The rapper AD & Tekken Champion Jackie Tran Conquer DXTURBO III: Rappers Vs. Players

HipHop News Posted on June 29, 2018 at 12:00am

The rapper AD & Tekken Champion Jackie Tran Conquer DXTURBO III: Rappers Vs. Players

Everything fell into DX's video game tournament over the BET Awards weekend in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles, CA – kick off for the 2018 BET Awards weekend festivities, last Thursday (June 21), HipHopDX held its annual tournament of the game among rappers and professional players for the third year in a row.

"DXTurbo III was where the Hip-Hop and the 'fighting game community, "throwdown", said the fighting game legend and DXTurbo, production manager of the Alex Valley.

The whole game took place in Tekken 7, one of the most critically acclaimed fighting games, that was developed by Bandai Namco Ent. It had a limited arcade release in Japan in 2015, and in 2017, an updated version was released for the console and PC in all over the world, selling over 3 million copies at the end of the year.

The Tekken 7 Tournament Style in DXTurbo

The double-elimination tournament consisted of eight teams of two players — a Hip Hop artist and a professional player. The Hip Hop contingent included AD, Derek Minor, Domani Harris, Drumma Boy, Stro, M a E S T R O, IDK, Skrizzy and Page Kennedy. Meanwhile, the Top 10 Tekken professional players in attendance included Jackie Tran, Jeannail "Cuddle_Core" Carter, Vanessa "Swag Master" Tan Joseph "Joey Fury" Bennett and Mike "Suiken" Khieu.

Commentary for the livestream was managed by The Rupture of the Murs and ELEAGUE Steve "Tasty Steve," Scott, and reached over 30,000 people through the broadcasts on Twitch and the BET of YouTube and Facebook channels. Other participants were Kooley High, MyGuyMars, Trap Beckham, Earl Swavey, Airplane James, and former star of the NFL, Tamba Hali.

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This year, the event was moved from Hollywood to downtown Los Angeles. The place, the Large Company was divided in two, with a casual play area on one side, for those that are interested in getting a feel for what the professionals were doing, and the most intense tournament in the other.

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