Red Bull Home Ground VALORANT Series Returns With Season 2 In November
Just a matter of weeks after the VALORANT Champions Tour: Last Chance Qualifier will have cemented the final teams from EMEA to represent the region at the first-ever world championships (Champions), the top 16 teams from the region are all set to juke it out again as the Red Bull Home Ground Series returns for its second season.
Red Bull has announced the second iteration of the Home Ground Series is to return on November 4, with the fan-favourites like G2 Esports, Gambit, Fnatic, and more, will all look to get their hands on another piece of silverware before the calendar year comes to a conclusion.
Previously, G2 Esports were crowned as the Red Bull Home Ground champions, back in January, taking a large slice of the £24,000 prize pool. Red Bull have yet to reveal the prize pool this time around, but with double the teams, it's likely the prize pool will reflect that.
The Red Bull Campus Clutch winners, Anubis, will be joined by an open qualifier team to round off the 16 team line-up, which is as follows:
- G2 Esports
- Guild Esports
- Team Liquid
- Vodafone GIANTS
- BIG CLAN
- Open Qualifier
The Red Bull Home Ground Series also has a unique format, where teams will be "home and away", meaning that the teams will pick their favourite two maps to compile four out of five maps in the Bo5 games. With alternating picks, the variety of map pools will be significant, especially with an opportunity to wrap the game up in two rounds with back to back opening map wins.
Fracture, the newest map to VALORANT, will be in rotation for the first time in a competitive setting.
The Red Bull Home Ground Series will come into play a month before Gambit, Acend, Fnatic, and the winner of the LCQ will take on the rest of the world for early VALORANT esports supremacy.