At last night’s Kemonomichi 2, two of Street Fighter’s best-known players played an exhibition set. It was a clash of the giants that ended in emotion, laughter, and tears. It was one of the best fighting game sets I’ve seen in some time.
Ryo “Dogura” Nozaki is a well-known player from Japan, who placed 7th in the Capcom Pro Tour global rankings in 2017 and took first place at Canada Cup 2017. He was also getting married last weekend, and during the wedding party, the happy couple set up a PlayStation and the groom took on a few challengers.
Daigo Umehara is getting his own piece of fancy merch later in the year, when statue company Kinetiquettes releases this piece commemorating the Street Fighter legend.
Remember how Lupe Fiasco wanted to fight Daigo in Street Fighter V? Well, he got his wish. And then some.
After placing second at the Capcom Cup this year, Street Fighter superstar Daigo Umehara is donating his winnings ($60,000) to NYU’s Evo scholarship fund. Nice dude.
Daigo Umehara did not win the 2015 Capcom Cup. That’s okay. He did won the hearts of fighting game fans once again with another spectacular comeback.
Top-tier Street Fighter rivals Daigo and GamerBee face-off in a Street Fighter V exhibition match during the Taipei Game Show, and I couldn't be more bored. New background, please.
Daigo Umehara is a Street Fighter titan. He's one of the best, if not the best, ever to play the game. And he doesn't have a video game console in his house.
Daigo Umehara vs Justin Wong, the EVO finals, 2004. It's almost universally accepted as the single greatest moment in competitive gaming history.
Could you obliterate legendary competitive Street Fighter player Daigo "The Beast" Umehara? Could you perfect him in Super Street Fighter IV, keeping him from laying a finger on you?
It's one of the greatest moments in fighting game history. EVO 2004, Daigo vs Justin Wong, Ken vs Chun-Li. One of the most brutal comebacks you'll ever see.
Daigo Umehara, aka "The Beast", is a pro gamer. He's famous enough to get his picture on books he has little to do with!
Kayo Satoh, aka "Kayo Police", is one of Japan's most talented Street Fighter players. She's also a popular fashion model. But she wasn't always a she.
Justin Wong. You know the guy Daigo beat, is a fantastic Marvel vs. Capcom 2 player. He's probably one of the best in the world. He gets Marvel vs. Capcom, so what does he think about the newest entry in the series?
I don't know what it is about fighting game fans that makes them so passionate about their genre of choice they go and make documentaries about it, but I like it.
Pick your favorite Street Fighter competition moment - like this - and most likely it stars Daigo Umehara, as Ryu. That's coming to an end, the world champ said, after getting a look at Super Street Fighter IV's arcade edition.
Kayo Satou made a name for herself as a fashion model. But then, she revealed she was born a man. Forget all that because Kayo is also one of Japan's top Street Fighter players. Watch out, she'll school you proper.
Yoshinori Ono (pictured) is the producer of Street Fighter IV and Super Street Fighter IV. So you'd imagine he'd be pretty good at Street Fighter. He's just not as good as Daigo "The Beast" Umehara (not pictured).
Daigo Umehara. AKA "The Beast". AKA The best Street Fighter player on Earth. If there's someone who might have advice on how to improve your game, it's him.