The esports Moment that Changed Fighting Games Forever

Daigo Umehara parrying every single kick of Justin Wong's Chun Li super in Street Fighter 3: Third Strike at Evo 2004 is one of the most iconic and impressive feats of video game skill ever caught on camera. But it's enduring legacy is more than just being a viral internet video.

To find out just how important this moment, Evo Moment 37, truly is in the big picture of the fighting game community, we talked with three FGC pros: James Chen, LI Joe, and Justin Wong himself. This is Pros React to Evo Moment 37.



    ΛLỈΞИ SИΞΛК12 tuntia sitten

    I play 3rd Strike on my Dreamcast, with the original média!


    KGAMEZ HD19 tuntia sitten

    Real martial arts

  3. Nathaniel Robles

    Nathaniel Robles20 tuntia sitten

    He is like Faker!

  4. Drone Mania

    Drone ManiaPäivä sitten

    Probably one of the best moments in gaming history

  5. a9udn9u

    a9udn9u2 päivää sitten

    Justin's hair..

  6. Satoshisbitcoin

    Satoshisbitcoin2 päivää sitten

    You want to know WHY he really won? 1 word............ADDERALL!

  7. Sith Jawa

    Sith Jawa3 päivää sitten

    That thumbnail looks like chun li is about to catch a fisting.

  8. Monke

    Monke3 päivää sitten

    Daigo: Za ONE ☀️ ☝️

  9. Mulenga Yobe

    Mulenga Yobe3 päivää sitten

    Wow!! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  10. Delusional Idiot

    Delusional Idiot3 päivää sitten


  11. KultClassic

    KultClassic4 päivää sitten

    4:20 watch the hand movement, his execution is so calm, also parrying left which is much more difficult.

  12. death-by-ego

    death-by-ego4 päivää sitten

    Has anyone found the "Lets go Justin" guy?

  13. Joshua Elijah

    Joshua Elijah5 päivää sitten

    As long as y’all didn’t play “Jazzy NYC 99” in the background of Justin’s interview.

  14. Jimmy Swim

    Jimmy Swim6 päivää sitten

    The “When’s KI” sign at the start is the real feels bad part of this video.

  15. Angelo Escamilla

    Angelo Escamilla6 päivää sitten

    Not appreciating those thick thighs of Chun Li actually saved Ryu's life

  16. Anime Pirate

    Anime Pirate6 päivää sitten

    He seriously clutched

  17. Kwazi Rich

    Kwazi Rich7 päivää sitten

    DAAAAAAAMN!!! 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥

  18. Uranus Ouji

    Uranus Ouji7 päivää sitten

    My thoughts based off of purely the thumbnail and no previous knowledge: "So like, fisting? 😃"

  19. i-Sentry_

    i-Sentry_7 päivää sitten

    Never been into fighting games but this shit was badass!

  20. xVECINOx

    xVECINOx7 päivää sitten

    justin wong never give up, video. Is one of the best as well.

  21. mmmmSmegma

    mmmmSmegma7 päivää sitten

    1:44 I've played 3rd strike for a long time. And honestly... 6-10 frames is too much. Parrying in 3rd strike is honestly too easy. On the flip side the 2-3 frame window in CVS2 is too small (in my opinion). I think the sweet spot should be less then it is in 3rd strike but more than it is in CVS2. Something like 4 - 7 frames would be perfect. 1:53 "anything that's multi-hitting and comes out quickly is... not so easy." It's easy. Once you know the *RHYTHM* ... it's a fuckin piece of cake. And that's exactly what daigo showed us. If you know the *RHYTHM* then ... it's not really that difficult. I'm fully aware that full parrying chun-lis SA2 in a crowded room full of screaming fans sitting next to your opponent who is trying to cause a ruckus all definitely COULD HAVE easily thrown diago off making him screw it up. Nevertheless, if you just focus on the *RHYTHM* you can definitely increase your chances of success.

  22. Yuri L

    Yuri L7 päivää sitten

    These days, devs would issue a patch to “fix” this next day.

