Daigo speaks English to personally introduce his latest Street Fighter 5 gameplay compilation from XusesGB

Perfects, comebacks, Ume-Flash Kicks and plenty more

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • January 31, 2018 at 3:08 p.m. PST

Apparently fighting game YouTuber XusesGB has a few friends in high places, as he was able to get CYG|Daigo Umehara himself to introduce the latest Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition compilation on Xuses channel.

The world's most storied fighting game player offers a few quick words before the action kicks off, though he doesn't say them in his native Japanese tongue, he says them in English.

From there we see a series of quick highlights that show The Beast taking names as he offensively dominates, brilliantly comes back on and psychically dismantles opponents left and right.

While the majority of what we see he is Daigo's Guile, we do get a sampling of his Ryu as well. The Beast originally mained Ryu in SF5, but the Season 2 nerfs made the character too low tier for the competitive player's liking, leading him to switch over to Guile.

Ryu's buffs in Arcade Edition have garnered conversation about his being valid in high level tournament play again, though Daigo is still probably better off going with the almost certainly very strong Guile.

Here's a quick clip from the compilation that sees Daigo bring a round back against a Urien that gets a little too overzealous with his special attacks:


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