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Daigo Umehara Wins Evo 2010 Super Street Fighter IV Championship Title

Evo 2010 Daigo

Even with over 1700 competitors from nations around the world, Daigo defends his title as best the Super Street Fighter IV player and wins Evo 2010! It was a close battle against Unites States finest Rufus player EG Ricky Ortiz, but Daigo was able to stay calm throughout the series to pull a 3-1 defeat in the grand finals.

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EG Ricky Ortiz vs. Daigo “The Beast” Umehara

U.S. National Champion Justin Wong did not qualify for a final spot, as he was eliminated by Northern California player Vangief (Zangief) and Taiwanese player GamerBee (Adon), who both received standing ovations for incredible performances during the semi-finals.

Evo 2010 Vangief
Vangief vs. Justin Wong

Evo 2010 GamerBee
GamerBee vs. Justin Wong

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Evo 2010 Daigo

Evo 2010 Super Street Fighter IV Top 8 Finalists
1. Daigo Umehara (Ryu)
2. EG Ricky Ortiz (Rufus, Chun-Li)
3. Infiltration (Akuma)
4. Mike Ross (E. Honda)
5. Bruce “GamerBee” Hsiang (Adon)
5. Vance “Vangief” Wu (Zangief)
7. Henry Cen (E. Honda, Dhalsim)
7. Shizza (Chun-Li)

Evo 2010 Pics

Evo 2010 Daigo

Evo 2010 Grand Finals Video – Daigo “The Beast” Umehara vs. EG Ricky Ortiz

To see all Evo 2010 videos in high def, check out the Evo2k YouTube channel!

  • rekonyz

    i dont consider ricky to be US’ best rufus… too many dropped combos, guess that pressure got to him

  • FLXPr0ductions

    I’m happy that Shizza made it this far…I knew Daigo was going to be successful on defending his title. GG on Justin…Oh well…

  • David

    It was an surprising top 32 this year, expecting more international players for next year. Daigo…a master of consistency.