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King Jae shares thoughts on ESL UK Tekken 7 Championship Series; has advice for new players

Pro gamer King Jae shares his opinion on a few Tekken subjects.

UK pro gamer and online content creator King Jae balances his time between streaming himself playing fighting games such as Street Fighter V, Killer Instinct, and Tekken Tag Tournament 2, appearing on Capcom Fighters’ Winner Stays on sessions, and the UK’s esports channel Ginx TV, and creating YouTube vlogs, unboxings, and reactions. It was an honor for him to take time out of his busy schedule to talk Tekken with us.

What do you think Tekken 7 brings to the franchise?

More people involved, more interest and more hype. Conclusion to the Mishima madness is what everyone wants to find out. Plus you brought over a Street Fighter character [in Akuma] that people from the Street Fighter scene can use. They also have two guest characters as DLC. I feel like Bandai Namco has taken their sweet time to release this, but we will be satisfied with a complete product rather than a empty bun that needs topping up with DLC.

With the upcoming ESL UK Tekken 7 Championship Series, do you think this will grow the Tekken community in the UK?

Ok, so firstly. I’m not a fan of ESL doing the Tekken 7 tournament before the game. I feel like concentrating on releasing the game would be a lot better. ESL could jump in with tournaments after release. I don’t know how this would grow the scene because people will not want to enter on a game they don’t know, especially when a lot of the pro players are going. No one can train for this game, so it will be luck or more knowledge on the game of who wins. I think prior to release, a lot of tournament organizations like District-G, VS Fighting, et cetera, will maintain the hype and hopefully breed new players. That’s my thoughts on it, but, it could bring a lot of people who just want to get a feel of the game. Who knows?

Are there any expectations you have for Tekken 7 that you didn’t have for the previous installments?

I expect online mode to be good with the amount of time spent on the game. No silly glitches or bugs and we all good.

What tips or suggestions do you have for new players eager to try Tekken 7?

Don’t get frustrated when you lose. Learn from a loss and figure out why you loss the match. Tekken has a long learning curve because of the amount you can adapt and learn. Seeing as this will be my last competitive released game, I will aim to help a lot of the new players by producing tutorials and content. It’s not about hogging info or tips. If the community grows then the interest in the game will grow, and that’s all I care about at the end of the day.

If you are interested in keeping up with King Jae during the 1st season of Tekken 7, you can find him on Twitter, YouTube, and Twitch.

Hi! The name is Kassiopia, but you can call me Kassi or Kass for short. I played Tekken 2 for the first time when I was in the 4th grade. While I play other fighting games, Tekken has always been the only game that I'll play for 12 hours and wonder where the day went. I've gotten better about it though. Adulting will do that to you.


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