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, April 29, 2014

Umehara on NHK radio

 Daigo Umehara has joined an NHK's morning radio show yesterday for an usual interview about his career. But the most interesting thing probably is he got to choose 2 songs to play.

Umehara's selections
  • Chiisana Funanori (Ending theme of anime Takarajima)
  • Por una Cabeza

Umehara actually mentioned about Al Pacino in the tango scene in Scent of a Woman (his favorite movie) in which the song Por una Cabeza was played.

Monday, April 28, 2014

[Video] DBFC First Tournament Final

Sega's APM official channel has uploaded the final of Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax First Tournament which was shown during the special stream on April 19. (But it's so short as it's single elimination FT1.)

Butter (Kirino/Leafa) vs. Niga (Kirino/Kino)

Chokaigi 3 attracts 124,966 attendees

From AnimeNewsNetwork

Niconico Chōkaigi 3, the convention held by the video service Niconico at the Makuhari Messe complex in Chiba, attracted 124,966 attendees during the April 26-27 weekend. (A person who attends both days is counted twice.) 7,595,978 people also watched the official live streams of the event on the Niconico service.

USF4 Japanese players impressions 3

TKD (Former El Fuerte player, now playing Chun Li)
"Has advantage over Chun Li: Yun, Blanka, Guile, Yang, Viper, Ibuki, Rufus, Rose"
"But Yun, Blanka, Guile are Chun's worst enemies."
"(Chun Li) To use Ultra Double against: Ryu, Ken, Chun Li, Dhalsim, Seth, Akuma, Gouken, DJ"
"(Chun Li) To use U1: Sagat, Rose, Guile"
"Tier list

Cammy, Guy, Ibuki, Hawk, Chun Li, Evil Ryu, Adon, Sagat, Yun, Yang

Fairly Strong
Ryu, Akuma, Rose, Viper, Makoto, Sakura


El Fuerte, Elena

Super Weak

"Perhaps because of Seth's zoom punch buff. It makes fighting Fei Long fun."
"I couldn't keep my (nesica) player name so I registered 「Kazunoko. (^_^;)" *To match with 「Umehara

"They should add some downside to delayed wake-up because it (DWU) makes game slow and lose sense of urgency."

Dogura (Dictator player)
"Rolento is fun. Rolento makes USF4 fun. Rolento is the Light that guides us. (Saying this while rolling)"

Tonpy (Viper player)
"I couldn't win Nemo's Rolento....!"

"I'm getting used to Rolento. But all he does is rolling anyway. \(^o^)/ "

Saturday, April 26, 2014

USF4 exhibition at Chokaigi 3 summary

- Umehara confirmed for USF4 exhibition at Chokaigi 3 
- Event report from Famitsu 
- Event report from 4Gamer.net

- First to 5
- Can change character after losing a game

Mago (Chun U2) 1-5 Kazunoko (Rolento U2)
0-2 *Mago changed to Oni U2 *close 2R
0-2 *Mago changed to Sagat U1
2-0 *Mago changed to Fei U1
0-2 *Kazunoko changed to Seth U1 *close 1R
0-2 *almost perfect in 1R

Momochi (Juri UW) 4-5 Tokido (Akuma U2)
2-1 *Momo changed to Ken U1 *Momo almost perfect in 2R
1-2 *Momo changed to Cody U2 *Tokido changed to U1 *Momo almost perfect in 2R
2-0 *Momo changed to Ken U1 *Tokido changed to U2 *Tokido lost big lead in 2R
2-0 *perfect in 2R

- (Post-match interview) Momochi said he's been practicing Juri but she apparently isn't ready.

Bon-chan (Ryu U1) 4-5 Umehara (Sagat U2)
2-0 *Bon won by Ultra counter in 1R
2-1 *Ume changed to Hugo U1 *Bon perfect in 1R
2-1 *Ume changed to Guile U1
1-2 *Ume changed to Ryu U1
0-2 *Bon changed to E.Ryu U2
0-2 *Bon changed to Rufus U1 *Red Focus finish
0-2 *Bon changed to Yun U1 *EX SRK bait at the end of 2R?
1-2 *Bon changed to Sagat U2 *intense 3R

- (Post-match interview) When asked about Hugo, Umehara said "Hugo seemed weak at first but then I think he seems viable (in a real competition)."

