Red Bull has unveiled the third season of its collegiate VALORANT tournament, the Red Bull Campus Clutch, offering teams representing schools and universities a chance to compete for a €20,000 prize pool.
The event will feature more than 200 regional competitions in the next four months, with the winning teams from local events advancing to the National Final. The victorious teams in the National Final will then represent their countries in the World Final, set to take place at the Volkswagen Arena in Istanbul from November 19th-24th, the same venue as VALORANT Champions 2022.
For the Campus Clutch event, Red Bull has confirmed that it will maintain partnerships with Intel NUC, AGON by AOC, and BACKFORCE. Intel NUC will supply its range of PCs, while BACKFORCE will provide gaming chairs, and AOC will offer its AGON gaming monitors.
This collaboration further strengthens Red Bull’s existing partnership with Riot Games, the publisher and developer of VALORANT. The company had previously extended its partnership with Riot Games for the VALORANT Champions Tour EMEA in April 2023, continuing as an official partner of the league.
The Red Bull Campus Clutch first started in 2021, attracting participation from 50 countries and over 25,000 students. The tournament serves as a platform for amateur talent to showcase their skills, and it has seen notable success stories in the past, such as 2021 tournament MVP Mohamed ‘shalaby‘ Shalaby, who joined Team Vitality, and Indonesian player Oliver ‘m0rea‘ Wangge, who won a gold medal at the 2023 South East Asian Games.