Think you and your friends can compete with the best Street Fighter players in the world? If so (and if your group can also get to/is already in Europe), energy drink manufacturer and esports sponsor Red Bull has announced a new 3v3 tournament called “The Pit.”
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Street Fighter series, this 32-team open registration tournament will run October 21st and 22nd at Bootshaus in Cologne, Germany. Team synergy will be particularly important at this event, as each player will be character-locked throughout the tournament, and each team member must have a different character from the rest of their team.
If you’re wondering how this tournament is being spread across two days, here’s Red Bull’s format:
- Day One: The 32 teams will be divided into 8 round-robin groups. The top 2 teams from each group will advance to Day Two.
- Day Two: 16-team single elimination tournament.
The 3v3 event is a bit of a change of pace for Red Bull. The Pit will now give everyone the opportunity to compete with the stars of the scene!
Source: Red Bull eSports