Faisalabad based video gamer Atif Butt crowned 'King of Iron Fist' after winning the Tekken World Tour 2022 in Amsterdam

Atif Butt was crowned the new "King of the Iron Fist" in the Pakistani fighting game community after winning the Tekken World Tour 2022 videogame tournament in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The Tekken World Tour (TWT) series from videogame producer Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc put together an international offline tournament series where the "best compete to be crowned The King of the Iron Fist". The massively popular and successful fighting video game franchise Tekken revolves around the King of the Iron Fist tournament.

The TWT 2022 series began on June 24 with regional tournaments in 16 regions, including Pakistan for the first time as its own region, culminating in the final tournament – an invitational event for the 24 players who qualified from regional finals, regional placements, or a last chance qualifier.

The TWT 2022 Global Finals were held at the Theatre Amsterdam. The Twitter account of Bandai Namco Esports shared the winning moments of Butt's final match against South Korea's Sang-hyun "Jeondding" Jeon, which secured first place and $50,000 in prize money for the former.

Meanwhile, Tekken’s official Twitter account said: “It’s official – the new King of the Iron Fist is Atif Butt.” Expressing his jubilation, Gujranwala-based Butt said he was “out of words” and that it was a surreal moment for him. “Humbled and overwhelmed by all the messages and wishes coming my way! You’re all too kind! Thank you so much!! “All of this feels so very unreal, thank you all for everything, upwards and onwards! This is just the beginning!” he tweeted.