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, September 6, 2011

Famitsu's Fuudo Interview part 1

Famitsu posted the first part of an interview with Fuudo today. (Some parts of the interview are the same with SRK's exclusive Fuudo interview part 1.)

- He started SF4 series 3 years ago.
- He actually started playing 2D fighting games since Super Street Fighter II X, he used to form a team with Itabashi Zangief for a Tougeki qualifier. He also played KOF a bit.
- He started Virtua Fighter since VF4 Evolution.
- He won VF4 in Tougeki (Beast Note: 2005), and won VF5 in Tougeki (Beast Note: 2008) and Wold Cyber Game (Beast Note:2009).
- He doesn't take Virtua Fighter seriously since after 4.
- His winning percentage against Umehara was around 30-40%. He admitted that he won World Game Cup 2010 over Umehara because he was in Winners bracket while Umehara was already in Losers bracket. He won the tournament even though he lost to him 3-5.
- Since he doesn't play on consoles, he didn't really play SSF4, thus he stayed with Ryu. (Beast Note: There's no arcade version of SSF4. It skipped from SF4 to SSF4AE.) At that time, less people played SF4 at game center so he played Virtua Fighter instead because there're people to play with in Ikebukuro.
- What he actually played on consoles is Culdcept.
- He plays Virtua Fighter at Ikebukuro West Entrance's Las Vegas. It's cheap so there're many players.
- He plays SSF4AE at Shinjuku South Entrance's Taito Station. (Beast Note: Same place with Umehara) He said there're also top foreign players there before a big tournament. It's fun.
- He switched to Fei Long one month after AE release.
- His trip to Evo cost 200,000 yen, though currently yen is stronger than dollar.

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