Environmental activist cult Just Stop Oil crashes Tekken Tournament at EGX London!
Yet another bold move by the beloved activist group to strike yet another random group that has nothing to do with oil and fossil fuel usage
Let’s take a look at the major one-hour delay it caused…
Just Stop Oil Crashes Tekken Tournament Causing Slight Delay
Yesterday, a London-based Tekken 7 tournament was held with a grand prize of £5000.
Also, well-known players such as Joka and Ayo Richie were in attendance. Everyone was having a fun time competing, both for the prize and for the fun of Tekken. The day was ending with the winner’s final between Oka and Kane and Trench.
But then the Just Stop Oil group decided to turn up and make it about themselves.
Three members of the cult walked slowly onto the stage mid-round and smeared the competing players screens with red paint. One member carrying a super soaker with orange paint attempted to spray the big screen to obstruct the view.
However, she neglected to take into account the effective range of her firearm, as all her shots had no effect.
On stage, they made their demands to the UK government to “stop the licencing of coal, oil, and gas in that order.” The crowd replied to this statement with supportive “boohs” and “get off the stage”!
After exclaiming their demands to the turned off livestream and cameras a few minutes later the three were escorted out by security.
Within an hour the tournament was back up and running andthe contestants were able to duke it out.
Monitors were replaced and paint was washed off. The damage is estimated to be in the double digits.
Just Stop Oil took to twitter to post about their recent success against with the common response from the public. And as usual they did a great job keeping their cool online by responding to every tweet with scorn and schoolyard remarks.
You can check out their official statement over on their website or more easily via their Twitter page saving you a click.
Many gamers point out that if they had just talked to attendees of the tournament or even participated themselves, they would have reached a larger, more forthcoming audience. But given their display today, we doubt they could even manage with assist controls turned on.
When Tekken 8 arrives in January, expos are now preparing for similar events. Doing so with some extra paint thinner and wet wipes in case of another suspicious visit AyoRichie performed well, but Joka secured the bag at the winner’s final.