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The Story of Daigo Umehara: The Beast (FGC)

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The passion to learn, the will to endure and a willingness to adapt are traits common to some of the greatest heroes in fighting game history — but for Daigo Umehara, they are commandments that have led to an indelible competitive legacy. The man now known as The Beast was not born that way. This is his story. Courtesy List: Mind of a Beast | Daigo Umehara Courtesy: Red Bull Link: https://youtu.be/GZ67aJQts7o Daigo: Becoming a Legend - A Yahoo Esports Feature Courtesy: Yahoo Esports Link: https://youtu.be/koQutrQTo6o Sega Game Center Tour Courtesy: ARMdevices Link: www.ARMdevices.net The Real Story Behind Evo Moment 37 Courtesy: Kotaku Link: https://youtu.be/LEjBKknPnhc EVO VODS Courtesy: EVO Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWI626ZNdqM5tOlctPUTW2g Daigo Twitch Streams Link: www.twitch.tv/daigothebeastv Daigo Umehara | Player Profile | SFV Invitational Courtesy: ELEAGUE Link: https://youtu.be/4YxlIpyZoBM Capcom Cup VODs Courtesy: Capcom Link: https://www.youtube.com/user/CapcomFightersTV Daigo vs Alex Valle Courtesy: TOKYO TV Link: https://youtu.be/ldibxXTpA9A Music used under license from Associated Production Music LLC (”APM”). Check out theScore esports on Android and iOS: Android: http://thesco.re/esportsAndroidYT iOS: http://thesco.re/esportsiOSYT Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thescoreesports Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theScoreesports Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/theScoreesports Follow us on Snapchat: theScoreesports
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Sam Mach (1 day ago)
Moment 37 is an undying legend.
Hello Friend (10 days ago)
I meet Daigo at CEO Daytona 2018 and he's an awesome guy! I walked up to him with my phone out and he immediately took a pic with me even though i didn't ask him yet. I root for him every time he's on stage.
metairie33 (11 days ago)
Could he beat tomo when he was at his best
Best Bout Gaming (11 days ago)
I've seen that look Daigo has in champions from other sports. It's the dead eyes, they're not phased by anything. Where others are psyching themselves up or out, it's just Tuesday for the Beast. The mark of a champion; they see the competition and yawn.
CARL WongTW (13 days ago)
Living legend, I love to watch him play, still remember the perfect Ken parry in SFIII EVO 37. . . . . He was using Ryu in SFIV but now in SFV he changed to Guile hmmm
ɳɕɾʘ (14 days ago)
SFV is trash.
Megumi Hayashida (19 days ago)
6:24 I think about this moment everyday
Miguel Castorena (21 days ago)
notice me daigo-senpai
cat neat (23 days ago)
the young die goat
Sebastian Duenas (23 days ago)
6:81 how?
Will2013 (29 days ago)
11:42 “ Diago wrote in his book “ cmon man, you may be good but do you really think people are going to read a book about you?
Johnny Ace (1 month ago)
Most of his life has been failure? pull yourself together, man
John Martin Sanchez (1 month ago)
Damn, he's not just a beast but also a very good guy!!! Come on! Give this guy a statue and he should be the first HOF once he retires.
Talitor (1 month ago)
There was huge story missed in what made Daigo play the way he does. When he started winning his first tournaments in Japan, he was confronted by the Japanese players about his playstyle. They commended him for the victories, but noted he should start playing the game in more entertaining way (Daigo noted himself he felt fighting games were "easy" when he started out, because he was always playing very safe). Japanese FGC players used to play the game for the entertainment value, not so much for the actual victory.
Penguinator (19 days ago)
To be more exact, he used to play Boxer (Balrog in west, Bison in Japan) in SF2 because he was a ridiculously strong character. He did it in order to keep winning because in the arcade days every defeat meant lining up to the machine and inserting another coin (and since Daigo was a kid at that time, he didn't have tons of money to spend). He was so good with the character that people in the arcade eventually refused to play him; only the hardcore SF2 players who used equally dirty characters and tactics remained. Then one day an older player recommended Daigo to pick up Ryu because "he was an interesting character" (though afterwards Daigo thought the guy was getting sick of his boxer too). He realized that he wasn't playing games to simply waste time and using Boxer to win more wasn't anything more than that, so he ended up switching Ryu to have more meaningful and interesting matches.
