Red Bull Campus Clutch Returns for Season 3 - Global Collegiate VALORANT Esports Is Back!
Red Bull Campus Clutch, the global student VALORANT tournament, has returned for its third season! An open tournament for college and university students across the world, participants team up, represent their campus, and fight for the opportunity to compete on the world stage.
This season, from the 19th to the 24th of November, the final event will take place offline at the Volkswagen Arena in Istanbul, Turkey, which hosted VALORANT Champions 2022 where LOUD clinched the title of VCT World Champion.
Since 2021, Red Bull Campus Clutch has hosted over 800 tournaments, with 25,000 participants in the first season and 30,000 in the second. Registrations are now open for 2023 kicking off from July 17th for a tournament that will again see which five-person squad is the best student VALORANT team in the world!
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.
2023 will see more amazing action, with over 200 regional events across four months. Students worldwide can register now for local qualifier events from July 17th. Each team of five will progress through Local 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 early November, the top student VALORANT teams from around the world will be confirmed. From there, each team will receive an all-expenses paid invite to the epic Red Bull Campus Clutch World Final, a LAN tournament held in Istanbul, Turkey, that will decide who becomes the Red Bull Campus Clutch World Champions. For many of the teams, the event will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in a live professional setting. The winning team will also receive a €20,000 prize.
Throughout its history, Red Bull Campus Clutch has featured some incredible stories from teams across the world. In 2021 standout squads like eventual champions Team Egypt surprised everyone by putting themselves and their entire region on the VALORANT map despite having no experience on the global stage prior to Red Bull Campus Clutch. A strong showing from Mohamed "shalaby" Shalaby even saw him go on to sign with pro esports team Team Vitality. Red Bull Campus Clutch 2022 saw new powerhouses emerge, alongside many squads that returned for vengeance. With the World Final taking place in the iconic Estádio do Pacaembu, Sao Paulo, Brazil, it was the tenacious Team USA that took the final victory. However, the tournament ran deep, and Indonesian talent, Oliver Budi 'm0rea" Wangge, has been making waves since his performance there, having recently won a gold medal at the South East Asian Games 2023.
Three outstanding partners are supporting Red Bull Campus Clutch this season, helping to bring the latest and greatest hardware to competitors with Intel NUC, AGON by AOC and BACKFORCE all returning to the tournament for 2023. As PC Partner, Intel NUC, renowned for packing high-powered gaming rigs in small form factors, will support with their top-notch Gaming PCs. The official Monitor Partner, AGON by AOC, will once again provide high-performance gaming monitors for the event and BACKFORCE, returning for a second year as Gaming Chair partner, will provide ergonomic chairs that can boost performance and help maintain high-level gaming over long, competitive sessions.
Red Bull Campus Clutch Qualifiers kick off from July 17th. Head to get the details on your country!