Friday, April 25, 2014

First Blade Arcus location test announced

It's announced today that the first location test of Beast Note's most anticipated fighting game Blade Arcus will be held at Sega Akihabara between May 9-11.

More details of the game are also revealed.
  • Ryuga is voiced by Kenji Akabane. (The Producer from The Idolm@ster)
  • Pairon is voiced by Asami Shimoda. (Vocaloid Rin/Len Kagamine, Ami/Mami from The Idolm@ster)
  • Xiao Mei and Altina are officially revealed.
  • The voice actors of Rage, Sakuya, Xiao Mei, Altina will reprise their roles.
  • Ryuga, Pairon, Rage, Sakuya, Xiao Mei, Altina will be playable at the location test.
  • You'll be able to call the partner character to perform "Link Attack."

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Console version of USF4 has all old costumes

It's announced that the console versions of Ultra Street Fighter IV full game will come with all costumes from SF4, SSF4, SSF4AE. (USF4 Upgrade does not count.)

Netplay DLC for Vanguard Princess proposed

It's reported that the publisher of Vanguard Princess has launched an Indiegogo campaign to reward developers that create a Vanguard Princess Netplay DLC on Steam.

Vanguard Princess was originally an obsolete freeware, but an English publisher picked it up and eventually released on Steam in March. The game still has no netplay nor some important basic functions.

P4U2 coming to PS3 August 28

It's announced that Persona 4 The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold is coming to PlayStation 3 on August 28, with Rise Kujikawa and her shadow as playable characters.

Karipaku's new work

Something you probably don't know about Karipaku, the Cody player, is she's good at drawing. And she used to draw some posters for fighting game tournaments.

This's the latest artwork that she just completed today. It's a promotional illustration for a mobile game called Valiant Legion. Interestingly, this artwork actually looks better than the official ones!

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late coming to PS3 July 24

It's revealed that Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late is coming to PlayStation 3 on July 24. The console version will have all characters from the arcade, plus new character Nanase. Although Famitsu added that Nanase won't be the only one.

While the publisher of the arcade version is Ecole, the console version will be published by Arc System Works. (ASW's Mori actually gave some advice when designing character Hyde.)

There'll be both package and download version (both 5,800 yen).

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Ayano: L2P

Assistant Producer Ayano has made a list of known bugs in USF4 today in a blog post.

- Guy's EX Bushin Senpu Kyaku doesn't consume EX gauge after KO'ing opponent in some case.
- Characters in the background of Blast Furnace stage don't move in some case.
- Unable to register My Shop at the mobile site.

But regarding Hugo vs. Dhalsim matchup, Ayano explained that it's not that bad matchup.

- He said Hugo has high strength and vitality.
- Hugo's moves such as crMP and Giant Palm Bomber can do favorable trade to Dhalsim's MK (hitbox and damage-wise).
- He pointed out that Hugo's standing HP has armor property. It can be used to fight projectile and jump-in attack.
- He said the game just came out so there're still many things to learn.

Monday, April 21, 2014

First Koihime Enbu location test announced

It's announced that the first location test of Koihime Enbu will be held at Sega Akihabara (Tokyo) and Sega Nanba Albion (Osaka) on April 26 and 27.

Koihime Enbu is the sequel of Shin Koihime Musou Otome Taisen Sangokushi Engi. There're 3 new characters: Sui, Nagi, and Minmei.

New Umineko manga coming April 22

Umineko WHEN THEY CRY Episode 3: Banquet of the Golden Witch, Vol. 2 will be released on April 22.

This's the official English release of the manga, and the 6th volume of 44.

Umineko no Naku Koro ni is a popular novel game that inspired anime (26 episodes), manga (44 volumes), and Beast Note's best fighting game of all time Ougon Musou Kyoku.

