Red Bull Home Ground 4: Fnatic defeat Cloud9 in five-game Grand Final

Declan Mclaughlin
Red Bull Home Ground 4Red Bull Gaming

Red Bull Home Ground is returning in 2023 with a new venue in a new country. Here you can find all the information we know about the event so far.

Red Bull Home Ground is coming back for the 2023 VCT OFF//SEASON as a part of the over 40 events Riot Games has already announced. The iconic tournament series was hosted in Manchester, England, last year and featured some of the best teams from North America and EMEA.

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This time around, the tournament will be held in Japan and feature teams from North America, EMEA and Japan.

Red Bull Home Ground #4 will feature an English language broadcast hosted by Iain Chambers, with VCT EMEA’s Tom ‘TOMBIZZ’ Bissmire and Mitch ‘MitchMan’ McBride and VCT Pacific’s Seth ‘Achilios’ King, and Clinton ‘Paperthin’ Bader doubling as analysts and casters.

Below is everything we know so far about the tournament.

The Red Bull Home Ground tournament winning shot of the analyst desk with confetti rolling downMark Roe / Red Bull
Team Liquid, G2 Esports and 100 Thieves were the previous winners of the tournament series.

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Red Bull Home Ground 4: Stream

The event will be broadcast on Twitch and YouTube on the Red Bull Gaming channels during the event’s duration. The tournament will also feature co-streamers in various languages that have yet to be announced.

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Red Bull Home Ground 4: Dates

The main tournament will take place from November 2-5 in Tokyo, Japan. The matches are going to be held at Ryōgoku Kokugikan, an iconic indoor arena known for staging sumo bouts. 

The stadium was established in 1985 and has a capacity of over 10,000 people.

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Red Bull Home Ground 4: Schedule and Format

Group Stage (November 3)

Each team has been seeded based on participating player votes one through eight. On the first day of the competition, the top seeds will play against their opposite lower seed in their first match. For the second round, the 1-0 high-seed teams will play the 1-0 low-seed teams and vice versa for those who lost their opening match. All matches are best-of-one format in the group stage. The six teams with the best record will qualify for the Playoff Stage with the top two teams earning a spot in the semifinals.

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Seed Team Record
1 Fnatic 2-0
2 DRX 1-1
3 Cloud9 1-1
4 FUT Esports 2-0
5 100 Thieves 1-1
6 ZETA DIVISION 1-1
7 SCARZ 0-2
8 FENNEL 0-2

Day 1: November 3

Stage  Match PT ET CET
Round 1 Cloud9 0-1 ZETA 8:40 PM 11:40 PM 4:40 AM
Round 1 FUT 1-0 100 Thieves 8:40 PM 11:40 PM 4:40 AM
Round 1 DRX 1-0 SCARZ 8:40 PM 11:40 PM 4:40 AM
Round 1 Fnatic 1-0 FENNEL 8:40 PM 11:40 PM 4:40 AM
Stage  Match PT ET CET
Round 2 Cloud9 1-0 FENNEL 11:50 PM 2:50 AM 9:50 AM
Round 2 Fnatic 1-0 ZETA 11:50 PM 2:50 AM 9:50 AM
Round 2 100 Thieves 1-0 SCARZ 11:50 PM 2:50 AM 9:50 AM
Round 2 DRX 0-1 FUT 11:50 PM 2:50 AM 9:50 AM

Playoff Stage (November 4-5)

The Playoff Stage will feature a single-elimination format and all matches will be best of three except for the Grand Final, which will be a best of five.

Day 2: November 4

Stage  Match PT ET CET
Quarterfinal DRX 2-0 100 Thieves 7:40 PM 10:20 PM 3:40 AM
Quarterfinal Cloud9 2-1 ZETA 7:40 PM 10:20 PM 3:40 AM
Semifinal Fnatic 2-0 DRX 1:20 AM 4:20 AM 9:20 AM

Day 3: November 5

Stage  Match PT ET CET
Semifinal FUT 1-2 Cloud9 8:10 PM 11:10 PM 4:10 AM
Grand Final Cloud9 2-3 Fnatic 11:40 PM 2:40 AM 7:40 AM

Red Bull Home Ground 4: Tickets

Ticket prices for the event are available. There are a few different options for seating at the tournament, all at different prices. The price breakdown for each ticket can be found here:

  • Arena seat: $48
  • 2-4 person bundle: $164
  • Student bundle: $27
  • Second-floor seat: $48
  • Third-floor seat: $41

Red Bull Home Ground 4: Teams

100 Thieves ValorantRed Bull
100 Thieves placed first at the Red Bull Home Ground 3 tournament in the 2022 off-season.

The full slate of teams invited to the tournament has been revealed, however, some teams like 100 Thieves and ZETA DIVISION have yet to announce their full rosters. 100 Thieves won the third edition of the tournament in the 2022 offseason, defeating Cloud9 3-0 in the Grand Final

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The tournament will feature six invited teams and two teams from open qualifier tournaments in EMEA and Japan.

Team Players
100 Thieves bang, Cryocells, Asuna, NaturE, eeiu
ZETA DIVISION Laz, SugarZ3ro, hiroronn, Yuram. Caedye (stand-in), yatsuka (stand-in)
Cloud9 vanity, Xeppaa, jakee, OXY, curry (stand-in)
SCARZ Allen, Temprua, Yoshiii, MrTenzouEz, Lumo
DRX stax, MaKo, Flashback (DRX Prospects player), BuZz, Foxy9
Fnatic Boaster, Derke, Alfajer, Leo, Chronicle
FUT Esports qRaxs, MrFaliN, ATA KAPTAN, yetujey, cNed
FENNEL CLZ, SyouTa, RIA, Dearily, GON

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Based in Indiana, Declan McLaughlin is an esports reporter for Dexerto Esports covering Valorant, LoL and anything else that pops up. Previously an editor and reporter at Upcomer, Declan is often found reading investigative stories or trying to do investigations himself. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Indiana University. You can contact him at declan.mclaughlin@dexerto.com.