The biggest global VALORANT university tournament, Red Bull Campus Clutch, is back in Kenya. The gaming competition is exclusively open to university students, with the grand prize being a full paid trip to the Red Bull Campus Clutch World Finals in Brazil this December, where one team will be crowned global champions and win themselves KES 2.5 million.
Last year, more than 50,000 students from around the globe participated in the first-ever Red Bull Campus Clutch event. In Kenya, we saw four teams battle it out in the national finals with Team Step Bro taking home the win.
When asked what his ambitions are, Glenn of Team Step Bro, said that he’s ready to battle it out and win national champions during this year’s edition as well.
‘ We are excited about this year’s Red Bull Campus Clutch and are thankful to Red Bull for this opportunity once again. We look forward to taking the national and regional finals and heading to the global stage. That is our goal this year! Getting on the airplane to represent Kenya on the global stage, while raising the Kenyan flag!
This is the best PC tournament my team and I have entered and if you are wondering if it is worth it? I suggest that you register and let’s meet on the qualifiers.’
Forbes 30 under 30 and Professional Gamer, Sylvia Gathoni said that the event gives young and talented gamers in university a chance to show off their gaming skills.
“It’ll also give them a chance to see the prospects that await them if they do decide to go pro and become esports athletes,” she added.
She continued, ‘This year, I’m looking forward to seeing all the new talent that will come through to participate in the event. There’s nothing as exciting as seeing folks showing their VALORANT prowess and battling it out for the experience, the prizes, and the glory.’
To enter this exciting global event, university students must rally up their team of five and register to compete across two competition phases. Contestants will choose to participate in one of the two qualifiers and if successful, they will compete in the National Finals.
- October 8 – Online Qualifier
- October 15 – Offline Qualifier
- October 22 – Offline National Final
As one of the fastest growing, talked about, and most watched games of 2020, VALORANT broke the “single-day hours watched record in a single game category” with 34 million hours, according to Twitch.
Red Bull Campus Clutch offers a level playing field and a starting point for any up-and-coming VALORANT teams to be recognized on an international circuit. Teams from more than 50 countries will have the opportunity to compete against players from all over the world, hone their skills, and understand what it takes to compete professionally.
As the esports industry continues to thrive, university esports ensures the ecosystem remains sustainable and provides a much-needed path for new talent. Red Bull Campus Clutch is a new grassroots event that aims to take university esports to the next level by creating a global structure, inviting students to not only represent their campus, but their country, and paving the way for the next generation of esports pro players.