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, March 12, 2011

Final Round 2011 Summary

Tokido went to Atlanta to compete in Final Round 2011 on March 11-13.

- He received a confirmation that his family is safe. (Earthquake related, Tokido lives in the same city as KSK, if I'm not mistaken.)
- He won Super Street Fighter IV 3 on 3. His team has Ricky Ortiz and Justin Wong. (But Wong didn't play for the most part.) Tokido beat Banana Ken, Sanford, Wolfkrone, Mike Ross, F. Champ. He's better than ever. Solid. No mistakes. Completely different from Evo 2010. He even pulled off a Tokido Copter combo on Wolfkrone's C. Viper, and she's the character he hates the most.
- His SSF4 team name is "Happy Set" which is also his alias in this tournament. I don't know the reason why he didn't use "Tokido"

- He went through the third day on SSF4 in Winners, MvC3 in Losers, BlazBlue CS in top 8. He got 17th place on Tekken 6 and Arcana Heart 3, 25th place in Guilty Gear XX AC, 3rd place in SSF2HDR, 1st in SSF2 Turbo.
- His MvC3 team is the same with SSF4, but the team name "Jwongg Saves the Day" tells everything.

- Tokido somehow lost to PR Balrog who came from Losers twice and got just 2nd place...
- PR Balrog eliminated him again in MvC3 top 8.

Tokido's results (finished)
  • Arcana Heart 3 - 17th
  • Guilty Gear XX AC - 25th
  • Marvel versus Capcom 3 - 7th
  • Marvel versus Capcom 3 (3 on 3) - 1st
  • Super Street Fighter II HD Remix - 3rd
  • Super Street Fighter II Turbo - 1st
  • Super Street Fighter IV - 2nd
  • Super Street Fighter IV (3 on 3) - 1st 
  • Tekken 6 - 17th


    The stream
    Team Spooky moved to Justin.tv long time ago and does everything there since then. It's a big mistake because not only it has an inferior design, is slow, and has connection cap for small countries, I have a serious problem browsing it since 2009! Spooky always complains about stream mirror but this actually forces a mirror itself. (I saw someone asked Inaba-san (GG) to do a mirror on Ustream.) I guess Spooky gets money from doing it on Justin.tv.

    I saw some people call for Spooky for Evo streaming, that'd be a bigger failure. Evo is now a world-class event, so what will you explain about having a connection cap? What even worse is Spooky reportedly said "My streams don't go down during grand finals." which aimed toward Level Up (Evo 2010 streamer). But let me get this straight, Spooky can't compete LU overall.

    - Team Spooky is a one-man team and relies heavily on donation. If  there's a serious problem in software/hardware, they (or he) will not fix it faster than LU, since Spooky simply has less funds and staff than LU. Spooky is being lucky because the streams didn't slip yet, but once it happened then there'll be no argument.
    - Level Up won't let a bum to commentate a stream. Who wants people who knows the games but have to use profanity every 15 seconds? (implying that they can actually commentate at all)

    Final Round website
    For the first time, an official website for a tournament displays the results quickly from the first day and in DETAILS. Not even Evo did this. I'm impressed. Everyone should do this.

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