Daigo Umehara

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Daigo
Daigo Umehara
Daigo playing cropped.png
Daigo in 2011
Born (1981-05-19) 19 May 1981 (age 35)
Hometown Tokyo
Nationality Japanese
Current team Twitch,[1] Red Bull,[2] HyperX,[3]
League Super Battle Opera
Evolution Championship Series
Games Super Street Fighter II Turbo
Street Fighter III 3rd Strike
Ultra Street Fighter IV
Street Fighter V
Street Fighter Alpha 3
Darkstalkers
Capcom vs. SNK 2
Guilty Gear
Capcom Fighting Evolution
Nickname(s) The Beast

Daigo Umehara (Japanese: 梅原 大吾 Hepburn: Umehara Daigo?, born 19 May 1981) is a Japanese arcade fighting video game player. He specializes in 2D arcade fighting games, mainly those released by Capcom. Known as "Daigo" or "The Beast"[4] in the West and "Umehara" or "Ume" in Japan, Daigo is one of the world's most famous Street Fighter players, and is often considered its greatest as well.[5] He currently holds a world record of "the most successful player in major tournaments of Street Fighter" in Guinness World Records.[6][7][8][9]

Before properly being called a pro gamer[10] from signing a sponsorship deal with Mad Catz,[11] Japanese media usually referred to Daigo as "the god of 2D fighting games" (2D格闘ゲームの神 2D Kakutō Gēmu no Kami?).[12][13][14][15][16][17]

Early career[edit]

Daigo began going to an arcade game center and playing fighting games as an elementary school student around 10 years of age.[10][18] Street Fighter II and Fatal Fury: King of Fighters had recently been released and were Daigo's first two fighting games.[10] Street Fighter II often had a very long line with older players, so he began learning Fatal Fury first.[10] After some time and due to the limited time he could stay at the game center, Daigo started challenging other players in Street Fighter II Dash (Champion Edition) for an opportunity to play even though he felt shy and had to ask for permission. This was when he discovered that he preferred competing with other players.[10]

Around the time when he was a 13-year-old middle school student,[10] Daigo shifted his main game to Vampire Hunter because he thought he was more skilled in that game than Street Fighter II.[10] He developed a reputation in Vampire Hunter by setting a 286-win streak record[19] in a single outing before he was forced to leave due to Akihabara Sega (now Club Sega[20]) game center closing for the day.[10][21][22] Umehara enrolled in his first tournament when he entered GAMEST Cup's national Vampire Hunter tournament in 1995,[23] losing in the block's finals.[24] His first tournament victory came at his second tournament, GAMEST Cup's national Vampire Savior tournament in 1997, where he defeated Ōnuki (now Nuki) in the finals.[24][25][26]

In 1998, at the age of 17 Daigo participated in Capcom's official Street Fighter Zero 3 national tournament and advanced to the finals which took place on a stage in Tokyo Game Show 1998: Autumn on October 11.[27] After winning the tournament by defeating Ōnuki 3-1, Daigo, as the champion, went on to face Alex Valle, the winner of the U.S. national Street Fighter Alpha 3 tournament. The international "Grand Championship" was held in San Francisco, California on November 8. This was Daigo's first trip to the U.S. and his first overseas tournament appearance.[28] The match was best of three games, with five-round games. Daigo came from behind to win 2-1.[29][30] Both events aired as a 50-minute TV report in Japan.[31]

In September 2001, Daigo's popularity led to the publishing of a mini-autobiography called VERSUS (known as "Umehon" (ウメ本) or "Ume Book" by fans). The book's content is separated into six chapters chronicling the games in which he competes and includes background stories, anecdotes of competitions, and analysis of his opponents.[21]

In 2002, Daigo appeared in a U.S. versus Japan exhibition in Japan. American players competed in four games (Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Street Fighter III 3rd Strike and Marvel vs. Capcom 2) for the right to battle Japan's best players in those respective games. Umehara only entered the 3rd Strike exhibition, but defeated all of his opponents, ending each round with Ken's fierce Shoryuken. These events were filmed for the documentary Bang the Machine.[32][33]

