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12 year old Tekken Tag Tournament 2 player wins Genesys 2013 tournament in the Philippines

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • January 23, 2013 at 8:55 a.m. PST
PinoyVersusDOTcom uploaded the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 finals match from the Genesys 2013 event that took place in the Philippines recently. The winner of the tournament was a player named AK who is around 12 years old and used a team of Lei and Lars.

This kid has be the youngest player we've heard of in recent times to take home the gold at a tournament and has apparently been winning various events around the country. You can check out the match footage below.

Via Jab over at Pinoy Versus.

Comments

Tensa said on January 23, 2013 at 8:59 a.m.

TAKEN ahhhhhhhhhh

#1
Meskiukas said on January 23, 2013 at 9:06 a.m.

I've heard of AK. Him winning is even more impressive since the Philippines have such a huge Tekken scene.

#2
enagamer said on January 23, 2013 at 9:23 a.m.

Good for him on winning, but he just throws out launchers all day. Philippines looking free

#3
revolvingsun said on January 23, 2013 at 9:23 a.m.

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#4
Chrisuchiwa said on January 23, 2013 at 9:25 a.m.

I never played TTT2 but that kid was doing serious combos and I was amazed. Hopefully, people like him can go to EVO.

#5
Dravidian said on January 23, 2013 at 9:48 a.m.

Ak vs Noa. Leh go!

#6
Echo01 said on January 23, 2013 at 9:48 a.m.

Zero f***s given with that Lars play.

#7
DarkRyu94 said on January 23, 2013 at 9:49 a.m.

#4 you mean you never played or viewed something that you were not old enough to see in your life?

Shout outs to bull$hit

#8
samuraix025 said on January 23, 2013 at 9:54 a.m.

@8 don't be an idiot he's saying the according to ESRB the guy who won the tournement is technically too young to play the game

#9
Spartan_Rambo said on January 23, 2013 at 10:14 a.m.

Of course even a kid can win at Tekken, just mash safe fast power starters now and then with some random hopchick or a powerful random counterhit, combine that and win.

#10
sarif2soon said on January 23, 2013 at 10:23 a.m.

now i know for a fact that i'm not buying tekken. well, actually, TTT2 at least.

#11
BestAlgorithm said on January 23, 2013 at 10:35 a.m.

@revolving
Or, his parents deemed him capable of handling the game so they bought him a copy. Or they just aren't pussies about like we are in the US. It's probably a mix of those two since they're more likely than not involved in him making it out to the tournament scene

Sounds look good parenting to me

#12
mrpowerhouse said on January 23, 2013 at 10:46 a.m.

Good parenting indeed.

I was at the event, and AK was accompanied by his parents. He was like any other kid, enjoys the game and winning, but the thing that stood out about him was the respect he gave to the people he beat that day. He was humble when he got sent to losers, and was humble even when he eventually won.

If parents were able to let their kid play competitively and instill a sense of maturity and respect to everyone else and keep the kid's ego in check, then you ARE good parents.

#13
learis1 said on January 23, 2013 at 10:46 a.m.

Love all the idiots responding to the troll about bad parenting.

#14
TrueGamingGuru said on January 23, 2013 at 10:49 a.m.

@9 Lets say #4 comment never counted, and ESRB is not part of the Philippines. Every country has their own rating systems and does not follow like the ESRB. Countries from UK, Europe, Australia, Germany, Japan, Korea, China (Hong Kong & Taiwan), and Iraq.

#15
BestAlgorithm said on January 23, 2013 at 10:49 a.m.

@learis1

God, I'm such an idiot for wasting 30 seconds of my life!

Or are you trying to be a troll?

#16
letaelba788 said on January 23, 2013 at 10:52 a.m.

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#17
HooliganComboFTW said on January 23, 2013 at 11:01 a.m.

Not surprised at all considering the game in question; good for him though

#18
nyc03101 said on January 23, 2013 at 11:06 a.m.

@18 Are you really being serious? You have absolutely no knowledge of Tekken's system yet you come here and make ignorant comments?

#19
Spartan_Rambo said on January 23, 2013 at 11:25 a.m.

@19 He is right, the game is random...

#20
whens_marvel said on January 23, 2013 at 11:25 a.m.

@18 Not surprised at all at your comment considering that you are bad at every game you play even though barely anyone even plays the games you play.

8 year olds win in Marvel, 12 year olds win in Tekken, and DOA players stay hating.

#21
BoscaBat said on January 23, 2013 at 11:38 a.m.

Wow using Lei? He must have some talent, I couldn't work with that moveset. Only watched the first set and he made good use of his Netsu. Which is probably one of the most off putting thing about Tekken, but to act like it requires no talent just makes you look petty.

#22
Kurow said on January 23, 2013 at 11:40 a.m.

If I'm not wrong one time in the stream Arturo said that Anakin played taken for 12 years and that Anakin is 22 years old. So this is not something new but still impressive :)

#23
nyc03101 said on January 23, 2013 at 11:45 a.m.