For those who missed the previous releases, here are the links. Each volume has around 500 pages or more.
  1. Umineko When They Cry, Episode 1: Legend of the Golden Witch, Vol. 1
  2. Umineko When They Cry, Episode 1: Legend of the Golden Witch, Vol. 2
  3. Umineko When They Cry, Episode 2: Turn of the Golden Witch, Vol. 1
  4. Umineko WHEN THEY CRY Episode 2: Turn of the Golden Witch, Vol. 2
  5. Umineko WHEN THEY CRY Episode 3: Banquet of the Golden Witch, Vol. 1

Sunday, April 20, 2014

USF4 Japanese players impressions 2

"Umehara-san's (nesica) card (registered player name) became 「ウメハラ (「Umehara) (^^;)

*Someone took his alias so Umehara had put 「 in front of his name.

"Was using Evil Ryu and met a Rolento player who rolled me entire match. Was about to go and look at his face after I lost but then he came to me and said good game. It's [hint at Kazunoko]. That makes sense.

"[I wonder who did such terrible thing to Bon-chan!]"

"I wish the developers had put more time on Elena."
"I think Evil Ryu is strongest among Dougi characters (characters in judo uniform such as Ryu or Ken). He lost okizeme but still has raw power"
"It's still tough for Yang to be top tier."

Tsukimiya (Guy player)
"If I meet Guy users, I'd use Ryu, Akuma, Yun, Zangief, and Honda."

Several players
[Complaint about button malfunction such as pushed (normal) Focus but Red Focus came out]

"I even lost to CPU Hawk."

"Condor Spire!"

Tonpy (Viper player)
"Condor Condor Condor Spire!"

Itabashi Zangief
"Too bad, I did 0 Spire today. I want to do around 1,000 Spires tomorrow."

Umehara: Xian was my prime target

4Gamer.net posted an event report of TOPANGA World League yesterday and it also has short interview with Daigo Umehara.

- Umehara felt that winning the league with Ryu is a big accomplishment.
- His prime target was Xian. And since Xian said to him "It's not over yet" after winning 10-0 at Mad Catz Unveiled PAX Prime 2013.
- In the last day, Umehara aimed to win the league so he paid attention to Bon more than Xiao Hai, since winning Xiao Hai would only guarantee him 2nd place.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Umehara confirmed for USF4 exhibition at Chokaigi 2014

It's announced today that an USF4 exhibition matches will be held in this year's Chokaigi (Game Area).

Participating players are Daigo Umehara (was also in 2012 and 2013), Bon-chan, Momochi, Tokido, Mago, and Kazunoko. Commentator is R.

Chokaigi is a yearly grand-scale Niconico fan event that began in 2012. While the event is struggling to gain some profit, the growing number of the attendees indicates that they're doing something right.

For reference
Comic Market - 550,000 attendees (3 days)
Tokyo Game Show - 210,000 attendees (2 public days)
Chokaigi 2 (2013) - 100,000 attendees (and 5 million viewers on net) (2 days)

Chokaigi 3 (2014) will held on April 26-27 at Makuhari Messe (same location as Tokyo Game Show).

Update: The exhibition will be held on April 26 at 16:00 JST. A live streaming is planned.

There'll be 3 matches, using first-to-five format.
  • Kazunoko vs. Mago
  • Momochi vs. Tokido
  • Umehara vs. Bon-chan
Producer Sugiyama and AP Ayano will also come to talk about PS3/Xbox 360 version of USF4 that will be released in Japan on August 7.

This's the reason you should watch Sega stream tomorrow

Nagisa (MC/cosplayer/model) is set to cosplay as Kuroyukihime* (picture below) on Sega's stream tomorrow.

The stream will serve as a PR and tournament (held last weekend) report of 3 fighting games that are being distributed via Sega's network APM: Guilty Gear Xrd, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate: Arcade, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax.

Itabashi Zangief and Asuka Okame (Erio** voice actress) will also participate.

*A playable character in DBFC from Accel World
**A support character in DBFC from Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko

Friday, April 18, 2014

USF4 Day 1 Japanese players impressions

"[Seth has no future.]"

"Sakura's long Tatsu combo doesn't work on some characters anymore, and also weak. This is bad. Did I drop the combo? I hope so. Is it because her hitbox or opponents' hitbox? Need more time to verify."

"I couldn't win with Hugo. I didn't see anyone won too. This's like hard mode."
"It seems Abel becomes stronger."

"No one used Elena. But I know you all really want to! (laugh)"
"Yun is now in higher tier."
"Sagat is strong as expected."
"Tiger Cannon is lame"

R (commentator and Guy player)
"Playing Guy becomes fun again."

