The King of Street Fighter Daigo Umehara has been awarded a Guinness World Record for his overwhelming dominance in the pro fighting game scene.
Daigo Umehara is good at Street Fighter. No, Daigo Umehara is really good at Street Fighter. The video you see above - Daigo's unbelievable last stand against rival Justin Wong in Street Fighter III at the EVO 2k4 tournament - may be the single most memorable moment in professional fighting games history, and that's just scratching the surface.
Who better to be honored in the record books than the man known as "The Beast"?
At the "Super Vs. Battle" tournament in London this past weekend, the folks at Guinness World Records officially presented Umehara with a certificate marking his entry into the Guinness Book of World Records Gamer's Edition 2011. What for, you may ask? Why for the "Most Consecutive Tournament Wins" - a staggering 15 national and international tournament victories in a row.
"Receiving this award at the culmination of a spirited international tournament is truly a great honor," said Umehara via his translator. "[One] made all the more special when considering the fierce competition in the international fighting game community."
Umehara said he was looking forward to representing Team Mad Catz at the Tougeki "Super Battle Opera" tournament, held alongside the Tokyo Game Show next month. Let's see if he can make that number 16.