RED BULL KUMITE TOURNAMENT SERIES TO HOST FIRST-EVER NORTH AMERICAN COMPETITION IN LAS VEGAS

 

World’s Best Street Fighter V -Strive- Players Invited to Compete in Two-Day Tournament at Caesars Palace

Red Bull announces Red Bull Kumite Las Vegas, the first-ever North American entry into the prestigious fighting game tournament series on November 13 – 14. This two-day invitational competition will bring the top Street Fighter V: Champion EditionTEKKEN 7, and Guilty Gear -Strive-™ players from across the globe to compete for prize money and ultimate bragging rights. Fans can tune-in to watch the spectacle unfold live on Red Bull TV and the official Red Bull Twitch and Gaming YouTube channels.

Players, fans and spectators* will be treated to a weekend full of thrilling action at Caesars Palace, including:

Saturday, November 13**

8:00 am – 9:00 am                          In-person Last Chance Qualifier Player Safety and  Security Screening*

9:00 am – 10:00 am                       Red Bull Kumite Las Vegas Doors Open*

10:00 am – 3:00 pm                       TEKKEN 7 LCQ

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm                         Guilty Gear -Strive- Top 8 Competition

4:00 pm – 9:00 pm                         Street Fighter V: Champion Edition LCQ

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm                       TEKKEN 7 Top 8 Competition

Sunday, November 14**

11:30 am – 1:00 pm                       Red Bull Kumite Las Vegas Doors Open*

1:00 pm – 10:00 pm                       Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Top 16 – Main Event

*Players and spectators are recommended to arrive early for all events. To ensure the health and safety of attendees, players, spectators and any other guests are required to adhere to applicable CDC, venue, local and state COVID-19 guidelines including a mandatory mask mandate while inside all Caesars Palace facilities and providing proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test results within 72 hours of the event. For more details regarding COVID-19 safety and protocols visit Caesars.com.

**Schedule subject to change

Players looking to participate in Red Bull Kumite can sign up for Last Chance Qualifiers (LCQ) through the below steps or HERE*. Every registrant for the onsite LCQs will receive a complimentary ASTRO A10 Headset, but all individuals who plan to participate will have to provide their own controller or fight stick. For eligibility, registration and full rules for the LCQs and the Finals, please visit: https://win.gs/RBKRules

  • Eligible Guilty Gear -Strive- players will be able to sign-up online (and view full rules) HERE for the US LCQ taking place, online, 2 weeks prior to the tournament, starting on October 23.
  • Street Fighter V: Champion Edition and TEKKEN 7 players will be able to sign-up (and view full rules) HERE, with in-person LCQs starting on November 13.

Originally held in Paris from 2015 to 2018 and Japan in 2019, this year’s tournament series edition has brought the fighting-game extravaganza to London for the first-time in May. Fans were treated to several white-knuckle matches including the final fight where Mister Crimson defeated iDom to take home the crown. Red Bull Kumite in Las Vegas will be yet another milestone for the global tournament series, adding exciting gameplay to U.S. soil.

Red Bull Kumite will be broadcasted in real-time during the livestream featuring event commentary, in-depth player interviews, behind-the-scenes content and much more. The fighting game community can view the event on Red Bull TV and the official Red Bull Twitch and Gaming YouTube channels.

For Red Bull Kumite Las Vegas, Red Bull is partnering with KMC Wheels and AOC, the global leader in gaming monitors, bringing exceptional visual clarity and ultra-high refresh rates to competitors (in person events only). Also, after a successful Red Bull Kumite London, ASTRO is back as the official headset and MixAmp partner of Red Bull Kumite Las Vegas. ASTRO has been supporting the FGC for over 10 years and has provided all 500+ LCQ competitors with new A10 Headsets to use and keep, in addition to providing MixAmps at every station so competitors can easily access audio. ASTRO products help competitors block out distractions, compete at peak performance and focus on the win.

*To ensure the health and safety of attendees, all attending players, spectators and other guests are required to adhere to all applicable CDC, venue, local and state COVID-19 guidelines including a mandatory mask mandate while inside all Caesars Palace facilities and providing proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test results within 72 hours of the event. For more details regarding COVID-19 safety and protocols visit Caesars.com.

For more details on Red Bull Kumite, including terms and rules, visit RedBull.com/kumite.