Three games, eight teams, one conquest.
Last weekend, from November 22-24, Red Bull Conquest Finals took place at Red Bull esports studios in Santa Monica and featured popular fighting games Street Fighter V, Tekken 7 and Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st].
The Red Bull Conquest Format
In 2019, Conquest traveled across eight different U.S. cities, offering local FGCs to showcase their skills against other competitors. These regional qualifiers, including events in Los Angeles, Seattle, Houston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Orlando, Chicago, and Oakland, saw popular FGC players like Victor “Punk” Woodley, a winner in Philadelphia, and Hoa “Anakin” Luu, a winner in Orlando, compete against amateur and aspiring pros for a chance to earn a spot on the stage at the Finals in Santa Monica. This emphasis on local events fosters and supports FGC pride as each game’s winners at each qualifier are put on a team to represent that city in the Grand Finals.
These qualifiers had no restrictions for the entrants: fighting game fans of all experience levels were invited to compete in Conquest, regardless of previous competitor history. Conquest‘s emphasis on local qualifier events makes it easy for new FGC competitors without sponsorships or the means to cover travel to compete in a top-tier tournament hosted by Red Bull. New and exciting talent from both popular and underrepresented cities can get recognition in a major event. In addition, veterans of the FGC competitive scene are also welcome to enter the qualifiers to test their skills.
Conquest Road Trip
Conquest aimed to foster a sense of community and support across various fighting game communities. Special to Conquest in 2019, Red Bull athletes Darryl “Snake Eyez” Lewis and Hoa “Anakin” Luu participated in a special Conquest Road Trip video series that explored various FGC scenes and their various histories.
You can find the streams and results of the tournament below!