Xylem Wins Tekken 7 Offline Tournament in Cebu
Paul “Xylem” Rivas won the 来い KOI 2021 – Tekken 7 Offline Tournament held in Lagtang, Talisay, Cebu via a bracket reset against Jerom “jeromski” Hermosisisma.
For the first time since offline events were canceled, Orient FGC, in collaboration with South Side Tekken, hosted 来い KOI 2021 – Tekken 7 Tournament offline as their final tournament of the year. All participants were required to be fully vaccinated first, had to wear masks on the venue, and filled up a contract-tracing form. The event was also capped at 20 participants so as to not overcrowd the venue.
With 15 registered participants, Xylem came out on top as he used his signature Shaheen against Jeromski’s Bob and Negan. Xylem first defeated Jeromski 3-1 in the best-of-5 series which led to a bracket reset, as Jeromski was from the upper bracket while Xylem climbed out of the loser’s, wherein the final scoreline remained 3-1 in the end for Xylem.
With this win, Xylem was able to take home PHP 1,500, Jeromski PHP 700, while the third placer, Jaymar “JayHelloWorld” Dumadag, took home PHP 100.
When asked about his thoughts on the tournament, he responded with delight as he liked offline tournaments for the crowd while also not having to worry about latency issues.
“Mas nindot jud ang offline tournaments kay magkita pud ang mga players. Wala puy latency issues (Offline tournaments are better since players can see each other. There are no latency issues too), ” Xylem stated.
Meanwhile, both Orient FGC and Southside Tekken were excited about the possibility of more offline fighting games tournaments for 2022.
“There was an opportunity to hold [来い KOI 2021 – Tekken 7] in a location where we thought we can control [everything in the tournament]. So long as the people had the proper vaccination and cards, [hosting offline events is] doable,” Enricko Ozoa from Orient FGC stated. “Obviously, online [tournaments] is still gonna be there [for next year]. As long as things are fine and proper protocols are ensured, we’d still consider hosting offline events.”
“I’m very excited [sa] offline tournaments especially [since] kitang tanan kay vaccinated na. We’re very excited na maka-offline tournament nata balik after two years of online play para marevive balik ang Tekken scene kay usually Tekken and online don’t mix well with each other. I’m really excited to see what the future holds. (I’m very excited with offline tournaments especially since most of us are already vaccinated. We’re very excited to be able to host offline tournaments again after two years of online play in order to revive the Tekken scene as Tekken and online don’t mix well with each other. I’m really excited to see what the future holds.),” Southside caster Kevin Freedom revealed.
The 来い KOI 2021 – Tekken 7 Offline Tournament was part of the 来い KOI 2021 FGC tournaments by Orient FGC. For more updates on Orient FGC’s tournaments, you can check their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Discord.
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