17 Years Ago, In An FGC Far, Far Away – The 1998 Street Fighter Alpha 3 World Championship

Street Fighter Alpha 3 World Championships Attract Image (Witty Gamer) Pic

 

When FGC legend Daigo Umehara won the 1998 Street Fighter Alpha 3 World Championship, a Japanese TV network actually did a 50-minute feature on him.

 

In the video, it’s shown how his impeccable execution and trademark stoicism allowed him to intimidate his opponents with his V-ISM Akuma. After winning the Japanese Nationals, he took a trip to the U.S. for the first time in his life to face off against the U.S. champion, Alex Valle, starting a rivalry that would last nearly a decade.

 


1998 SFA3 JAPANESE NATIONALS FOOTAGE

 

1998 SFA3 Japanese Nationals, Part 01

 

1998 SFA3 Japanese Nationals, Part 02

 

1998 SFA3 Japanese Nationals, Part 03

 

1998 SFA3 Japanese Nationals, Part 04

 

1998 SFA3 Japanese Nationals, Part 05


1998 SFA3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTAGE

 

1998 SFA3 World Championship – Daigo Umehara (Japan) VS Alex Valle (U.S.)



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