This article is part of our Just Announced series.
Red Bull has always been at the forefront of the FGC in the last couple years and nothing’s changed here in 2018. Back in March, they announced Red Bull Conquest, a regional tournament circuit featuring Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, TEKKEN, and Guilty Gear Xrd REV2. As we near the April 28 kickoff date, Red Bull has shared some new updates.
First off, we’ve got a good old-fashioned sizzle reel to get fans hype for all the FGC action they can expect along the circuit.
Not only that, but Red Bull has shared some propaganda posters that show off the aesthetic of this eight-month journey that’s about to get underway. I don’t know about you guys, but I’ll need to get a print of that M. Bison one ASAP.
Now, we get to the meat and potatoes of what Red Bull has shared this week. Red Bull has partnered with four of the biggest commentators and personalities in the FGC.
Yep, that’s Michael “Yipes” Mendoza, Samantha “Persia” Hancock, Jeremy “Vicious” Lopez, and Steve “Tasty Steve” Scott making up one hell of a talent lineup for this circuit. With these four in tow, you can bet that each and every stop on the circuit with have a requisite level of hype to go along with it. While all four won’t be at every event, at least one will be at each event.
Everything kicks off at the Ignite Gaming Lounge in Chicago on April 28, with events taking place all across the country from Seattle to Los Angeles to New York to Orlando to Atlanta over the next eight months. Everything will culminate with the Red Bull Conquest National Final in Washington D.C. this November.
More information, including tournament standings and the full schedule, can be found at Smash.gg.