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]

Saturday, April 23, 2011

TOPANGA Charity Cup Summary

Name: TOPANGA Charity Cup
Game: Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition
Format: Single elimination 5 on 5
Place: Plaza Capcom Shizuoka
Date: April 23, 2011
Time: 12.00 (PM)
Entry fee: 1,000 yen per player (5,000 yen a team)

- Like it was scripted, Umehara got to play once, but in the final, as the last man of his team, and had to take down 3 opponents, including Shirou (wild Makoto) and Shungoku Neurosis (who destroyed Team Five Star with Dictator). Shirou, who switched from Abel to Makoto, was so close to defeat him, same with Shungoku Neurosis. In the end, Umehara won it.

- This's Umehara first tournament in 2011. In fact, this's first after NorCal Regionals in 2010.

- It seems like Nyanshi is the main organizer. He's a friend of Umehara and was in Umehara team in Shiozawa (2009) and Ayano Cup (2010). He was at Nagoya Street Battle 17, too, but different team.

- Nyanshi revealed that they raised 410,000 yen. at the event, Paypal not included. (Viewers can donate via Paypal at the site.)

- 24 teams participated.

- 10,690 viewers peak.

The Stream
Gama no Abura (from Nagoya Street Battle) is behind the streaming. The stream itself was quite smooth. No stuttering. The bit rate was perfect. (As usual, a better presentation was needed, but that can be solved by an expensive software.) The big complaint is the sound. We only hear the game sound from the left and the commentators on the right. Sometimes it's hard to hear what they said.

Having 2 channels to watch at the same time is really a good idea and I hope Evolution does this, too. Famous players usually play at the same time in pools.

Yoshiwo (Guile player who used to commentate GODSGARDEN Online #2's preliminary round) was on the mic with R Guy, a good looking Guy player. Mago is actually a good commentator but he can't stay all the time.

The archived videos of both channels are here.

Because it's a charity event and one-man team is allowed, some players who don't play competitively along with players who hardly play were there, too. This's a good thing. Oboro (in Team sako Yome) played an impressive T-Hawk. Aka Hoshi, who was in 3-man team (he later got 2 more) beat 3 players in Team Five Star with his Zangief.

Highlights (pending)
  • In semi-final, Tokido failed to U2-finish Cabbage's dizzy Viper. He ended up getting killed instead...

Team List (revised, incomplete)

  • Nyanshi [Sagat] (Captain)
  • Umehara [Yun]
  • Mago [Fei Long]
  • Bon-chan [Sagat]
  • Tokido [Gouki]

Team Five Star (eliminated by Team Jigoku Misawa JAPAN)
  • Haitani [Makoto] (Captain)
  • Sako [Ibuki]
  • MDR [Yun] *4th place in Japan's AE BP ranking, switched from Rufus
  • Kindevu [Yun]
  • Nemo [Yang]

Jigoku no Misawa JAPAN (eliminated by Team TOPANGA)

  • Yoshiwo [Guile] (Captain)
  • Hanamaruko [Sagat]
  • Shungoku Neurosis [Vega]
  • Ikari Oyaji [Yang]
  • Shirou [Makoto]

Team ChibaKanagawa Rengougun (Chiba-Kanagawa Allied Forces) (eliminated by Team Jigoku Misawa JAPAN)
  • Acqua [Yang] (Captain)
  • Mahou Shoujo Zangi-tan [Zangief]
  • TUC [Vega]
  • AC Revenger [Abel]
  • Kuroken [Dudley]

Team Kou Mochibe (eliminated by Team TOPANGA)

  • Nekojita [Abel]
  • Fuudo [Fei Long] *switched from Ryu
  • Spanky [Blanka]
  • Cabbage [C. Viper]
  • Itabashi Zangief [Zangief]

Team Chimpan-sei
  • Hamamatsu Rufus [Yun] (Captain)
  • KOK [Fei Long]
  • Haneyama [Yang]
  • Banbaban [Yun]
  • Eita [Gouki]

Team Scratch Players
  • a.k.a.jojo [Vega] (Captain)
  • Y24 [Chun-Li]
  • Rikuson [Fei Long]
  • Hishou [Sagat]
  • Tonpy [C. Viper] *was in GGO#2

Team Remember Kichijouji Ken
  • -R- [Bison] (Captain)
  • Uki [Dhalsim]
  • Shin [Juri]
  • melo@ [Makoto]
  • yuuuuusuke [Ibuki]

Team sako yome (Sako's Wife) (eliminated by Team TOPANGA)

  • Nekohashi [Guile] (Captain)
  • Dara [Ryu]
  • Oboro [T-Hawk]
  • San-chan [Adon]
  • Umezono [Vega]

Team Night Type R
  • Alissa [Ryu]
  • Mohikan [Yang]
  • Kuga [Cody]
  • Moimoi [Balrog]
  • Narumichi [Ken]

Forever Kichijouji Ken (eliminated by Team Five Star)

  • Aka Hoshi [Zangief]
  • -SUGI- [Vega]
  • Shimizu [Zangief]
  • ??? [Dan]
  • ??? [Ryu]

    Gakuhi de Super IV
    • Tomato 98 [Rufus] (Captain)
    • Ore [Chun-Li]
    • Hikuichi [Bison]
    • Biba Hiyoko! [El Fuete]
    • ky [C. Viper]

    Shizuoka Ocha no Kai
    • Shizuoka Saikyou [Blanka] (Captain)
    • Tsukiji [Vega]
    • I Hara @Bushinryuu [Guy]
    • Shiro Brief Hada [Abel]
    • Lui-kun Papa [Guile]

    Team One Chance Tarou (eliminated by Team ChibaKanagawa Rengougun)
    • One Chance Tarou [Makoto]
    • Mizoteru [Fei Long]
    • ???
    • ???
    • ???

    Team Umehara Thread (eliminated by Team Jigoku Misawa JAPAN)
    • Almfelt [Gouki]
    • Eikyuu [Rose]
    • Papaya [Gouki]
    • ??? [Rose]
    • ??? [Guile]
    Team Love & Peace
    • ???
    • ???
    • ???
    • ???
    • ???

    • Strip Fighter [Dan]
    • Animusu [Vega]
    • Masuda [Yun]
    • Murata [Ibuki]
    • Doutei Oppai Suki [Dan]
    • Sakamoto [Vega]

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