  23. Saga Simp

    Saga Simp8 päivää sitten

    Props to that man, I was able to fully appreciate chun li's amazing thicc thighs and ass

  24. StormX2

    StormX28 päivää sitten

    Shout out to Break Steaks, ive had many in my life ;p

  25. Lamb

    Lamb8 päivää sitten

    Favorite esports moment is Mang0 doing the unthinkable at Summit11. 40 minutes of insanity.

  26. Nathaniel Smith

    Nathaniel Smith9 päivää sitten

    If he didn't win he cant replacate what he did so it was luck.

  27. JON

    JON9 päivää sitten

    My favorite moment in esports is when DJ Khalid sang at an Overwatch tournament and the crowd was silent

  28. Valdyr Tyr

    Valdyr Tyr11 päivää sitten

    He just brought a whole new meaning to, "I'm about to ruin this man's career."

  29. bo bo

    bo bo7 päivää sitten

    Honestly Justin Wong got a lot of exposure from that clip

  30. Vin Vin

    Vin Vin11 päivää sitten

    Fan: let's go justinn Justin: Tea baggin after throw Daigo: You're boring me boi Rating: Aight that's a clear "B" for "BEAST"

  31. c0lda5ic3

    c0lda5ic311 päivää sitten


  32. MrFraiche

    MrFraiche11 päivää sitten

    4:20 Look how lightly Daigo is pressing the direction to parry. That is incredible focus and control.

  33. tgdelta

    tgdelta12 päivää sitten

    Got brought to this from my favorite esports moment: Wombo Combo

  34. Hikikomori den / Логово Затворника

    Hikikomori den / Логово Затворника13 päivää sitten

    (Chun Li starts her Super) Daigo (Ken) - "Omae wa mou shindeiru" Justin (Hun Li) - "Nani ?!"

  35. Jorge Nino

    Jorge Nino13 päivää sitten

    wow insane

  36. Anony Mous

    Anony Mous13 päivää sitten

    "this one was impossible"... He said as he literally watched it happen seconds before. Good thing guy plays videogames for a living, cause he's clearly not all there

  37. km5658

    km565814 päivää sitten

    how come no one mentions the last parry where he had to jump!

  38. Carson Dodd

    Carson Dodd15 päivää sitten

    Why is your right arm so much bigger than your left? ... I... I had to counter chun Li 17 times

  39. Godwin Siabukandu

    Godwin Siabukandu15 päivää sitten


  40. Dana Y

    Dana Y16 päivää sitten

    Better it happened to Justin Wong, than me. My friends wouldn't let me say anything about anything, ever again...

  41. Toxic_Death

    Toxic_Death17 päivää sitten

    What was ken touching in the thumbnail…


    MALLUFINITY17 päivää sitten

    THUMBNAIL was like chun li and ken's fight right after marriage

  43. slavedemise

    slavedemise17 päivää sitten

    Justin couldve also played the clock... wait the 25sec and/or force Daigo to act.

  44. Santiago Dunbar

    Santiago Dunbar18 päivää sitten

    As a life long gamer, just WOW 🤯

  45. SullySadface

    SullySadface18 päivää sitten

    Justin, you're still a freakin legend.

  46. snickle snockle

    snickle snockle18 päivää sitten

    I showed this to my dad years ago and he said "jeez, you'd think they were watching football."

  47. Melki Hassa

    Melki Hassa18 päivää sitten

    Amazing news, gives me chill all over my body :) Miracle Arc Warden defense vs Alliance (dota 2).

  48. Brando Calrissian

    Brando Calrissian18 päivää sitten

    I spent years of my life playing third strike. So fucking good.

  49. The Loobis

    The Loobis18 päivää sitten


  50. Kissamies

    Kissamies19 päivää sitten

    "Think, Justin, Think!" "What will you have after 17 attacks?"

