Japanese professional gamer Daigo Umehara announced via his personal Twitter yesterday 8th May 2021 that he had contracted COVID-19.

A partial and unofficial translation follows:

On the 6th (of May), I received a positive result for COVID-19. I had cold symptoms such as high fever and malaise on the 5th, so I was examined at the hospital the next day. After the onset, I have not been able to go out and continue to receive medical treatment at home while waiting for a call from health professionals.

Umehara is renowned as “Japan’s first professional gamer” and was certified by the Guinness Book of Records as “the longest-winning professional gamer in the world” back in 2010. He has won many international fighting game competitions.