The world final of Red Bull Campus Clutch, the largest global student Valorant esports competition, will take place offline in Madrid this weekend (July 17th and 18th).
The event is the conclusion to the Valorant tournament that has seen over 25,000 participants and 400 events, in search of the world’s best student Valorant team.
While the UK and Ireland teams have already been knocked out, there’s a host of talent casting the finals, from the UK and beyond.
The event will take feature a live audience and appearances from a number of leading figures in esports, including Spanish G2 player Oscar ‘mixwell’ Cañellas, UK caster Daniel ‘DDK’ Kapadia and Australia’s Jessica ‘Jessgoat’ Bolden, who’s well-known in the Rainbow Six esports scene. The full list of desk talent and 12 teams can be found at the bottom of this article.
Red Bull Campus Clutch began in January with qualifiers and regional finals taking place in more than 50 countries. Last month, the 50 national final winning teams entered the Red Bull Campus Clutch World Final Knockout Round, a first of its kind event in Valorant esports, which ran from June 3rd to 6th and culminated in a 24-hour livestream.
The top 12 teams were decided, and they include the likes of Bedel Ödeyenler from Turkey who defeated 1,600 teams in the qualifier stage and Project S from Portugal, who despite never meeting in real life, managed to defeat the UK in the Knockout Round.
Red Bull produced this parkour video to promote the finals:
Teams will be competing for €20,000 and VIP tickets to the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT). They will also receive global recognition on broadcast during the event, with highlights from their momentous win played for viewers across the globe.
This weekend, the group stage will take place on Saturday July 17th from 8.30am to 6pm BST. On the Sunday, the semi-finals will get underway from 10am to 4pm BST, and the final will start from 4pm BST.
The news comes after Acend won the separate Valorant VCT Europe Stage 3 Challengers 1 after several UK teams exited early.
Red Bull Campus Clutch is one of the first LAN events since the pandemic began, with others including epic.LAN 33 and the British Esports Student Champs.
Red Bull Campus Clutch talent
- Host: Iain Chambers (UK)
- Host: Loviel ‘Velly’ Cardwell
- Caster & Analyst: Daniel ‘DDK’ Kapadia (UK)
- Caster & Analyst: Victoria ‘Gottmoxi’ Helen Johnson (UK)
- Caster & Analyst: Alex ‘Vansilli’ Nguyen
- Caster & Analyst: Ryan ‘RyanCentral’ Horton (of Hitscan, UK)
- Caster & Analyst: Gustavo ‘Upmind’ F Domingues
- Caster & Analyst: Britanni Johnson
- Caster & Analyst: Jessica ‘Jessgoat’ Bolden
- Caster & Analyst: Oscar ‘mixwell’ Cañellas
- Caster & Analyst: Joseph ‘Keeoh’ Winkler
- Caster & Analyst: Jakub ‘Lothar’ Szygulski
Red Bull Campus Clutch teams
- Team Belarus: Platoon
- Team Belgium: PXL Esports
- Team Canada: BTR
- Team Egypt: Anubis
- Team New Zealand: Mama’s Boys
- Team Pakistan: MAXD
- Team Peru: Cataclysm
- Team Portugal: Project S
- Team South Korea: VAC Kimchi
- Team Spain: Spain.DLL
- Team Turkey: Bedel Ödeyenler
- Team USA: Bay Area Vandals
Tune in to Red Bull’ Red Bull Twitch and Red Bull YouTube channels on July 17th and 18th to watch the finals. There’s more info on the Red Bull Campus Clutch web page.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
A keen League of Legends and World of Warcraft player, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.