Red Bull Campus Clutch, the global university student VALORANT tournament, has today revealed details of its epic World Final event, which will take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil on the 13th-16th December. Bringing 50 teams together for a LAN final, the event will be broadcast live with support from Iain Chambers and Loviel “Velly” Cardwell, alongside Alex “Vansilli” Nguyen, Jessica “Jess” Bolden, Gustavo “Upmind” Franco Domingues, John Allen, Peter “Kremer3” Kremer and Ethan “Sully” Tran.
The tournament kicked off this August, with National Qualifiers taking place across the globe and National Finals determining the best student team from each participating country. So far Red Bull Campus Clutch 2022 has had over 4500 teams taking part, with 25,000 participants and over 300 national events. Teams across the world are now earning the right to step forward and represent their university and country in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in a live professional-level event. Soon only 50 teams will remain, all travelling directly to Brazil, Sao Paulo for this epic in-person LAN final.
The Red Bull Campus Clutch World Final will take place between 13th-16th December 2022, with the final stages being streamed live on Red Bull Twitch. Taking place at Estádio do Pacaembu, famously used for several games of the 1950 World Cup, 50 teams will kick off the tournament, reduced to eight after the initial group stage matches taking place from 13th-14th. From there, the teams remaining will battle it out in an elimination format, with the Grand Final taking place on the 16th December.
Alongside some of the best student VALORANT talent the world has to offer, fan favourite commentators and analysts will be on-site to bring fans a breakdown of key moments as they happen. Iain Chambers and Loviel “Velly” Cardwell will head up the hosting desk as two seasoned casters, with support from expert analysts Alex “Vansilli” Nguyen, Jessica “Jess” Bolden, Ethan “Sully” Tran, John Allen, Peter “Kremer3” Kremer and local legend Gustavo “Upmind” Franco Domingues.
For the victor come the spoils! Alongside bragging rights, the winning Red Bull Campus Clutch team will receive €20,000 as well as an exclusive VIP experience at a 2023 VALORANT Champions Tour event.
Legendary host and caster Alex ‘Vansilli’ Nguyen commentated on last year’s World Finals in Spain, and loved the experience: “Red Bull Campus Clutch allowed me to meet some great aspiring pros last year in Madrid and I’m hoping to see some familiar and new faces this year. What better place than to do this in Brazil with the country having some of the best fans in the tactical FPS esports genre!”
Red Bull Campus Clutch is a grassroots esports initiative bringing up-and-coming student VALORANT players of every skill level together as they team up and experience competitive gaming as they have never before. In its first year, the tournament showcased up-and-coming talent who went on to establish a career in the pro scene.
Entering its second season Red Bull Campus Clutch, along with Red Bull Home Ground, the premier pro Red Bull event for VALORANT, encapsulates the brand´s continued commitment to support the VALORANT community and uplift its competitive ecosystem, from a grassroots level with an array of local initiatives to the very highest echelons of esports.
The Red Bull Campus Clutch World Final will also be supported by the tournament’s four outstanding partners. Intel NUC, renowned for packing high-powered gaming rigs in small form factors, will support with their top-notch Gaming PCs. SteelSeries, the worldwide leader in gaming and esports peripherals, is the official Peripheral brand of Red Bull Campus Clutch and will equip students with award-winning gaming headsets, keyboards, and mice. Backforce, the new Gaming Chair partner, will provide ergonomic chairs that can boost performance and help maintain high-level gaming over long, competitive sessions. And the official Monitor Partner, AGON by AOC will once again provide high-performance gaming monitors for the event.