Daigo Umehara's Event Schedule 2015

- Canada Cup's Master Series [January 9-11]
- 5th Niconico Shotenkaigi [January 18]
- Yonpahi radio show [January 23]
- 6th Niconico Shotenkaigi [January 25]
- Taipei Game Show [Jan 31]
- Tokaigi 2015 [Feb 1]

Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Holy War: 101 games between Daigo Umehara and Tokido

I should write about this long time ago. Today I saw an article about this, it reminded me to finally write about it. I've never seen a site has a full details about this.

The Holy War (or "Jihad", coming from Tokido himself) took place on exactly midnight between November 15-16 (2010) when Tokido started streaming his Ranked Match gameplay of Super Street Fighter IV on Xbox Live. At the time, Tokido was second place in Japan, just right behind Daigo Umehara who had around 7,800 PP. Tokido had around 6,600 or so. He was aiming for 7,000 PP.

It looked like an ordinary "Ura Kao TV" at first. (GODSGARDEN casual show is called Kao TV, if it's streamed on Nico it'll be called "Ura Kao TV" or The Other Side of Kao TV) Tokido didn't even show his face or talk. But then he met Umehara via auto-matching. After meeting Umehara several times in a row, Tokido decided to refuse anyone who wasn't "gameinn." The fights were good, the viewers loved it, and Tokido got a lot of PP fighting someone above him. Nothing to complain about.

Note again that this ALL happened in Ranked Match mode, they didn't mean to fight each other at first. Though in the last 15 games or so, Umehara phoned Tokido that he's sleepy and would quit soon. They took a quick break and fought until 101 games. It was early morning when they stopped.

They fought total 101 games. Umehara (Ryu) won 63 games. Tokido (Akuma) won 37 games. They drew 1 game by Double K.O. In the end, Umehara was brought down to 7,300 PP and Tokido went to 6,900 PP. Even Ume won a lot more, his PP still didn't look good. Blame the PP system.

The meme "Miemasenyone!" ("You didn't see it, right?!") also came from this Holy War. Tokido said it when Umehara was eating his vortex or "Tokido-Shiki" (means Tokido Style).

This's another legend of Daigo Umehara and Tokido. They unintentionally fought 101 games in front of thousands of fans. The last part of the show had more than 20,000 visitors and 37,000 comments. I was so lucky to watch this almost 7 hours straight LIVE.

The name Kao TV came from an episode of GODSGARDEN casual show that was originally named "Soushihan TV." When (Soushihan) KSK was testing the microphone, the sound was loud (big) and someone complaint about it. Someone later said the face is big, too! (Kao Dekai) Then everyone made fun of him so he adopted the name Kao TV. Kao means "face."

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