Red Bull Home Ground, the unique pro VALORANT invitational, is returning for its second iteration, bringing the best teams from across the world to battle it out, broadcast from London for a showdown from November 4th-7th.
Red Bull Home Ground pitches teams in a riveting best of five battle, with the first two opening matches on each team’s chosen ‘home ground’. Added pressure is put on these opening home and away rounds, rewarding teams that can make the most of their home advantage and turn the tables on their opponent’s chosen map. If a team wins these two opening rounds they automatically win the tie, while a stalemate will then default to a best of five format.
Hosted at the Red Bull Gaming Sphere and streamed live on twitch.tv/redbull and youtube, Red Bull Home Ground features an even bigger 16-team format, that will see a star-studded international lineup of the biggest VALORANT teams from Europe and the Middle East. Esport giants including G2, Team Liquid, Guild Esports, Gambit Esports and more will battle it out on the big stage.
- G2 Esports
- Guild Esports
- Team Liquid
- Vodafone GIANTS
- BIG CLAN
- Open Qualifier
The winners of Red Bull Campus Clutch, the largest global VALORANT university tournament, Anubis, will be representing their home nation of Egypt during the Finals in November, while Red Bull will also be opening the event to talented players across Europe, hosting open qualifiers from October 18th – 21st. Sign-ups are live now at smash.gg/RBHG to find the final squad to complete the sixteen-team lineup and put their skills to the test against the best teams in VALORANT.
The competition pioneers a unique Home & Away structure that delivers an exciting twist to the normal VALORANT format, placing an even greater emphasis on map knowledge and strategy and a new layer of unpredictability to map picks.
Among the most intriguing matchups will be between VALORANT giants G2 and Gambit Esports. With G2 the reigning Red Bull Home Ground champions and Gambit recently emerging victorious at the VALORANT Champions Tour Berlin Masters, G2 will look to reassert its dominance on the VALORANT scene.
Looking ahead to the event, Oscar “mixwell” Cañellas from G2 said: “”The last time we played Red Bull Home Ground I was playing with 4 different teammates by my side and we made it all the way to win the tournament. I can’t wait to come back to defend our title, all the more so as the competition seems to get bigger and better. Red Bull Home Ground is a really great format that brings some fresh and unique ideas to the traditional match-making which makes it really fun to play.”
Red Bull Home Ground is the premier pro Red Bull event for VALORANT and represents the brand’s continued global work with Riot Games. As well as the unique competition for the groundbreaking FPS, Red Bull hosts a series of League of Legends events, including Red Bull Solo Q, the official global 1v1 League of Legends competition. Red Bull M.E.O., now in its third season, is a global mobile tournament, featuring Riot Games’ round-based strategy game Teamfight Tactics.