JabhiM defends his title and wins Street Fighter V with Iggy clinching the Tekken 7 crown at 2020 Red Bull Hit The Streets
Cape Town, 04 December 2020 – Following intense and heated battles with their opponents, JabhiM and Iggy Igshaan were crowned the Red Bull Hit the Streets champions for Street Fighter V and Tekken 7 respectively at the finals last night. JabhiM became a back-to-back champion ploughing through the competition with only one round loss.
The event took place at the Red Bull Studios in Bree Street, Cape Town and saw 8 players compete for the title across the two disciplines. As winners of this year’s finals, Alexandra’s own JabhiM and Iggy Igshaan from the Mother City, have earned themselves an all-expenses paid experience at Red Bull Kumite abroad in 2021. Red Bull Kumite is an international Street Fighter V event where gamers from all over the world compete for top honours in the popular game.
Commenting on his win JabhiM said: “Now that it’s over I am really confident, before the tournament started I was nervous but something kicked in and then I started flowing because ultimately this is my passion. Having experienced Red Bull Kumite last year and seeing the competition, I am super amped to get my rematch against the best in the world ”
National Tekken 7 2020 winner Iggy Igshaan is looking forward to his first international tournament. “I am really excited about going to Red Bull Kumite, it’ll be my first trip abroad and I am looking forward to taking the local Tekken scene worldwide.”
This year, the qualifiers took place online throughout the month of November determining the final competitors for last night’s final. The last chance qualifiers and finals took place inside the Red Bull Studios in Cape Town. The grand finals were livestreamed on Red Bull’s Twitch page, where gaming fans from all over South Africa and the world were able to watch the finals live.
About Street Fighter V
Street Fighter is a fighting video game franchise developed and published by Capcom. Its best-selling 1991 release Street Fighter II is credited with establishing many of the conventions of the one-on-one fighting genre. Street Fighter V carries on the 2D fighting gameplay of its predecessors, in which two fighters use a variety of attacks and special abilities to knock out their opponent. The game features the EX gauge, which builds as the player lands attacks and can be used to either power up special moves or perform super combos known as Critical Arts.
About Tekken 7
Tekken is a Japanese media franchise centered on a series of fighting video and arcade games developed and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. Gameplay focuses on hand-to-hand combat with an opponent, with the gameplay system including blocks, throws, escapes, and ground fighting. The series later introduced combos and special moves, with characters also able to stage break arenas. Tekken is noted as being one of the first fighting games at the time to use 3D animation.
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