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WESG 2019 Chongqing Tekken 7 Invitational

by GameStart Asia

Fresh off hosting the DOTA 2 Major at the start of 2019, Chongqing was yet again the venue for a major Esports event – the World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) 2019. The Olympics-inspired event was aptly held at the Chongqing Olympic Sports Center throughout March and concluded last weekend (16-17 March).

Eliphant x BEast of the East was honoured to witness some high-level Tekken 7 action. The best male and female players around the world were invited to compete in an exhibition for cash and bragging rights 😀


Chongqing – home of the mala hotpot and major Esports tournaments.

A month-long Esports competition to crown the world’s best players.

The Chongqing Olympic Sports Center getting a gaming make-over.

No small feat prepping this 58,680 capacity stadium for an Olympics-style event.

They don’t do things small in China that’s for sure :O

Warming up on the PS4 before the Tekken 7 Grand Finals.

More warm-up games…and safety first 😀

Light (and smoke) show for the Grand Finals Opening night!

Team UYU’s Yuyu

No man-splaining here 😛

EQNX’s Cuddlecore

Winners of Tekken 7 (Male): 1st Rangchu, 2nd YAMASA Yuu, 3rd UYU Double

Winners of Tekken 7 (Female): 1st CAG Redbull Tanukana, 2nd UYU Yuyu, 3rd EQNX Cuddlecore

Winner winner Mala dinner! Tanukana is all smiles after emerging female champion of Tekken 7.

Nothing to see here, just hanging out with Tekken director and producer Katsuhiro Harada san 😉

Photos courtesy of Eliphant and BEast of the East.

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