In 2003, Daigo won the Super Street Fighter II Turbo tournament in the first Super Battle Opera (Tougeki) and won the same game in Evolution Championship Series when he joined the event for the first time in the same year, making him the first player to win both the SBO and Evolution in the same year on the same game. Umehara also went to Evolution 2004 and Absolution 2004[34] on April 18 in England and won SSF2 Turbo there.[24][35]

Daigo has participated regularly in a number of tournaments, appearing in at least one each year since his start in 1997, with a brief hiatus in 2008.[24][36]

Evolution 2004[edit]

Main article: Evo Moment 37

Umehara started becoming famous internationally from the YouTube video clips[37][38] of his match in the Losers bracket final[39] in Evolution Championship Series 2004's Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike competition where he made a dramatic comeback against Justin Wong's Chun-Li. In the final round of match 1, Umehara's Ken was down to his last pixel of vitality.[40] At this point, any special attack would knock Umehara's character out if connected, since special attacks deal chip damage even when blocked. In an attempt to win the round, Wong attempted to hit Umehara's Ken with Chun-Li's multihit Super Art move Houyoku-sen (鳳翼扇, "phoenix-wing fan").[41] However, instead of avoiding it, Umehara chose to "Parry," a technique whereby an incoming attack is blocked without the player losing any health, but by doing so requires moving toward opponent's direction in the same time a hit lands,[42] within four of thirty frames[citation needed] of the impact animation. After the move was launched, not only were all 15 hits parried, but Umehara also managed to get into a good position to make a powerful attacking combo[43] that knocked Chun-Li out instead. This moment, and the ecstatic cheering of the spectators that followed, was recorded and later spread on the Internet, gaining immense popularity.[39][44][45] In 2011, Kotaku ranked it first place in its list of "The 10 Best Moments in Pro-Gaming History".[46]

NHK's TV program, MAG-NET, has called this moment "The miraculous reversal play" (奇跡の逆転劇 Kiseki no Gyakuten Geki?). Within the English speaking fighting game online community, it is referred to as "Evo Moment #37: The Beast is Unleashed",[47] and the offensive combo used would later appear in Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition as Advanced Parry Training #5. This trial mode challenge specifically refers to Daigo's use of the combo, as the challenge description is "Evo Moment #37." (Most Trial Mode challenges within the game have a description of the combo in the challenge.)[48]

Street Fighter IV era[edit]

In July 2008, Umehara came out of retirement[49] and became competitive once again. This time, his focus was on the newly released Street Fighter IV. Because of this, Japanese arcade gaming magazine Arcadia has included a DVD featuring "Umehara Concept Matches" in its January 2009 issue (released on November 29, 2008) and "The God has returned" was stated in Umehara's player introduction part. The DVD contains exhibition matches between him and Japan's 6 top players such as Inoue, Itabashi Zangief, Fuudo, Nemo, and Mago.[50]

2009[edit]

On March 5, Umehara made an appearance as the "god of the fighting games world" on the TV show "Gamer's Koshien". He and four other top Japanese players (Soushihan KSK, Itabashi Zangief, Mago, and Tokido) competed with each other and with celebrities in a Street Fighter IV round-robin tournament.[13][51]

On April 18, at GameStop's Street Fighter IV National Tournament 2009 in San Francisco, California, four players from three countries held exhibition matches following the main competition. Umehara, who came by Capcom's invitation, [52] defeated players Iyo, Poongko and Justin Wong to win the tournament. For the win, he was awarded a free trip to Evolution 2009 in Las Vegas.[53][54]

Umehara began writing a column in Arcadia called Umehara Column: Michi, starting with the August issue.[55] ("Umehara Column: Street")

Thanks to his win at the GameStop tournament, Umehara entered the Evolution 2009 Street Fighter IV competition as a seeded player in the semi-finals on July 18, which was the second day of the event. In the third and final day, Umehara defeated Justin Wong and placed him in the Losers Bracket, then advanced to the grand finals only to meet Wong again. The two fought until the last game possible, but Umehara ultimately won the competition.[56][57][58]

The September issue[59] of Arcadia magazine included a DVD featuring a set of "Umehara's Concept Matches." This was a follow-up to a previous DVD which released in late 2008.[60][61][62]

On August 7, Umehara participated in an all night tournament called "GODSGARDEN."[63][64]

