Daigo Umehara Set to Make First US Tournament Appearance Since EVO 2011 at CEO 2012

By on May 29, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Alex Jebailey, the organizer behind the CEO tournament series in Florida, just made a very special player announcement during tonight’s broadcast of Cross Counter Live. The Beast himself, Daigo Umehara of Team Mad Catz, will end his drought of American tournament appearances by attending CEO 2012 in Orlando, making this his first tournament on US shores since EVO 2011. He’s subsequently taken second at the highly-publicized LG Cup in Korea, an international tournament that saw stiff competition from players like Justin Wong, Fuudo, and the eventual champion Poongko, took third at Tougeki 2011 with Iyo, and released a book entitled The Willpower to Keep Winning, which by last count has sold over 28,000 copies.

CEO 2012 is set to be one of this year’s premier national competitions and, as a pit stop on the Road to EVO, will include pot bonuses and seeding points for those that place high enough. With 250 rooms already booked at the tournament venue, this announcement is sure to stir up even more registrations. Be sure to secure your spot today by visiting the official CEO Gaming website.

Online registration will be open until June 10th, so take advantage of that as soon as possible to enjoy guaranteed regional placement in pools. CEO 2012 takes place June 15th – 17th.

Source: Alex Jebailey