Saint's amazing double perfect, Speedkicks makes a killer Rage Art read, intense comebacks, and more: Tekken World Tour Finals highlights

Some of our favorite moments from this weekend's tournament action

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • November 13, 2017 at 11:16 a.m. PST

Yesterday, we saw the conclusion of the Tekken World Tour take place.

This tournament featured 16 of the world's best Tekken players slugging it out after months of competing. With $50,000 on the line. you can only imagine the level of dedication we'll be seeing here.

As we normally do with hype events, tonight we're going to take a look at some of our favorite moments from finals day.

Players showcased in these highlights include FOX|Saint, FOX|JDCR, Qudans, PG|Speedkicks, Yamasa|Nobi, NCSS|Jimmy J Tran, and more.

We kick off our highlights with an exceptional whiff punish.

In group 4, Nobi's Dragunov took on Jimmy J Tran's Bryan in an exciting bout. On the verge of losing the game, Nobi pulled off a clutch whiff punish using his character's back swing blow attack, leading to a quick juggle combo and the round victory.

To close out that same set, the two players brought it down to the wire, leaving everyone on the edge of their seats.


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Another incredibly close set came about when JDCR and Qudans clashed in winners semis. Featured here we have an amazing jumping punish from JDCR and a slow motion Rage Art win to close out the match up.

Another outstanding Rage Art read came from Speedkicks. While pressuring Circa|JoeyFury with Hwoarang's kick strings, Speedkicks waited for the precise moment the opponent hit a button to fire into the super, and it worked out perfectly.

In the same match up, JoeyFury pulled off an impressive sequence to take the set.

Sometimes you almost make a comeback, only to be stopped by the opponent at the last second. Other times you bring it all the way back and claim victory, despite being at a major life deficit.

JoeyFury experienced both of these in the same set when taking on CGG|Tissuemon, and both were equally as exciting.

In winner finals, Qudans made an exceptional comeback against Saint. Later in the set, Saint answered back with an absolute mauling, which came about from a perfectly spaced whiff punish.

Against JDCR in losers finals, Qudans' Devil Jin scored a devastating perfect. JDCR's Heihachi also makes our highlights for his powerful combo and exceptional counter during Qudans' blockstring.

Perfects are always exciting to see in tournament, but what's even better is a double perfect. You can check out Saint doing exactly that in the event's grand finals below.

Lastly, we have an incredibly intense time out in grand finals, as well as the tournament-winning play.

Source: Tekken.

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