Two of Tekken 7's best players reportedly unable to attend Tekken World Tour event this weekend due to Super Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines

Knee and Chanel skipping Rev Major 2018 because of the harsh weather conditions

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • September 13, 2018 at 11:08 a.m. PDT

It has been reported that two of Tekken 7's best competitors will be unable to attend the Rev Major 2018 tournament this weekend due to Super Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines.

Jae Min Bae a.k.a. ROX|Knee and Seong-ho "ROX|Chanel" Kang will not be competing at the Tekken World Tour challenger event this weekend. Chanel sent out a tweet this morning giving fans the unfortunate update.

"Because of the Philippines typhoon, me n @holyknee give up this tournament," Chanel wrote.

Knee is currently ranked #1 in the Tekken World Tour standings with 1,970 points, while his teammate Chanel sits at #10 with 535 points. Both players have a laundry list of top placings, with Chanel having such victories as 2nd at EVO Japan under his belt and Knee taking 1st at Combo Breaker 2018.

Knee and Chanel most recently secured 1st and 2nd place, respectively, at The Mixup 2018 last weekend in Lyon, France — which happened to be a Tekken World Tour master event.

Rev Major 2018 is a Tekken World Tour challenger event that is taking place in Manila, Philippines this weekend on September 15th through the 16th. We're seeing several devastating storms hit various places around the world right now, and Super Typhoon Mangkhut is gaining strength as it approaches the northern Philippines, CNN reports.

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According to CNN, the wind speeds of Mangkhut are up to 285 kilometers per hour (180 mph). This is said to be the equivalent of a Category 5 Hurricane, which is stronger than the hurricane currently touching down on the east coast of the United States, Hurricane Florence.

Kat "Yamasa|Yuu" Yuji, one of Japan's elite Tekken 7 players also took to Twitter to mention that "most of [the] Japanese players" expected to attend Rev Major will also be giving up their spot at the event. This means that players such as Yamasa|Nobi and Yamasa|Take will also likely be missing the event.

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Though Tekken World Tour master events have more tournament circuit points and money on the line, challenger events still have great rewards for players to earn. 1st place finishers at challenger events can look forward to a hefty 150 TWT points added to their overall score, and with top players missing Rev Major due to the circumstances, they're missing out on another opportunity to get ahead of the competition.

Photo credit NOAA. Via AceKingOffSuit.

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