Filipino Tekken veteran AK finally secured a US visa to compete in the Tekken World Tour Last Chance Qualifiers

Filipino professional Tekken player Alexandre “AK” Laverez finally secures his US visa to participate in the upcoming Tekken World Tour Last Chance Qualifiers. This event will serve as an opportunity for participating players to qualify for the Global Finals.


Previously, AK could not compete in the prestigious Tekken tournament, the Evolution Championship Series 2023, after his application for a visa was denied, as well as his dream of becoming a world champion of Tekken.

In a recent Facebook post of AK with a caption, "Never give up! Salamat sa lahat ng tulong, payo, kwento, message, tawa, iyak at kung ano-ano pa. Na-rage art finish din natin sa wakas. Kitakits sa TWT LCQ!", and a 1-0 scoreline against the US Embassy, he revealed that he will now finally be able to compete in the world stage.

TWT LCQ stands for Tekken World Tour Last Chance Qualifier, which AK is pertaining to, and will commence on January 12, 2024, in the Civic Theatre, New Orleans, USA. And if AK can survive the LCQ, he will come face-to-face with 19 of the best Tekken players in the world, which includes Pakistan's Arslan "Arslan Ash" Siddique and South Korea's Lim "Ulsan" Soo-hoon, in the final stage of the King of the Iron Fists on January 13 to 14.

LCQ will be a bumpy ride for AK as only one player will qualify for the final stage, but at least there is hope and a chance for him to take home the championship title.