"Yang gets better."
"Cammy is still strong."

"Gen is still doing ok."

"(Claw)'s adjustments barely keep me interested"

"All I can hear from the cabinets is Condor Spire. Hawk OP?"

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sako family welcome a baby girl

Sako family welcomed a baby girl this evening in Japan, the same day as Ultra Street Fighter IV launch in the arcades. According to the new parents, everything went well.

First photo of Umehara playing Hugo - USF4 day 1

Daigo Umehara was seen playing Hugo on the first day of USF4 at Taito Station Shinjuku Minami-guchi (aka. the usual place). From asistant producer Ayano's blog. The guy with mask is producer Sugiyama.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Gone in 17 Seconds - Without Ultra - Watch Umehara Hugo and what he can do

Taito had Daigo Umehara demo-play Hugo in the latest promotional video, but it seems like Umehara actually is into this character and did well with it in the USF4 premiere event today.

First USF4 touanaments announced for Japan

Taito announced in Ultra Street Fighter IV premiere event today that three separated USF4 tournaments will be held.

"Grade C" tournaments will be held at (presumably) Taito game centers in Japan.

"Grade B" tournament will have the winners of Taito Cup, a TOPANGA tournament, and unannounced competition competing.

"Grade A" tournament will have qualifiers in Tokyo and Osaka. There'll be both single and 3 on 3 tournament. Each has 1 million yen prize money from Taito. (Obviously not organized by Capcom, since Capcom Japan is known to not give prize money.)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Kotaku reports about Evo Moment 37 book

Someone called Kotaku!

The book about Daigo Umehara's legendary comeback in 2004 named "Evo Moment 37" (now in both paperback and e-book form) is reported by Kotaku today.

The article also has an interview of the writer Glenn Cravens.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

TOPANGA World League Day 4 summary

- TOPANGA World League announced
- TOPANGA World League stream links
- TOPANGA World League not available outside Japan
- TOPANGA league rules
- How to buy ticket of TOPANAGA League
- TOPANGA World League Day 1 summary
- TOPANGA World League Day 2 summary 
- TOPANGA World League Day 3 summary
- Ticket lets you watch/rewatch as many times as you like until May 12.

- R (Guy player)
- Kazunoko

  1. Xian vs. Xiao Hai
  2. PR Balrog vs. Infiltration
  3. Bon-chan vs. Wao 
  4. Umehara vs. Xiao Hai 
  5. PR Balrog vs. Fuudo
  6. Wao vs. Infiltration
  7. Umehara vs. Bon-chan

Saturday, April 12, 2014

TOPANGA World League Day 3 summary

- TOPANGA World League announced
- TOPANGA World League stream links
- TOPANGA World League not available outside Japan
- TOPANGA league rules
- TOPANGA World League Day 1 summary
- TOPANGA World League Day 2 summary

  1. Xian vs. Infiltration
  2. Umehara vs. Fuudo
  3. PR Balrog vs. Wao
  4. Bon-chan vs. Xian
  5. Umehara vs. Infiltration 
  6. Fuudo vs. Wao
  7. Bon-chan vs. Xiao Hai

TOPANGA World League no longer IP block

Beast Note can confirm that the stream pages (all 4 days) of TOPANGA World League no longer block non-Japanese IP addresses. (Or at least the one that was tested.)

Foreign users can now watch the streams normally.

However, the warning "This program is not available in outside of Japan." are still there at the bottom of the pages. Purchase the ticket at your own risk.

The 3,500 yen ticket lets you watch or rewatch the matches of all 4 days as many times as you like until May 12.

First look of America's answer to TOPANGA World League

Japanese restream incoming?

TOPANGA World League Day 2 summary

- TOPANGA World League announced
- TOPANGA World League stream links
- TOPANGA World League not available outside Japan
- TOPANGA league rules
- TOPANGA World League Day 1 summary

  1. Xiao Hai vs. Infiltration
  2. Fuudo vs. Xian
  3. Bon-chan vs. PR Balrog
  4. Wao vs. Xiao Hai
  5. Fuudo vs. Infiltration
  6. Xian vs. PR Balrog
  7. Umehara vs. Wao

Friday, April 11, 2014

[Video] Umehara event at WonderGOO

- Umehara event at WonderGOO announced
- Umehara interview from WonderGOO event 
- Event report from 4Gamer.net
- The event's special web page

USF4 world premiere stream planned, feauring Daigo Umehara

It's revealed that Daigo Umehara, Tokido, Mago, Bon-chan will play Ultra Street Fighter IV on Niconico stream on April 16, the night before the launch. Nuki will also come as MC.

