PLG Nationals Injustice 2 Regional Finalist: Sayed “Tekken Master” Hashem

As we get closer to the PLG Nationals Injustice 2 Championship Series Regional Finals, where the top 8 players from around the region’s numerous qualifier will battle for a prize pool of $5000, we decided to shed the spotlight on our current confirmed finalists, continuing with probably the fiercest competitor: Sayed “Tekken Master” Hashem from Nasr eSports. Qualified from the Bahrain Qualifier, Sayed is known for many of his regional accomplishments including two time Mortal Kombat X Middle East Champion (2015 and 2016), EVO 2015 Mortal Kombat X 2nd place as well as the runner-up of the Injustice 2 Combo Breaker 2016 tournament in the USA. Will he become the Injustice 2 crowned champion for the Middle East this year? 

How are you training for the upcoming regional finals of the PLG Nationals Injustice 2 Tournament Series?

I am preparing for both the PLG Nationals Injustice 2 Championship Series Regional Finals and the EVO 17 Championship, which will start in a few days. I prepare for both of the two tournaments by playing daily, discovering and testing new things and playing with my brother – Abdullah Saleh – and my friends to learn more tricks.

How do you pick your characters in the online qualifier and upcoming regional finals?

I use many characters but I like playing Atrocitus. He is my favorite character and I have more experience playing with him, and control him in many ways.

Sayed Hashem winning at Combo Breaker 2017 in MKX, and 2nd place in Injustice 2

Sayed Hashem winning at Combo Breaker 2017 in MKX, and 2nd place in Injustice 2

Who are you looking forward to playing against in the regional finals?

Any player is welcome and I look forward to playing with each of them.

What was your most memorable moment from the qualifiers you competed in?

Achieved second place overall in Mortal Kombat X last year during EVO 2016, after losing in the grand finals against SonicFox.

Both Bahraini brothers will join their good friend and compatriot Aziz “XAzeez” Aljowder in the PLG Nationals Injustice 2 Tournament Series Regional Finals

Both Bahraini brothers will join their good friend and compatriot Aziz “XAzeez” Aljowder in the PLG Nationals Injustice 2 Tournament Series Regional Finals

Are you confident that you have the skills to represent your country and win in the regional finals?

 Yes, of course. I do everything I can to make my country and club – Nasr eSports – proud.

What is the favorite characters in Injustice 2, and your latest competitive gaming accomplishment?

I’ve already mentioned it, but Atrocitus is my favorite character. I have a surprise second you will properly discover at the regional finals. My latest competitive gaming accomplishment was finally beating SonicFox at Mortal Kombat XL during Combo Breaker 2017 and winning the tournament, as well as finishing 2nd in Injustice 2 at that same event, making me now 5th in the Injustice Pro Series leaderboards.

While three different qualifiers may have ended, the fight is far from over, with the upcoming UAE Live Qualifier. Registration is live right now on our website (coming soon this month of July), and is your last chance to reach one of the last 2 spots in the regional finals. For all the latest information about the PLG Nationals Injustice 2 Tournament Series, you can follow us on on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, as well as the official or you can also click here to visit the dedicated PLG Nationals Injustice 2 Tournament Series page.