On Saturday, 8 of NZ’s top Tekken 7 players fought for the chance to head over to the IESF Esports World Championship in Kaohsiung. Young Aucklander Dan ‘DanBanter’ Saeidian was knocked down into the lower bracket by KYO early on, but fought through a reset to be named champion on the night! Catch the full broadcast replay over on Twitch. Thanks to the NZESF, he will now head over to compete on the world stage.
More than 1,000 gamers from at least 50 countries are expected to attend the IeSF World Championship in November. 2017’s New Zealand champion Thomas “Kor_Nnova” Choi finished fourth at the world championships in Korea last year.