One word: "Daigo".

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.

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

And sign stuff.

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.

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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]