Japanese teams at Red Bull Home Ground 4

The Red Bull Home Ground is one of the main off-season tournaments on Valorant. Last year, this tournament was open to American teams. 100Thieves emerged victorious. of an all-NA final, as the other finalist was none other than Cloud 9. This year, the competition is taking place in Japan. For the occasion, ZETA Division and Scarztwo Japanese organisations, have been invited to take part. In this article, you will find all the information you need about the fourth edition at the Red Bull Home Ground.

Japan in the spotlight

With a peak of over 291,000 spectatorsWith a high average ranking throughout the Valorant Champions Tour 2022, the Japanese esports scene is one of the most thriving on the planet. It's no surprise, then, that Riot Games has selected the country of the rising sun to host the tournament. to host the previous Masters.

There's more to come from Japan, as after this international LAN of the VCT 2023, the Red Bull Home Ground 4 will take place at at the Ryōgoku Kokugikan Sumo stadiumTokyo's iconic building. In addition, for the first time in the history of this competition, Japanese teams will take part. We now know that DRX, from Korea, will also be present. Once again, this tournament is opening up to nations that have not been represented until now, demonstrating just how big it is becoming every year.

As usual, the Red Bull Home Ground brings together a total of 8 teams talent, six guests and two qualifiers. Here, the two slots to be filled via the qualifiers are reserved for the EMEA region and Japan.

The teams at Red Bull Home Ground 4

100 Thieves logo
100Thieves (Guest)
Cloud9 logo
Cloud 9 (Guest)
ZETA Division logo
ZETA Division (Guest)
Team Scarz logo
SCARZ (Guest)
DRX logo
DRX (Guest)
Fnatic (Guest)
Team Logo - FENNEL
(Qualifier Japan)
Japanese teams at the Red Bull Home Ground 4 - FUT Esports 1 -
FUT Esports
(Qualifier EMEA)

The Red Bull Home Ground 4 format

What makes the Red Bull Home Ground so appealing is without doubt its unique competition format compared to official VCT matches: the Home and Away. The principle couldn't be simpler: before each match, the teams choose a card to represent their house.

The matches are all BO5. The match starts with the two cards that have been selected and, if one of the teams wins, it's an automatic victory and, consequently, the end of the game. However, if there is a tie, the match continues as normal and goes to BO5.

The competition will begin with a group stagewith a Swiss system and BO1s. At the end of this stage, the six best teams will advance to the next round. the playoffswhich operate with a traditional double elimination shaft and the Home and Away format mentioned above.

Dates for Red Bull Home Ground 4

This year, Red Bull invites you to from 3 to 5 November 2023 to follow the Home Ground. If you would like to watch the competition live, please refer to the Twitch channel and YouTube channel from Red Bull. The follow-up should be available in Japanese and English.

Will 100 Thieves manage to retain its title? Will an EMEA team reclaim the trophy? Will the Japanese be able to pull themselves up by their bootstraps? Suspense.