After an unparalleled 3v3 tournament featuring 32 teams, the team built around Frenchman Oliver “Luffy“ Hay, self-named as “Team Psycho Boobs”, triumphs in the Grand Final. But contrary to what this name suggests, there was no room for fooling around at the Bootshaus Cologne this weekend – it was loud. It was rough. It was Red Bull The Pit.
After a spectacular group stage on Saturday, the 16 best teams were facing off against one another during the showdown on Sunday. For the longest time, the team of former Ultra Street Fighter IV world champion Luffy and his two teammates Benjamin “Problem X” Simon and last-minute stand-in Valentin “Valmaster” Petit dominated the competition at Red Bull The Pit with ease.
Not until the semi-final against Hokuto Shinken did team captain Luffy have to step into the ring to play, after Valmaster collected his first loss in the round of top 16 of the tournament. Even once Luffy entered the fight, it was still a thrilling match, but ultimately the routineer kept his nerves and won out.
The final pairing between “Psycho Boobs” and “C’est Ça SFV?“ then had its very own special taste, as two teammates faced off against each other. Outside of Red Bull The Pit, Luffy and Nasty_Nas usually play side by side for Team Method. But the special duel did not become realized as Luffy was not playing in the Grand Final – instead it was the underdog Valmaster who won the final in a OCV (One Character Victory) solo action, topping off a peak performance as First Player for his team during Red Bull The Pit. Therefore “Psycho Boobs” left Red Bull The Pit as its first victor after the tournament’s premiere.
Highlight gallery and special clips as well as “Best Comebacks”, “Perfect Kos,” and the complete VOD of the livestream are available at redbull.com/thepit.