Oil protest disrupts Tekken 7 tournament at EGX, sparks online backlash

Oil protest disrupts Tekken 7 tournament at EGX, sparks online backlash

While two of the best British Tekken 7 players were dancing off for a spot in the grand finals at EGX Arena 2023 on Oct. 15, three oil protestors walked onto the main stage and vandalized the fighting game setups with orange paint. 

During the series between Hasan “JoKa” Rehman and Kane “KaneAndTrench” Heartfield, supporters of Just Stop Oil, a controversial environmentalist group based out of the United Kingdom, slathered orange paint on both players’ monitors. A third activist followed that by shooting more paint out of a Super Soaker—with many fans questioning how that was allowed into the event venue. 


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