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Daigo Umehara to receive Esports Awards Lifetime Achievement award

Daigo Umehara to receive Esports Awards Lifetime Achievement award
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A true legend of the FGC, Daigo has spent more than two decades at the top of his game. Now, the Japanese pro is to be honoured as the first inductee of the Esports Awards Lifetime Achievement Class of 2020.

Daigo Umehara to receive Esports Awards Lifetime Achievement award

One of the most recognisable faces in the FGC, Daigo Umehara is responsible for a whole lot of memories over the past 20-odd years. 

Now, Umehara is being honoured at this year's Esports Awards with a Lifetime Achievement entry, and as arguably the greatest fighting game player of all time, it's pretty safe to say this is one award that's thoroughly deserved.

In more than two decades Daigo has excelled at multiple titles, claimed countless titles — including six Evo Championships — and even started his own esports organisation in the process.

And of course, who can forget the legendary Moment #37 — possibly the single most well-known event in FGC history?

Daigo Umehara - Evo Moment #37

Daigo still continues to be on top of his game in 2020, as he approaches his 40th birthday — he's already qualified for this year's Capcom Cup, and is showing no signs of slowing down in his quest for titles.

Voting for the wider Esports Awards is open now, with the show date to be announced.

Street Fighter V: Daigo Umehara qualifies for Capcom Cup

At the age of 39, Daigo Umehara will once again make video game history on Street Fighter V. The Fighting Game legend has just won a major tournament and qualified for the Capcom Cup: a feat!

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