While Arslan “Arslan Ash” Siddique dominated an all-star Evo 2019 and proved himself as the best Tekken player in the world right now, there were plenty of amazing highlights from the rest of the field.
Here are our favorites:
Arslan Ash vs Knee (Winners semifinals)
The intense rivalry between Arslan and Bae “Knee” Jaemin found an early outlet in winners semifinals.
The two players were on top form and showed us how good Tekken can get.
In the first highlight, Knee executed an extended wall combo into a wall break. With more air time, the Tekken God sent the Pakistani prodigy to another wall, laying down a few more hits to finish the round.
Later on in the game, Arslan got his own revenge, punishing Knee’s meter-burn attempt with a quick juggle that sent the ROX Dragon member to the loser’s bracket.
LowHigh vs Nobi (Losers top 8)
This match featured two former Evo champs in Yoon “LowHigh” Sun-woong and Daichi “Nobi” Nakayama.
After losing a round to LowHigh, Nobi shredded LowHigh’s health, tying up the scoreboard with a perfect round.
LowHigh quickly replied with his own perfect round against Nobi.
Noroma vs Chikurin (Losers top 8)
Takumi “Noroma” Hamasaki went absolutely crazy against fellow countryman Yuta “Chikurin” Take in this match from losers top 8.
The Steve player won six straight rounds against Chikurin. In the first highlight, Noroma took a sidestep to evade Chikurin’s kick and ended the round with a deadly Rage Drive.
Even when Chikurin managed to fight back, Noroma always found a way to make a comeback. In their last round together, Noroma utilized his Rage Drive once and sent the Geese player flying to the wall, ending their series with an overhead punch.
Nobi vs Knee (Losers quarterfinals)
Nobi and Knee were on equal ground in their Steve mirror match. Although Knee eventually defeated the Japanese pro, Nobi still had a standout moment against the Tekken God.
In the second round, Knee tried to finish off Nobi with a Rage Art, but Nobi had enough time to duck under his RA punch and punished him with a quick uppercut and jab combo.
Noroma vs. Take (Losers quarterfinals)
Noroma faced another familiar face in losers quarterfinals in Takehiko “Take” Abe.
Noroma took an early lead, but Take refused to go down without a fight, pulling off an incredible comeback.
Arslan Ash vs Anakin (Winners final)
Our new Evo champ Arslan Ash showed us his incredible reading skills in the next highlight play.
Against Hoa “Anakin” Luu, Arslan parried Jack-7’s Debug Rage Drive and ended Anakin with Geese’s signature Jaei Ken.
Anakin vs Knee (Losers final)
In the losers final, Anakin went on a rampage against Knee, getting a big launcher and sending the Tekken God to the wall.
After the wall, Anakin hit Knee with some quick lows and ended the almost-perfect round with a fast 2-punch combo.