All posts by TEKKEN 254
QueenArrow featured in Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 Class of 2022
The law student was among three Kenyan women included on the list.
- 03 June 2022
Tekken Online Challenge: DVK clinches third at South Africa Regional Finals
Fellow Kenyan players Frost and Xstar were both eliminated in the pool stage.
- 29 November 2021
Three Kenyans to feature at TOC South Africa Regional Finals
DVK, Xstar and Frost qualified among the Top 8 players on the leaderboard to compete in the season finale.
- 19 October 2021
Tekken Online Challenge: DVK finishes third at South Africa Online Masters
The TEKKEN 254 founder was one of seven Kenyans participating in the event.
- 19 September 2021
Brian Barasa passes away
The NAICCON and Pro Series Gaming co-founder met his sudden demise this past weekend.
- 20 July 2021
Code of Conduct adopted across Savanna FGC forums and competitions
Following consultations with members of the community, an expanded Code of Conduct has been introduced with the aim of making the community safer and more inclusive for all.
- 07 April 2021
QueenArrow joins UYU
The American eSports organisation announced Sylvia Gathoni, better known in the community as QueenArrow, as the newest member of their content team.
- 19 February 2021
Tanzania outclassed as Kenya romp to victory in 3 v 3 team battle
It was an extremely one-sided affair between the teams representing the Tekken communities of Kenya and Tanzania as the former steamrolled their way to a massive 9-0 win.
- 08 November 2020
Mickey joins the Watchmen
Local Kenyan esports team Watchmen Esports have announced Mickey as their newest fighting game player on their Instagram page.
- 11 June 2020
Preliminary Fight Night rankings released
The rankings have been established based on each player's points-per-tournament ratio on the TEKKEN 254 Circuit, with new players starting from the bottom and establishing themselves within the lineal ranking system going forward.
- 08 June 2020
TEKKEN 254 Circuit, Rampage Series suspended until further notice
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Season Four of the TEKKEN 254 Circuit and Season One of the Rampage Series are to remain suspended as we continue to monitor the situation.
- 13 April 2020
Qualifier 2 review: Mickey returns to form; Stacks still on top
After failing to win Qualifier One in January, defending TEKKEN 254 Circuit champion AP | Mickey reminded everyone why he's the best in the community with a fairly dominant run at Qualifier Two.
- 09 March 2020
Qualifier Three postponed
Qualifier Three of the TEKKEN 254 Circuit and the Rampage Series will be taking place on 25 April 2020 and not on 28 March 2020 as previously scheduled.
- 07 March 2020
XiT Gaming to sponsor prize pool for Qualifier 2
Savanna FGC is pleased to welcome XiT Gaming as the official prize pool sponsor for Qualifier 2 of the TEKKEN 254 Circuit and Rampage Series. The New Jersey-based esports team will cover the Ksh. 10,000 to be split across the top four players of both games on 29 February 2020.
- 25 February 2020
Savanna FGC to partner with Rampage Esports
Savanna FGC is pleased to welcome Rampage Esports (RMP) as a community partner for the 2020 calendar year.
- 18 February 2020
Qualifier 1 review: Frost topples Mickey; Stacks stays winning
A tournament that started three hours late thanks to a host of technical issues ended in sheer excitement at the DeCodEd Africa space, with defending TEKKEN 254 Circuit champion AP | Mickey failing to win a tournament for the first time since we began running them in November 2017.
- 28 January 2020
Savanna FGC to unite Kenyan Tekken and Mortal Kombat communities
Following a successful Season 3 of the TEKKEN 254 Circuit, the Kenya Kombat Circuit has been created to engage the Mortal Kombat community under a new brand known as Savanna FGC.
- 11 November 2019
Mickey set for Tekken World Tour event in United Arab Emirates
Three-time (and reigning) TEKKEN 254 Circuit champion Mickey is gearing up for a trip to the United Arab Emirates, where he is set to compete at Rox n Roll Dubai, a Tekken World Tour (TWT) Master event taking place on 8–9 November.
- 03 November 2019
The Salt Factory now available on Afripods
Our new monthly interview series, The Salt Factory, is now available for listening on the African podcasting platform Afripods. Episodes are streamed live on Twitch every second Tuesday of the month, and will now be going up on Afripods and YouTube one week after the live stream.
- 08 October 2019
Darktempest to compete at Tekken World Tour event in South Africa
Nakuru-based player Darktempest is set to compete in Cape Town Showdown 7, the first Tekken World Tour event to be held on the African continent, taking place on 7–8 September 2019.
- 03 September 2019
Circuit Finals preview: Xstar and PR1EST set for Season Two runback
Qualifier Six on 6 July saw AP | Mickey continue his tournament winning streak as many expected, with DVK—recently recruited by The Watchmen (WTCH) eSports team alongside PR1EST—beating MoM | Frost to second place for the first time since Qualifier Two on 23 February.
- 31 July 2019
Qualifier Six preview: Battle for Top 16 down to the wire
As AP | Mickey won with MoM | Frost in second place for the third consecutive tournament this season, Furious Monkey pulled out his best tournament performance to date to earn his first ever Top 3 finish on the Circuit at Qualifier Five on 8 June.
