Red Bull Home Ground adds North American qualifier

Image credit: Red Bull

Red Bull Home Ground, a VALORANT OFF//SEASON tournament organised by energy drink brand Red Bull, has expanded so that this year will include an official North American qualifier.

The qualifier will take place on September 29th in Seattle, Washington, and feature five teams and a $20,000 (~£15,800) prize pool, as well as a spot in the Red Bull Home Ground World Finals later in the year.

ESI Lisbon 2024

The Red Bull Home Ground is now in its fifth season, and is one of the more popular off-season tournaments in VALORANT, with the 2023 edition recording almost 200,000 peak viewers, according to Esports Charts. The tournament has expanded this year with the inclusion of the official North American qualifiers as the previous edition just had EMEA and Asian qualifiers.

Red Bull has also announced that four North American VALORANT Teams will be directly invited to compete at the Home Ground qualifiers, and revealed Cloud9 as the first invited team. The fifth team will qualify for the event through an Open Qualifier and signups for it will start this August.

Red Bull did not announce where exactly the fifth edition of the Home Ground World Finals will take place, other than it being in Germany.

Ivan Šimić
Ivan comes from Croatia, loves weird simulator games, and is terrible at playing anything else. Spent 5 years writing about tech and esports in Croatia, and is now doing it here.