Umehara participated in exhibition matches in a Street Fighter IV competition in Taiwan on October 10.[65] The matches were broadcast live on Famitsu's web channel.[66]

Umehara returned to America to join a tournament called Season's Beatings, held October 16–18 in Columbus, Ohio.[67][68] He won Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix and Street Fighter IV Singles competition.[69][70]

On November 26, Umehara and five other top Japanese Street Fighter IV players joined a Nico Nico live internet show[71] to talk about the second GODSGARDEN tournament. The show also featured an exhibition match between Umehara and Mago.[72]

2010[edit]

Instead of participating in GODSGARDEN #2 (March 6),[73] Umehara flew to France to enter Street Fighter IV tournaments in the World Game Cup[74] gaming event, which took place March 3–7. He placed second in singles and first in 2-on-2.[75][76]

On April 4, Umehara and two teammates participated in an official Street Fighter IV National Tournament[77] and qualified for the top 14. His team was eliminated, in the quarter finals.[78]

Umehara participated in Capcom's Super Street Fighter IV "Fight Club" launch party in Los Angeles, United States on April 23.[79] Umehara held exhibition matches in which he played various characters including Hakan, Guy, and Dee Jay against a dozen challengers. The event closed with a 3-out-of-5 match[80][81] between Umehara and Justin Wong, ending in a double-K.O. draw which left Umehara undefeated all night. It was also revealed at the event that Umehara had accepted a sponsorship deal with Mad Catz and would play under their name in future tournaments.[11][82][83][84][85][86]

The limited edition of Super Street Fighter IV from the e-CAPCOM store included a special DVD featuring two tournaments between Japan's 8 top players: Umehara, Tokido, Iyo, Shirou, Kin Devu, Momochi, Tokidoki Nukings, and Itabashi Zangief. [87][88] The Super Street Fighter IV Technical Guide published by Enterbrain which was released on April 28 includes a DVD featuring exhibition matches of the new characters played by Japan's 7 top players: Umehara, Tokido, Kin Devu, Iyo, Momochi, Itabashi Zangief, and Shirou.[89][90]

On May 9, Umehara appeared on the NHK Sunday night program "MAG-NET" in a feature about Street Fighter.[91][92]

On May 15, Nico Nico Live held a Super Street Fighter IV online competition where participating online players on Xbox Live got a chance to fight Japan's 3 top players: Umehara, Mago, and Tokido. They also held offline matches and a brief talking segment.[93]

May 29-30, Umehara went to Australia for the first time to participate in Evolution Asia Pacific's Super Street Fighter IV tournament in Sydney. He won the tournament, losing just one game.[94] As the grand prize, he earned a paid flight to Evolution 2010 in Las Vegas where he would start off as a seeded player.[95][96][97][98][99][100][101]

On June 4, Umehara joined the 106th Xbox Live Park online event held by Microsoft Japan with Famitsu's editorial department. During the two-hour event, participating Xbox Live Gold members had the opportunity to chat and face off with Umehara in Super Street Fighter IV online matches.[102]

After getting 2nd place in Nagoya Street Battle 15 (July 4),[103] Umehara joined Evolution 2010 on July 9–11 and faced a tougher challenge than before with over 1,700 players[104] from around the world participating in the Super Street Fighter IV tournament. Nevertheless, Umehara secured a win without ever dropping into the Losers bracket. The live stream of the event set a new record with an approximate 48,000 viewers at its peak across its two channels (Stickam 18,000 and Ustream 30,000).[105] [106][107][108][109]

After winning the qualifier on May 22,[110] Umehara's team participated in the Super Battle Opera 2010 Street Fighter IV finals on September 19 and won second place. The event took place as a part of Tokyo Game Show 2010 at Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex.[111]

Umehara participated in the Season's Beatings tournament in Ohio for the second time October 15–17,[112] the Southern California Regionals tournament in Los Angeles November 6–7,[113][114][115] the Canada Cup in Canada November 13–14,[116] and the Northern California Regionals tournament November 20–21.[117] He also attended an exhibition event in Kuwait on November 26.[118]

2012[edit]

Umehara published his first book The Will to Keep Winning (勝ち続ける意志力[119] Kachitsuzukeru ishiryoku?) on April 2, 2012.[120]