Update: Dengeki reported that Sugiyama producer and Ayano asistant producer will also participate. There'll be exhibition match with "batsu game" (losers must do weird stuff).

Niconico account isn't required to view the stream.

TOPANGA World League Day 1 summary

- TOPANGA World League announced
- TOPANGA World League stream links
- TOPANGA World League not available outside Japan
- TOPANGA league rules

  1. Umehara vs. PR Balrog
  2. Fuudo vs. Xiao Hai
  3. Bon-chan vs. Infiltration
  4. Xian vs. Wao
  5. Xiao Hai vs. PR Balrog
  6. Fuudo vs. Bon-chan
  7. Umehara vs. Xian

USF4 Ryu demo-played by Umehara in new promo video

Taito has posted a new video of Ryu in Ultra Street Fighter IV demo-played by Daigo Umehara.

- crMK +1 frame (not sure he refers to on hit or or block since it seems different on final changes)
- jMP cancel-able
- He said the biggest change is EX SRK>FADC>Metsu SRK will get animation-locked. U2 becomes more viable option.

More videos like this at Taito's USF4 site.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Is Mago the worst fighting game teacher?

Let's say..... You're made to teach a girl who doesn't know anything about fighting games at all. What's the worst things you can do to her?

- Let her choose Yang as her first character.
- Teach her to P-linking BEFORE teaching her how to hold stick.
- Teach her to hold stick with 3 fingers.
- Teach her techniques (combo, hit-confirm, reversal) instead of how to win.

That's what Mago did to Misaki Suzuki (a junior voice actress), a new student of TOPANGA Fight Club 3.

In the end, this girl still doesn't know how to approach the opponent or realize that it's the damage you do to win, not a special move or combo.

Related article: Beast Note's Fighting Game 101

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Confirmed: TOPANGA World League not available outside Japan

As we pointed out, it turn out that the warning wasn't a mistake.

TOPANGA has confirmed that "TOPANGA World League is not available in outside of Japan."

We suspect that the decision comes from Niconico side, since they co-organize the league, and earn estimated 30% of the profit. They want to block the foreign pirates who are immune from legal actions.

Now the next question is does that mean TOPANGA League won't be available outside Japan forever?

Monday, April 7, 2014

Mago's main character in USF4 still undecided, 95% not Fei Long

Mago has revealed tonight the probability of his main character in Ultra Street Fighter IV.

Sagat 30%
Oni 30%
Chun-Li 20% (in hard training)
Juri 5%
Fei Long 5%
Other 10%

It'd be interesting if Mago happens to main Chun-Li. Because Mago was the first top player who picked Fei Long in 2010, and then popularised it. Mago also taught Fuudo, who later won Evo 2011.

Some of well-known Chun-Li players (SF4 series)
  • Nuki (since 2008, now switching back from Seth to Chun-Li again)
  • Nemo (before Yang)
  • Ricky Ortiz (sub)
  • Infiltration (sub)

Saturday, April 5, 2014

SSF4AE Saikyou Choujou Kessen summary

- Capcom announces SSF4AE Saikyou Choujou Kessen
- Stream


Umehara (Ryu) 3-0 Younashi (Juri)
2-1 *Ume almost had big comeback in 2R

Fuudo (Fei Long) 3-0 Yossan (Juri)

Ebi (Hakan) 3-0 -R- (Boxer)
2-0 *nice frame trap Ultra finish in 2R (very close)

Tokido (Akuma) 3-1 Amiyu (Gen)
2-1 *Tokido dropped U2 finish but still won 3R

Umehara (Ryu) 3-0 Fuudo (Fei Long)
2-1 *close 1R

Tokido (Akuma) 3-1 Ebi (Hakan) 
2-0 *dominated in 2R
2-0 *nice comeback in 1R
2-1 *big comeback in 1R by Tokido

Umehara (Ryu) 2-5 Tokido (Akuma)
0-2 *almost perfect in 2R
2-0 *Arigataya finish
2-0 *perfect in 2R
0-2 *Umehara couldn't close 1R
1-2 *perfect in 3R

Ultra Street Fighter IV releasing April 17 for Japanese arcades

It's announced just now that Ultra Street Fighter IV will be released in the Japanese arcades on April 17.

