Pakistani e-sports experts are starting to create a name for themselves and for their nation. Following Arslan Ash’s achievement at the international stage, two new stars have appeared: Atif Butt from Gujranwala and Awais Honey from Lahore.
Despite in front of plenty of issues in receiving a visa and then being held at the airport, the two developing stars beat top Tekken players from the world with easiness as they made their way to the final of the Tokyo Tekken Masters. The event took place at NAMCO Future Research Institute in Tokyo.
The all-Pakistan last highlights the talent influenced by these Tekken 7 players. It was their first-ever international occasion and qualifying for the final declares volumes about their talents. Atif Butt got his hands on the winning prize of $5,500 whereas the runners-up, Awais Honey won $2,700.
Previously, both Honey and Butt were deprived of visa for the Philippines for what would have been their first worldwide tour. The two have been great names in the home-grown e-gaming community, having beaten the EVO 2019 champion, Arslan Ash, in local tournaments.
The Pakistani trio of Tekken players has rocked the e-sports arena as prior to their separate debut tournaments, no one was awake of their talent. Hailing from Punjab, Pakistani champions used to play offline, improving their skills by so much that they were ignorant of how far ahead they were equaled to their international rivals.