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Taiwanese take top two spots at world fighting game tournament

2018/08/06 16:04:51

Lin Chia-hung (林家弘, right) and Tseng Chia-chen (曾家鎮, left)/Image taken from the Facebook of Lin Chia-hung

Taipei, Aug. 6 (CNA) Two Taiwanese took the top spots in the King of Fighters XIV competition Sunday at the 2018 Evolution Championship Series (EVO) in Las Vegas.

Taiwanese Lin Chia-hung (林家弘) and Tseng Chia-chen (曾家鎮) faced off for the KOF XIV crown, and Lin, nicknamed "ET," defeated Tseng, nicknamed "evil," 2-1 to successfully defend his 2017 KOF XIV title.

In the semifinal Friday, Lin defeated an opponent named "Kid" from China 2-1 while Tseng, the EVO Japan 2018 champion, had to get past gamers from Mexico and China to get a berth in the title showdown.

Founded in 1996, the EVO is one of the gaming world's most prestigious fighting game tournaments.

(By Lee Chin-wei and Hsu Hsiao-ling)