Evolution Championship Series – Daigo takes shot at Street Fighter V title

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The Evolution Championship Collection is the most important combating recreation event on the earth and takes place Friday by Sunday in Las Vegas. On the occasion, Daigo Umehara will take part within the Road Fighter V event searching for his fifth Evo Road Fighter title.

The Legend of Daigo

Daigo “Daigo” Umehara (aka “The Beast”) is taken into account the best Road Fighter participant ever. At age 37, Daigo is nearing the tip of what has been nothing lower than a formidable skilled profession.

At age 17, Daigo entered Capcom’s Road Fighter Zero three nationwide event and made it to the finals. Since then, Daigo has racked up plenty of titles throughout tournaments, together with 4 wins in Road Fighter occasions at Evo, which has been held yearly since 2000.

Evo can be house to what was the defining second of Daigo’s profession — and one of many defining moments within the historical past of esports. At Evo 2004, Daigo met rival Justin Wong within the loser’s remaining of the double-elimination Road Fighter III event). Taking part in as Ken, Daigo was left with barely any vitality, prone to a knockout from just about any assault from Wong’s character, “Chun-Li.”

Wong used his character’s multi-hit “Tremendous Artwork” transfer, and Daigo proceeded to dam all 15 hits within the assault. After doing so, he adopted up with a livid counter assault that led him to a knockout of Wong.

How he might fare at Evo

Getting into the 2018 Road Fighter V event at Evo, Daigo is taken into account among the many favorites. He’s coming off a win at VSFighting 2018 and has three top-three finishes, together with two wins, in his previous 4 occasions.

In line with SRK information, Daigo is presently the fourth-ranked participant on the earth. If he does make the ultimate, Daigo will get his shot at a fifth Evo Road Fighter title at 10:30 pm ET on Sunday.

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