Red Bull hits the streets with Street Fighter V

Red Bull South Africa has announced Hit The Streets. In no way will it be an experiment to see if people will actually punch tarmac. No, this is an event to find South Africa’s best Street Fighter V player, who will represent at the Red Bull Kumite World Finals later in the year.

Interested competitors can try their hand via a number of upcoming qualifiers in both Cape Town and Gauteng. Winners of each qualifier will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to compete at the Cape Town finals on 7 November 2019.

Entry to the qualifiers is free and is walk-in only. Registrations (there are no online pre-registration options) open at the venues two hours before the scheduled start of matches. It should be noted that there will be caps placed on each qualifier, so make sure you aren’t late. The qualifiers at ATK Arena and Nexus will be capped at 16 players, while the two event qualifiers will be open to 32 players. You can book the following dates today:

Qualifiers

  • 28 – 30 June: RUSH Expo – Time Square Arena, Menlyn
  • 17 August (12:00 – 18:00): ATK Qualifier #1 – ATK Arena, Claremont, Cape Town
  • 31 August (12:00 – 18:00): Nexus Qualifier #1 – Nexus Hub, Randburg, Gauteng
  • 21 – 24 September: Comic Con Africa – Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand
  • 27 – 29 September: rAge Expo – Ticket Pro Dome, Randburg
  • 5 October (12:00 – 18:00): ATK Qualifier #2 – ATK Arena, Claremont, Cape Town
  • 26 October (12:00 – 18:00): Nexus Qualifier #2 – Nexus Hub, Randburg, Gauteng
  • 7 November (10:00 – 13:00): Last Chance Qualifier – Red Bull Music Studio, Cnr. Shortmarket & Bree Street, Cape Town

The Final

  • 7 November (16:00 – 20:00): Red Bull Music Studio, Cnr. Shortmarket & Bree Street, Cape Town

If you are a local fighting game enthusiast, there really is no excuse not to compete. You never know – you might discover you’re a champion-in-waiting.

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