Red Bull Home Ground 3: 100 Thieves win all-NA final

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The third edition of the Red Bull Home Ground is underway. Here you can find all the information about the event, which features some of NA’s and EMEA’s finest.

One of the most exciting events during the off-season has just started. The Victoria Warehouse, located in Manchester, is hosting the third edition of the Red Bull Home Ground, an eight-team tournament with $100,000 on the line.

For the first time in Red Bull Home Ground’s history, there will be teams from the Americas in attendance. 100 Thieves, KRÜ Esports, and C9 will be debuting their new rosters at this event, which they will use as preparation for the VCT 2023 LOCK//IN Brazil tournament in February.

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The Red Bull Home Ground tournament winning shot of the analyst desk with confetti rolling downMark Roe / Red Bull
Team Liquid and G2 Esports were the previous winners of the Red Bull Home Ground series

From the EMEA side of things, there will be four VCT partners playing in Manchester (Liquid, Vitality, Heretics, and FUT Esports), making this a must-watch competition for Valorant fans ahead of VCT LOCK//IN Brazil, the first big event of 2023, as regional rivalries will be renewed.


Red Bull Home Ground 3: Official stream and co-streamers

The Red Bull Home Ground 3 will be broadcast live on Red Bull Gaming’s Twitch and YouTube channels, where Yinsu Collins, Mitch ‘Mitchman’ McBride, Tom ‘Tombizz’ Bissmire, Ryan ‘RyanCentral’ Horton, Beatriz ‘kaquka’ Alonso and Adam ‘Dinko’ Hawthorne will take viewers through the action.

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There will also be a variety of co-streamers from multiple languages doing watch parties. Below you can find some of the official co-streamers:

Red Bull Home Ground 3: Format, schedule & results

The Red Bull Home Ground 3 will be held between December 9-11 at the Victoria Warehouse, in Manchester. The tournament will abandon its unique format (with a home-and-away structure) and will instead feature a more traditional format, starting with a round-robin group stage.

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The top three teams in both groups will advance to the single-elimination playoffs. All matches will be played in a best-of-three format with the exception of the grand final, which will be a best-of-five showdown.

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Playoffs (December 10-11)

Day 1: December 10

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Quarter-finals Team Vitality 2-0 Heretics 5 AM 8 AM 1 PM
Quarter-finals Team Liquid 0-2 KRÜ 8 AM 11 AM 4 PM
Semi-finals 100 Thieves 2-0 Team Vitality 11 AM 2 PM 7 PM

Day 2: December 11

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Semi-finals Cloud9 2-0 KRÜ 5:30 AM 8:30 AM 1:30 PM
Grand final 100 Thieves 3-0 Cloud9 8 AM 11 AM 4 PM

Group Stage (December 9)

Stage Match PT ET GMT
Group A  Cloud9 1-2 FOKUS 5 AM 8 AM 1 PM
Group A Vitality 2-0 KRÜ 5 AM 8 AM 1 PM
Group B 100 Thieves 2-1 Heretics  5 AM 8 AM 1 PM
Group B Liquid 2-0 FUT 5 AM 8 AM 1 PM
Group A  KRÜ 0-2 Cloud9 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 3:30 PM
Group A  Vitality 2-1 FOKUS  7:30 AM 10:30 AM 3:30 PM
Group B Liquid 1-2 100 Thieves  7:30 AM 10:30 AM 3:30 PM
Group B Heretics 2-0 FUT  7:30 AM 10:30 AM 3:30 PM
Group A Vitality 0-2 Cloud9 11 AM 2 PM 7 PM
Group A KRÜ 2-0 FOKUS 11 AM 2 PM 7 PM
Group B 100 Thieves 2-0 FUT 11 AM 2 PM 7 PM
Group B Heretics 0-2 Liquid 11 AM 2 PM 7 PM

Group A

2Team Vitality2-1
3KRÜ Esports1-2

Group B

1 100 Thieves3-0
2Team Liquid2-1
3Team Heretics1-2
4FUT Esports0-3

Red Bull Home Ground 3: All participating teams

The Red Bull Home Ground 3 will feature eight teams, seven of which were invited by Red Bull. FUT Esports are the only team attending the event that came from a qualifier following the withdrawal of BIG, who had won the EMEA qualifier. Their spot was taken by Team Heretics.

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100 Thieves are playing their first event with Cryocells

Cloud9 announced on December 2 that they would be the eighth team entered into the tournament and will debut a new roster as well, featuring superstar Jaccob ‘yay’ Whiteaker.

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On December 8, Team Liquid announced that Ayaz ‘nAts’ Akhmetshin and Igor ‘Redgar’ Vlasov will miss the event due to visa issues. They will be replaced by Johan ‘Meddo’ Lundborg and Enzo ‘Enzo’ Mestari, formerly of G2 Esports and Fnatic, respectively.

Team Players
Liquid soulcas, Jamppi, Sayf, Meddo, Enzo
100 Thieves bang, Cryocells, stellar, Derrek, Asuna
KRU Klaus, NagZ, xand, Daveeys, axeddy
Vitality ceNder, BONECOLD, MOLSI, Destrian, Twisten
FOKUS YaBoiLewis, JUGi, Lime, KPZET, purp0
Heretics keloqz, Boo, Mixwell, zeek, AvovA
FUT mojj, qw1, MrFaliN, Muj, qRaxs, ATA KAPTAN
C9  leaf, Xeppaa, vanity, Zellsis, yay

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