The announcement was made by Yoshinori Ono before the final of SSF4AE Saikyou Choujou Kessen at E-sports Square Akihabara.

TOPANGA World League streams not available outside Japan?

UPDATE: Confirmed: TOPANGA World League not available outside Japan

The stream links of TOPANGA World League are now revealed. But there's "This program is not available in outside of Japan." at the bottom of the pages. There's no warning like this before in The 3rd TOPANGA League.

Note that a warning like this usually means Niconico will block non-Japanese IP addresses, preventing the users from accessing the streams.

We're not sure if this's a mistake or misunderstanding or not. The league invited foreign players but also blocks foreign viewers? We suggest you wait until there's clarification before buying the ticket (if you're outside Japan).

Stream links

Day 1 (April 10, Thu)
Day 2 (April 11, Fri)
Day 3 (April 12, Sat)
Day 4 (April 13, Sun)

All streams begin at 18:00 Japan Standard Time.

Buy the ticket for all 4 days here (3,500 yen)
How to buy ticket

Friday, April 4, 2014

Book Evo Moment 37 now available for purchase

The book about Daigo Umehara's legendary comeback in 2004 called "Evo Moment 37" is available for purchase today.

Umehara interview from WonderGoo event

4Gamer.net posted a new interview of Daigo Umehara from the event at WonderGoo from March 29.

- A sequel to Umehara: To Live is to game is in work.
- He insists that quality over quantity when it comes to choosing which tournament to compete. He chooses to have a lot of preparation for good performances for 1-2 competitions a year.
- He wants to win Evo 2014, and he probably won't participate any tournament before that.
- He will use Ryu for Evo 2014, since USF4 will be released (in Japan) just 3 months before Evo. There's no time to invest on other characters.
- He thinks Ryu doesn't change much in USF4. Red Focus probably won't help him do more damage.
- He's been using Ryu for 6 years now so he was hoping for more changes to Ryu. He just wants new stuff to show to audience.
- He'll try other characters after Evo. He mentioned Guile and grapplers such as T. Hawk or Zangief.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

TOPANGA World League announced

TOPANGA announced tonight on TOPANGA TV a 8-man round-robin SSF4AE2012 offline tournament called TOPANGA World League. The league will feature all Evolution SF4 champions, as well as PR Balrog–the first non-Asian player in a TOPANGA league. The rules will be the same as The 3rd TOPANGA League, which is first-to-seven.

  1. Daigo Umehara (Ryu)
  2. Fuudo (Fei Long)
  3. Bon-chan (Bon-chan)
  4. Wao (Oni, Dudley)
  5. Infiltration (Akuma, Chun-Li)
  6. Xiao Hai (Cammy, Evil Ryu)
  7. PR Balrog (Boxer)
  8. Xian (Gen, Guile)

(Sako can't participate due to personal matter.)

TOPANGA World League will set a new record of the highest-paying fighting game tournament in Japan, with 1.5 million yen for the winner.

1st place - 1,500,000 yen
2nd place - 500,000 yen
3rd place - 250,000 yen

The league will be held between April 10 to 13. As always, Niconico will stream the league. The ticket for all 4 days is 3,500 yen. One-day ticket is 1,500 yen.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

KSK, Nuki, Kokujin confirmed for Evo 2014

It's revealed that KSK, Nuki, Kokujin, Sentos (MC and Dictator player) now have plane tickets for Evolution 2014.

This's not surprising since they all now host their own pay-per-view internet show on Niconico. They'll surely stream something from Las Vegas. But while they're more like entertainers now, don't let your guard down when you play them in the (USF4) pools!

Note that this's Nuki's first Evo in SF4 era (last time was 2008). He was supposed to be with Kokujin in Evo 2012. KSK participated in 2010 and 2012.