Atif Butt, who on Sunday won the Tekken World Tour 2022 videogame competition in Amsterdam, Netherlands, became the new “King of the Iron Fist,” adding another title to Pakistan’s fighting game community.
The videogame developer Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.’s Tekken World Tour (TWT) series organized an international offline tournament series where the “best compete to be crowned The King of the Iron Fist.”
The center of the wildly successful and popular fighting video game franchise Tekken is the King of the Iron Fist competition.
The TWT 2022 series got underway on June 24 with regional tournaments in 16 regions, including Pakistan for the first time as its own region. The regional tournaments led up to the final tournament, an invitational event for the 24 players who qualified from the regional finals, regional placements, or a last-chance qualifier.
The Theatre Amsterdam hosted the TWT 2022 Global Finals competition on Saturday and Sunday.
The triumphant moments of Butt’s final match against Sang-hyun “Jeondding” Jeon of South Korea, which earned the former first place and a $50,000 reward, were tweeted by Bandai Namco Esports.
Meanwhile, Tekken’s official Twitter account said: “It’s official — the new King of the Iron Fist is Atif Butt.”
Gujranwala-based Butt, who expressed his joy, saying he was “out of words” and that it was a surreal experience for him.
“Humbled and overwhelmed by all the messages and wishes coming my way! You’re all too kind! Thank you so much!! “All of this feels so very unreal, thank you all for everything, upwards and onwards! This is just the beginning!” he tweeted
In a demonstration of graciousness, the two finalists stood side by side for a photo opportunity. Jeondding extended his admiration towards his opponent and acknowledged their victory. “Although I had aspirations of winning, I am disappointed in my loss. I extend my gratitude to all those who supported me,” he expressed.
In the final, Ash placed 13th overall. I have a lot to work on. After reflecting on his own performance, he stated, “God willing, next year.
He continued, “At least I was able to do what I had been training for, though,”
Ashes Gaming, which identifies itself a “dedicated eSports squad oriented towards developing and uncovering emerging talents In Pakistan,” was founded by Ash. The team includes Butt himself.
The general manager of the annual Evo Championship Series, which features fighting video games, was aware of this fact and stated, “Atif Butt making it to TWT2022 Grand Finals while representing the esports team founded by Arslan Ash feels like a giving back to your scene story closing in on its final chapter.”