'The Story of Daigo Umehara' tells the amazing tale of fighting games' most legendary player

Short documentary that follows The Beast's journey from childhood to present day

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • September 26, 2017 at 11:13 a.m. PDT

If you're a fan of competitive Street Fighter or fighting games in general, chances are you've heard the name "CYG|Daigo Umehara" once or twice. Also known as "The Beast," Umehara's status as a legend of the sport is recognized across the entire FGC.

Becoming one of the greatest to ever compete didn't happen over night for Daigo, though. It took years of hard work and dedication, and theScore esports recently put together a short documentary that details Umerhara's journey.

The tale begins, naturally, with Daigo's birth in 1981. Originally living in Aomori Prefecture in Japan, Daigo and his family moved to Tokyo when he was in the second grade.

Daigo's first experience with fighting games came when he was around 10-years-old. After walking into a video rental store near his house, Umehara spotted a Street Fighter 2 arcade cabinet, which led him to gradually begin visiting arcades and playing fighting games.

The documentary goes on to recall Daigo's first meeting of fellow Japanese fighting game god, Shinya "Nuki" Onuki, and talks of his career in competitive Darkstalkers play. We learn more about the unforgettable EVO moment #37, his hiatus from fighting games, the fighting game resurgence with Street Fighter 4, and more.

If you're a fan of The Beast, then this video is definitely something you won't want to miss. You can catch it in its entirety below.

Photo via theScore esports. Sent in by Fawaz.

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