Energy drinks brand Red Bull has announced that its Fighting Game Community (FGC) LAN series, Red Bull Kumite, will take place in Las Vegas on November 13th – 14th at Caesars Palace.
The two-day competition will feature tournaments in Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, TEKKEN 7 and Guilty Gear Strive.
According to the release, the competition will see FGC players from around the world competing for prize money and ultimate bragging rights. The names of the participants and the prize pool are yet to be revealed.
Alongside announcing the event, Red Bull has revealed audio peripheral brand ASTRO Gaming as the official headset and MixAmp partner of Red Bull Kumite Las Vegas. As a part of the deal, every registrant for the onsite ‘Last Chance Qualifiers’ will receive a complimentary ASTRO A10 headset.
Moreover, gaming monitor brand AOC and car wheel manufacturer KMC Wheels have also joined the event’s roster of partners.
The Las Vegas edition of the event is the first North American entry for the Red Bull Kumite series.
After being held in France from 2015 to 2018, the energy drinks brand moved its event to Japan in 2019. Following a hiatus in 2020, Red Bull Kumite arrived back in Europe to present its offline Street Fighter V tournament in London earlier this year.
Red Bull Kumite Las Vegas will be live-streamed on Red Bull TV, as well as on Red Bull’s Twitch and YouTube channels. The broadcast will reportedly feature event commentary along with in-depth player interviews and behind-the-scenes content.
Esports Insider says: This is great news for the FCG community. The FGC esports scene remains relatively small, therefore it’s good to see Red Bull bring its popular series back twice this year and even expand to North America.