So i’ve been doing a hobby project on and off for about a year now, researching the history of the FGC (for a video datebase spreadsheet thats currently completed up until 2002) and recently i stumbled on to something i dont think alot of people know.
Digging though alt.games.sf2 for more information regarding the early days of SF around 1991-1993 i stumpled upon the normal Tomo Ohira threads, with a slew of mis-information ranging from his name, being 100% unbeaten, to what characters he played and what tournaments he won.
Information on alt.gamers.sf2 has Tomo Ohira winning the very first Capcom hosted tournament “Capcom U.S.A’s California Street Fighter II Tournament”
But that made me remember something i saw a long ass time ago.
This video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2ZKjgBm6Io
That is the video of Tomo’s small interview outside Super Arcade where he talks about a player called Tony Tsui.
That started the hunt for the article he was talking about, as i havnt seen that tournament talked about or mentioned anywhere and yesterday, after about a month of reading magazines i found it:
And low and behold, the winner of the tournament that everyone at the time thought Tomo Ohira won, the only offical Street Fighter 2 World Warrior tournament held by Capcom, was won by Tony Tsui.