Daigo shares his thoughts on Tokido's emotional post-fight interview at Kemonomichi 2

'I was happy when I realized that's how much he was betting on this match'

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • March 12, 2018 at 5:46 p.m. PDT

Over the weekend, two of the most legendary fighting game players to ever compete locked horns at the Kemonomichi 2 exhibition event in Japan. CYG|Daigo Umehara and Hajime "FOX|Tokido" Taniguchi battled it out in a first-to-10 Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition match up that will undoubtedly go down in FGC history.

Though the match itself was one to marvel at, the post-fight interview really grabbed viewer attention. Speaking with Tokido first, who went 5-10 against Umehara, the EVO 2017 champion provided a short statement followed by tears.

The emotional display hit a lot of us right in the feels. Such an expression showed just how much defeating his old fighting game rival truly means to Tokido.

After Kemonomichi was all wrapped up, Daigo sat with Fuudo to talk a bit more about the match.

Though the audio here is in Japanese, we were able to grab some translations from it thanks to our very own Nicholas "MajinTenshinhan" Taylor.

During their talk, Daigo shared his thoughts on Tokido's emotional interview.

"I was happy when I realized that's how much he was betting on this match," Daigo started. "I also thought 'Man, he's going to get even more fans now,' haha.

"He said 'I wish I could've at least won [against you] in the game,' but without fighting games, I wouldn't like life. That's something he's built up in his own head, if you look at it from a societal point of view, he's ahead of me in every single way."

During his brief interview, Tokido noted that he will have to come back to try again against Daigo. As one of the best Street Fighter 5 players in the world, and still a legend in the eSport, we have no doubts that The Murder Face (as he is also known) will indeed return.

If you'd like to check out the full set or read the translations for the post-fight interviews, you can find both here on EventHubs.

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