Nicolas Perry (1 month ago)
I find it interesting that this life was so influential apon him that even when he stopped playing for good, he still went to america to kick ass
Charlie L. (1 month ago)
SHOUGI (shogi) IS BETTER THAN mohjang. He needs to rething hes steps. Im successful ceo and i play UNIWARS
sewbernard (1 month ago)
Justin urk decided to test the beast. The beast urk did not urk back urk down
MoySHADY602 (1 month ago)
Alex looked confused after Daigo won back in alpha. Does anyone know why?
Sim Won (1 month ago)
living legend
Azad Ahmed (1 month ago)
Daigo has an unceasing will to win
Ardhi Adhary Arbain (1 month ago)
"A comeback is always possible"
Cary Chester Cuenca (1 month ago)
Where do I get his book? Damn
Zenith (1 month ago)
wolfylovesnightcore (1 month ago)
j l (1 month ago)
They keep nerfing Ryu throughout the street fighter 4 serious in fear that daigo will win all the time f U capcom
Ace Attitude (1 month ago)
Do a next story on SonicFox please.
Ryan Maczo (2 months ago)
Just pure hype
Tays Zambrano (2 months ago)
that chun-li super is actually 15 hits
LA GANG (2 months ago)
Absolutely love Daigo.
LA GANG (2 months ago)
That Evo Moment is so iconic that Capcom re-released Street fighter 3rd strike in HD for PS3 and added a final parry challenge in the game called Evo Moment 37.
wade wilson (2 months ago)
The ratio of cigarette smoke to normal air in a japanese arcade is usually 80/20
Péter Szamos (2 months ago)
Daigo Umehara Is my Favorit player. Umehara is the BE(a)ST, This is not a question !
TuLokotron2010 (2 months ago)
I love how he looks like he just woke up all the time. 😆😆😆 this guy is great.:)
LanokirX (2 months ago)
That 16 block with counter in the end, is worth it's own legend.
Boosted Quang (3 months ago)
Tokido pls
Stephen Hughes (3 months ago)
Where did they find this guy? He makes Kasparov quake in fear!
nawab256 (3 months ago)
daigo is to serious, he mentally blocks his own growth, but damn is he good at fighting games. I wonder what he does now. his sf3s parry has made him a legend for life. he single handily brought life to the fighting game genre that moment.
SneakyCentipede (3 months ago)
How do you play a clip of Daigo saying Mahjong and still pronounce it incorrectly every time?
FlowerPower (4 months ago)
tis also threw him out..
FlowerPower (4 months ago)
he never was the king of fighters also
FlowerPower (4 months ago)
why the missing stat then ??
Zymon Ramirez (4 months ago)
I'm only ever here for the "moment"
Mr Kabaze (4 months ago)
I have seen moment 37 so many times and it blows my mind everytime
Silent Alien Gaming (4 months ago)
Is this the guy who spent $70k in a mobile game?
JackgarPrime (4 months ago)
Even if he doesn't win as many tournaments as he used to, his recent set with Tokido shows he really does still have it.
Dektoide (4 months ago)
When's the story of Alex Valle? love this series
BigJB 21 (5 months ago)
they should make an anime about fighting scene
Jake Muller (5 months ago)
13:17 i saw this match, it was hilarious the way Dhalsim get owned by Daigo, it was so ridiculous that the player and everyone around them started to laugh xD
Cervantes (5 months ago)
NIKO FETT (5 months ago)
So he pulled a mj and played baseball I mean majong crazy!
TonyRedgrave1 (5 months ago)
My child: dad who was Daigo? My old ass: sit down son....I’m gonna tell you the legend of a god
Takumi Fujiwara (5 months ago)
Evo 37 never forget
LadyBasterd (5 months ago)
what a legend
Chris Frazier (5 months ago)
Avatar Vern (5 months ago)
I think u mean Diego Umejuarez
John S (5 months ago)
young salty Alex Valle makes me smile every time i see it.
wjetsra (5 months ago)
when the fuck is the tokido episode
AngryTechGuy (5 months ago)
I think the lesson here is, you are not special. No one's ones born with. But the few willing to educate themselves, practice and commit to a craft, will put themselves in a stratosphere only an elite few will reach. Now THAT goes for video games AND life!! 'Moment 37' may look like God given talent, but few stop to consider the countless hours dude must have spent in practice mode preparing, just incase this scenario ever came up.
psx (5 months ago)
sadly he is no longer the beast.
Heavenly Pete (5 months ago)
too bad he is now a dirty guile player :( all the options for another character why guile daigo why?
