The Red Bull Home Ground tournament returns
Recently, the Red Bull Gaming Twitter account revealed that a third edition of the Red Bull Home Ground would take place. This particular format has seen some of the best teams in the world compete in previous versions. For the first time, two North American teams will be invited to participate. This promises to be an intense and electric game!
A unique format
If there are already competitions on Valorant, the Home Ground remains a singular tournament. It owes its particularity to the format used. During this competition, teams must select a map, before each match, which represents their base (home ground). The matches are all BO5, but they always start with the two selected maps. If one of the two rosters wins these two maps, the match ends in BO3 fashion; if there is a tie, the match continues.
Information on the 2022 edition
The Red Bull Home Ground 2022 will take place 9th-11th December next, after the Valorant Champions. As in previous years, 8 teams from around the world will compete for the title. While the majority will be invited to the tournament, the rest of the teams will get their slots via qualification. Rising teams from the EMEA region will be able to try their luck via an Open Qualifier, while Turkish teams will go through a Close Qualifier.
If you would like more information about the Open Qualifier or to register your team, please visit the tournament page.
For those who would like to attend the event, which will take place in the UK in Manchester, please note that tickets will soon be available for sale. However, no information regarding the sale dates has been disclosed yet. On the other hand, if you just want to watch the tournament from home, you can go to RedBull's Twitch channel.
G2 Esports is out victorious in the first version, while Team Liquid has won over last year's event. When asked about this new edition, Team Liquid's cNed says his entire team is determined to go for the title:
Last year, I gave it my all to earn the title of tournament MVP and this year, my team and I are prepared to top that effort. Wait for it!cNed - Team Liquid
Will North America make a splash in this competition? Will Europe stay on top? Which team will manage to lift the trophy this year? We'll find out on 11th December!