ShackStream: Tekken it to the Lab Episode 3: King

It's time we figured out what makes King's infamous throw chains work as we break down the character in Tekken 8 on this week's livestream.


Throw chains: If you play Tekken 8, you know about them, and you know it can be devastating if you get caught in them and don’t know what to do. They are the longstanding signature offense of the jaguar mask-wearing fan favorite wrestler character known as King, and they’ll be a prominent fixture in our latest episode of the Tekken it to the Lab ShackStream. We’re figuring out the tech and nitty gritty of King himself this week.

Tekken it to the Lab Episode 3 - King

King is a luchador hailing from Mexico and one of the most popular characters in the Tekken franchise. He uses bombastic and flashy moves mixed with some hard-hitting strikes that keep his opponents guessing when he’s going for the grab. When they let their guard down, that’s when it’s time for King to bust out his best offense: a wide variety of devastating throws, some of which can be chained into one another.

Join us as we go deep into King’s Tekken 8 arsenal on the Shacknews Twitch channel with this week’s Tekken it to the Lab at 3:15 p.m PT / 6:15 p.m. ET. You can also watch below.

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The champion is here and he’s hungry. Join us as we get into the mind of a grappler and unleash backbreaking throws with King on this week’s episode of Tekken it to the Lab, going live on Twitch shortly.

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TJ Denzer is a player and writer with a passion for games that has dominated a lifetime. He found his way to the Shacknews roster in late 2019 and has worked his way to Senior News Editor since. Between news coverage, he also aides notably in livestream projects like the indie game-focused Indie-licious, the Shacknews Stimulus Games, and the Shacknews Dump. You can reach him at and also find him on Twitter @JohnnyChugs.

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