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, September 7, 2011

Nationality Card

Today, this video clip is in the 3rd place on Nico Nico's most popular daily ranking, counted by Favorites. The video tells the stories behind the Fuji TV protest. The point of the video is NOT Japan-Korea, it's actually Japan-Japan. The protesters are branded nationalists or racists, even though their complaints are legitimate. This's the interesting point. The point is actually a part of the biggest issue in fighting game community.

Some people don't look at the problem, they look at nationality instead.

Have you ever been called a Japanophile/traitor/racist because you're telling the truth or you just like Japanese players? I bet many of you have, especially if you're Umehara fan.

Half of the reasons why Beast Note exists today is because some people try to downplay the fans' arguments or credits by playing the Nationality Card. They hide their own issue by creating another completely unrelated issue.

It's also somehow similar to what we see in this video, some of them are a part of a fighting game streaming team and use a tournament stream to convert their hate or jealousy into "commentating." These people, despite taking advantage from being in your monitor, refuse to take criticism. If you complain, here comes the Nationality Card. (If not "I work hard streaming for free, you all owe me everything. Less code of conduct, more donation.")

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