SA Tekken 7 tournament TXT 2017 Chile taking place this fall – View teaser & learn the history
South American Tekken tournament Tekken Xtreme Tournament (TXT) will be taking place in Chile later this year – sometime in October or November according to what we were told by the event organizers. Check out the teaser and learn more about the history of this popular international event below.
A couple of months after Tekken Tag Tournament 2 released, some players from the Peruvian FGC wanted to have a rematch with some players from Venezuela. So what happened? The Peruvians invited the top five Venezuelan players to a tournament in Peru. Venezuela accepted the challenge and more players decided to attend the tournament.
The organizers started contacting people from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Colombia. About 10 people from each country traveled to Peru to compete.
After several Skype meetings, a name had been chosen, and a date and location set. The first Tekken Xtreme Tournament (TXT) would take place November 2nd-3rd 2013 in Lima, Peru.
TXT had been born.
From March 2013, a TXT board worked hard to make this vision a reality. Securing a a venue, accommodations for foreign players, badges, trophies, and more were discussed.
Attempts were even made to contact both Katsuhiro Harada and Michael Murray just to let them know that a new South American tournament had just been born.
One idea that was bouncing around was having a top international player at the tournament. Immediately all the efforts were focused on inviting an EVO champion. At that time Rene ‘KOR’ Maistry was the current EVO champion. TXT invited him and he kindly accepted the invitation. TXT paid for his flight and accommodations. Kor and TXT staff are very good friends even to this day.
For the next year (2014), the top international player invited was Choi ‘Saint’ Jinwoo. In 2016, Harry Potter from Italy was invited.
The TO’s know that not everyone can attend an international event because they either cannot afford it, or they may have other personal affairs like work or attending a university. That’s why the most important thing in TXT is that the tournament changes the host country every year, so more people can attend at least once.
The editions have been like this so far:
TXT 2013 Perú – Champion: Abel ‘Del Maestro’ Segovia (Perú) TTT2
TXT 2014 Bolivia – Champion: Abel ‘Del Maestro’ Segovia (Perú) TTT2
TXT 2015 Paraguay – Champion: Abel ‘Del Maestro’ Segovia (Perú) TTT2
TXT 2016 Brazil – Champion: Jean Carlo ‘Sapex’ Huaman Segovia (Perú) TTT2
TXT 2017 Chile – This will be the first one with Tekken 7
This tournament began from the passion of Tekken players. There has been no corporate sponsorship at all. Only recently have a few companies begun to show some interest.
TXT has become what it is thanks to all these people:
- Joaquín Sandoval (Argentina)
- Ángel Cruz (Bolivia)
- Rony Barbosa (Brasil)
- German Romero (Chile)
- Alepxanderaux Hernández (Colombia)
- Ricardo Mariño P. (Colombia)
- Luis (Paraguay)
- Juan Pablo Briceño (Perú)
- Alexis Gil (Venezuela)