Red Bull Kumite Coming to Las Vegas in November

by in Fighting Game News | Oct, 16th 2021

Red Bull announced on Tuesday that they are bringing their Kumite tournament series to North America for the first time. Red Bull Kumite Las Vegas will take over the illustrious Caesars Palace from November 13-14. Tournaments for Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, TEKKEN 7, and Guilty Gear -Strive- are scheduled for the weekend. The world’s top players in each game will compete for prize money and ultimate bragging rights. Competitors, fans, and spectators are in for a weekend full of intense fighting game action like never before. 

All About Red Bull Kumite

Kumite is one of the most prestigious tournament events in the fighting game community. Red Bull began hosting the series in 2015. It was held in Paris annually for four straight years before moving to Japan in 2019. 2021 will be the first year with two Kumite events. Last May, Red Bull Kumite London, where France’s Nathan “Mister Crimson” Massol defeated American Derek “iDom” Ruffin in Grand Finals. 

Kumite has proven so successful that Red Bull is bringing fans a second tournament event in one year. This will also be the first Kumite to feature brackets for multiple games. All previous competitions were only for Street Fighter V. 

Red Bull Kumite Event Schedule

Red Bull Kumite Las Vegas is scheduled for two across the weekend of November 13-14, though this is subject to change. The Saturday schedule features a full day of fighting game action. Open entry Last Chance Qualifiers (LCQ) will be held for Street Fighter V: Champion Edition and TEKKEN 7. Top 8 for Guilty Gear -Strive- and TEKKEN 7 will also be held on Saturday. A separate LCQ for Guilty Gear -Strive- will be held online on October 23.

Here’s a look at the schedule for the first day:

  • 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. – In-person LCQ Player Safety and Security Screening
  • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – TEKKEN 7 LCQ
  • 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Guilty Gear -Strive- Top 8
  • 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Street Fighter V: Champion Edition LCQ
  • 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. – TEKKEN 7 Top 8

* All times are local Pacific Time 

Sunday is set for another action-packed day of Street Fighter V: Champion Edition. Sixteen players, including the winner of the Saturday LCQ, will compete throughout the day.

The schedule for the second day looks like this:

  • 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Doors open
  • 1 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Top 16

Red Bull Kumite Sign-Up Info

Players wishing to compete in the Red Bull Kumite Las Vegas LCQs can sign up via the event page. All competitors must bring their controller or fight stick but will be provided with a complimentary ASTRO A10 Headset to keep. Listed below are links to sign-up information and rules for individual games.

  • Guilty Gear -Strive- LCQ info – Online starting October 23
  • Street Fighter V: Champion Edition and TEKKEN 7 LCQ info – In-person starting November 13

For the full rules on eligibility and registration, visit:

How to Watch Red Bull Kumite Las Vegas

Fans at home can catch all the action from Red Bull Kumite Las Vegas via multiple sources. The live broadcast will feature match commentary, player interviews, behind-the-scenes content, and more.

Here’s a list of places you can watch:


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