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Daigo Umehara adapts a new strategy when experiencing a 2 bar connection for the first time during Street Fighter 5 match

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • October 20, 2021 at 7:01 a.m. PDT • Comments: 7

Because Japan is a smaller country than the United States, laggy online matches aren't quite as common in Japan. Fiber internet also tends to be very helpful in mitigating lag-filled experiences.

During the Pentagon Cup event, BST|Daigo Umehara had to face off against Chris Wong, a player in Hong Kong using Nash. As one might expect, the great amount of distance caused issues within the game. Umehara noted that he had never experienced a 2 bar connection before during his stream.

"Two bars? Seriously? I don't think I've played like this," stated Umehara. "Oh, this is it? This lag is manageable. Wait. This is bad."

It was initially believed by Umehara that the lag was manageable, but his tune quickly changed as it became more difficult to pinpoint Nash's exact location due to the back-and-forth movement that happens during footsies.

"2 bars? I've never experienced that," continued Umehara. "I can't even tell where Nash is."

Of course, Daigo Umehara is known for his ability to adapt to new situations. Not only was he able to adjust to the lag, he also came up with a strategy that helped him truly embrace it.

"I'll make it even more laggy by moving back and forth!" exclaimed Umehara. "I think it makes it hard to follow. Too many inputs to handle for the network. Yes! This lag move is pretty good."

Check out FGC Translated's video that rebroadcasts Umehara's stream in English below:

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