Pakistani Gamer Arslan Ash crowned World’s best Tekken 7 player. Pakistani gamer Arsalan Ash made history after being crowned Tekken 7 champion at Monday’s largest and most prestigious combat game tournament in the world, Evo 2019, in Las Vegas.
The 23-year-old first came after defeating the Knee Sunday night in South Korea. Eight professional gamers from four nations, including the US, South Korea, and Japan, were featured in the final round. Ash was the eight’s most inexperienced competitive player and has been the first Pakistani player since 2011 to take part in the case.
8 Players , 4 Countries, 1 Champion.
Pakistan’s Arslan Ash takes #EVO2019!#TEKKEN7 Top 8 Results:
7 🇰🇷@TekkenLowhigh https://t.co/pRm0CRLp4y #TWT2019 #EVOPS4 pic.twitter.com/rrquuV8CBy
— EVO (@EVO) August 5, 2019
At this year’s EVO, Tekken featured 1,899 players all attempting to battle their way into the Top 8 and an $18,990 prize pool piece. Ash, whose real name is Arslan Saddique, was the Tekken tournament surprise winner back in February at EVO Japan 2019 as well.
This is the third time he has bested Jae-Min, who has been considered a “god” of the game by many from the gaming community. It’s a monumental win, considering a year ago the former was almost unheard of. With over 9,000 total players involved across all matches, this time around the tournament was larger than ever before.