Much like the Soul Calibur games, Tekken 7 allows players to customize their characters for online play - but sometimes, this customization can get out of hand, as seen during Tekken pro “LowHigh’s” hilarious Twitch stream of the title.
While Tekken 7 lets players legally outfit their favorite characters in ridiculous getups, fighting games as a whole boast a robust modding community, with some genius modders even adding in characters from other games as skins for pre-existing fighters.
One such modder decided to take things a step further and create a working Twitch icon as a costume, complete with angry eyebrows and a pulsating vein, often used to indicate anger in anime and manga.
However, the mod does come with a drawback: the Twitch icon has no discernable hands or feet, which makes fighting a player using the costume a big difficulty, even if they’ve practiced the reskinned character matchup.
This didn’t stop Tekken pro Sun-woong "LowHigh" Yoon from using the mod during his stream of the game, who couldn’t contain his laughter during a Bryan Fury mirror match.
“Look at this!” LowHigh laughed as he schooled his opponent. “Oh yeah! I am a Bryan player!”
LowHigh wasn’t the only member of the Tekken community who found the mod to be completely ridiculous, either: commentator “SpaghettiRip” echoed his sentiments, uploading the clip in a Tweet that quickly went viral throughout the fighting game community.
“So I think I've been awake for far too long,” Spag wrote of the mod. “What is happening on LowHigh’s Twitch LOOL”
— UYU | Spag (@SpaghettiRip) August 28, 2019
“Oh my God, Twitch chat actually fighting back,” another commented.
Oh my God twitch chat actually fighting back lol
— Rory Jones (ロリージョーンズ) (@MakenXsoul) August 28, 2019
Even esports team UYU’s CEO chimed in on the hilarity, writing, “I saw this, then a mirror match with whatever the heck you call that square thing. LowHigh is such a joker. Chat said it’s Tekken 8.”
I saw this then a mirror match w whatever the heck you call that square thing. @TekkenLowhigh is such a joker. Chat said it’s Tekken 8 :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:
— UYU | Jinhee (@UYUJinhee) August 28, 2019
The Twitch icon was created by modder “NiceKun,” who uploaded a video showcasing his skills to YouTube earlier this month.
Considering public outrage regarding Twitch’s moderation, this Tekken 7 mod comes as a not-so-subtle critique of the platform - or, possibly, of trolls in the chat.