchup chart.
rabid's unsubstantiated hunch for additional top tier: Rook.
Certainly bottom tier based on old tournament results: Valerie.
Probably also bottom tier: Arg, Vendtta, Geiger
Not sure if bottom tier: Gwen, Gloria, DeGrey
Likely mid tier: Lum, Quince, Gwen,