Just Stop Oil Disrupt Tekken 7 Tournament at EGX 2023

October 15, 2023 by No Comments

You can’t go a day in recent months without seeing the latest antics of British activist group Just Stop Oil. After disrupting events like football, rugby and tennis, Just Stop Oil is now focusing on gaming as the group pulls off its latest stunt at the EGX 2023 convention.

During EGX 2023, which took place between October 12 and 15 and was the UK’s biggest gaming convention, a Tekken 7 tournament with a £5,000 prize pool took place. The finals of the event were held on October 15. During the winners’ final match between CaneAndTrench and Zoca, prolific British activists stormed the Just Stop Oil stage and covered the equipment in trademark orange paint.

The incident was not captured on the tournament’s EGX Arena live stream, but the match was stopped abruptly and the stream cut to the casters with confused looks on their faces before a 45-minute break while the arena was cleaned and prepared. To restart the tournament.

However, Just Stop Oil quickly posted a video of the incident on its official X page.

After disruption at EGX 2023, Just Stop Oil released a statement speaking,

“Video games escape us into new and exciting dimensions, but real-world physics is going to deliver billions of deaths. At this point put more carbon into the atmosphere and it’s game over. Gamers collaborate to win and we need these skills to survive. Everyone must come forward and join the civil resistance against new oil and gas because this is not a game. Let’s unite to do This is The world is safe so we can get back to exploring the cyber worlds

FiveubThe UK Business Development Manager for Nobel Chairs responded to the incident at X, highlighting the financial implications that event hire companies have,

“The sad thing about this is that it doesn’t affect EGX, games companies or esports players; This will greatly affect event hire companies that are already struggling from years of no events.

In recent months, Just Stop Oil has been garnering a lot of public attention through gatecrashing events and disrupting the lives of British citizens. Recently, Just Stop Oil protesters were arrested for painting walls at King’s College in Cambridge, disrupting sporting events and sticking themselves to roads to stop traffic.

EGX 2023 will mark one of the Tekken 7 tournaments, as Tekken 8 is right around the corner and is set to be one of the hottest sequels of 2024 when it launches on January 26.

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