While the Valorant community may be getting ready for the end-of-year Valorant Champions, there's plenty more competition to be enjoyed, including the Red Bull Home Ground Invitational.
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 and some of the best teams in the world confirmed to be taking part, the Red Bull Home Ground Invitational will be a must-watch event.
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.
Open qualifiers were held in October with Ninjas in Pyjamas earning their place in the main event.
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.
In total there are 16 teams competing in the Red Bull Home Ground, they include Masters Berlin winners Gambit Esports, Red Bull Campus Clutch champions Anubis, and previous winner of the previous Red Bull Home Ground, G2.
Since first announced, Guild Esports have dropped out and were replaced Na'Vi and Team Heretics was replaced by LDN UTD.
The complete list is as follows:
- G2 Esports
- Ninja in Pyjamas
- Team Liquid
- Vodafone GIANTS
- LDN UTD
- BIG CLAN
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
There are plenty of options when it comes to watching all the action at Red Bull Home Ground and here at GINX, we have a very unique opportunity to offer some of our readers.
We have partnered with Red Bull to bring you the official Red Bull Home Ground watch party to be held at Platform in Shoreditch, London, taking place this weekend, on the 6th and 7th November.
We have 25 VIP passes to giveaway each day and a dedicated area for you to watch and support your team.
Each pass includes one of Platform's tasty pizzas, two cocktails and complimentary Red Bull.
For a chance to claim your place follow the simple instructions seen in the tweet below and you can also tag a mate if you want to claim a second pass.
We have 50 VIP Passes to giveaway for the official #RedBullHomeGround viewing party, taking place at @Platform_EXP this weekend which includes complimentary food, drinks & Red Bull courtesy of @RedBullUK— GINX Esports TV (@GinxTV) November 2, 2021
Retweet to claim your spot and tag a mate if you want to claim a 2nd pass! pic.twitter.com/2xRVoeu5RY
Seats are limited on each day so make sure you get in early to claim your spot
Platform will also be open to the public so you are welcome to join us throughout the Finals weekend.
Can't make it to London? Don't worry as you will also be able to watch all the action via the official Red Bull YouTube and Twitch channel. We've embedded the Twitch channel down below for your convenience.
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Featured image courtesy of Riot Games / Red Bull.