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Jesandy wins Tekken 8 Twitch Rivals (Final Standings)

Tekken 8 Twitch Rivals is going down on February 16. Here’s the competing players, standings, prize pool and schedule.

The $25,000 Tekken 8 Twitch Rivals Juggle Gym tournament is a chance to see old schoolers go head-to-head with some fresh blood. It will be a 1-day event happening on February 16 live on Twitch, with sixteen North American players invited to participate.

As is customary with Twitch Rivals, all sixteen players will also stream their POV throughout the event, so you can get their reactions and commentary first-hand.

Format and Broadcast

The format for Tekken 8 Twitch Rivals is a 16-player double elimination event with an upper and lower-bracket. The seeding for the tournament was decided randomly, which has led to some interesting match-ups.

Ruleset

  • Double Elimination Format
    • FT2 until Top 3
    • Upper Finals, Lower Finals and Grand Finals FT3
    • Player coming from Lower Bracket will need to win 2 Sets to win (Reset the match)
  • Standard Rules
    • 3 Rounds
    • 60 Seconds on the Clock
    • Map: Random selection (always)
  • The loser of a game can choose to go back to character select and change character.
    • The winner of a game is locked into their character

The event is being streamed on the Twitch Rivals stream (above) with Velly, PochSpice and Anakin as the Host and Casters. However, as mentioned earlier, you can choose to watch the individual player perspectives on their own streams if you wish.

Invited Players

There were a total of 16 invited players from NA for Tekken 8 Twitch Rivals, including giants of the scene such as the FGC Justin Wong and SonicFox.

SonicFox
Lil_Majin
PhiDX
Speedkicks
JoeCrush
azure
Joey Fury
Ty
Genghis_Don
Kaizur
Shadow 20z
KawaiiFaceMiles
jesandy
Metal_Kat
Tekken 8 Twitch Rivals invited players

Prize Pool and Standings for Tekken 8 Twitch Rivals

The Prize Pool for the event is $25,000, with $5,000 going to first place. Regardless of final placement, all players will receive at least $375.

Place
Player
Prize
1st
jesandy
$5,000
2nd
Ty
$4,000
3rd
genghisd0n
$3,250
4th
Speedkicks
$2,250
5th-6th
azurebokeh
$1,750
PhiDx
$1,250
7th-8th
Cuddle_Core
$1,250
joey_fury
$1,250
9th-12th
shadow20z
$750
tkjoecrush
$750
Justin Wong
$750
KaizurTV
$750
13th-16th
Metal_Kat
$375
SonicFox
$375
Kawaiifacemiles
$375
Lil_Majin
$375
Final Standings

The eventual winner of the tournament was King player Andrew "Jesandy" Hernandez, who took home $5,000, his biggest win to date of his career.