vSlash eSports member Arslan_Ash, one of Pakistan’s leading Tekken players, has emerged victorious in Evo Japan 2019’s Tekken 7 Tournament. The champion beat Philippines’ Alexandre “PBE|AK” Laverez in 3-1 in the Grand Finals for a total of $13,800 (₹9,84,354/19,20,270PKR)

Although Arslan couldn’t perform well in the initial group matches, he managed to secure a position in the Top 8, but in the Lower Brackets. He won his first Lower Brackets match against Book by 2-0, where he picked his signature hero Kazumi.

Next up, Arslan quickly took down America’s jimmyjtran by 2-1, again with his favourite, Kazumi.

In the Losers’ Semi-Finals, Arslan beat eliminated chikurin with Kazumi by 2-0.

In the Losers’ Finals, CherryBerryMango gave a tough fight, but eventually, Arslan went a step further by 3-2, making his way to the Grand Finals. Not to mention, his pick was still Kazumi.

Finally, Arslan beat PBE|AK 3-0 to reset the brackets. In the Grand Finals, he was victorious with a score of 3-1 and was crowned the Evo Japan 2019 – Tekken 7 Tournament Winner.

Arslan, the star Kazumi player, has quickly climbed the list of top professional Tekken players in a very short period of time. He even holds the record of beating Knee, one of Tekken’s best players, by 6-0.

We’ve reached out to Arslan for an extensive interview to know his journey, background and esports career path better. Don’t worry, we’ll let you know when it’s up.

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