The event, which will be held at the Red Bull Gaming Sphere in London, will pit a total of 16 teams from the EMEA region in a unique best-of-five format that will emphasize map picks thanks to its unique "home & away" structure.
With a hefty prize pool, open qualifiers, and some of the best teams in the world confirmed to take part in the event, the Red Bull Home Ground Invitational will be a must-watch tournament.
With all that being said, let's take a look at everything you need to know.
Red Bull Home Ground - Schedule and format
The Red Bull Home Ground Invitational will begin on 4th November, with the finals scheduled for 7th November. An open qualifier will be played starting on 18th October to determine the 16th squad that will participate in the invitational.
If you're interested in signing up for the open qualifier, you can do so via Smash.gg.
The format, as mentioned, will be a modified best-of-five; each team will select their "home ground" and play the first two maps on their respective picks. If a team sweeps 2-0, they'll automatically win the tie; however, if each squad wins a map, it will default to a traditional Bo5.
Red Bull Home Ground - Teams
15 squads have been confirmed, including Champions bound and Masters Berlin winners Gambit Esports, Acend, Red Bull Campus Clutch champions Anubis representing Egypt, and previous Red Bull Home Ground kings G2.
The complete list is as follows:
- G2 Esports
- Team Liquid
- Vodafone GIANTS
- BIG CLAN
Red Bull Home Ground - Prize pool
On top of bragging rights, squads will face off for a piece of the €50,000 prize pool; how this prize pool will be broken down has yet to be revealed.
Red Bull Home Ground - Where to watch
You'll be able to watch all the action when it kicks off this November via the official Red Bull YouTube and Twitch channel. We've embedded the Twitch channel down below for your convenience.
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