The road to Evo is coming to a close.
Evo 2012 takes place July 6-8 from Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. There have been many tournaments to prepare for the event, but this is the last highly anticipated one.
The "Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition 2012 EVO Prefinals" will be held at the Taito Station Shinjuku Game World in Japan. Top Japanese player, Daigo Umehara runs the event and he has invited Osamu Ichikawa for an exhibition match. Osamu was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of one. Despite this, he has overcome the odds and will participate at Evo 2012, playing with his cheek and chin no less.
The event starts in Japan on Saturday, but time differences mean it'll kick off tonight (Fri. June 29, 2012) at 11 p.m. ET. Watch players such as Daigo, Osamu, and Fuudo at the Evo Prefinals, after the jump.