There are a lot of great Tekken 7 players, but the masters of the game still hail mostly from South Korea. In a grand finals that pitted countrymen and fellow Echo Fox players Jin Woo “Saint” Choi and Hyun Jin “JDCR” Kim against one another, it was the latter who managed their first Evo championship win.
Compared to some other fighting games, Tekken is dense and punishing. Fights appear to play out more like bar room brawls than choreographed sequences between superhuman characters. Games require three winning rounds as opposed to just two. The results can look and feel brutal, especially in a top level tournament where back and forth play draws out the grand finals to a seven game set total.
Saint, the previous year’s winner, got to the grand finals from the loser’s bracket after managing to get revenge on Jae Min “Knee” Bae, another South Korean Tekken heavy-weight who had been responsible for sending Saint to the loser’s bracket in the first place. From there, Saint took the first series against JDCR in a landslide.
With the wind at his back, he took three games to zero off of his rival forcing the