This is part of “Battle for Tokyo“, a series on the teams competing at the ONE TEKKEN Tokyo Invitational.
On October 5, nine of the world’s best Tekken pros will meet in Tokyo to compete in the first-ever ONE TEKKEN Tokyo Invitational.
The pros will team up in groups of threes, with one team from South Korea, one team from Japan, and one All-Star team representing the rest of the world, so there’s more than just personal pride and prize money at stake this time.
The all-star team is absolutely stacked with three legendary players from the US, Thailand, and France.
Hoa “Anakin” Luu
Anakin is by far the best Tekken pro America has to offer, and has completely dominated the US Tekken scene with his signature Jack-7.
He’s had a stellar year on the 2019 Tekken World Tour, and is currently ranked second in the world. While his only major championship so far has been the Northwest Majors 11 Challenger event, he’s placed well in almost every tournament he’s entered.
Anakin grabbed second place at Combo Breaker and third place at EVO 2019. He’s also racked up four Dojo wins in the US, with the latest being the Red Bull Conquest qualifier.
Nopparut “Book” Hempamorn
Book is a legend in his home country of Thailand, and also has a huge following among Jin players worldwide.
Book is known for his almost textbook-perfect Jin play, with a strong defense that frequently baits out opponent’s whiffs. However, he also knows when to go on the offensive, and he’s a master of mixing up his playstyle with an Electric Wind God Fist (EWGF) or hellsweep.
Book is currently ranked 33rd in the world, and, while he hasn’t won any major championships, he’s always a strong contender within the Asian tournament circuit.
This year he’s placed seventh at Collision 2019, CEO: Daytona, and Thaiger Uppercut and has won two Thai Dojo tournaments.
Vincent “Super Akouma” Homan
The name says it all. Super Akouma is probably the best Akuma specialist on the Tekken scene right now and has amazed the world with some of the best demon flips and meter-burn combos you’ll ever see.
Currently ranked fifth on the TWT leaderboard, the Frenchman has many top eight placements under his belt, as well as two major championship wins, at Clash of the Olympians and The Mix-Up.