Red Bull Kumite to hit New York for 2024 edition!

By | January 22, 2024


Red Bull Kumite, the eminent Street Fighter 6 tournament, will return in 2024 and once again feature 16 of the world’s best players, taking place at New York’s historic Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse in Brooklyn on the 16 and 17 March. A striking highlight of the fighting games community’s calendar, the two-day event will present an exhilarating showdown as the world’s best players go head-to-head in a spectacle of high-stakes matches.

Kicking it up a notch for 2024, the event will see 14 of the world’s best players directly invited, which include reigning champion Adel “Big Bird” Anouche, American icon Victor “Punk” Woodley, the Dominican Republic’s unpredictable Saul Leonardo “MenaRD” Mena II and Japan’s veteran powerhouse Tsunehiro “Gachikun” Kanamori. Look out for more players to be revealed over the coming weeks!

With two additional spots up for grabs, hopefuls from around the world can take their shot at the Last Chance Qualifier, with 256 slots for players to fill, and the victor securing a place in Red Bull Kumite New York’s Grand Final Main Event. Join the tournament and make your way to the glorious Red Bull Kumite via
Registration to participate is now open: https://www .start .gg/tournament/red-bull-kumite-2024-new-york/details

Red Bull Kumite New York will also introduce an 8-slot Play-In tournament, with the winner joining the main event as one of 16 final hopefuls. Sunday’s showdown is set to see competitors go head-to-head in a single-elimination bracket with a first-to-five format, as they battle it out to be the last player standing and be crowned Red Bull Kumite champion. Last year’s exhilarating event witnessed Adel “Big Bird” Anouche crowned in the face of fierce competition from an array of Street Fighter legends, including EVO Japan 2023 Street Fighter V Champion Li-Wei “Oil King” Lin, Red Bull Kumite Las Vegas victor Benjamin “Problem X” Simon, Jabhi “JabhiM” Mabuza and Hajime “Tokido” Taniguchi.

With tickets now available via Eventbrite, eager fans will be at the edge of their seats as a star-studded line-up of FGC titans collide in Red Bull Kumite New York’s mighty arena. Locked inside a huge metal cage until a winner emerges victorious, the Sunday 17 March Main Event will present a showdown for the ages.
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First held in Paris from 2015 to 2018, the formidable competition took place in Japan in 2019 as a nod to ‘the spiritual home of Street Fighter’, before landing in London, Las Vegas and South Africa in recent years. With the overarching goal to bring the fighting games community together, 2024 marks a return to US soil as Brooklyn’s historic Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse gears up to open its doors. Last year’s tournament saw a myriad of iconic moments, including the legendary face-off that saw hometown underdog, JabhiM, best the historic king of Street Fighter, Tokido, in a shockingly close 5-3 victory.

With everything on the line, Red Bull Kumite New York will bring back some of the best talent in the game with commentators and hosts soon to be revealed, alongside the incredible 16 players gearing up for their biggest battle yet – keep your eyes peeled!

Once again, the tournament will be joining forces with industry-leading partners to provide exceptional hardware to competitors. Red Bull Kumite New York welcomes the return of the global leader in gaming monitors, AGON by AOC, as the Official Monitor Partner, bringing exceptional visual clarity and ultra-high refresh rates to competitors.

Watch Red Bull Kumite New York live on March 16 and March 17 via twitch .tv/redbull and youtube .com/redbullgaming.

Live Stream Timings:

  • Saturday 16 March – Play-In
    • 11AM EDT: Top 8 matches
  • Saturday 16 March – Last Chance Qualifier
    • 6PM EDT: Top 16 matches
  • Sunday 17 March – Main Event
    • 1PM EDT: Opening Ceremony
    • 1:30PM EDT: Top 16 Round 1
    • 5PM EDT: Halftime Show
    • 5:20PM EDT: Quarter Finals
    • 9:30PM EDT: Stream Ends

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