Tekken Master

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Tekken Master
Sayed Hashem Ahmed
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Personal information
Born (1995-03-11) March 11, 1995 (age 27)
Career information
Current teamNASR eSports
GamesTekken, Mortal Kombat, Injustice
Career prize money$91,153
Career history
2010–2017Independent Player
2017–presentNASR eSports

Sayed Hashem Ahmed aka Tekken Master (born March 11, 1995 in Manama Bahrain) is a professional eSports player..[1] He is largely credited with popularizing the eSports industry in the Arab states of the Persian Gulf[2]

Hashem is also known for being recognized by the King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa following his win at the Brasil Game Show Tournament for Mortal Kombat 11 game in 2019.[3][4] with remains an indelible mark on electronic gaming in the Middle East.

He is also notable for being given the accolade of “the best in the Middle East”[2] by his peers at the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Middle East Championship in Dubai.[2]

Hashem, under the name Tekken Master, is sponsored by NASR ESPORTS.[5]

Early Years

The youngest of four, Hashem was began playing video games when he was six years old[2][6]. He showed interest for Fighting Games early on, inspired by his older brothers[2][6].

Professional Career

Hashem’s professional career began in 2010 when he won the 2v2 Tekken 6 Tournament in Kuwait.[2]

In 2012, he was acclaimed to be “best in the Middle East”[7] at the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Middle East Championship in Dubai[8]. This allowed entry to the Electronic Sports World Cup 2012 Tekken Tag Tournament 2 in France.

In 2015 he won the PLG Mortal Kombat Middle East Cup. In the same year, he was the first Arab player to participate in the Mortal Kombat X European Finals in Paris where he finished second[9]. Hashem was granted entry by the Power League Gaming PLG to participate at Evo 2016, where he finished second[10]

In 2017, Hashem participated in several Injustice 2 tournaments and finished 3rd in the ELeague Injustice 2 World Championship.[7]

In 2018 he competed in a variety of tournaments playing including Viennality 2018, Tekken 7 and Injustice 2.[11]

In 2019 won the Brazil Game Show 2019 of Mortal Kombat 11. Following the victory, Hashem was dignified by the King of Bahrain. Hashem was then ranked 3rd on the Mortal Kombat Pro Series overall leaderboard of 2019.

In 2020, Hashem won the Mortal Kombat players in the Weplay Dragon Temple event in Kyiv. [12][13]


  1. Master, Tekken (December 24, 2020). "I won the international tournament in Ukraine "فزت في بطولة العالم في أوكرانيا"". YouTube. Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Nooruddin, Noor (December 2, 2019). "The Viral Rise of Sayed Hashem-Tekken Master". Redbull. Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  3. "Tekken Master Sayed Hashem - Player Quick Bio". NASR eSports. Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  4. "Mortal Kombat 11 Pro Kompetition Premiere Event - Summary". Smash.gg. Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  5. "Player Roster Sayed 'Tekken Master' Hashem". NASR ESPORTS. 2018-04-26. Retrieved 2021-01-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Sayed 'Tekken Master' Hashem, Bahrain's most successful esports athlete, on why Americans have it easier". MCVUK. June 13, 2017. Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Foxall, Sam (June 4, 2017). "Yahoo Esports sits down with Tekken Master to talk Injustice 2, the Middle Eastern FGC and his tag". SRK. Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  8. Farah, Serge (October 2, 2012). "Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Middle East Championship Coverage". IGN Middle East. Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  9. Fakhruddin, Mufaddal (April 17, 2016). "Bahraini Comes Second Place in International Mortal Kombat Cup". IGN Middle East. Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  10. "Evolution Championship Series 2016 (Mortal Kombat XL)". esports earings. Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  11. "Tekken Master - Sayed Hashim Ahmed -". www.esportsearnings.com. Retrieved 2021-01-15.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. "Tekken Master – European Gaming Industry News". europeangaming.eu. Retrieved 2021-01-15.
  13. Nooruddin, Noor (December 17, 2020). "Tekken Master Wins First WePlay Dragon Temple Event". Redbull. Retrieved December 28, 2020.

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