For the first time, Red Bull Kumite will be bringing its iconic Street Fighter tournament to South Africa shortly after the launch of Street Fighter 6. Red Bull Kumite is officially making its return to the esports world with a two-day tournament that brings the world’s best players together for electrifying, high-stakes matches.
The Red Bull Kumite Street Fighter tournament in South Africa will take place from 1-2 July with players competing in Street Fighter 6. In total, the tournament will be bringing 16 Street Fighter competitors together to battle live for the bragging rights of winning the first major Street Fighter 6 tournament. 15 players will be invited directly with one additional player qualifying through a Last Chance Qualifier.
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The main stage will be an enclosed cage that will be locked until one victor is found. 1,000 fans can attend the LAN finals, which will be streamed live directly from the University of Pretoria.
Red Bull Hit the Streets 2022 champion Jabhi “JabhiM” Mabuza commented:
“Red Bull Kumite coming to South Africa is MASSIVE! For years, Africans couldn’t travel to showcase their skills to the world due to visa issues and money; now the world is coming to us. Our local players will be very happy to play in an internal tournament for the very first time with international commentary. I am very excited to see how my brothers and sisters react to the news and to see their faces when they play in the tournament at the last chance qualifiers.”
If you’d like to stand a chance at competing in the tournament, you can sign up right here.
Participating players for the Street Fighter tournament will be announced in the coming weeks. Fans from all over the world can attend the live finals at the University of Pretoria Sports Centre to see some of the biggest names in the fighting game community come together to battle. Tickets will be on sale from 17:00 on the 12th of May and can be purchased at Computicket.
You can also tune in to watch the Red Bull Kumite South Africa event live on 1 and 2 July via Twitch or YouTube.