As we approach the end of the year, we’re seeing things heating up in some of the biggest fighting game circuits. Most recently, the Tekken Lyon Major took place, a huge event where players compete for tons of points in the Tekken World Tour. As an offline major, this is a highlight for the Tekken World Tour. How did it go? Super Akouma managed to secure victory here, beating off plenty of Europe’s best Tekken competitors.
The French Major was a huge event in terms of the number of points heading into the Global Finals. However, this Tekken Major was part of different circuits. There was the European Tekken Cup and the Tekken World Tour. The winning player secured his place on the World Tour, but failed to get to the European finals as he was mainly focused on the World Tour.
This is how the Tekken Lyon Major went and this is how Super Akouma achieved victory.
Tekken Lyon Major
The Tekken Lyon Major was a major event on the circuit and marked the conclusion of the Tekken France Championship for 2023. Some of Europe’s biggest players competed here. There was a prize pool of €1,000 as well as a lot of points for the wider round.
In the last round, Super Akouma started in the semi-finals. Against PPL he took an early 2-0 lead. In the winner’s final, Banbino met Super Akouma and managed to throw Akouma back into the losers’ list with a narrow 3-2 result.
To get back to the grand final, he had to face Hexmark. While it was a tough fight, Super Akouma stopped Hexmark, who fought his way up through the losers bracket. This created the conditions for an exciting grand finale.
Super Akouma faced Banbino again. He managed a 3-0 win in the first period. This forced a complete reset and gave Super Akouma a shot at the title. In the second round he repeated this feat, but this time he only lost a single round. The player took victory at the Tekken Lyon Major after a dramatic reset round. One of the highlights for most fighting game esports is when we see a victory from a bracket reset, this major definitely didn’t disappoint.