Chikurin crowned the 2019 TEKKEN World Tour champion

Dec 09 2019 2 min read

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The Tekken World Tour 2019 Finals took place over the weekend, with Japan’s Yuta “Chikurin” Take gradually winning the hearts of fans as he dominated his way to the number one spot in Bangkok, Thailand.

The tournament was heavily stacked with many of the best Tekken 7 players in attendance, making the competition fierce. While Chikurin began to show his hand in the Group Stage, the EVO 2019, and EVO Japan champion Arslan “Arslan Ash” Siddique was eliminated from the tournament.        

Chikurin finished the Group Stage 3-1 to face Shoji “Double” Takakubo as his first opponent in the top eight. After a tough fight, which Chikurin came close to losing, the match ended 2-1. He went on to face tournament favorite, Bae “Knee” Jae-Min in the Winner’s Finals to secure his spot in the Grand Finals. In the Loser’s bracket, Soo-hoon “UlsanGoDing” Lim eliminated both Hoa “Anakin” Luu and Knee to join Chikurin in the final matchup.

During the Grand Finals, Chikurin swapped his Geese for Akuma in a surprising turn of events, which led to his victory against UlsanGoDing’s top tier Kazumi. According to Kato “Yuu” Yuji, Chikurin practiced using Akuma right before the Finals to counter UlsanGoDing’s Kazumi specifically.

Tekken World Tour 2020 was confirmed during the event to begin in April, which means EVO Japan will not be one of the circuit’s stops, and neither will Final Round since they will take place in January and March, respectively. More information about the Tekken World Tour 2020 will be available as we get closer to April.

New trailers also showed Leroy Smith in action and confirmed the next two fighters coming to Tekken 7. Ganryu makes his return while newcomer, Muay Thai fighter Fahkumram was also revealed. You can check them both out in the trailers below.


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