After recent strong performances at tournaments like Southern Crossup, Armageddon’s Playstation Friendlies as well as the TEKKEN NZ Qualifier, taking the win in all three events, Dan ‘DanBanter’ Saeidian jetted off to Taiwan for the TEKKEN World Championship in  6th – 13thNovember 2018.


Breakaway partnered up with the NZ Esports Federation (NZESF) in order to send our resident TEKKEN champ to Taiwan to represent Aotearoa on the international stage.

“The NZESF is very proud to collaborate with Breakaway Esports and LPL to send DanBanter to the IESF World Championships in Taiwan. Fingers crossed that Dan can do even better than Kor_Nova last year and really put NZ on the esports map.” – Ben Lenihan, President New Zealand Esports Federation.

Here are a few highlights from the tournament that allowed him this opportunity to travel to Taiwan. Lets Play Live Tekken IeSF Esports World Championship NZ Qualifier.

The source and credit of this video goes to LetsPlayLive.

With a phenomenal showing in TEKKEN in 2018, DanBanter headed into the World Championship in form and came out within the top 16 players in the world. The first international opportunity for Breakaway and Dan, and there was no stopping us taking the opportunity to put New Zealand on the world stage.


“Putting New Zealand competitors on the global stage is one of the core goals of Breakaway Esports, and the opportunity to throw our support behind the national team was an natural partnership” – Freddie “Sheep” Tresidder, General Manager – Breakaway Esports.