Back in 2004, one of the most epic moments in gaming history happened. Before eSports were even remotely considered a serious thing, tournaments like EVO were going on, and at the “Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike tournament” ,Daigo Umehara and Justin Wong faced off in a bout that has gone down in history as one of the biggest things to happen in fighter tournaments.
The clip circulated all over the internet, and was monumental for both competitors. For the first time ever, an alternate video of this was discovered, and you can check it out right here!
Unlike the original, this clip (which was unearthed by EVO’s Mark Julio) is two minutes longer and features the entire bout between Umehara and Wong. It also includes more clear commentary from members of the audience, and really, it’s still amazing to watch.
Check out the new footage below:
If you want to see the original clip, you can check that out under here:
We also recommend checking out this documentary short from Kotaku, which goes much more in-depth about this spectacular moment:
If you don’t get goosebumps watching any of these videos, you should check your pulse and see if you are even still alive.