One of the most famous moments in esports history is the Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike semifinal match from 2004. With only a pixel of health left, Daigo Umehara parried a slew of attacks from Justin Wong before mounting an incredible comeback.
The fight will never cease to be remarkable.
Professional animator Alain Vu, who worked on Klaus, did a short take on the iconic comeback during his free time.
I love the retro art, the animation, and the style. If you are interested in seeing his process, here is Vu’s earlier passes at the sequence.
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