Pakistan’s Tekken maestro, Arslan ‘Ash’ Siddique, won the Tekken World Tour Finals 2023 (TWT 23) held in New Orleans, United States, on January 14, to become the only player to clinch the trophy a record fourth time.
The 27-year-old phenom showcased his gaming prowess by overpowering “CherryBerryMango” (CBM) in a resounding 3-1 victory during the final, bagging the coveted title at the championship organized by Bandai Namco Entertainment.
“The Greatest #TEKKEN7 player of all time. PERIOD,” Bandai Namco wrote on social media platform X. “Congratulations to your #TWT2023 Global Finals CHAMPION @ArslanAsh95.”
Arslan often hailed as the Greatest of All Time (GOAT) in Tekken, embarked on his top-eight journey with a commanding win over LowHigh in the winners’ semi-final, securing his spot in the winners’ final.
Facing his toughest challenge against Ulsan in the winners’ final, Arslan engaged in a gripping five-game battle, ultimately emerging victorious with a 3-2 score.
The showdown of the night unfolded against CBM, where Arslan’s mastery was on full display as he effortlessly secured the win and claimed the TWT 23 title. This victory marked a triumphant completion of the treble in 2023 for Arslan, following earlier wins at Evo Japan and Evo Vegas.
Consecutive four-time EVO Champion
Adding to his illustrious list of achievements, Arslan achieved the remarkable feat of becoming a four-time EVO champion in August, triumphing in Las Vegas. Impressively defeating Japan’s AO with a flawless 3-0 score in the grand final, Arslan solidified his position as the only player globally to clinch the prestigious EVO title four times in Tekken 7.
Other accolades of Arslan
Widely acclaimed as the greatest Tekken player of all time, Arslan’s accolades extend beyond his multiple EVO victories. The 2019 title of the best E-Player, awarded by ESPN, further attests to his gaming prowess.
Additionally, Arslan holds the titles of CEO 2021 Champion and the 2022 Combo Breaker Tekken 7 tournament winner, where he emerged victorious by defeating all ten opponents.
Arslan Ash’s consistent dominance in the world of Tekken cements his legacy as an unparalleled force in competitive gaming, leaving fans in awe of his extraordinary skills and unparalleled achievements.
Tekken World Tour
The Tekken World Tour, an annual competitive circuit for the renowned fighting game, is orchestrated by Bandai Namco Entertainment. This global event encompasses a series of tournaments held worldwide, where participants strive to accumulate points through their performance in the quest for victory.