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The Start of a Long Battle: The Philippines’ First Tekken 7 Tournament

07:15 PM January 11, 2016

After three months since Tekken 7 first reached the Philippines, the local arcade scene is finally ready for its first competition. Bryan Bjorn “Happyman” Borres of team T’recs has organized the first Tekken 7 tournament in the country in hopes of crowning the top player in the Philippine Tekken scene before Tekken 7: Fated Retribution comes out.

Tekken 7 tournament

Image by Christopher Daquil

The 32-man, single elimination tournament will be held at Timezone SM Megamall on Jan. 16, 2016 3 p.m. The total pot of P3,200 will be split between the top 3 players of the tournament with the second runner-up getting P500 in cash with P120 in Timezone credits, first runner-up getting P900 in cash with P290 in Timezone credits, and the champion winning P1,000 in cash, P700 in Timezone credits, a special prize from Playbook Video Game Lounge and Bookshop and a 20th Anniversary Edition Bandai Namco jacket.

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Many of the top arcade players in the local Tekken scene have joined the tournament including the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 champions Maru Sy who won during eSports Gaming Summit 2015 and Andreij “Doujin” Albar who won during the Pinoy Gaming Festival 2015, and a more from the top teams in the country so there is no doubt that the competition will be intense. If you’re in the area, be sure to check it out because this is one battle you don’t want to miss.

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