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Taiwanese player wins video game tournament in Tokyo

2018/01/27 19:11:23

Picture taken from EVO's Twitter page

Taipei, Jan. 27 (CNA) Taiwanese online gamer Tseng Chia-chen (曾家鎮) won The King of Fighters XIV during the Evolution Championship Series (EVO) in Tokyo on Saturday, becoming the second Taiwanese ever to capture the tournament's title.

Tseng defeated an opponent from Hong Kong in the final of the tournament, which is being held as part of the three-day EVO Japan championship in the city's Sunshine City Bunka Kaikan Bldg. and Akiba Square, which is to host Sunday's championship match.

The only other Taiwanese to win an EVO Championship Series trophy was Lin Chia-hung (林家弘), who seized the country's first-ever title in Las Vegas last year.

The EVO Championship Series is an annual esports event that focuses exclusively on fighting games. It has been held at various venues across the Las Vegas Valley since 2005.

The EVO Japan is a spin-off of the U.S.-based championship and has been held since 2010. The King of Fighters XIV, developed by SNK Corporation, is a popular single-player and multi-player fighting game.

The other main tournament titles at this year's EVO Japan were Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2, Street Fighter V Arcade Edition, and ARMS.

(By Ko Lin and Huang Ruei-hung)