15 Years Later, There's New Footage Of The Biggest Street Fighter Moment Ever

This year will mark the 15th anniversary of the legendary 2004 Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike matchup between Daigo Umehara and Justin Wong - dubbed EVO Moment 37, or the “Daigo Parry” - and just in time, there’s some brand new footage of the legendary matchup, thanks to EVO’s Mark Julio.

In the newly-unearthed footage, you can see the complete fight from a different angle, and more importantly, hear a few people in the crowd talking about the match in real time. Even if you know what’s coming, hearing the spectators process everything is a trip, and helps the dramatic finale you’ve seen hundreds of times before hit with the same giddy rush all over again.

For reference, here’s the original footage:

If you’d like to see even more, check out Kotaku’s documentary catching up with both Umehara and Wong years later, and talking about how their lives have changed since.


Comments

    Still one of the slickest pvp moments in gaming. It is one of those videos I can never skip.

    I still remember seeing that the first time and thinking "That's some SERIOUSLY impressive shit"...

    Still hype as hell, all these years later.

    This never gets old. I must've seen it a hundred times.

    That footage makes me happy every time I see it.

    this is the first time I've seen it and I am utterly blown away. I can't even think about work this morning.

    Oof, don't drop "2004 was 15 years ago" bombs on me like that.

    I was playing SFIII:TS competitively when this happened. My mate and I saw this, decided we sucked and needed to get MUCH better, went into practice mode and started trying to recreate the parrying of Daigo, gave it a good 8-9 hours and then decided we were never gonna hit that level of play. It was a humbling moment as a gamer.

    Still legendary

    Back when raw footage felt really real

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