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New footage emerges of arguably the most infamous moment in competitive gaming history

By Shawn Knight · 10 replies
Apr 11, 2019
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  1. Evo Moment 37 is arguably the most iconic moment in competitive video gaming history. For those unfamiliar, the memorable event occurred at the Evolution Championship Series 2004 in a semifinal game of Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike between Daigo Umehara and Justin Wong.

    Wong had Umehara down to just one pixel of vitality and victory seemed imminent. Unexpectedly, as Wong went in for the kill with Chun-Li's multi-hit Super Art II move, Umehara parried all 15 hits and countered another attack before launching a 12-hit combo that would win him the match.

    The crowd’s reaction to the parry and return attack was just as special as the on-screen moves.

    Now nearly 15 years later, we’re being treated to an alternate look at the iconic moment.

    EVO’s Mark Julio recently found an old stack of tapes and discs filmed during fighting events in the early 2000s. Among them was this clip, an alternative view of the iconic moment that has only been seen from one vantage point to date.

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  2. elementalSG

    elementalSG TS Booster Posts: 114   +94

    Holy cow! Now that was an exciting match!
    rrwards and drufense like this.
  3. QuantumPhysics

    QuantumPhysics TS Evangelist Posts: 1,235   +894

    First time I've seen this video.

    Now I hate this game even more.

  4. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 2,709   +2,508

    I don't know how anyone can even play MK with those horrible control schemes.
    meric likes this.
  5. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Evangelist Posts: 601   +313

    It's not even the control schemes (its fine on a standard controller). The game just doesnt feel as smooth as street fighter. Every animation seems so jerky.
  6. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,377   +3,772

    Like watching paint dry ......
  7. ShagnWagn

    ShagnWagn TS Guru Posts: 722   +559

    Would be great if someone could bleep out the screaming blasphemy. Thanks for sharing anyway.
    avioza likes this.
  8. Krackan

    Krackan TS Enthusiast Posts: 22   +27

    Not only would that take away from the surprise the crowd experienced, it would make the last 30 seconds mute. Not everything has to be sanitized/scrutinized and passed through Moderators like it is today, this video is perfectly fine the way it is.
  9. erickmendes

    erickmendes TS Evangelist Posts: 572   +247

    Wow, what a come back!
    rrwards likes this.
  10. Hexic

    Hexic TS Evangelist Posts: 505   +334

    Brings back memories of old conventions back in the day that we’d go to... nostalgic. Great video.
    rrwards likes this.
  11. amghwk

    amghwk TS Guru Posts: 520   +318

    The parrying in this match was the iconic moment. Unmatched performance.

    Seen it before, but worth watching again.

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