2013[edit]

On April 13, 2013, Daigo attended the New York University Game Center's fourth annual Spring Fighter event as a special guest alongside Seth Killian. At the event, Umehara and Killian held a talk, in which Umehara discussed his life in and out of the Street Fighter scene.[121]

On Aug. 30, 2013, Daigo had a match against the 2013 EVO Champion Xian. The rule was the first to win 10 matches will be declared the winner. Daigo won the match with a incredible result 10-0 against the world Champion Xian.[122]

A couple of Months later, in a similar match, Daigo beat Infiltration 10-2.[123]

Both matches had many views on YouTube and are considered examples of flawless Street fighter play.

2015[edit]

In December 2015, Umehara announced his intentions to donate the entirety of his winnings from the Capcom Pro Tour 2015 Finals, a sum of $60,000, to the Evo Scholarship, a New York University scholarship program which offers financial assistance to students wishing to study game design at the NYU Game Center at the Tisch School of the Arts.[124] The NYU Game Center confirmed the $60,000 donation on January 6, 2016.[125]

2016[edit]

On January 19, 2016, Daigo gave a two-hour lecture entitled "1日ひとつだけ、強くなる" ("Ichinichi hitotsu dake, tsuyoku naru"|"Getting Stronger Everyday")at the Keio University Marunouchi City Campus.[126] In the lecture, Daigo discussed the ups and downs of carving out a niche as a professional gamer. He spoke to a sold-out audience.[127]

In February 2016, Daigo was narrowly defeated by American rapper and music producer Lupe Fiasco in a Street Fighter V exhibition match.[128] The event, organized by former Mad Catz executive Mark Julio, was live streamed to over 75,000 viewers. Several observers noted that Daigo's timing appeared to be off, and that he did not capitalize on key strategic openings during the match.[128]

In July 2016, an official English translation of Umehara's first book, The Will to Keep Winning, was sold to Evo attendees as an event exclusive.[129] The book continued to be sold exclusively at fighting game events across the globe throughout the remainder of 2016.

On September 14, 2016, Umehara announced[130] that he had achieved two new World Records recognized by Guinness World Records: "Most views for a competitive fighting game match"[131] (for his famous match against Justin Wong from Evo 2004) and "Highest all-time rank in Ultra Street Fighter IV."[132] Umehara received official recognition for the records via a ceremony held at Tokyo Game Show.

On November 30, 2016, Umehara announced that he had entered a new sponsorship deal with gaming headset maker HyperX.[133]

On December 1, 2016, Red Bull and director Nick McDonald released an eleven-minute documentary on Daigo Umehara entitled, "Mind of a Beast." In the piece, Umehara addressed the pressures of life as a professional gamer, and asserted a distinction between the mythical public figure "Umehara" and the flawed human being, Daigo Umehara.[134]

Books[edit]

『勝ち続ける意志力: 世界一プロ・ゲーマーの「仕事術」』(The Will to Keep Winning), Shogakukan - JPN: 4/2/2012 | ENG: 7/16/2016

Manga[edit]

"Umehara FIGHTING GAMERS!" is a dramatized manga depiction of Umehara's life as a young participant in the Street Fighter arcade scene, and features several noted players from the Japanese fighting game community. The series is considered a flagship title for its publisher, Kadokawa Shoten, who are actively marketing the series and have confirmed plans to serialize it in their seinen comic magazine Young Ace UP.

The series is illustrated by Kengoro Nishide and written by Saitaru Orika and Maki Tomoi, with Daigo acting as an editorial supervisor. Currently it is only available in Japanese.

Volume Release Date ISBN
1 12/26/2014 978-4041020296
2 6/26/2015 978-4041031285
3 11/26/2015 978-4041031292
4 4/26/2016 978-4041042847
5 9/26/2016 978-4041042854
6 1/25/2017 978-4041050491


Achievements[edit]

