Interest Legendary Pro Gamer Daigo Gets His Own Statuette
posted on 2017-02-12 22:45 EST by Eric Stimson
Professional gamer Daigo Umehara (also known as "The Beast") has earned a formidable international reputation for his skill at fighting games, especially Street Fighter. He's broken numerous world records: most consecutive tournament wins (15), highest overall rank in Ultra Street Fighter IV (2187714), and most views for a competitive fighting game match (5,632,211), among others. He's now even earned an honor usually reserved for the characters in the games he plays: he's been converted into a figure.
The statuette is sculpted by Vimal Kerketta of the Singaporean studio Kinetiquettes, which specializes in sculpting fighting game characters. It stands about 45 cm (1'6'') tall, or 1/4 scale, and is officially dubbed "The Beast Unleashed." It can be yours for $162, but sales only last until March 30. Its release date is the third quarter of 2017. If you're interested in buying it, visit the Kinetiquettes website.
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