Daigo just won his first Premier event on the 2018 Capcom Pro Tour, let's take a look at where The Beast stands at this point in the season

Not only did he gain certain Capcom Cup berth, he just made a statement to all the rest of the Street Fighter competitive scene

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • July 22, 2018 at 4:28 p.m. PDT

By no means has the 2018 Capcom Pro Tour seen a poor showing from fighting games' most celebrated player, CYG|Daigo Umehara, but today's first place finish at VSFighting elevated his year from good to great.

VSFighting's Premier status means The Beast will be awarded 700 points, an amount that will more than double his previous total of 502. Those 502 points may very well have been enough to qualify Daigo for the Capcom Cup in December, but there's zero question of that now.

This weekend's action isn't completely done with as Defend The North is still playing out, but we have a rough idea of where Daigo will be once the totals are filled in.

Previously in ninth place overall the Guile player has catapulted forward to 1,202 Pro Tour points, a total that should put him in fifth place. Current leader FD|Fujimura's second place finish at VSF is enough to keep him out in front with a score of 1,961, followed by PG|Infiltration with 1,530, FOX|Tokido with 1,370 and then UYU|NL with 1,261.

This update comes just two weeks before EVO 2018, an event that offers more Pro Tour status than any other by quite a wide margin. First place will walk away with 1,750 points and point payouts will go to players all the way down to the 129th placings.

Not only does this weekend's performance cement The Beast's place in this year's Cap Cup, it also served as a clear statement that he's leveled up in Street Fighter 5. Daigo's VSF run saw him face off against and cleanly defeat the world's hottest player in Fujimura. You can view their grand finals set below.

Photo credit: Stephanie Lindgren. Video source: Capcom Fighters.

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