Game: Street Fighter V
Playstation Experience 2016 at Anaheim, CA., USA
Date: 12-02-2016 - 12-03-2016
E-Sports Festival Hong Kong 2016
Date: 08-20-2016 - 08-20-2016
EU Regional Finals at Milan Games Week
Date: 10-15-2016 - 10-16-2016
Known as “Daigo” or “The Beast” in the West and “Umehara” or “Ume” in Japan, Daigo Umehara is a Street Fighter legend. He holds a Guiness World Record for being the “most successful player in major tournaments for Street Fighter”.
Like many top players in Japan, Daigo’s early career in fighting games was born out of the thriving Japanese scene. He has competed on an international level for over a decade in games such as the Street Fighter 2 series, Vampire Hunter/Savior (Darkstalkers in the West), the Street Fighter Alpha series, the Street Fighter 3 series and more.
Daigo retired from fighting game competitions for a short time but came out of retirement with the release of Street Fighter 4. Since then he has resumed being a player of the highest caliber, competing in many international tournaments. Since 2009 he has competed in every Evolution event during the Street Fighter 4 era and has an incredible record, only failing to make top 16 two times and being a two-time Champion (2009 and 2010). His placements include; Evolution 2009 (1st place), Evolution 2010 (1st Place), Evolution 2011 (4th Place), Evolution 2012 (5th Place), Evolution 2013 (7th Place), Evolution 2015 (5th Place).
With Daigo’s success has made him one of the most recognizable Street Fighter players today and enjoys celebrity status in Japan, having done high-profile television appearances and interviews as well as having DVD releases about his exploits. He even has a manga series based on his life. He has even written a book, “The Will to Keep Winning”, which was originally published in 2012.
EVO Moment #37: The "Daigo Parry"
Made one of the most sensational comeback wins in fighting game history at Evolution 2004’s Street Fighter 3: Third Strike tournament, where he was on the verge of defeat against Justin Wong. Justin only needed to deal a sliver of damage to win, so he initiated Chun-Li’s Super Art to do enough chip damage to finish off Daigo. Instead of trying to avoid it, Daigo “parried” every single hit of the Super Art and punished Justin with a powerful combo to snatch victory.
HyperX|Daigo Umehara vs HORI|Sako: Capcom Cup 2016
Mind of a Beast|Daigo Umehara by Red Bull eSports
World Warriors of Capcom Cup (2014): Daigo