KARACHI: Pakistani gamers proved themselves better than the South Koreans as they fended off a serious challenge by beating the latter 3-2 in the finals to win the prestigious TEKKEN 7 Nations Cup being held in Saudi Arabia over the weekend.
Organized by the Saudi Esports Federation live from Boulevard Riyadh City, the TEKKEN 7 Nations Cup featured 16 national teams from around the world. The four-day tournament, which ran from July 6-9, allowed gamers to choose from a roster of over 40 characters to fight and progress through the competition to claim their share of an impressive $1 million prize pool.
TEKKEN 7 ranks among the most popular installments in gaming franchise history and is one of the top 10 best-selling fighting games ever. Pakistan’s team, comprising Arslan Siddique aka “Arslan Ash,” Imran Khan and Atif Butt, bagged the coveted trophy in the final before a packed venue on Sunday.
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After beating South Korea, the trio lifted the trophy amid loud chants of “Pakistan” from an impassioned crowd at the venue.