10 February 2021: Johannesburg, South Africa: Red Bull Campus Clutch, the biggest global university esports event competing in VALORANT, has announced its South African qualifying dates. VALORANT university student players can now sign up to secure their spot in the qualifiers taking place from 20 March through to 10 April across the country.

Four qualifying events will be taking place in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and one online event which invites university players from all other regions. This is ultimate opportunity for VALORANT players, who are still at university, to shine on the global stage at the World Finals taking place later in the year. Not only will the winning team represent their country, but they could also walk away with €20,000 if victorious plus witness, in person, the exclusive chance to watch the biggest VALORANT stars compete at the VALORANT Masters Event at the 2021 Champions Tour.

As the esports industry continues to thrive, university esports plays a pivotal role in ensuring the ecosystem remains sustainable and provides a much-needed path for new talent to shine. Red Bull Campus Clutch is a new grassroots event that aims to take university esports to the next level by creating a global structure, inviting students to not only represent their campus, but their country, and pave the way for the next generation of esports pro players. Teams from more than 50 countries will have the opportunity to develop and prove their skills against players from all over the world, and experience firsthand what it takes to compete like a pro player.

Julia “bish” Robson, local competitive VALORANT player and owner of DNMK esports team, is thrilled that VALORANT players, who are in university, will be able to compete. “VALORANT is an extremely popular game, and in South Africa it is no different. We have seen some amazing skills from our region, but it is time for the ultimate showdown and Red Bull Campus Clutch is the perfect tournament for this! Personally, I am really looking forward to the hidden talents that arise from this. I hope to see many new aliases in the lobbies showing us that it is their time to shine.” says Julia.

VALORANT university students can sign up here for the below qualifier events. The winners of each qualifier will advance to the national final taking place in Johannesburg at the end of April 2021.

Red Bull Campus Clutch Qualifier Cape Town

Date: 20 – 21 March 2021

Red Bull Campus Clutch Qualifier Durban

Date: 27 – 28 March 2021

Red Bull Campus Clutch SA Open Qualifier (open to all university students outside Western Cape, Kwa-Zulu Natal and Gauteng)

Date: 3 April 2021

Red Bull Campus Clutch Johannesburg Qualifier

Date: 10 – 11 April 2021

Visit the Red Bull Campus Clutch event page to find out more on how to enter here.