Red Bull Conquest Tests the Nation's Best Fighting Game Players in November

Red Bull Esports will see which region boasts the best fighting game players in America with a brand new fighting game circuit.


A new national fighting game circuit is getting ready to make its debut in 2018. Those in the fighting game community should recognize the ones behind this effort. It's Red Bull Esports, who announced plans on Thursday morning to debut nationwide tour set to culminate at Red Bull Conquest.

Red Bull's new tournament circuit will look for the best of the best across Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, Tekken 7, and Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2. The first of the tournament's qualifiers will kick off on April 28 in Chicago, with qualifiers continuing throughout the year to find each region's best player. The winners will then head to the Red Bull Conquest National Finals in Washington DC on the weekend of November 16-18, where one region will stand above the rest.

More information on these tournaments, including tentative dates, can be found on

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    March 1, 2018 10:00 AM

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      March 1, 2018 10:29 AM

      I would have expected a company Red Bull to throw a bit more prize money in there to attract some additional interest for what's basically a year long event with a new format like this.

      Seems like a cool setup but $4,500 to first place (split three ways) isn't a whole lot. The winners also get airfare and hotel for Evo Japan 2018 tho!

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        March 1, 2018 10:30 AM

        2018 2019

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        March 1, 2018 11:11 AM

        It's US residents only so I think that limits the overall talent pool? Hopefully we see some new names come out of this.

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