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Perhaps Daigo truly is the best Street Fighter player in the world today. Yeah, he didn't win the Japanese Nationals (and yeah, the matches he played in were Exhibition matches only), but it must be something to just plow through the best players in the world just like that.
And he beat the US champ 4-0, which is just insane. Can anyone overthrow "the Beast"?
• Justin Wong (Rufus) vs. Mike Ross (E. Honda). Justin Wong won 4-1 in the best of 7 set.
The Street Fighter IV World Finals featured the following players:
Daigo Umehara, also known as, The Beast. Simply put, a Street Fighter legend.
Iyo who recently won the Japanese National SFIV tournament.
Poongko who won the Korean SFIV National Tournament and is known for playing an extremely aggressive style of play.
Justin Wong who is regarded as one of the best fighting game players around, period. Justin was the only American in this part of the competition.
•Iyo (Dhalsim) defeats Poongko (Ryu) in the first match, 4-2 in the best of 7.
•Daigo (Ryu) defeats Poongko (Ryu) in the second match, 4-1 in the best of 7.
•Justin Wong (Rufus) defeated Poongko (Ryu) in the third match, 4-3 in the best of 7. (Crowd chanted "USA! USA! USA!" after the match).
•Daigo (Ryu) defeats Iyo (Dhalsim) in the fourth match 4-3. This set was extremely close.
•Justin Wong (Rufus) defeats Iyo (Dhalsim) in the fifth match, 4-2.
•Daigo (Ryu) defeats Justin Wong (Rufus) in the sixth and final match 4-0.