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Street Fighter legend Daigo Umehara beats COVID

After two weeks hospitalized, the legendary SF champion is now recovering at home.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc, with the esports industry suffering tragic losses such as Arif "Next1" Keskin, a German Rainbow Six Siege player who lost the battle at age 24.

However, despite contracting the virus, some have managed to pull through recover from it, like iconic Street Fighter player and world champion, Daigo “The Beast” Umehara, who after having spent two weeks hospitalized with symptoms, has been discharged to fully recover from home.

According to comments from Daigo on his personal Twitter, he had quarantined himself in his own home since 5th April, mentioning he had a fever of 39°C which made him feel delusional, along with hard breathing, and extreme lack of appetite.

“This was not just some cold, as I had never experienced anything like it before. When I was awake it was hell, and even when I slept, it was hell, I thought I was going to die.”, said Umehara during one of his latest streams talking about dealing with the virus.

Despite Umehara not being part of the COVID-19 at-risk population at 40-years-old, his experience of dealing with the virus goes to show the devastating effects it can have on some people.

daigo the beast umehara street fighter covid(Picture: Red Bull)

We hope The Beast continues to have a favorable recovery, and as always, we remind you not to lower your guard and continue with hygiene measures to avoid any contagion, and if possible, stay at home.