A hardcore Street Fighter V fight comes to Germany this weekend!
The Red Bull Proving Grounds Fall Season Finals aren’t the only fighting game action Red Bull is playing host to this weekend: across the pond in Cologne, Germany, Red Bull is set to run The Pit, a “hardcore” 3-on-3 clash of Street Fighter V pros, on October 21 and 22. From Red Bull Esports:
It’s loud. It’s rough. It’s Red Bull: The Pit. 30 years ago, Capcom released the legendary beat ‘em up Street Fighter and by now, it enjoys universal cult status. In celebration of that anniversary an event in a class of its own will be hosted: on October 21st and 22nd, 2017, the fighting game will be brought back to its roots. In an unparalleled 3v3 tournament with 32 [teams] overall… With renowned team captains like Luffy, will2pack and TKR, the best 16 teams out of 32 will fight for glory on Sunday, October 22nd. The event will go live at 11 AM with the doors to Bootshaus Cologne opening for the audience at 10 AM. Be there in time to soak up the Fight Club atmosphere or show your skills in some free plays! The viewers at home should go ahead and bookmark our livestream on Twitch!
The competitors won’t be on their own in The Pit, as the teams will consist of three players each. Whoever takes down all opposing players will win and advance to the next round. A combination of strength and tactical refinement are the keys to beating the European Street Fighter elite. Red Bull: The Pit will capture the unique and old school feel of Japanese arcades by bringing the once-off flair to life on lag-free esports screens by ZOWIE.
Source: Red Bull Esports [press release]