Hi Ni (6 months ago)
6:18 the BEAST DAIGO
Thai Tran (6 months ago)
and he is very humble as well. what a guy!!!
Ship Lord (6 months ago)
56 Smash Melee fans thumbed this down.
Agatakudos (6 months ago)
Could you make one on tekken jdcr?
masao rusdianto (6 months ago)
only daigo can parry chunli
Senor Corbuiser (6 months ago)
Daigo is always scariest when he is low health. That guy is magic. A lot of people like to shit on that with negative comments but he is a pure role model for not giving up when you want to quit. I love him for that. Fan for life.
Loxn _ (6 months ago)
I wish i was like daigo but in the middle east we have no arcades and i have a te2+ fight stick but its really hard to learn combos specially if you are in a strict school ... like me
Lowkey (6 months ago)
Great video ty 👍🏻
Lowkey (6 months ago)
Damn, why is this getting me emotional lol
rexhayabusa (6 months ago)
"All my life was failure, failure, failure." Far from it man, keep going.
The Carolina Reaper (6 months ago)
Are y'all working on a zero video?? 💗
2 2 (7 months ago)
Daigo the Legend
yuri vega (7 months ago)
https://youtu.be/S4fVR3tQST0 this video of Daigo shows him when he was playing DS.
samghost13 (7 months ago)
Jahaseer Ferreira (7 months ago)
Respect My damn Japanese gamer! All my respect To the beast!!
projectOMA (7 months ago)
I still remember seeing the video of him play Wong at EVO back in 04. friend of mine was obsessed with SF3 and had to show it to me. still amazing 13 years later
hobbies spiele (7 months ago)
7:00 *Moment 37*
glass popper (7 months ago)
Winzekiel Co (7 months ago)
I fell in love with fighting games because of daigo.. I fell in love with Moba game because of dendi and faker ... They don't always win everything , but growing up with no parents around they were my heroes ... (Sorry for bad English , just wanna comment how I feel ) 😊😊 I love these guys 😊
rcc (7 months ago)
Mirelind Neziri (7 months ago)
With the new Streetfighter everyone can Play as digo did. Cause to play those games today need no skill and experience anymore. It has become just as smash brothers. Anyone can win or lose. Turn back to sf3 and there is no room for inexperienced players
Skin Walker (7 months ago)
Wong is good as well.
David (7 months ago)
Ultra instinct Daigo!!!! Make it happen!!!!
jinfrozenfire (7 months ago)
Daigo is my hero
Vinnie Esco (7 months ago)
How does Faker have more views than this legend
lickit yuh (1 month ago)
Vinnie Esco league is just so damn big
skaterzero07 (7 months ago)
Instantly backed out after hearing that narrators opening. You sound like an idiot
skaterzero07 (4 months ago)
player 1 can I get a refund for my 10 seconds?
player 1 (4 months ago)
skaterzero07 dont care.thanks for watching
Kavinth Amirthanathar (7 months ago)
Any time I see Umehara, I always think of that dude from Bleach lol
Spork (7 months ago)
my favorite esports figure across all games
kaito tatsuya (8 months ago)
they him the BEAST
LordMatt48 (8 months ago)
This needs to be an anime.
David Toure (8 months ago)
It’s not a tournament if Daigo’s not in it
J-Dub (8 months ago)
There is NOTHING... NOTHING that will ever top that perfect parry he did at EVO.
Fabian Roland (8 months ago)
Every time I see this clip I get tears in my eyes, it's just so beautiful and the best life lesson
Josiah Bashta (8 months ago)
Very interesting and conpelling... I like your videos, Great job!
Tony Cannida (9 months ago)
Many see him as the most exciting SF player in history. I am one of those people.
JubeiKakorot (9 months ago)
what is the music from that plays at 11:29?
Ryu Hado (9 months ago)
Daigo Umehara: The Beast you the best ever i wish some day see you daigo you show me how to become true fighter in video game and you amazing daigo there is people believe in you and well keep going what to do cuz you are the champoin in thee eyes no mater what if you do not win the evo the most important for us is you because you the light to this road to make the fans and others believe in them self daigo thanks so much make make make RYU GREAT AGAIN
WERS DA LAMB SOS? (9 months ago)
Daigo & Nobi My two favorites
F4ngel (9 months ago)
I'm not familiar with daigo or "beat-em-up" competitions, but even so I've heard and seen the legendary ryu/chun-li battle. Truely epic.
Noel Timothe (9 months ago)
Daigod <3

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