  51. Redfly 214

    Redfly 21418 päivää sitten

    shippu jinrai

  52. Alfred The Great, King Of Wessex

    Alfred The Great, King Of Wessex19 päivää sitten

    Time traveler: * *sneezes* * The timeline: “you suck, Justin!”

  53. V怪客

    V怪客19 päivää sitten

    Epic Moment of the fighting Game

  54. Be Content and silent the mind

    Be Content and silent the mind20 päivää sitten

    Ahh when cheese attempt gone wrong….

  55. Aeon

    Aeon21 päivä sitten

    I was like: how is this impressive, he's blocking it. Then... wait was he parrying that individually?? Ok that's impressive.

  56. AlfieOmega

    AlfieOmega21 päivä sitten

    as a fighting game noob, I had wondered about the significance and the hype behind this moment. thanks for the video, that's amazing.

  57. công nghiêm

    công nghiêm21 päivä sitten

    that kinda feel like when the protag realise some friendship shit and start blasting the anta

  58. therealdudeski

    therealdudeski21 päivä sitten

    Justin seems like a pretty level headed guy, recognizing how important that moment was to the sport.

  59. Cenot4ph

    Cenot4ph21 päivä sitten

    it's the best way to loose any match, you've just been outclasses on every level and there's no shame in that

  60. Tom Any

    Tom Any21 päivä sitten

    Evo moment 37: First recorded usage of ultra instinct.

  61. Mr.Log

    Mr.Log21 päivä sitten

    Someone already said this exact thing like 4 months ago

  62. Tom Any

    Tom Any21 päivä sitten

    “What’s Daigo doing?” “He’s beginning to believe.”

  63. Aegis Raven

    Aegis Raven21 päivä sitten

    eSports isn't sports.

  64. Fearslow 69

    Fearslow 6922 päivää sitten

    Lets go justin!!! Diago:BAN...KAI!


    LUIS ALPHA HERNANDEZ OMEGA22 päivää sitten

    *I AM FASTER.*


    LUIS ALPHA HERNANDEZ OMEGA22 päivää sitten


  67. Roger J. Perez Abreu

    Roger J. Perez Abreu22 päivää sitten

    And all with the best character...Ken Masters 😎

  68. Feng Shui MMA

    Feng Shui MMA22 päivää sitten

    I remember losing my mind when this happened I still get goosebumps today.

  69. LordYamz

    LordYamz22 päivää sitten

    Ive seen the clip before but never knew about the parry thing...thats insane lol

  70. Matthew Best

    Matthew Best23 päivää sitten

    Let's appreciate how much more everyone was hyped because her character was such absolute bullshit to play against and he still got owned

  71. Chris B.

    Chris B.23 päivää sitten

    Lol it's a timing skill. Similar to sekiro if aggressive

  72. Brian J Malmsteen

    Brian J Malmsteen23 päivää sitten

    Yeah, that was pretty epic. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

  73. Master Resonax

    Master Resonax23 päivää sitten


  74. Jeff Chisamore

    Jeff Chisamore24 päivää sitten

    Article that uses this player's killer skills to promote an otherwise pointless video. Bleh.

  75. Strange W A V E

    Strange W A V E24 päivää sitten

    The ultimate "you had to be there" moment

  76. Rein Engel

    Rein Engel24 päivää sitten

    Yeah, that's cool and everything, but DSP was the #1 ranked U.S. player for SSF2T in 2005.

  77. Luna Kirisame

    Luna Kirisame24 päivää sitten

    Daigo may not have won the tournament, but he won much more that day.

  78. Island boy.

    Island boy.24 päivää sitten

    And I thought I was good smh not even close to this masters at it

  79. Samuel Pearlman

    Samuel Pearlman24 päivää sitten

    Legend has it that Daigo invented BitÇoin....

  80. daisx beohfox

    daisx beohfox24 päivää sitten

    Garbage. Just garbage match. Now we play with LAG WINS!!!!

  81. Scott L.

    Scott L.24 päivää sitten

    Based on the thumbnail, I presume Chun-Li got punched in her crotch?

