Daigo “The Beast” Umehara won the Super Street Fighter IV tournament at this year’s Evolution Championship Series. The renowned Street Fighter champion beat out Ricky Ortiz’ Rufus with his signature Ryu. Check out the final fight below.
Daigo Umehara is considered by many to be the world’s most famous Street Fighter player – and is best known for his exciting comeback against pro-player Justin Wong in the Evo Championship Series 2004’s Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike tournament. Daigo bested his rival Justin Wong at the Evo Street Fighter IV tournament last year.
Above: Daigo Umehara (Ryu) vs. Ricky Ortiz (Rufus)
Above: Daigo Umehara (Ken) vs. Justin Wong (Chun-Li) with commentary by Capcom’s Seth Killian at Evo 2004
But Justin Wong was eliminated from the competition early this year. His unexpected defeat came at the hands of Taiwanese player GamerBee, who beat Wong’s Rufus with Adon, a character not commonly picked at the tournament level. GamerBee’s success with Adon was so surprising that it caused the SRK Adon forums to crash due to the number of visitors curious about Adon strategies.
Above: GamerBee (Adon) vs. Justin Wong (Rufus). It was one of the most surprising matches at this year’s Evo Championship Series
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