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]

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Umehara interview on News Post Seven

A news website News Post Seven today has Daigo Umehara article as its top story. The news was later forward to various news sites (such as Nico News or Biglobe).

Quick summary
- The topic of the article is "World.s No.1 pro gamer: Age and social position don't matter, anyone can win"
- [Question about income] His main goal now is not prize money. He said even big international tournament does not give [prize money] that much. His normal job now is sponsor-related and guest appearance in a tournament or event. He also works as Square Enix's official supporter, a PR job for an arcade game, including game development advisor of the game.
- He started playing games at age of 5. He was interested in competition in gaming. He likes the fact that age and social position don't matter, anyone can win.
- When he quitted gaming and took a job at mahjong club and nurse job, he even refused a game columnist job and a job in game company (offers).
- After playing mahjong to a pro level, he felt that there was not any development so he quitted to take nurse job and learnt a lot of important things. Then he return to gaming again.
- He plays game 5-6 hours a day now. He will spend more time if the game is new.
- [Question about health care] He works out but not excessively, like walking, cycling, a little weight training. He tries to sleep in the same time everyday to keep his (life's) rhythm.
- [Question about becoming champion at age 14/17] He did not feel anything special, because people who are into other things probably do not care.

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