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Red Bull Campus Clutch, the global university student VALORANT tournament, is back for Round 2! Open to all college and university students worldwide, players will team up, represent their campus and put their skills on display, with the chance to play on the world stage. The competition brought over 400 events to 50 countries in 2021, with 25,000 student VALORANT players of all levels taking part. Registrations are now open for this year’s tournament, kicking off in August with a competitive experience that will see one team crowned the best student VALORANT team in the world and €20,000 up for grabs. For the latest edition, National Express are the Official Public Transport Partner for the UK and will be helping students travel the country to compete at regional semi-finals.
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.
Through national and regional qualifiers, alongside a two-stage, 50-team World Final, in 2021 standout squads like Team Egypt put on a show. The eventual winners of the tournament, Team Egypt, demonstrated their skills in their regional qualifiers but had never competed on the global stage before Red Bull Campus Clutch. In the Final matchup they looked sure to place 2nd, as they went down two games to zero, however an inspired reverse sweep saw them claim a 3-2 victory. A strong showing and MVP performance meant that Team Egypt’s Mohamed “shalaby” Shalaby went on to sign with a pro esports team Team Vitality.
This year the tournament is back, bigger and better than ever, with over 500 regional events across four months of action. Students worldwide can register now, with local qualifier events, grouped either by country or region taking place throughout August. Each team of five will progress through Qualifiers, with the top teams making their way to their respective National Final. Here the country’s top student teams will go head to head, with the winners named Red Bull Campus Clutch National Final Winners, earning a chance to represent their country in the World Final.
By December from the thousands of squads that entered only 50 teams will remain. Each will receive an all-expenses paid invite to the epic Red Bull Campus Clutch World Final, a LAN event held in São Paulo, Brazil, that will decide who becomes the Red Bull Campus Clutch World Final Winner. For many, the event will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in a live professional event and leave a legacy at their university. The winning team will also receive €20,000 in prize money, and an exclusive VIP experience at a 2023 VALORANT Champions Tour event.
More details on the date and location of the Red Bull Campus Clutch World Final will be revealed soon.
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.
Four outstanding partners are supporting Red Bull Campus Clutch this year, helping bring the latest and greatest hardware to competitors. Intel NUC, SteelSeries and AGON by AOC all return to the tournament, with Backforce joining as a new partner for 2022. As PC Partner, 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.
Red Bull Campus Clutch Qualifiers kick off this August. Head to www.redbullcampusclutch.com to get the details on your country!