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]

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Capcom Unity asks Umehara Part 2 [2011 Edition]

Capcom USA now posted the second part of Daigo Umehara interview. There're interesting stuff as always, but this part contains one of the best and most critical things he said. Umehara pointed out just what exactly is absent from Japan's fighting game community -- Devotion.


The calm after losing:
"if you win or lose on a lottery, you can simply feel lucky to win or feel disappointed with your loss. You don’t bare any responsibly in the outcome. But in a game, no matter what happens, win or lose, I am responsible for the result. So if I win after all the hard work, I validate all my efforts leading up to the tournament. And if I lose, I accept my loss recognizing that I have to work even harder. Nothing and nobody but myself is accountable for the result. Knowing that may leave no room for me to emotionally react to a loss."

What Japan needs from the West:
"Japanese community obviously lacks a sense of responsibility and spirit to try to make an event a success. The players don’t recognize it as “their” event and don’t even make an effort to boost it up. They just passively participate in a tournament, and they think that they have nothing to do with it, but that it is the event organizer’s responsibility whether it becomes fun or not."

The world of professionals:
"They must be able to distinguish themselves as pro-players from amateur players, and that has to be accompanied by high level of self-discipline."

Read the first part here.

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