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, April 18, 2013

[Video] Umehara @NYU Spring Fighter 2013

Mad Catz just posted the video of the talk session of Daigo Umehara and Seth Killian at NYU Spring Fighter 2013 at New York University.

The video was edited so we add something that is directly translated from Umehara's words with some notes.

- Umehara started going to game centers since 10 years old, something that parents shouldn't allow to. But his parents never stopped him from gaming, this's what Umehara thinks is the most important.
- Infiltration's playstyle is like when Umehara was in junior high school. Umehara wanted to win regardless of how he plays. The style was backing down until he sees an opportunity to attack. So at 14 years old, he thought fighting games is kinda easy. But then one day someone around 10 years older said to Umehara that "We know you're good but you don't have style." (in the sense of one-trick pony), Umehara was shocked.
- At the question "Flawless play but losing half of the time OR winning all the time," Umehara answered as if it was a trick question. He said if it's flawless play then luck must be involved, too. Because a move like Demon Flip makes you guess. On top of that, flawless doesn't necessarily mean beautiful, it could mean you try to win as easiest as possible. He chose winning all the time, but if flawless play proves to be stronger then he'll choose it.
- Umehara's toughest defeat was when he tried to win Capcom's official tournament 4 times in a row. (You can read more about this in this Famitsu interview)
- His greatest victory consists of 2 events: GameStop's national tournament (where he defeated Poongko, Iyo, Justin Wong) and (3 months later) Evo 2009. (Umehara won a free trip to Evo 2009 at the GameStop tournament)
- At the end of his career (when he's slow and can't win), Umehara prefers that people look at him as someone who kept trying stubbornly (rather than a guy who once was famous and ended it badly).

Pictures from MarkMan
- The lecture hall is packed
- During the talk session
- Umehara with the crowd after the talk session

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