This Guy Is A Fighting Game Superstar

One word: "Daigo".

This Guy Is A Fighting Game Superstar

Daigo Umehara is one of the top Street Fighter players in the world. He's famous for this clip — which will, no doubt, outlive us all.

This Guy Is A Fighting Game Superstar

At the recent Super Street Fighter IV Fight Club Event in Los Angeles, Umehara was mobbed by fans eager to shake his hand.

This Guy Is A Fighting Game Superstar

And sign stuff.

This Guy Is A Fighting Game Superstar

Back in 2007, I interviewed Daigo for my book on Japanese arcades, Arcade Mania. What impressed me was how dedicated he has been to the Street Fighter series — nice to see him get love from these L.A. fans.

Eds note: The original source post uses images from Karaface.com. More of that photographer's work can be seen here.

海外での扱いはスター並 イケメン"ウメハラ" 日本初のプロ格ゲーマー誕生か [まにあっくすZ]