@19 I don't like to engage in arguments in a comments sections full of idiots. But I just want to say. I hope this is not an accurate depiction of the FGC. Because I am seeing some straight up ignorance in all these comments sections. I personally wouldn't type ignorant, negative comments about a game. Say if I didn't like DOA. I'm not gonna go and trash it because the system doesn't fit me. For all I know I could have fallacious notions towards it. So in all honesty, all you people typing these negative comments basically have fallacious notions towards Tekken. And are in no place to sit there and bash it. This is ignorance at it's finest. Especially HooliganComboFTW. But what can you do? Some people will just stay ignorant and closed minded.

#24
Synless said on January 23, 2013 at 12:43 p.m.

They really didn't have good movement, but its good to see a young player fight to the top. LOL @ all the people who just hate on the game, if you don't like a game simply don't interact with the community..... but thats not enough for you is it... no i didn't think so (._.)

#25
xShonuffx said on January 23, 2013 at 12:45 p.m.

@4 Philippines genius.

#26
RedRapperSux said on January 23, 2013 at 12:50 p.m.

#Gumps

#27
GH0ST said on January 23, 2013 at 1:35 p.m.

The nose plays*

#28
TheCreator said on January 23, 2013 at 2:50 p.m.

@18 Stop talking. Marvel is random, not Tekken.

#29
Snivy said on January 23, 2013 at 3:53 p.m.

Meh... call me when he wins in a real game like Marvel or Street Fighter. Not impressed with his win in Tekken Juggle Tournament 2

#30
MaverickHunterX said on January 23, 2013 at 6:36 p.m.

I can't relate to Tekken, but dat talent. o_o

#31
kashim said on January 23, 2013 at 9:09 p.m.

Its a 11 man tournament http://images.challonge.com/pv_genesy...

Not to take anything away from the kid but his opponent sucks.

Filipino tekken players mostly play at the arcades(fg arcade scene in the phils is dead except for tekken unfortunately its not as big as it was), and don't even own a console, they haven't made a jump to ttt2 for that reason and its so expensive to play(almost a dollar). The capcom fighters are the most popular right now with console Pinoy FGC.

"marvel 3 is random" -justin wong

#32
Bank said on January 24, 2013 at 3:58 a.m.

It says "This kid has be the youngest player"...just thought I'd let a mod know...

#33
iouetoisdfo said on January 24, 2013 at 4:12 a.m.

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#34
xTh3xBusinessx said on January 24, 2013 at 7:18 a.m.

@30 MvC3....a real game? LMAO!! And the scrubs complaining about juggles sound like free online players. peace

#35
Islaw said on January 24, 2013 at 7:21 a.m.

I'm from the Philippines and i'm an active player in the Tekken Community here and let me give facts about our wonder child AK. AK wins every local/player organized, sponsored and major tournament(some of it are more than 64 players participated in a tournament) he joins in short he's a consistent champion. He holds the 2nd highest rank in the country(Byakko) and he also had the highest rank for a while. So yeah, believe it or not this kid has been annihilating our Filipino asses and possibly the best Tag2 player here.

good parenting from his parents, when he plays in arcades or in tournaments his family is present but his father supervise him the most. His father told us that he has good grades and he's a varsity player in basketball in their school also. every time he wins a tournament his parents will treat us players who also competed in the tournament for a snack or a meal and of course the money spent came from the pot money he won.

for more of AK here's an article of him http://www.mineski.net/news/1499/tekk... congrats again AK :D

#36
alexandre said on January 25, 2013 at 3:54 a.m.

thank you DreamKing23 for posting the video. :) - AK

#37
alexandre said on January 25, 2013 at 3:56 a.m.

thank you po kuya pao. :)

#38
alexandre said on January 25, 2013 at 11:51 p.m.

Thanks mrpowerhouse :) :) :) :) :)-AK

#39
Boogityboy said on January 27, 2013 at 3:21 p.m.

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#40
Blitz36 said on February 2, 2013 at 2:03 a.m.

Huh, I'm 12, from the Philippines, plays good at Tekken... but I'm not that guy. He's pretty great, I wanna meet him and have a few rounds with him.

#41
Blitz36 said on February 2, 2013 at 2:09 a.m.

Bro AK, galing mo ha, congrats. Sana makita kita, laban tayo kahit konti.

#42
alexandre said on February 6, 2013 at 5:50 a.m.

Hi Blitz36, we can play tekken. I always play at glorietta4 timezone during Fridays and sm moa during sundays. thanks. :)- AK

#43
TagAnarchy said on May 21, 2013 at 1:21 a.m.

Can't wait to see this kid play come EVO should he go. He has potential. A lot of it.

#44
HypeGuy said on October 18, 2013 at 11:57 p.m.

Old news but to the guy who said he's good for EVO,, definitely not YET.
The kid's got some potential.But judging by the mtach above

1st his opponent sucks so bad.
2nd both players no little to nothing about movement and spacing(a fundamental skill that plays a large part in the game).Too much launch spam easily whiff punished by players who knows what they're doing.
Watch EVO again dude. He's gonna get raped there.
Then again He's still young. He can learn those stuff later.
I'm not impressed by his game competitively but for his age, he knows how to play.

#45


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