Sun-woong “LowHigh” Youn has been riding high since becoming Evo 2018’s Tekken 7 champion over the summer, and he entered last weekend’s tournament at The Mixup in Lyon, France as one of the favorites to win. As the event came to a close, however, he got eliminated handily by a local player.
While it’s typical for Tekken 7 competition to be dominated by South Korean players, the Evo 2018 finals featured a collection of amazing players from across the world. The eventual champion would have to contend with competitors not only from that Asian peninsula, but also the United States, Japan, and Thailand.…
Katsuhiro Harada revealed that The Walking Dead antagonist Negan will be joining the Tekken 7 cast alongside Anna Williams, Lei Wulong, and a handful of as-of-yet-unrevealed characters. Watch the trailer here. This second season of content will be part of a future Tekken 7 update.
One of the best parts about a series of bouts between two talented fighters is seeing how they adapt. When a player has to scrap it and step outside their comfort zone, that’s where contenders are made. And it’s exactly what Hoa “Anakin” Luu did in a tense Tekken 7 loser’s bracket match-up today.
Fighters in games like Tekken 7 can have a wide arsenal of attacks, with different angles, weights, and recovery time. But when you get the chance to mash that good button, ol’ reliable, you make the most of it. At least, that’s what Mr. Whooppee did when he trapped Rickstah’s Akuma in a barrage of boots to the face…
A top Tekken player was eliminated from Korea Masters today, by none other than a Panda player.
A recent Tekken 7 exhibition ended in carnage as the match’s loser trashed multiple peripherals in a hilariously childish display of anger.
Tekken 7 pro Choi “Saint” Jin Woo is one of the top players in the game. He took second at both Evo 2017 and last year’s Tekken World Tour finals. So when fellow pro Tanukana eliminated him from Beast Arena in Hong Kong this morning, you can imagine how exciting that must have felt.
Final Fantasy’s Noctis is in Tekken 7 and, somehow, it works great. He’s a flashy, strong sword fighter who is totally true-to-form in the fighting game.
Ten years ago, Byeong-mun “Qudans” Son was one of the strongest Tekken Tag Tournament and Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection players on the planet. But professional esports was different then, and in 2007, Qudans largely stepped away from competition as he pursued an education and satisfied South Korea’s requirement of…
The Japanese tournament Mastercup has few equals when it comes to Tekken competition, and the ninth installment of this annual event certainly lived up to its pedigree last weekend. The stunning conclusion saw one competitor singlehandedly defeat five straight opponents to earn his team a grand finals victory.
Developing fighting games for PC is a risky proposition, as it often just makes it simpler for players to do silly things like form an all-Ryu team in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 or shoot themselves to the top of the Street Fighter V rankings. World-class Tekken competitor Jae-min “Knee” Bae recently found himself…
In a surprising announcement, Final Fantasy XV’s Noctis is joining Tekken 7. But fans have their own ideas regarding which characters they’d like to see in the King of Iron Fist Tournament.
First Injustice 2 gets the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and now Tekken 7 is getting Final Fantasy XV’s Prince Charming. Noctis Lucis Caelum joins the King of Iron Fist Tournament this spring.
The end of a Tekken 7 tournament has sparked some wild speculation about what, exactly, a trophy plaque says. When the winners got on stage at South East Asia Major last Sunday, the tournament organizers handed the first-place cup to Byeong “Qudans” Mun Son. Then, they told him to turn it around so the plaque couldn’t…
For the first time in its short history, Bandai Namco Entertainment’s official Tekken 7 world championship is set to be held outside of Japan. The Tekken World Finals, scheduled for November 12, will invite 16 of the world’s fiercest competitors to San Francisco to compete for a $50,000 prize pool.
Tekken game director Katsuhiro Harada has made some hard decisions to keep the 23-year-old franchise current—without compromising its classic appeal. In an interview with Gamasutra, Harada explains why he had to cut some beloved moves’ frames, put his chips on online play and “give up” on features considered…
Slow-mo is one of Tekken 7's most hype features, slowing the critical moment of a fight down to mere frames. In last night’s Tekken World Tour Korea grand finals, the two fighters were so close that it came down to the slow-mo cam twice in a single round.
There are a lot of great Tekken 7 players, but the masters of the game still hail mostly from South Korea. In a grand finals that pitted countrymen and fellow Echo Fox players Jin Woo “Saint” Choi and Hyun Jin “JDCR” Kim against one another, it was the latter who managed their first Evo championship win.
Fatal Fury’s Geese Howard will be Tekken 7's newest character. The above trailer dropped after the Tekken 7 grand finals at Evo 2017. The SNK character will be available late in 2017.