Fighting game contenders from across the nation will soon battle for ultimate bragging rights at Red Bull Conquest, a brand new fighting game tournament circuit empowering competitors to represent their local fighting game scene and embark on the journey to: RISE. RALLY. CONQUER.
Kicking off on April 28th in Chicago, the tournament circuit will travel to 15 qualifiers across the United States, with one additional online qualifier, to determine which region has the best players in Street Fighter® V: Arcade Edition, TEKKEN 7, and Guilty Gear Xrd REV2. Red Bull Conquest is the evolution of Red Bull Battle Grounds and Red Bull Proving Grounds tournament series, bringing together America’s top players to duke it out and represent their cities on the national stage. The circuit will culminate with the top regional champions facing off in a final showdown at the Red Bull Conquest National Finals in Washington, D.C. November 16-18, where one region will emerge victorious and claim victory as the best fighting game region in the nation.
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— Red Bull Esports (@redbullesports) March 1, 2018
Red Bull Conquest will foster and encourage a sense of local pride that the fighting game community (FGC) was built on, empowering players nationwide to rise to the occasion and compete in prestigious tournaments with the goal of repping their city and winning it all at the national championship. The series’ local focus harkens back to the arcade days, when players came together on the weekends and developed a sense of community built on the spirit of competition and salty runbacks. A supporter of the FGC, Red Bull will continue to support organizations across the country, working closely with tournament organizers to grow and strengthen local scenes from the ground up in three steps: RISE, RALLY and CONQUER.
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Players can RISE UP by attending existing tournaments in their local community to scout out the competition and train in preparation for their region’s Red Bull Conquest Qualifier. Players will then RALLY TOGETHER to earn their spots and fight for their home turf at the official Red Bull Conquest Qualifying event. Finally, the winning competitors from each region will duke it out to determine who CONQUERS ALL at the Red Bull Conquest National Finals, where one region will emerge victorious and claim victory as the best fighting game region in the nation.
Red Bull Conquest is supported by BenQ, SteelSeries, and Events DC, the convention and sports authority for Washington, DC.
“On behalf of the District of Columbia, Events DC’s partnership with Red Bull represents another step forward in cementing DC as the capital of esports, by hosting the Red Bull Conquest National Finals at the new Entertainment & Sports Arena in the fall. The Arena was built with extreme Wi-Fi and the fastest ethernet, that will – blow you away – to be able to create memorable experiences that are ideal for esports tournaments and its fans. Tech is shaping the future of entertainment and with the cutting-edge capabilities of the new Arena, esports is just another opportunity for us to showcase DC on a global stage – and attract even more events and visitors to the city, similar to Red Bull’s Conquest Finals,” Max Brown, Chairman, Board of Directors of Events DC.
Red Bull Conquest Qualifiers will take place in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Nashville, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Seattle, concluding with the Red Bull Conquest National Finals taking place in Washington D.C. November 16-18. Red Bull will also be hosting a Red Bull Conquest online qualifier for competitors to join remotely. Interested athletes can register for regional tournaments at smash.gg/RedBullConquest. For more information on Red Bull Conquest, visit RedBullConquest.com.
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