What You Need to Know:
- For those who may be out of the eSports loop, we'll give you a little warm up. Cygames Beast is one of the biggest and most revered eSports team on the scene right now, with celebrated top player and beast himself Daigo Umehara leading the pack.
- Well now the team is about to become even more beastly as today, Cygames announced the arrival of new top players to the team! Fighting Game fan favourites GamerBee, Fuudo, and Chris Tatarian will join current team members PR Balrog and Daigo ‘The Beast’ Umehara to make up the newly expanded Cygames Beast. Former team member Snake Eyez will depart from the team.
- The new version of Cygames Beast will make its debut this weekend, at the Street Fighter V tournament due to take place at Final Round 2018 in Atlanta from March 16. This is huge news for those following the Fighting Game Community as this only means Cygames plans to reign supreme at this years events!
Source: Official Press Release
Player Profiles: New Faces
Bruce ‘GamerBee’ Hsiang first made a name for himself by infiltrating the EVO 2010 at 5th place in Street Fighter IV, and he has since become a mainstay of the global pro scene. In 2012 and 2015, he finished 2nd at EVO and solidified his name and popularity. Now, he is renowned as one of the strongest Necalli (SFV) players in the entire world. In his native Taiwan, his achievements and wholesome personality have made him a national star and central figurehead within the community. His popular Twitch channel (twitch.tv/gamerbee) is a showcase of the growing Taiwanese FGC and Taiwanese lifestyle, and he continues to grow his fanbase through his streaming as well.
Fuudo made his astonishing international debut at EVO 2011 winning the first place with Street Fighter IV. Ever since, he has consistently accomplished remarkable achievements, such as the 3rd place at EVO 2014, and the second place at EVO 2016, just to name a few. He boasts a precise but aggressive play style and intellectual approach, and is widely regarded as the world’s best R. Mika player in Street Fighter V. Fuudo is also a frequent collaborator on ‘Daigo the BeasTV’ channel and recognized as an irreplaceable star on the show.
Chris Tatarian (aka. Chris T) is a young breakout player from the SoCal scene, and one of the
new generation’s most prominent Ken players. Much inspired by Daigo, Chris aspires himself to become a new icon of Street Fighter and synonymous with Ken. At just 22 years old, he has made his name known to the world through his mastery of Ken, as well as his no-nonsense and fearless personality. He is also known for social conscientious actions such as running a charity for Hurricane victims.