Young Tekken Prodigy AK to Represent the Philippines at The King of Iron Fist Finals in Japan
After a grueling 12 hours tournament, not counting the three hours extra from the day before, The King of Iron Fist Tournament 2016 Southeast Asia qualifier for the Philippines has finally concluded.
64 players fought hard to gain the right to represent the country in the big tournament final in Japan, but in the end Alexandre “PBE.AK” Laverez manages to take the top spot.
PBE.AK’s run in the tournament was not completely a dominating performance but it was smooth progression to the grand finals. In the top 8 portion of the tournament, PBE.AK managed send Tekken veteran Aya and fellow teammate Andreij “PBE.Doujin” Albar to the losers bracket while getting into the grand finals at the same time. Both these players that he defeated fought their way back up to the losers finals where PBE.Doujin eliminates Aya from the tournament gaining the chance to challenge PBE.AK once more in the grand finals.
In the intense grand finals, PBE.Doujin showed his expertise in different characters including Kazumi Mishima, Jack-7, and of course his comfort pick Lars Alexandersson. Through his mastery of these characters, he managed to defeat PBE.AK and reset the bracket. However, PBE.AK calm and collected play with classic Tekken characters Paul Phoenix and Marshall Law thwarted PBE.Doujin’s strategies and finishes him off to take the championship.
The rest of the results are as follows:
2nd place: PBE.Doujin
3rd place: Aya
4th place: PBE.Maru
5th place: Coffee_Prinz!
5th place: B1G.Weakling
7th place: Wolp Po Fox
7th place: FatalFrame
This win granted young PBE.AK the chance to return to Japan and compete in The King of Iron Fist Finals where he will face off against top players from all over the world. The tournament will be held later this year on December 10, 2016 so be sure not to miss the crowning of this years King of Iron Fist 2016 champion.
The King of Iron Fist Tournament 2016 Southeast Asia Philippines Qualifier was made possible by Bandai Namco Entertainment who brought the latest version of Tekken 7 to ESGS 2016, BrawlFest who provided the venue, PlayBook Video Game Lounge and Bookshop for hosting and managing the tournament, and of course Gariath Concepts who organized ESGS 2016 itself.
There’s one more day left for ESGS 2016 and Bandai Namco will still be there with the console version of Tekken 7. If you want to test the new mechanics introduced in the updated version, or play the additional characters Nina Williams and Street Fighter’s Akuma then be sure to check out their booth.http://www.unifiltekken.com/feat/young-tekken-prodigy-ak-to-represent-the-philippines-at-the-king-of-iron-fist-finals-in-japan/http://www.unifiltekken.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/KOIFT-AK-001.jpghttp://www.unifiltekken.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/KOIFT-AK-001-150x150.jpgFeaturedLocal NewsBandai Namco Entertainment,Brawlfest,ESGS 2016,Gariath Concepts,King of Iron Fist Tournament 2016,PlayBook Video Game Lounge and Bookshop,Tekken 7After a grueling 12 hours tournament, not counting the three hours extra from the day before, The King of Iron Fist Tournament 2016 Southeast Asia qualifier for the Philippines has finally concluded. 64 players fought hard to gain the right to represent the country in the big tournament final in...porukunPaul Gabriel Fuentesporukun052594@gmail.comAuthorCompetitive Tekken player and Tekken news writer for Unifiltekken and eSports Inquirer. Wishes he had a better rig and more money for the recently released games.