Gaming Tent accused of not paying prize money from 2019 Tekken event
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Over the weekend, Bahraini fighting game pro, Sayed "Tekken Master" Hashim Ahmed accused the Gaming Tent 2019 tournament organizers of not paying any prize money to the winners of their tournament.
According to Tekken Master, Gaming Tent failed to pay the winners of all their tournaments and not just Tekken. These other games include Rocket League, Mortal Kombat, and Super Smash Bros. Tekken Master also stated that all attempts to communicate with the organizers had led nowhere, hence his decision to bring the situation to the awareness of the community.
It has been over a year now since the gaming tent tournament took place in Jeddah in May 2019, Saudi Arabia.I am disappointed that I have to take this public since none of the officials are responding to our inquiries with a proper response.(1/3) continue.— Nasr|Tekken Master (@tekken_masterbh) July 26, 2020
Tekken Master's words were corroborated by other parties related to the event. Players such as the Tekken champion Arslan "Arslan Ash" Siddique, third-place winner Hassan "Federer" Abulhassan, NRS player Baraa "Shark Teeth" Al Jaadi, and more, backed up Tekken Master's claims. Tekken second-place winner Marwan "Shrimboo" Ghilan called attention to another event, True Gaming Invitational 2019, that is also still yet to payout its prizes. A tournament with one of the largest prize pools in Tekken history, True Gaming Invitational 2019 allegedly owes $110,000 in prize money. Between both events, Tekken legend Byeong Mun "Qudans" Son alone is due over $60,000.
We are still not paid by Gaming Tent Tournament.Neither an official is responding to us. We are esports players and this is an insult to our profession.— Arslan Ash (@ArslanAsh95) July 26, 2020
Being in Tekken 7 community with great enthusiasts like @MarkMan23, who supports us everytime, it will be humble help. https://t.co/SjckhVNEuE
And The winners of The true Gaming invitational tekken7 tournament are 1st- @qudans1987— hassan abulhassan (@FEDERER_2009) July 27, 2020
These players didn't get thier prize money plz Help 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/plr4mHFeQi
This includes the $60,000 that Qudans was supposed to have won.— Spag (@SpaghettiRip) July 26, 2020
Nothing received to my knowledge.
Sad state of affairs https://t.co/AwLTkAqqRJ
I was in the competition too I won 2nd place in DBFZ and till now I didn’t receive my prize. https://t.co/mBs8iMQIC0— Hydrazine (@Hydrazine_fgc) July 26, 2020
Basically, we got robbed for over a year now https://t.co/GhNvJC6dQb— Shark Teeth (@SharkTeeth_MK) July 26, 2020
Here's a list of all the affected Tekken players from both events:
Gaming Tent 2019
1. vSlash | Arslan "Arslan Ash" Siddique
2. Marwan "Shrimboo" Ghilan
3. O.T.W. | Hassan "Federer" Abulhassan
4. UPT | Abdulrazzaq
5. SFGC | JinJeddah
5. Byeong Mun "Qudans" Son
7. O.T.W. | Ayman "CallMeNoob" Aljasas
7. SFGC | Madwolf
True Gaming Invitational 2019
1. Byeong Mun "Qudans" Son
2. ROX | Seong-ho "Chanel" Kang
3. ROX | Jae-Min "Knee" Bae
4. Sari "Sora" Al-Jefri
5. O.T.W. | Ayman "CallMeNoob" Aljasas
5. SFGC | Madwolf
7. Ghassan "Ghassan" Khurais
7. vSlash | Arslan "Arslan Ash" Siddique
Mohammad "Bertkane" Al Humood, who manages a couple of the affected players, appears to be in talks with the Saudi Arabian Federation For Electronic & Intellectual Sports to see how the matter can quickly be resolved. Other members of the community have also rallied behind the players in their time of need.
As a manager of some of the affected players , i spent the past months on top of this case. working with @turkialfawzan @SAFEISKSA,— Bertkane (@Bertkane) July 26, 2020
we all agreed that this is unacceptable. and preventative regulations are seeing the light soon
i can provide more details to anyone interested https://t.co/gixG6B9Nn5
بطولة #خيمة_الألعاب واللي نظمت في مايو ٢٠١٩ (رمضان قبل الماضي) كانت مجموعة بطولات في أكثر من لعبة وللأسف الفائزين لحد اليوم ما استلموا جوائزهم— Tariq (@Tariq_Soccer) July 26, 2020
رغم ان البطولة كانت برعاية هيئة الترفيه..
أمر مؤسف خصوصاً في ظل مشاركة لاعبين من دول مختلفة..
هل من حل لتسليم الفائزين جوائزهم؟@GEA_SA https://t.co/CbNFHOfQgc
Currently looking into this, stay tuned. https://t.co/vFplwrnAkJ— Colin McNeil (@McNeilColin) July 27, 2020
Like many of the now traditional sports, esports has fought hard to gain the respect of society and earn its place as a thriving industry. However, it appears that it may still be plagued with individuals that stall the hands of progress through unsavory practices.
While it's unclear how the story will unfold, the attention these cases have gained should pave the way for an amicable solution.