In a widely popular tournament, Pakistani Professional Tekken Player, Arsalan Ash, dominated three tournaments to win accolades in his first Tekken World Tour
Tekken is widely acknowledged as one of the largest and most popular gaming franchises in the world today. With a diverse fanbase covering most age groups in the world, the sheer popularity of the game can be judged by the way people consider this game as a competitive sport around the world. One of the most popular tournaments of Tekken is an annual World Tour which hosts a plethora of events, and for the first time in history, a Pakistani player has excelled in the World Tour.
Arslan Ash is a popular Pakistani Professional Teken player. Arslan made his name first when he dominated in the EVO Japan in January 2019. In this competition, Arslan went on to win the entire competition which he then followed by adding more to his collection by winning the Thaiger Uppercut recently. The Thaiger Uppercut is one of the biggest annual fighting game tournaments in East Asia, taking place in Bangkok, Thailand. The entire is synonymous with hosting the leading Professional Tekken players that the continent has to offer. The event invites noteworthy players from all over Asia participate in this tournament. This includes players such as Knee, LowHigh, Book and many others. Hence this achievement comes as a pleasant surprise that Arslan Ash managed to usurp all competitors.
Arslan participated in this tournament for the first time and remained undefeated throughout the tournament. He met Bae “Knee” Jae-min in the grand finals who has been known as one of the best Tekken 7 players in the world. Throughout the duration of the final, Arslan picked Kazumi and Knee using Devil Jin.Arslan dominated the first game and defeated Knee with a 3-2 set and become this year’s TGU Tekken champion. Since Thaiger Uppercut 2019 is Arslan’s first Tekken World Tour appearance and win of the year, it earned him $500 and 150 Tekken points. This allows him to take 27th place in global standings while Knee moved up from 7th to 4th place. The entire match can be seen through this link.