Four countries, one champion: Pakistan underdog gamer Arslan Ash wins Tekken 7 championship
23 year old Arslan Ash becomes world champion after winning Tekken 7 grand final at Evo 2019, Las Vegas.
Las Vegas: 23 year old Pakistani underdog gamer, Arslan Siddique, became the world champion of Tekken 7 at the biggest fighting game tournament Evolution Championship Series, commonly referred to as Evo 2019. Siddique, who is known in the gaming world as Arslan Ash, won the final match after beating the former champion Knee, in the mega event held in Las Vegas.
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
Earlier this year, in February, Ash stood winner at the Evo Japan 2019 and by maintaining his lead at Evo 2019 Las Vegas too, he has achieved the position of the first ever unified Evo champion gamer. The young underdog gamer’s immense talent and dedication not only took him to the world’s largest gaming stage but also got him crowned as a winner in the tournament that featured 1899 players from countries across the world, including America, Japan and Korea. It is noteworthy here that he had to face passport issues to reach Japan for his earlier event.
With a Pakistani not just reaching the top 8 players but also winning the grand finale, Pakistan has gone from non-existent to a central position in the gaming world.
The Tekken 7 champion, following the tradition of winning cricketers and other athletes from Pakistan, fell in prostration as a sign of gratitude towards God. Commenting on his victory, he humbly said that there are even better players than him in Pakistan.
Baaghi TV congratulates Arslan Ash on his amazing success and wishes him luck for his future endeavors.