Unstoppable armor against immaculate reads: Daigo Umehara takes on Poongko's Abigail in this 'flashy' Street Fighter 5 set

Will the Beast get crushed like a can?

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • July 24, 2018 at 5:32 p.m. PDT

CYG|Daigo Umehara is one of the most consistent and well recognized faces of the competitive Street Fighter world who recently won his first Capcom Pro Tour Premier event this year at VSFighting in the United Kingdom this past weekend.

AB|Poongko became known around the world as one of the most explosive and dominant players in Street Fighter 4 due to his suffocating Seth play-style which showed everyone just what the man with every power was capable of.

These two Street Fighter legends are currently ranked 'Grand Master' on Street Fighter 5's online boards and recently squared off in an explosive set with Umehara rocking his main Guile against Poongko's Abigail in a best-of-three match.

Their set was uploaded to YouTube by fighting game compiler Xuses and starts off with Daigo apparently activating his future-seeing ability because he seems to stuff or dodge every flip, run and punch Poongko tosses his way until he unlocks his V-Trigger 1 boosts.

Poongko is able to adjust in game two of their set to catch Daigo off guard with some new tricks of his own, and he uses Abigail's signature armored moves to power through Guile and reflect many Sonic Booms tossed his way.

We won't spoil how the match turns out. You'll need to check that out for yourself after the jump though below you will find a clip seeing how Poongko first adjusts to the Beast's play from the start of the set.


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