Red Bull Home Grounds adds 2023's best VALORANT team to its lineup
Eight of the globe's top-tier VALORANT teams, including the newly invited UK-based Fnatic, are set to clash in Tokyo's historic Ryōgoku Kokugikan Sumo arena this November for the fourth instalment of the Red Bull Home Ground series.
The event sets a high point in the VALORANT OFF//SEASON 2023 and promises an electrifying showdown between some of the world’s best squads and their aspiring contenders.
UK's Fnatic Joins the Fray
The fourth edition of Red Bull Home Ground will see Fnatic joining a stellar line-up, comprising of teams such as DRX, ZETA DIVISION, Cloud9, SCARZ, and the winners of Red Bull Home Grounds #3, 100 Thieves.
With six teams receiving direct invitations, Last Chance Qualifiers in both Europe and Japan are underway to determine the remaining two participants.
The event is set to dazzle with Iain Chambers at the helm as host, and an all-star cast featuring Tom "TOMBIZZ" Bissmire, Mitch "MitchMan" McBride, Seth "Achilios" King, and Clinton "Paperthin" Bader on the Casting and Analytics desk.
In good VALORANT esports fashion, additional broadcasts in multiple languages by various co-streamers will be announced soon.
The format explained
For the main event, the Group Stage kicks off on November 3rd, 2023, employing a Swiss system with two best-of-one rounds. The top 6 teams from this stage will advance to the Playoffs.
The Playoffs, scheduled from November 4th to 5th, will use a Double-Elimination Format. All matches leading up to the Grand Final will be best-of-three series, while the Grand Final will be a thrilling best-of-five showdown.
With two more slots up for grabs, two more qualifiers are set to take the stage soon, one in Japan and one in Europe, with the specific format for the latter’s qualifiers yet to be revealed.
On the other hand, the Japanese qualifier will feature a 64-team Single-Elimination Format. All matches, except for the Grand Final, will be best-of-three, and the Grand Final will also follow a best-of-five format.
Tickets for Red Bull Home Grounds are available here.