While the fighting game community is getting hyped for Evo 2019 in early August, more competitive fighting game action is already waiting in the wings.
The Red Bull Conquest tournament circuit is coming back for its second year, promising bigger and more exciting competition than its inaugural season.
Red Bull Conquest returns this year with crowd favorites Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition and Tekken 7, while also adding Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] (UNIST) to the fold.
The US-based tournament kicks off with its Orlando qualifier on August 24, with seven more stops in Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Houston, San Francisco, Seattle, and Minneapolis from September through November.
Each regional qualifier will result in a three-member regional team comprising the winners of the SFV, Tekken 7, and UNIST tournaments. The regional teams will go head to head in the national finals that will be held on November 23-24 in Santa Monica, California.
2018’s Red Bull Conquest tournament saw an impressive turnout, drawing more than 3,000 participants from across the United States. New York City ruled over the competition to earn the claim of being America’s Top Fighting Game Region.
Details about the tournament’s prize pool and live stream coverage have yet to be announced at the time of writing. Tune in to the tourney’s official website for the latest news.