Year Tournament Game Place Character Note
2016 Italy Milan Games Week Street Fighter V 1st Ryu [135]
2016 United Kingdom EGX 2016 Street Fighter V 4th Ryu [136]
2016 Portugal Lockdown 2016 Street Fighter V 1st Ryu [137]
2016 United States East Coast Throwdown 2016 Street Fighter V 9th Ryu [138]
2016 Australia OzHadou Nationals 14 Street Fighter V 1st Ryu [139]
2016 Hong Kong eSports Festival Hong Kong 2016 Street Fighter V 1st Ryu [140]
2016 France Stunfest 2016 Street Fighter V 7th Ryu [141]
2016 France Red Bull Kumite 2016 Street Fighter V 9th Ryu
2015 United States Capcom Cup 2015 Ultra Street Fighter IV 2nd Evil Ryu [142]
2015 Japan Topanga League 5A Ultra Street Fighter IV 1st Evil Ryu [143]
2015 Japan Tokyo Game Show 2015 Ultra Street Fighter IV 33rd Evil Ryu [144]
2015 United States Evolution Championship Series 2015 Ultra Street Fighter IV 9th Evil Ryu [145]
2015 Japan Ouka Ranbu Cup 2015 Ultra Street Fighter IV 1st Evil Ryu
2015 United States Community Effort Orlando 2015 Ultra Street Fighter IV 17th Evil Ryu
2015 Thailand South East Asia Major 2015 Ultra Street Fighter IV 5th Evil Ryu [146]
2015 France Stunfest 2015 Ultra Street Fighter IV 1st Evil Ryu, Ryu [147]
2015 Japan Topanga World League 2 Ultra Street Fighter IV 1st Evil Ryu [148]
2015 United States NorCal Regionals Ultra Street Fighter IV 1st Evil Ryu [149]
2015 France Red Bull Kumite 2015 Ultra Street Fighter IV 5th Evil Ryu
2015 United States Final Round 18 Ultra Street Fighter IV 13th Evil Ryu [150]
2015 United States South by Southwest Fighters Invitational Ultra Street Fighter IV 5th Evil Ryu
2015 Canada Canada Cup Masters Series Ultra Street Fighter IV 1st Evil Ryu
2014 United States Capcom Cup Finals Ultra Street Fighter IV 9th Evil Ryu
2014 Japan Topanga League 4A Ultra Street Fighter IV 1st Evil Ryu [151]
2014 Singapore Capcom Pro Tour Asia Finals Ultra Street Fighter IV 1st Evil Ryu [152]
2014 Taiwan Capcom Pro Tour Qualifier Taiwan Ultra Street Fighter IV 1st Evil Ryu [153]
2014 United States Evolution 2014 Ultra Street Fighter IV 49th Evil Ryu [154]
2014 Japan Topanga Charity Cup 4 Ultra Street Fighter IV lost in the 3rd round Evil Ryu Teammate: Mago, Nyanshi, Nemo, Misse
2014 Japan Topanga World League 2014 Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v2012 1st Ryu [155]
2014 Japan Super Street Fighter IV CR Edition Commemoration Event Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v2012 2nd Ryu [156]
2013 Sweden DreamHack Winter 2013 Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v2012 1st[157] Ryu
2012 Japan Topanga League 3A Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v2012 5th Ryu [158]
2013 United States Evolution Championship Series 2013 Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v2012 7th Ryu
2013 Japan Topanga Asia League 2013 Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v2012 2nd Ryu
2012 United States Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Global Tournament Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v2012 2nd Ryu
2012 Japan Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Official National Tournament Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v2012 1st Ryu
2012 Japan Topanga League 2A Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v2012 2nd Ryu [159]
2012 United States Evolution 2012 Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v2012 5th Ryu
2012 United States Community Effort Orlando 2012 Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v2012 7th[160] Ryu
2012 Singapore South East Asia Majors Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v2012 2nd Ryu
2012 South Korea LG Cup Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition 2nd
2011 Japan Nagoya Street Battle X MadCatz Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (3-on-3) 1st Teammate: Tokido, Mago
2011 Japan Nagoya Street Battle 30 Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (3-on-3) 1st Teammate: Tokido, Mago
2011 Japan Super Battle Opera 2011 Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (2-on-2) 3rd Teammate: Iyo
