Arslan Siddique has come back a long way from those days of hanging around at the arcade.
The gamer, who is thought as Arslan Ash, created his name within the Fighting Game Community (FGC) by becoming the first unified Evo champion in Tekken 7. Now, he has added another feather to his cap by joining the roster of Red Bull Athletes, becoming the first Pakistani gamer to do so.
The gamer revealed that, "When I started sports gaming, I always imagined however calm would be to become a part of Red Bull athletes group and currently when I'm here, it’s a dream come true."
"It was a really emotional moment on behalf of me once play legends like BigBird and Anakin welcome me to the Red Bull family and that i believe that this association can provide me a lot of opportunities to stand out."
He added, "You become what’s written in your fate; once i noticed i used to be sensible at it, I failed to need to try and do something apart from following my passion."
The Red Bull Athletes is an endorsement program by the whole that signs on players from numerous sports, as well as esports. Major players include Daigo and Bonchan. Arslan's joining the listing will solely be the start for the gaming community in Pakistan that is finally obtaining the spotlight it deserves.
At the press conference, Arslan had said, “Red Bull features a huge presence within the international play industry and it seems like finally joining my family. Red Bull athletes are a class apart and a few of the best players within the world. So, it very feels wonderful to be a region of this upper class. And it’s an honor on behalf of me to represent Pakistan through this within the world.”