Attending this year’s Evolution Championship Series in Las Vegas? If so, you’ll probably wanna bring medicated lotion for the severe whooping you’ll be receiving at the hands of international fighting game champion Daigo “The Beast” Umehara (you can call him “Beastie” for short, but we wouldn’t suggest it).

As it turns out, third-party peripheral maker Mad Catz will be sponsoring the gentleman’s trip to Vegas, where he’ll be “signing autographs as well as giving fearless gamers an opportunity to test their skills in one-on-one bouts of Super Street Fighter IV,” according to the press release. If we were bettin’ folks, we’d say his appearance probably has something to do with the partnership announced earlier this year.

Mad Catz will also be giving away eight “exclusive ‘Gold Plated’ Tournament Edition Arcade FightSticks. ” And yeah, we’re betting the quotes around “Gold Plated” mean that it’s not actual gold, but hey, free arcade sticks!

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