Tekken World Tour 2022: Atif Butt crowned “King of the Iron Fist”

Atif Butt emerged as the new “King of the Iron Fist” on Sunday after winning the Tekken World Tour 2022 videogame competition in Amsterdam, Netherlands, bringing another title to Pakistan’s fighting game community. Top Tekken players from across the world competed for the title of Tekken World Champion during the tournament.

The TWT 2022 series began on June 24 with regional tournaments in 16 regions, including Pakistan for the first time as its own region, culminating in the final tournament — an invitational activity for the 24 players who qualified from the last chance qualifier.

24 players competed in the just finished Tekken World Tour 2022, with some qualifying straight through Regional Finals and others via Last Chance Qualifiers. This was the first Tekken World Tour in three years, and one of the last offline tournaments for Tekken 7 may have occurred here. The winner of the Tekken World Tour 2022, Atif Butt, received $50,000 as the main prize. Butt defeated JeonDDing in the tournament’s decisive match, ensuring his win and preserving his perfect record.

Players who competed in the finals were DRX|Knee, FATE|Arslan Ash, Ashes|Atif Butt, RB|Anakin, GyoGun|Ao, Yamasa|Nobi, JoKa, LNC|Joey Fury, Yeonarang, K-Wiss, PBE|AK, Ghirlanda, Tejan, DivineExorcist4, DE|Raef, HDG|Noel, Shin Akuma, Yagami, Unknown. Skywalker, EXE, and GG|Callym Beukes.

With an amazing record of victories throughout the event, Atif Butt emerged as a major contender in the Tekken World Tour 2022. He finished first in his preliminary group, earning a berth in the Finals Bracket.

Meanwhile, Arsalan Ash’s performance in the Group Stage was a surprising letdown, as he failed to move to the Finals Bracket after losing three of his five games.

Atif produced an incredible comeback against Chikurin in the Winners Finals, coming back from a 0-2 deficit to win 3-2. In the Grand Finals, he defeated JeonDDing 3-0 to win the World Championship.

The Tekken World Tour 2023 will begin on March 31, 2023, according to Bandai Namco. The first destination will be EVO Japan 2023, which will take place from March 31 to April 2 at Tokyo Big Sight. The Tekken World Tour 2023 will begin with EVO Japan, the first of several important events.

Bandai Namco has stated that the Tekken World Tour 2023 would be held totally offline.

Tekken 8 is being developed on PC (Steam), PS5, Xbox Series X and S, and Nintendo Switch. There were no release dates provided. The game’s limited “alpha” version will be available to competitors in the EVO Japan 2023 competition, which will take place from March 31 to April 2.


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