Red Bull has announced its biggest investment in Irish gaming yet with a state-of-the-art gaming hub to be installed in a soon-to-be-announced Irish university to support the development of third level gamers and a global gaming tournament with a €20,000 prize up for grabs. Red Bull Campus Clutch, the global VALORANT tournament, is now open to college and university students in Ireland and across the globe and players are invited to show their skills for a chance to play on the world stage with €20,000 up for grabs for the winning team.
For those of you who aren’t aware, Red Bull Campus Clutch is a grassroots esports initiative bringing up-and-coming student VALORANT players of every skill level together as they team up and experience competitive gaming. In its first year, the tournament showcased up-and-coming talent who went on to establish a career in the professional gaming scene.
Entries are now open to currently enrolled College and University Students over the age of 18.
So, how does it work? Teams of five will battle it out in an online Irish qualifier event on Saturday 29th of October which will find the top three teams in the country. These top three will then face off at the live National Final on 11th of November with the winning team crowned National Champions.
The Irish National Champions will then receive an all-expenses paid trip to São Paulo, Brazil to show their skills against 50 other country teams at the Global Final where the winning team will be treated to a VIP Experience at a 2023 VALORANT Champions Tour Event and €20,000 in prize money. More details on the date and location of the Red Bull Campus Clutch National and World Final will be revealed.
Four partners are supporting Red Bull Campus Clutch this year, helping bring the latest and greatest hardware to competitors. Intel NUC, SteelSeries and AGON by AOC all return to the tournament, with Backforce joining as a new partner for 2022.
As PC Partner, Intel NUC, renowned for packing high-powered gaming rigs in small form factors, will support with their top-notch Gaming PCs.
SteelSeries, the worldwide leader in gaming and esports peripherals, is the official Peripheral brand of Red Bull Campus Clutch and will equip students with award-winning gaming headsets, keyboards, and mice.
Backforce, the new Gaming Chair partner, will provide ergonomic chairs that can boost performance and help maintain high-level gaming over long, competitive sessions.
And the official Monitor Partner, AGON by AOC will once again provide high-performance gaming monitors for the event.