  82. Sam Ardoin

    Sam Ardoin25 päivää sitten

    Quit adding extra s***

  83. V.Aarthi Agnihothri

    V.Aarthi Agnihothri25 päivää sitten

    What the heck ,that was legendary!!!!!!!

  84. Takin Names

    Takin Names25 päivää sitten

    So many 30 year old virgins here.

  85. Aug Kaiser

    Aug Kaiser23 päivää sitten

    im pretty sure the only virgin in this video is James Chen, Justin is married and Daigo has a lot of female fans

  86. Aadarsh Khanduri

    Aadarsh Khanduri25 päivää sitten

    I thought stereotypes were considered harmful these days or something along those lines

  87. joseluis lopez

    joseluis lopez25 päivää sitten

    Bringing back the arcades sounds impossible too. But it can so happen

  88. Jonny Croxville

    Jonny Croxville25 päivää sitten

    My favorite moment in e-sports will be when it's all over and people have to get real jobs.

  89. Aug Kaiser

    Aug Kaiser23 päivää sitten

    they're sponsored to play this and the tournament themselves have prize money, it's their job

  90. Jonny Croxville

    Jonny Croxville24 päivää sitten

    @Aadarsh Khanduri I will do just that. But I'm not a normie.

  91. Aadarsh Khanduri

    Aadarsh Khanduri25 päivää sitten

    Keep dreaming normie

  92. doggin6

    doggin625 päivää sitten

    This video is just a catalog for pathetic virgins.

  93. Aadarsh Khanduri

    Aadarsh Khanduri25 päivää sitten

    Nothing more pathetic than just attacking people for no reason

  94. Mylifeis funny

    Mylifeis funny26 päivää sitten


  95. Marc Z9

    Marc Z926 päivää sitten

    New Jersey is the best

  96. Dymitri Mishkin

    Dymitri Mishkin26 päivää sitten

    I had no idea Neo was a playable character in 3rd Strike Bullet time meets Chun Li super. Rekt

  97. The delorianman

    The delorianman26 päivää sitten

    Not the card board wall he is just better .

  98. imeubeu. com

    imeubeu. com26 päivää sitten

    daigo unchained

  99. Option Import Collectibles

    Option Import Collectibles26 päivää sitten

    Damn I stop playing Street Fighter after part 3 came out. I were young and didn't have a job so I venture into impressing my peers by becoming a hacker.

  100. Kidz Bop 38 is Straight FIRE!!

    Kidz Bop 38 is Straight FIRE!!26 päivää sitten

    This is a 6-minute video, and you couldn't show the 15-second original footage without commentary?

  101. moreblack

    moreblack26 päivää sitten

    There's like an invisible Star Platinum stand blocking everything there

  102. T J

    T J26 päivää sitten

    It’s got a little something for everyone. 6.5/10 -IGN

  103. Globalist Gamer

    Globalist Gamer24 päivää sitten

    Too much parrying. 7.8/10 - IGN

  104. michael woods

    michael woods26 päivää sitten

    Uum I actually took a round off yipes in mvc2, just saying

  105. The Bronx Boglehead

    The Bronx Boglehead26 päivää sitten

    One of the most cold blooded clutch plays I’ve ever seen. This is MJs “the shot” or AIs step-over shot but for fighting games.

  106. nOOB OF CONSOLe

    nOOB OF CONSOLe27 päivää sitten

    where is diago ? hmmm..

  107. goku super saiyan

    goku super saiyan27 päivää sitten

    Only geeks can understand this .

  108. Ishizaky1

    Ishizaky127 päivää sitten

    Sharingan's real footage

  109. Check It Out

    Check It Out27 päivää sitten

    Justins married? Guess he finally married ricki o

  110. Alex Ruiz

    Alex Ruiz27 päivää sitten

    That form that glow that is indeed the complete ultra instinct

  111. Failure

    Failure27 päivää sitten

    this fucking clip man, everyone knows it. im not even into street fighter but this fucking clip and the clip of xpeke soloing the enemy base in league of legends made me a fan of esports.