Tekken 7 Evo Japan 2019 grand finals ended with a surprising victory from Pakistani Esports player Arsalan Ash, who beat his opponent Alexandre “AK” Laverez in the final round.
This is perhaps the first time a player from Pakistan has not only participated in an Evo tournament but ended up in the Top 8. The final match between Arsalan and AK ended up being an easy victory. Arsalan never lost control of the match and kept dominating the opponent winning most of the rounds.
No doubt it is a great moment for Arsalan to have secured his first major victory and that too in such a significant tournament. Hopefully, he can continue playing well after already making such a strong debut. Arslan Ash can be followed on Twitter if you want to watch his journey in the Esports scene.
Tekken fighting game community is quite small in Pakistan. It started to gain ground with Tekken 3 on the PlayStation 1 and has continued till this day. While the community is small, they can prove to be incredibly competitive and perhaps we might see more names ending up in major tournaments Tekken 7 in the international market after the success of Arsalan.