MarkMan uncovers an alternate recording of the iconic EVO Moment 37 from 2004 giving an entirely awesome new perspective on The Daigo Parry

Floe could have stopped it and changed history as we know it

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • April 11, 2019 at 7:50 a.m. PDT

EVO Moment 37. The Daigo Parry. No other phrases hold as much significance to the fighting game community, as the epic match between CYG|Daigo Umehara and Justin Wong encapsulates the essence of what makes the genre so special and single-handedly brought more eyes to the competitive scene at a time when new titles were few and far between.

Mark "MarkMan" Julio is one of the veterans of the FGC that has stuck around to grow and bring new opportunities to the scenes around the world. While recently searching through an old stack of VHS tapes and discs that his team used to record events in the early 2000's, MarkMan uncovered a hidden gem: an alternate recording of EVO Moment 37 that provides a new perspective to the extraordinary moment in time.

The almost 15-year old video is shot from within the crowd at EVO 2004, so we're able to hear the conversations and reactions of the other players and people in attendance letting you know just how good Daigo and Justin's plays were in Street Fighter 3: Third Strike outside of just the hype conclusion.

Air "Floe" Weintraub, a notable player, streamer and guest on past shows like Capcom Pro Talk, can also be heard off-camera yelling at Justin after he gets the super meter to try and finish Daigo off. Floe and another player named Robin begin saying / shouting "don't do it," but Justin would throw out the Super Art and Daigo perfectly parried every single hit to avoid death and steal the game for himself.

Following Daigo's return Super Art that sealed his act in history, the camera then pans around the audience where we get a better shot of their reactions to what they just witnessed ranging from standing ovations to shouting expletives in disbelief at what just occurred in front of them.

You can take a look for yourself at this new look at the historic Third Strike event in MarkMan's video below though be warned there is pervasive NSFW language throughout.

Sent in by ParabolaBeam, PlasmaWaffle, SlyzertVoltrond and KitsuneNyne.

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