Daigo Umehara's Event Schedule 2014

- JAEPO 2014 [February 15]
- SSF4 CR Edition launch event [March 27]
- Event at WonderGOO Moriya [March 29]
- SSF4AR2012 tournament in Akihabara [April 5]
- TOPANGA World League [April 10-13]
- USF4 world premiere stream [April 16]
- Chokaigi 3 [April 26-27]
- USF4 Ver 1.01 stream [June 1]
- 4th TOPANGA Charity Cup [July 5]
- Evolution 2014 [July 11-13]
- KokuNuki [July 25]
- Hong Kong [July 27]
- TOPANGA TV [July 30]
- 10th anniversary Evo2004 comeback [November 21-23]

Friday, December 17, 2010

SSF4AE: Daigo Umehara's first impression on Famitsu

First part
- His first thought is "So this's the end of projectile characters...." (laugh)
- Command grab characters are stronger than before.
- Projectile characters became weak, except Dee Jay.
- Ken is not a proper projectile character. He doubts Ken's potential. Ken's weak against Zangief.
- Zangief is strong against (now) powerful characters like C. Viper, Yun, and Yang. He wonders if there'll be more Zangief players.
- He confirmed that his main character is now Yun.
- He thinks Yun is strong, but Zangief is his bad matchup.Yang can fight a bit better.
- He thinks Fei Long is weak against Chun-Li, Honda. Bision (boxer).
- Fei Long is the strongest old character in AE.
- T. Hawk is troublesome to fight, but is very weak.
- He said Yun and Yang is strong like cheating while Makoto is reasonably strong.
- Guile is weaker, but he might use as a  sub.
- He said he likes the look of Yun since SF3 but didn't play because he didn't really put time into the game. Now SF4's Yun is strong so he picks him.
- Even strong, he doesn't use Zangief because it's not fun. He must be patient all the time.
- If AE is in EVO, he might go Yun as main, Sagat as sub to counter Zangief.
- Dhalsim's standing light kick is slower, that's critical point.
- Zangief could be a candidate to the strongest character.
- He thinks there'll be a lot of Yun and Yang players.
- Bison (boxer) is strong and viable against Yun, Yang, Fei Long, Viper.
- Juri is a no-no.
- He thinks AE is probably a YunYangFeiLongViper game.

Second part (not actually AE related, mostly Kuwait)
- A Kuwaiti Guy and Gouken player impressed him, probably the best ever seen.
- The event in Kuwait was dedicated to him. The entrance fee of his event is around 4,500 yen. The ticket to challenge him is around 1,500 yen.The ticket has his face on it. There're around 100 participants.
- The organizer guy is very rich, he has the biggest house he has ever seen.
- He thinks the most popular genre in Kuwait is actually FPS.
- He didn't like Kuwaiti food. He thinks Japanese will definitely not like it.
- He thinks he won't go abroad for a while, because no big event and he wants to spend time on AE.
- MvC3 will be popular in America, he thinks he wants to jump in, too. Although he doesn't know how much it takes to become a top player.
- The interviewer pointed out that there'll be a AE competition on Dec. 25 at Club Sega Shunjuku, which will be the first ever AE competition. Umehara wanted to join after hearing it.

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