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Six South Koreans, one Japanese and one Pakistani player. The story of the entirety of Tekken 7 condensed into a single bracket: Arslan Ash versus South Korea.Ash's classic rival Knee, widely considered the best player of the Tekken franchise as a whole, was eliminated in the first losers round. But getting to the Grand Finals wasn't about to be an easy road for Pakistan's representative. Ulsan wanted revenge from EVO 2023. This time they met in the Winners Final after beating their respective oppositions. Once again, Ulsan pulled his signature Bob out, but with no success. Arslan's Kunimitsu seemed simply unstoppable. Yet the Kwandong Freecs representative wasn't about to go out without a whimper. Ulsan went for the Kazumi and gave us the best series of the tournament. A nail-biting five game BO5 with a whopping 23 rounds played that ended in the Final Final Round with a second left on the timer.
Image via Bandai Namco EsportsArslan Ash knew that he was an arm's length away from lifting the only trophy that kept eluding him.
Image via Red Bull GamingThe Pakistani King ascended to Godhood in the Civic Theater in New Orleans. If four EVO wins weren't enough, Arslan Ash has now become the first player and only player to get a Triple Crown in Tekken 7, winning both EVOs and the TWT 2023 Global Finals in a single season. Arslan Ash is the uncontested King of the Iron Fist Tournament and the greatest Tekken 7 player of all time.