- 01 July 2019
Qualifier Five preview: Pools set for consecutive tournament meetings between players
It seemed to be yet another case of déjà vu at Qualifier Four on 4 May, with defending Circuit champion AP | Mickey winning the tournament ahead of Frost and DVK for the third consecutive tournament this season.
- 01 June 2019
TEKKEN 254 restructuring; recruiting volunteer judges
With a view to making our events and the organisation as a whole more efficient, TEKKEN 254 has seen a slight change in its organisational structure that has taken place with immediate effect.
- 08 May 2019
Qualifier Four preview: Pool A set for AlphaPlay team kill; stacked draws in Pools B and C
Going into the six-week break that is set to end with Qualifier Four next Saturday, defending Circuit champion AP | Mickey secured yet another tournament win at Qualifier Three last month ahead of Frost and DVK, who finished second and third respectively.
- 30 April 2019
Tekken action set to begin at the AEC Kenya National Qualifiers
After two weeks of FIFA 19 at the Kenya National Qualifiers of the newly-formed African eSports Championship (AEC), the competition for Tekken 7 is set to begin this Saturday, 20 April at the K1 Klub House in Westlands, Nairobi.
- 16 April 2019
Qualifier Three preview: Five previous Top 8 finishers drawn in Pool D
After some surprises in Qualifier One, the TEKKEN 254 Circuit continued with Qualifier Two this past Saturday and produced some more milestones for some of its players.
- 13 March 2019
Qualifier Two preview: Draw tees up "groups of death" in Pools C and D
The TEKKEN 254 Circuit returned with Season Three on 26 January 2019 and the draw for Qualifier Two saw some of the Premier Division's top players bundled together to make for some feisty encounters in the pool stage.
- 18 February 2019
DVK scraps US university plans; opts to remain in Kenya
TEKKEN 254 founder and president DVK announced in a tweet today that his plans to go to university in the United States, which had long been known within the community, "have changed."
- 01 February 2019
Qualifier One preview: AlphaPlay boys to meet in Pool A; DVK and Frost face off in Pool C
Season Three of the TEKKEN 254 Circuit is poised to be a long and tough road as players tussle for points to qualify for the Circuit Finals in August.
- 14 January 2019
Savanna Majors: Mickey defends Circuit title in all-AlphaPlay Grand Final
The final event for Season Two of the TEKKEN 254 Circuit, dubbed the Savanna Majors, saw the community's number one player AlphaPlay | Mickey defend his title against his team-mate AlphaPlay | PR1EST.
- 02 September 2018
Circuit Finals to take place at the Kenya Cultural Centre
The final tournament for Season Two of the TEKKEN 254 Circuit will be taking place at the Kenya Cultural Centre on Saturday, 1 September 2018.
- 30 August 2018
Qualifier Three: Xstar reaches Grand Final for the first time; Top 16 decided for Circuit Finals
TEKKEN 254 Circuit defending champion AlphaPlay | Mickey claimed victory yet again at Qualifier Three of Season Two, this time beating the community's resident King loyalist Xstar.
- 05 August 2018
QueenArrow, Mickey and DVK interviewed on Citizen TV
XiT | QueenArrow and reigning champion AlphaPlay | Mickey joined TEKKEN 254 founder and fellow player DVK on the set of Citizen TV's late night entertainment show 10 Over 10.
- 28 July 2018
Qualifier Two: DVK sends Mickey to the losers' bracket in Top 8 but falls in Grand Final rematch
Coming into the tournament in third place overall, DVK conjured what was probably the surprise of the season so far when he sent reigning champion AlphaPlay | Mickey to the losers' bracket in the first round of Top 8.
- 25 July 2018
Kenya comes up short against South Africa in inaugural 5 v 5 team battle
The South African FGC was given something to cheer for Saturday evening after their team of Tekken representatives managed to scrape a win against the opposing Kenyan team in the inaugural 5 v 5 Team Battle between the two countries, organised under the auspices of Pro Series Gaming (PSG).
- 16 July 2018
Dell EMC Kenya joins TEKKEN 254 Circuit as a sponsor
TEKKEN 254 is excited to announce that Dell EMC Kenya has joined the TEKKEN 254 Circuit as an official sponsor, supported by Windows 10.
- 06 July 2018
Season Two of the TEKKEN 254 Circuit to kick off on 7 July
After much waiting, TEKKEN 254 can officially announce that Season Two of our tournament series, the TEKKEN 254 Circuit, will finally be kicking off on 7 July 2018.
- 15 June 2018
QueenArrow signs with XiT Woundz
American eSports team XiT Woundz announced today that they completed the signing of Sylvia Gathoni, better known in the community as QueenArrow.
- 14 May 2018
Peacekeepers see off Team Vega at MJX
It was a one-man show at the MJX (Movie Jabber Expo) Tekken showcase on Sunday as Simba stepped up to eliminate Team Vega all on his own and win the showcase and bragging rights for his team, the Peacekeepers.
- 29 April 2018