Life of Daigo: The Beast starts his day at 11 a.m., begins training at 6 p.m.

Posted by Cheng Kai 'KarbyP' Sim • February 25, 2015 at 11:46 a.m. PST

Ever wondered what a day in the life of MCZ|Daigo 'The Beast' Umehara looks like?


Last year the Fuji Television morning show Mezamashi Saturday aired a segment that showed what a day in the life of the pro gamer and fighting game god looks like -- and it's certainly not all gaming.

Check out the video below, and read on for a brief summary of what a typical day for Daigo is like.
Due to having to stay up fairly late in order to be matched against high-level players who only come on in the evenings, MCZ|Daigo stays up till late every night and starts his day waking up at 11 a.m.

You can get a good look at Daigo's abode in the video. The TV crew noticed that Daigo does not actually have a video games console at home. That's because he believes that if he installed one at home, then he would probably just end up doing all of his training at home without having to go out. That, in his opinion, is bad for both the mind and body. He also feels that it's not a good idea to make it a habit to be staying home training in games all day, so he doesn't keep a console at home.

At 1 p.m. he goes to the gym for a workout. Apart from doing so to maintain his reflexes, the other main reason Daigo goes to the gym regularly is to project a healthy image for himself as a pro gamer. "As you have to be sitting in a room the whole time to be play video games," he explains, "your body condition gets worse, and it projects an unhealthy image. And I thought that if I kept projecting that sort of image, then whenever there is an opportunity for me to appear in the mass media, they might not be as interested [to do a feature on me]."

On that particular day, after going to the gym, Daigo goes into a meeting with an editor at Shogakukan, the publisher for his book. After the meeting, he grabs dinner from a convenience store, before finally heading to his training room at at 6 p.m.

Daigo trains from about that time, to when the trains in Tokyo stop running (a little after midnight). He takes a break at 9 p.m. to freshen himself up by going jogging. So that leaves him about five to six hours of training time a day.

Of course, not every single day is the exact same pattern for Daigo. When an arcade tournament is coming up, he'd go to Shinjuku Taito Station to train instead of at his gaming apartment, for instance. But that's generally what a day in Daigo's shoes is like.

Video from tab tsou.
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