2011 United States Evolution 2011 Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition 4th Yun
2011 United States NorCal Regionals 9 Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition 1st Yun
2011 United States ReveLAtions Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition 1st
2010 United States NorCal Regionals 8 Super Street Fighter IV 4th
2010 United States NorCal Regionals 8 Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix 1st
2010 Canada Canada Cup[116] Super Street Fighter IV 1st
2010 United States SoCal Regionals 2010 Super Street Fighter IV 2nd
2010 United States SoCal Regionals 2010 Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix 1st
2010 United States Season's Beatings V Super Street Fighter II Turbo 1st
2010 Japan Nagoya Street Battle 17 Super Street Fighter IV (3-on-3) 1st Teammate: MACHI, Momochi[161]
2010 Japan Super Battle Opera 2010 Street Fighter IV (3-on-3) 2nd Teammates: TKD, Bon-chan[110]
2010 England Super VS Battle 20-X[162] Super Street Fighter IV 3rd
2010 United States Evolution 2010 Super Street Fighter IV 1st[106] Ryu
2010 Japan Nagoya Street Battle 15 Super Street Fighter IV (3 on 3) 2nd Teammate: Mago, Tokido
2010 Australia Evolution Asia-Pacific Super Street Fighter IV 1st[99]
2010 France World Game Cup 2010 Street Fighter IV 2nd[163] Ryu
2009 United States Seasons Beatings IV Street Fighter IV 1st Ryu
2009 United States Seasons Beatings IV Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix 1st Ryu
2009 Japan GODSGARDEN #1 Street Fighter IV 3rd[164] Ryu
2009 United States Evolution 2009 Street Fighter IV 1st[165] Ryu
2007 Japan 2nd Darkstalker Combination Cup Vampire Hunter 1st
2007 Japan X-Mania 7 Super Street Fighter II Turbo (3-on-3) 2nd Ryu Teammates: Yaya, Aniken
2006 United States Evolution 2006 Guilty Gear XX Slash 2nd
2005 Japan Super Battle Opera 2005 Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike (2-on-2) 1st Ken Teammate: Nuki
2005 Japan Super Battle Opera 2005 Capcom Fighting Jam (2-on-2) 2nd Urien/Guile
2004 Japan 4th Cooperation Cup Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike 1st Ken
2004 England Absolution 2004 Super Street Fighter II Turbo 1st Ryu, Balrog, O.Sagat, Zangief
2004 England Absolution 2004 Guilty Gear XX #Reload 1st
2004 England Absolution 2004 Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike 1st Ken
2004 England Absolution 2004 Street Fighter Alpha 3 3rd X/A/V-Ryu
2004 United States Evolution 2004 Super Street Fighter II Turbo 1st O. Sagat, Ryu, Balrog
2004 United States Evolution 2004 Guilty Gear XX 1st Sol
2004 United States Evolution 2004 Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike 2nd Ken
2004 Japan Kakutou Ishin Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike 2nd
2004 Japan Kakutou Ishin Street Fighter Alpha 3 2nd
2003 United States Evolution 2003 Super Street Fighter II Turbo 1st Ryu
2003 United States Evolution 2003 Guilty Gear XX 1st Sol Badguy
2003 United States Evolution 2003 Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike 2nd Ken
2003 United States Evolution 2003 Capcom vs. SNK 2 2nd C-Guile/Cammy/Sagat
2003 Japan Super Battle Opera (#1) Super Street Fighter II Turbo (3-on-3) 1st Chun-Li Teammates: Kurahashi, Otochun
2003 Japan Super Battle Opera (#1) Guilty Gear XX (3-on-3) 3rd Sol Badguy Teammates: Arisaka, Pachi
2003 Japan Super Battle Opera (#1) Capcom vs. SNK 2 2nd C-Guile/Chun-Li/Sagat
2000 Japan Official National Tournament Capcom vs. SNK 1st
2000 Japan 3rd Official National Tournament Street Fighter Alpha 3 1st
2000 Japan X-Mania 2000 Super Street Fighter II Turbo (3-on-3) 3rd Teammates: Kurahashi, Tamashima
1999 Japan 2nd Official National Tournament Street Fighter Alpha 3 (3-on-3) 2nd V-Ryu Teammates: Naori, Imai
1998 Japan Official National Tournament Street Fighter Alpha 3 1st V-Akuma United States International Champion
1997 Japan GAMEST Cup Vampire Savior 1st Bishamon
1995 Japan GAMEST Cup Vampire Hunter 9th Pyron

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