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]

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Umehara & Iyo in Tougeki 2011(?)

Daigo Umehara's Twitter just announced that he will team up with Iyo to compete in this year's Tougeki on September 17. However, the tweet stated "Iyo Dhalsim" despite the fact that Iyo is using Ibuki in SSF4AE. (misinformation again?)

Umehara & Iyo joining Tougeki news actually came out a couple days ago. It was buried under a news on the Team Mad Catz site. I was waiting for other confirmation because the key information is missing.

This year's Tougeki has an appointed day qualifier. But the rule clearly states that at least one member of the team must have the Red Ticket. I don't think either Umehara or Iyo has one, since they didn't participate in any qualifier before. If this news is true, that means they will enter the tournament from a special invitation.

The Red Ticket is the certificate you receive from winning a shop qualifier. The Red Ticket holders must win a block qualifier to receive a Blue Ticket, the certificate for a team that is eligible to play in Tougeki Finals.

On a related note, this year's Tougeki also has an appointed day qualifier dedicated to foreign players who live outside Japan. This means you can just fly there and enter.

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