Red Bull Home Ground Returns with North American Qualifier

The fifth edition of Red Bull Home Ground, Red Bull’s premier VALORANT tournament, has been announced, featuring an exciting new addition: the first-ever North American Qualifier. This expansion adds more action for VALORANT fans during the VCT OFF//SEASON.


The North American Qualifier will take place on Sunday, September 29, at Fremont Studios in Seattle, Washington. Fans can watch the event live on the Red Bull Twitch and Red Bull Gaming YouTube channels. Tickets for in-person attendance are available now at Eventbrite.


Format, Prizing & World Finals Qualification


The Red Bull Home Ground NA Qualifier offers a preview of how North American VALORANT teams are shaping up ahead of the VCT Americas 2025 season. Five top teams, featuring both seasoned and up-and-coming talent, will compete in single-elimination matches across a variety of maps.



The event boasts a $20,000 prize pool. Along with the top cash prize, the winning team will qualify for the Red Bull Home Ground World Finals later this Fall, earning a direct invite to the World Finals Group Stage. Further details on the World Finals will be revealed in July.


Team Invites & Online Play-In


Four leading North American VALORANT teams will receive direct invitations to the Qualifier in Seattle. Cloud9 is the first confirmed team, recognized as a strong contender in VCT Americas and the runner-up of Red Bull Home Ground 2023. Cloud9 team members will be available for interviews before the event. Additional invited teams will be announced on Red Bull Gaming X as the tournament date nears.


A fifth team will earn their place through an open Online Qualifier, with sign-ups starting in August. More information will be provided soon.


Hosts & Onsite Co-Streaming


The Qualifier will feature top hosts and analysts from the VALORANT community. Additionally, three popular North American VALORANT streamers will join fans in person, co-streaming live from Fremont Studios. Official announcements of co-streamers and broadcast talent will be made in the coming weeks.

With the introduction of the North American Qualifier, the fifth edition of Red Bull Home Ground promises to deliver another exciting chapter in competitive VALORANT. Stay tuned for more updates as the event approaches.

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