UK Tekken player Justin “KingJae” Nelson IS going to EVO Japan after all.
He was already planning to attend, but Esports News UK understands he was let down by a third-party at the last minute, who previously told him they’d be helping him fly out.
This setback looked like it would prevent KingJae from taking part in the Tekken 7 tournament in Japan.
However, a huge Twitch donation came in the other evening live on KingJae’s stream, enough to cover his costs to get to EVO Japan.
Twitch user OneAlpacas donated £1,800 to KingJae as he was preparing to play a match against popular YouTuber (and younger brother of KSI) ComedyShortsGamer.
KingJae reacted with shock and disbelief, as seen in the Twitch clip below:
Guess I will be going to EVO JAPAN afterall. Shout out to Onealapacas for the massive support!
— King Jae (@ItsJustinNelson) November 30, 2017
ComedyShortsGamer can be heard joking after the donation, saying “we’re going to split it right?” before making one of his infectious trademark laughs.
Earlier this year, KingJae was unfairly banned from the Tekken 7 UK Championship for alleged collusion, despite concrete proof, along with his District G teammate C-Krizzle.
Since then, he’s got his head down, worked hard with his content and growing his brand as a gaming personality. It’s paying off for him.
KingJae will be taking part in a tournament at eDen esports bar in Leeds this Saturday (December 2nd).
Tomorrow we have the indomitable @ItsJustinNelson and @playdistrictg coming to show us how to actually be good at @TEKKEN, and in the near future we’ll be making another insane announcement about an eDen exclusive!
He’ll also be taking part in the WeGeekNinja Tekken 7 tournament at London’s EXP Leisure on December 9th.
International #TEKKEN7 player, and gaming celebrity, @ItsJustinNelson, will be entering @WeGeekNinja’s Tekken 7 tournament at London’s @EXPLeisure! Get your day, or weekend, pass here – https://t.co/0mLX1S14Nn for an awesome weekend of gaming. pic.twitter.com/bBTBqcolvz
— East London Fighters (@eastlondonFGC) November 29, 2017
Other players taking part in the Tekken 7 EVO Japan tournament include fellow UK player A F0xy Grampa and more, as outlined in this post on TekkenGamer.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.