The Red Bull Proving Grounds are returning, but this time Red Bull has doubled things.
This time around the tournament will have two seasons and take part in 11 cities across North America. Winners from Season 1 of the Proving Grounds Finals will head straight to Las Vegas and compete at EVO 2017.
Here are the cities where the competitions will be taking place:
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco
If you can’t make it to one of these Red Bull will also be hosting online tournament for people to join remotely.
So here’s how things will work, the three winning contestants from each region and online tournament will be flown to the Red Bull eSports Studio in Santa Monica to compete int the Red Bull Proving Grounds Grand Finals in June. The top eight from each region will earn spots to compete at EVO 2017 when the Spring Season ends. For each stop Red Bull will be partnering with the following esteemed members of the fighting game community:
Jimmy Nguyen and Alex Valle of Level Up (Los Angeles)
Larry S. Dixon Jr. of Final Round (Atlanta)
Chris Anderson and Deniz Bengisoy of Game Clucks (Seattle)
Noah Vandercook of Ignite Gaming (Chicago)
Eric Small of bigE Gaming (Philadelphia)
Javier Moreno of Texas Showdown (Houston)
Andres Valesco Coll of CEO Gaming / EVO (Orlando)
Clinton Bui of Vancouver SB (Vancouver)
Pavel Szczypior of MTLSF (Montreal)
Justin Baisden of Super 1 Up Games (Toronto)
If you think you’ve got what it takes or want to see how you stack up you can get more information and register here.