Tekken 7 Players Banned For Alleged "Collusion" At Tournament

Neither of the accused players will be allowed to participate in an upcoming qualifier.

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A pair of players have been banned from an upcoming Tekken 7 tournament following accusations of "collusion" at a recent qualifying event.

Bandai Namco shared the news today on its Facebook page, stating that both District G | KingJae and District G | C-Krizzle will be unable to participate in the UK Championship London Qualifier on May 14. This news comes not long after the Birmingham Qualifier, during which Bandai Namco said "two players have been suspected of collusion in order to manipulate the results of the tournament."

For his part, KingJae has posted a pair of videos on Twitter disputing the claims and stating, "I don't understand where this collusion stuff is coming from." He concludes the second video by saying he won't be responding to the situation further "because it's pure nonsense." Subsequent tweets do seem to address the matter, with one stating, "Last time I shake hands with a snake in the FGC." Another reads, "I think it was the worst mistake coming back into the UK Tekken offline community."

Bandai Namco has already announced that both players' spots in the qualifier will go to the two people with the next highest placements, RTFM | Asim and ED | K_Justice. They have each been invited to the MCM London Comic Con Finals, scheduled to take place on May 26.

As a result of the alleged chicanery, Bandai Namco will be altering its rulebook. "We will amend the rules to have a clear clause on collusion as a result of this event," it said.

Tekken 7, which is currently only available in arcades, launches for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on June 2.

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