Red Bull Campus Clutch announces 24hr live stream World Final Knockout Round
Oceania – Australia and NZ – competing on June 5 in a bid to go to Madrid World Final
- Red Bull Campus Clutch invited uni students from around Australia and the world to represent their campus and battle for supremacy, competing in new esports phenomenon, VALORANT
- Oceania finals to be broadcast 9am CEST, June 5th
- Teams of five try to earn their spot in the prestigious in-person final in Madrid July 17 and 18
- The Knockout Round takes place online from June 3rd to 6th and will be available as a 24-hour livestream from June 5th
- Events will be available to watch live on Red Bull Twitch and YouTube.
Australia, Thursday 3 June 2021: The Red Bull Campus Clutch knockout finals are on this weekend with Oceania – Australia and New Zealand – to be broadcast on June 5th at 9am (CEST) as university students battle it out for their spot in the prestigious world final in Madrid.
Red Bull Campus Clutch has seen students from more than 50 countries compete across National Qualifier and Final events, with National Finals Winners in regions such as Turkey and Canada securing a state-of-the-art gaming hub for their university. The winning teams of each country will face the next level of competition, an epic global World Final to determine the world’s best student VALORANT team.
The ground-breaking competition challenged players of all levels to team up in groups of five, represent their campus, and compete on the world stage to make history for their university and country. The online event also offered students the opportunity to showcase their skills in one of the hottest character-based tactical first-person shooters (FPS) for PC, where precise gunplay meets unique agent abilities, and understand what it takes to compete professionally.
The Australian National Finals winners took home the ultimate glory and title as Australia’s first Red Bull Campus Clutch victors, along with prizes up to the value of RRP $AU12,500 with each team member receiving an Intel NUC 11 Mini PC, AOC Monitor and SteelSeries peripheral pack.
The Australian winners were Ali Bakhtiari (Prophet) and Minzin Thein (Minzin) from RMIT, Matthew Asido from Chisholm TAFE, Viktor Myszko (Vik) from University of Melbourne and Luis Manfregola (OrangePearl) from Latrobe University. The team, formed about a month before the Australian qualifiers back earlier this year, only met for the first time after their nationals win on April 24. They agree they’re most excited for Oceania to be included on the world stage.
“Playing Internationally is so great, especially since regions like Australia are very undermined and undervalued worldwide. This gives us a good opportunity to represent our region with our individual skills,” says 18-year-old Minzin.
With high-level competition and the world watching, the World Final will give the competitors the chance to experience a professional esports tournament setting. This will be the first opportunity for many of the players to participate in an esports event of this size, competing against teams from across the globe in a live broadcast setting.
The Red Bull Campus Clutch World Final is the pinnacle event of the global student esports tournament. Played out across two stages: the World Final Knockout Round will see National Final winning teams from over 50 countries compete online for a highly coveted placement at the World Final. The Knockout Round takes place online from June 3rd to 6th and will be available as a 24 hour livestream from June 5th. The 10 winning teams, along with the Spanish and US National Final Winners, will move on to the World Final, an epic two day event taking place in Madrid on July 17th and 18th. Both events will be available to watch live on Red Bull Twitch and YouTube.
National winners across the globe will compete in a World Finals with the team that emerges victorious securing €20,000. In addition, Riot Games, the creators of VALORANT are offering the Red Bull Campus Clutch World Final Winners an exclusive chance to see the biggest stars in VALORANT compete at the upcoming VALORANT Masters event, an official tournament within the 2021 Champions Tour.
The schedule for the World Final Knockout Round is as follows (the regions have been grouped according to the geographical region, available VALORANT servers & amount of qualifiers per country):
· Oceania: Australia, New Zealand – (Finals broadcast 9am CEST, June 5th)
· East Asia: Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Philippines – (Finals broadcast 11am CEST, June 5th)
· South Asia: Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka – (Finals broadcast 1pm CEST, June 5th)
· North America: Canada, USA – (Finals broadcast 3am CEST, June 6th)
· Latin America: Peru, Brazil, Chile – (Finals broadcast 1am CEST, June 6th)
· Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Kuwait, UAE – (Finals broadcast 3pm CEST, June 5th)
· Europe North: Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine – (Finals broadcast 7pm CEST, June 5th)
· Europe West: France, Ireland, Portugal, UK – (Finals broadcast 11pm CEST, June 5th)
· Europe East: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Turkey – (Finals broadcast 5pm CEST, June 5th)
· Europe Central: Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, Slovenia, Belgium, Netherlands (Finals broadcast 9pm CEST, June 5th)
Visit the Red Bull Campus Clutch page to find out more.