Gamers8 Tekken 7 Nations Cup: Pakistan reach grand final

They have won five matches in a row

By Web Desk
July 09, 2023
Pakistan's Tekken players celebrate after beating South Korea — Twitter / @Gamers8GG

Pakistan defeated South Korea 3-0 in the upper-bracket final in Gamers8 Tekken 7 Nations Cup on Sunday.

Pakistan's team consisting of three players — Arslan Ash, Atif Butt and Khan Imran — won three out of three sets against Korea to ensure Pakistan’s safe entry into the finals.

The thrilling clash ended with Pakistan's Atif Butt winning the boss match 3-2 against Korea's star player Knee.

Pakistan’s opponent in the final is yet to be decided.

Earlier on Saturday (July 8), Pakistan defeated the UK 2-1 in the semi-final. Even though Arslan lost the middle encounter, Atif won the boss match to seal the deal for Pakistan.

After defeating Korea today, Pakistan registered their fifth successive win at the event after South Africa, Japan and Saudia Arabia in the group stages.

Pakistan also ended their group-stage matches by topping the group.

Arslan is known as one of the best Tekken players in the world, who has won three EVO titles winner in Tekken 7.

He won the EVO Japan 2019 Championship and Evo Championship Series 2019, becoming the only player to have won both at that time.

He was also awarded the best E-Player of 2019 by EPSN. Arslan is also a CEO 2021 Champion and the 2022 Combo Breaker Tekken 7 tournament winner, where he grabbed the title after defeating all of his 10 opponents.

Atif is the current Tekken World Tour Finals champion after winning the title in 2022 while remaining undefeated in the tournament. Meanwhile, Khan was the runner-up at Evo 2022