Welcome to the latest Geeky Brummie esports roundup! This week, UK Rocket League fans can win big in Guild Esports new tournament, ProblemX bosses Red Bull Kumite Las Vegas, and two UK teams head to CSGO Sigma Esports cup. If you have an esports story that you would like us to feature, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enter Guild Esports’ Biggest Rocket League Tournament Yet
Guild Esports has announced a brand new Rocket League tournament which UK gamers can now enter. This is the latest tournament in the Guild Academy Series from the London based organisation. Other tournaments have taken place across a range of games including Fortnite, Valorant, and FIFA.
What is the tournament?
The 3v3 tournament takes place online on Saturday 27th November at 14:00 (GMT). It will consist of a 64 team double-elimination bracket culminating in a best of five final. Anyone can enter, either as a team or solo. To register your interest simply sign up on their website here.
What are the prizes?
The tournament has a prize pool of over £500 – the biggest Rocket League prize pool yet for Guil. First place will win £300 plus HyperX Quadcast Mic. Second place wins £150 and third and fourth place both receive £45. The David-Beckham-owned esports brand also hints that they will be looking for the best talent to join their organisation.
Hats off to Guild whose Academy Series is proving really popular with UK players. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and burn some rubber!
ProblemX dominates for UK at Red Bull Kumite Las Vegas
Red Bull Kumite has ended in an explosive victory for the UK with Street Fighter player ProblemX being crowned champion.
Held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Red Bull Kumite saw top players from around the world compete for the coveted title. This year, stakes were higher than ever, as TEKKEN 7 and Guilty Gear -Strive- joined Street Fighter V as the invitational event’s featured titles, setting the stage for an unforgettable celebration of fighting games on the Las Vegas Strip.
Playing for Mouz esports, UK pro player ProblemX, was crowned Kumite Street Fighter V Champion. He turned around a 0-3 deficit to win the final 5-3 against South Korean player NL – taking home a top prize of $6,500.
What is Redbull Kumite?
Since its inception in 2015, Red Bull Kumite is one of the biggest fighting game esports tournaments. It’s home to iconic match-ups featuring the world’s top fighting game players, unforgettable storylines and a celebration of fighting games like no other.
The UK has quite a prevalent Fighting Game Community (FGC). Birmingham’s Millennium Point is itself home to one of the largest tournaments in Europe, VS FIGHTING. Huge congrats to ProblemX!
You can catch the thrilling replays over at the official website here.
Coalesce and Feenix head to Sigma Esports Cup
Coalesce are back this week with more good news as both they and Feenix will be participating in a CSGO LAN event in Malta this week.
Both UK teams will compete in the Sigma Esports Cup alongside 6 other teams Astralis Talent, Saw Youngsters, Eversio, TTC, Tranquillum and FTW Esports. Teams will play in double-elimination best of one format Group Stage and best four teams will advance in single-elimination Playoffs.
The tournament takes place at the Malta Fairs & Conventions Centre from16th to 18th November, and features a prize pool of $15,000. It will be held at a dedicated esports arena within the Sigma Esports Village.
The UK/US stream will be over on Gamers TV on Twitch here.
Strong UK Representation
Coalesce and Feenix fought hard to get this far, participating in closed online qualifiers in the first week of November. Both are in a very good position at the moment, with Coelesce winning in Epic34 a few weeks ago. It also demonstrates fantastic UK and Ireland talent.
Esports News UK’s Dom Sacco covers this in more detail in his article here.
That’s it from me, friends. See you all again next week!