Pakistan’s Tekken legend, Arslan ‘Ash’ Siddique, continues to make his country proud with yet another esports victory. Arslan’s victory in the “Uprising Korea 2023” competition on Sunday represents yet another outstanding accomplishment for Pakistan.
Arslan easily defeated Galgonge, his South Korean opponent, in the championship match by a score of 3-0. Prior to that, he had also triumphed over his fellow countryman, Atif Khan, with a 2-1 victory in the Winners’ semi-final.
Arslan expressed his joy on social media, saying, “Alhamdulillah, I was able to take #Uprising2023 Challenger event in Korea. This win is special as I was able to win in Korea on my first time here with many of the top players.”
While Arslan had faced a close loss to Galgonge earlier, he made a strong comeback by winning 3-1 against Varrel Pinya in the Losers Final. This victory earned him a spot in the grand final, where he faced Galgonge once again. Galgonge would have won the champion if he had defeated Arslan in the grand final, but Arslan gave him no room and defeated him 3-1 in the match.
It’s worth noting that Arslan had already made waves in the esports world by becoming a four-time “EVO champion” back in August of this year, winning the title in Las Vegas. In the grand final, he outclassed Japan’s AO with a 3-0 victory. Arslan is the first player in Tekken 7 history to have won the esteemed EVO tournament four times, achieving it in 2019 in Las Vegas and both in Japan and this year.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest Tekken players ever, Arslan was also recognized as the “best E-Player of 2019” by ESPN. Additionally, he holds titles such as “CEO 2021 champion” and the winner of the “2022 combo breaker Tekken 7” tournament, where he defeated all ten of his opponents.