From relatively new players to teams that have been competing professionally for a while, the Tekken competitive landscape is ripe for extreme competition. Here are a couple of teams to watch in the upcoming tournament seasons.
The Uncertified Geeks
The Uncertified Geeks (also known as TUG) features a group of self-proclaimed geeks based in South Africa. These intense gamers follow geeky culture and work to improve gaming performance to remain competitive. The team started when one friend noticed how well his peers played and suggested that the group join together to compete professionally. Born out of friendship and a love for gaming, the group trains hard to reach its fullest potential. TUG competes in Tekken 7, Smash Bros, and EA FIFA tournaments. As the team’s skills improve, it aims for international success at the highest level.
Vision Strikers is a Korean esports group, which is operations to fighting on game scene. After recruiting three of Tekken’s best gamers, the team expects to compete at the highest level. Vision Strikers aims to build a tip-tier esports organization in Asia, after acquiring the Rox Gaming team, legendary for success in Tekken tournaments. The acquisition is sure to make other Tekken competitors take notice of Vision Striker in upcoming tournaments.
UYU is an esports organization in North American, which is competitive in Call of Duty after signing Skyz, Proto, Mayhem, Nova, and Spoof. Competing in the CWL Pro League, different roster variations experienced success in esports competitions. A plan to franchise the organization was announced. The roster of players left for their own franchise rosters. By 2019, UYU announced a roster featuring Wrecks, Infamous, Zyrral, Tisch, and Pentagrxm. The esports team is one of Tekken tournaments’ top competition earners.
Anyone associated with esports is familiar with Team Liquid, a multi-regional esports group, which is located in the Netherlands. In 2000, the founders launched Team Liquid after the release of StarCraft II. By 2012, the team acquired a North American team for Dota 2 game play. In 2015, a merger with Team Curse brought together a number of highly ranked players. The European Dota 2 team were victorious in International 2017, winning the biggest prize in esports tournament history to date. Team Liquid’s members have won LCS titles and the 2019 Intel Grand Slam tournament for exceptional CS:GO game play. Team Liquid is a top-tier Tekken prize pool earner.
Located in Hong Kong, Talon Esports competes throughout Asia. The group’s Tekken team is listed as one of the top earners for the video game. Also famous for playing League of Legends well, the team is also called PSG Talon due to its PSG Esports partnership. Pacific Championship Series is a well-known league operating in Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.
Since 2014, Team Secret has excited fans with excellent Dota 2 game play. The esports team acquired a CS:GO female team in 2016. It also expanded its competitiveness in the Street Fighter game world and signed a top-tier Super Smash player. By 2018, Team Secret acquired key Team TyRanT members to gain a competitive edge in Age of Empires. In 2018, the team expanded again when it signed Rainbow Six Siege Team IDK. Team Secret ranks high in Tekken tournament earnings.