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]

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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