The most accomplished Street Fighter V – Arcade Edition players in the nation are invited to battle it out at the Red Bull Gaming Sphere, the largest public esports studio in the UK on July 15th in a Red Bull Kumite pre-qualifier. The invitational Street Fighter V tournament, which last year saw 1.4M viewers on Twitch and 700k on Facebook Live, is giving the winners of the London qualifier an opportunity to represent the nation at the Red Bull Kumite Last Chance Qualifier in Paris on November 10th, the night before the main event.
As well as securing themselves a seeded position at the Last Chance Qualifier, the victors from the event at the Red Bull Gaming Sphere will also win the trip to Paris and a luxury Noblechairs EPIC gaming chair. The Last Chance Qualifier will see entrants pitted against 256 of the best Street Fighter players from around the World to battle it out for a top spot in the grand final against the pros, taking place in Paris on November 11th. Professional players Packz, Shakz and Hurricane are already confirmed to compete, with further names to be announced over the coming weeks.
Red Bull Kumite returns for its fourth edition following three exhilarating tournaments which have secured the Street Fighter V competition’s position among the most prestigious events in the fighting game calendar. Kumite is unique within the competitive fighting game scene, with the grand final taking part in a cage in Paris, and with a focus on player rivalries and backstories, Kumite offers spectators a riveting and emotionally charged experience.
Eight countries, including the UK, are hosting their own Kumite pre-qualifiers for the first time to determine the strongest fighting game players in the country to take part in the Last Chance Qualifier. The two finest players will then go on to compete in the iconic cage at the main event in Paris.
The Red Bull Kumite London Qualifier will take place on Sunday July 15th at the Red Bull Gaming Sphere in London.
Check-in opens at 10.30am, with the double-elimination competition getting underway at 12pm. Entrants must be 16 and over.
The qualifier will be streamed live on the Red Bull Esports Twitch channel.
Learn more about Red Bull Kumite here.
Players who want to get into shape for the Red Bull Kumite UK qualifier can come down to the weekly Practice Quartersevent at the Red Bull Gaming Sphere every Thursday where the fighting game community perfect their Street Fighter skills together.
The Sphere also hosts the monthly Winner Stays On Street Fighter tournament