JDCR places 2nd in Tekken 7 at Headstomper ’16, says he’s going to EVO and quitting Tekken soon
While Rip was at Wizard World Philadelphia fighting for his Tekken life, JDCR was somewhat doing the same in another tournament that also took place this weekend in Malmö, Sweden called Headstomper ’16. Some well-known people in the European Tekken community were also in attendance, like The Main Man, Ozzy the Liono, CKT|Fergus, FS|SpaghettiRip and more.
Headstomper ’16 had Tekken 7 and Tekken Tag Tournament 2. JDCR placed 1st in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 in a pretty easy match-up against CKT|Fergus. But the most surprising result is that he placed 2nd in Tekken 7 against Caiper. Why is this surprising? Because Korea and other Asian countries have had access to Tekken 7 for two years, while many other places have no trace of it. It is usually expected that Koreans and Japanese players dominate their non-Asian opponents, as was the case at EVO last year, and Saint at Final Round earlier this year.
JDCR has been very open about not playing Tekken 7 though. He explains why in our interview with him. While on stream after Headstomper, having a few beers while others played casual matches, he said that he wasn’t disappointed by his loss at all. He really didn’t come to win, but to practice. And he purposefully chose a small tournament like Headstomper to see where his skill-level was. He now knows what he needs to work on – especially since he announced on stream that he does plan to attend EVO.
Check out the Top 8 for Tekken 7 and Tekken Tag Tournament 2, as well as the results. Also, check out an interview with JDCR at the very bottom.
Tekken 7 Top 8 Video and Results
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Top 8 Video and Results
To see full results for both games, click here.
JDCR Post-Headstomper Interview
Right after Headstomper ’16 concluded, players began to play Tekken 7 casual matches. On the mic were JDCR and a few others though. Several great nuggets came out of this (and possibly because JDCR was a bit tipsy), for example him saying he wasn’t a pro player (yeah, right). He also said that this tournament was just practice for him. And he also announced on stream that he’ll be quitting Tekken very soon, and that he would indeed be attending EVO this year. It took some pushing and prodding to get that answer out of him, but he finally spit it out. He’s going! Check out this almost 2-hour “interview” below.