American Wins DDR World Championship

Chris “iamchris4life” Chike was one of a handful of Americans invited to Japan to compete in the DDR World Championship. It was the first time players from the States had ever been asked to attend, and Chike wasted no time in winning the whole thing.


The three songs selected for the finals were Dead End (Groove Radar Special), PARANOiA Revolution, and Egoism 440. Anyone who’s ever made a fool out of themselves trying these songs at an arcade in public knows how terrifying they can be, but Chike wasn’t fazed. And why would he be? It was only last fall that he set the world Record for Egoism 440 on challenger with a perfect full combo of 998,850. In the competition earlier today, he hit a PFC of 985,860, just over 20,000 higher than FEFEMZ.

I just want to say that it’s always been my dream to be an international DDR champion ever since I was 13,” he told the crowd after winning. “And this was my first opportunity to do it and I did it, I succeeded... I’m taking the title back to America.
— Chris “iamchris4life” Chike, DDR World Champion of 2017