Ten Years Later, One of Gaming's Greatest Moments Comes to Life Again

A seminal moment in the history of competitive gaming is the Evo 2004 match between Daigo Umehara and Justin Wong. Tonight, the two celebrated the fight the best way possible: Facing off in Street Fighter.


Just in case you haven't seen the original fight, you can watch it below. (Daigo is Ken, while Justin is Chun-Li.)

And, of course, this clip:

To celebrate this iconic bout, earlier tonight, Daigo and Justin went head to head in a Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike match as part of an exhibition dubbed Moment 37 Reloaded. The name refers to the now famous match as Evo moment #37. So, ten years later, Daigo once again played as Ken and Justin played as Chun-Li.

And here is the crowd going nuts (video via YouTubber Richie Edquid).

It's cool to see the fight again ten years later with a different outcome. Below is the full showdown, for those who are interested:

It's always a pleasure to watch these two gents play Street Fighter.

Moment 37Reloaded - Daigo vs Justin Wong parry moment [fonpotter@YouTube]

Moment 37 Reloaded [Official Site]

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Mike Minier

It's probably because I am horrid at them, but even as a teen in the 90s I couldn't get into Street Fighter games. I can definitely appreciate the skill involved though. The reflexes and memorization of those games makes games like CoD and BF look like kid's stuff.