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]

Monday, May 16, 2011

Evo 2011 and Japan (part1?)

I have many little things to say about this year's Evolution and Japan side, so let's put them all here.

Who's coming to Evo 2011?
  • Umehara - Of course.
  • Tokido - Should be no problem. He has a sponsor now, not to mention that he has a relative in US.
  • Mago - He watched Evo stream last year closely and really wants to come since then. He won 500,000 yen from GODSGARDEN Online #2 so money shouldn't be an issue. He also said he'll come since The Canada Cup last year.
  • Gama no Abura - He showed a strong interest since last year. He mentioned about plane ticket last week, and just confirmed that he'll come as a media reporter.
  • KSK(?) - It looks like KSK made a last minute decision last year to come to Evo 2010. He shared a hotel room with Tokido and Eita. He went back and forth to the hotel just to update us via Twitter because he couldn't find Internet access at the venue. (and that's why he went to (SSF4) Loser Bracket due to lateness...) For this year, I'm not sure he'll come. I think Inaba-san (GG co-founder) actually has more chance than him.

Evo Tour
Some Japanese fans proposed to KSK and Gama-san the idea of organizing a tour from Japan to Evolution. It's a good idea but it probably won't happen, at least this year.

A separated Japanese stream?
Gama-san (and probably someone from GODSGARDEN) with a laptop and Internet provides many possibilities about steaming. If Evo allows, he could make a stream focussing on Japanese players when they're not playing or not on the official stream.

A real Japanese commentator?
Gama-san is a legendary commentaor, it'd be epic if they let him on the mic on the official stream.

Evo 2011 on Nico's official channel
Nico Nico Douga began streaming more and more American/European anime and game events/conventions for months. With last year's Tougeki stream, I don't see why Evo shouldn't be on Nico, too. (2 separated stream channels for 2 languages) This's business opportunity or just for getting more exposure to Japanese audience. Evo could sell a right to broadcast (or just offer it for free for free PR) to Nico using GODSGARDEN as a negotiator. Nico stream is so smooth I never have an issue. And if Evo is on Nico, it'll totally make Tougeki look bad because Tougeki streamed on Nico last year and it's pay-per-view. (1,500 yen a day)

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