You know him as the former Soul Calibur II World Champion. You know him as the best Dragunov player in the USA. Finally, you know him as the TEKKEN Epic Beard Man. Long time player… Aris “aris” Bakhtanians is now officially sponsored and on his way to succeed in the MLG Pro-Circuit TEKKEN 6 tournaments by pure eSports! This makes him the first member of the pure.TEKKEN team! Check the rest of the entry to read the official information from pure eSports.
As esports continues to grow and mature we continue to embrace the avenues in which it does! As such, it is with much honor, and sense of pride we are announce our support of Aris Bakhtanians in his bid to win the first MLG Pro season for Tekken 6.
For us, fighting games represent one of the points in which the concept of esports was birthed, so being able to finally support them after so long is extremely welcome!
While there are no shortage of strong players in the Tekken community, Aris was a very natural selection. His attitude towards preparation and winning ensure a level of success we’ve come to expect. Moreover, his attitude toward the community and the game itself is extremely postive.
We look forward to his continued success in Tekken and his development as a player. Aris’ notable accomplishments in fighting games:
Soul Calibur 2:
2003 Evolution 4th
2004 Cannes World Championship 1st
Soul Calibur 4:
2009 CA Regional Qualification 2nd
2010 Namco Bandai NA Regional Qualification 1st
2010 Namco Bandai American Championship 4th
2010 Level Up 2nd
What could this mean for the future of competitive TEKKEN!? With World Cyber Games and MLG knocking on the door, there are bound to be more and more player sponsorships showing up! Stay tuned for any and all news surrounding the competitive TEKKEN circuit!