This year, from Nov. 4-6, Red Bull will be hosting the Capcom Street Fighter V Pro Tour North American Finals at the Red Bull Battle Grounds in Seattle. This year, the finals will feature a 1,024-person open bracket, with the winner named national champion.
Red Bull also announced the Red Bull Proving Grounds, a series of regional qualifying events where amateur players can earn a seat at the Finals in Seattle. This will be the first amateur ranking and tournament series in the fighting game scene. Regional qualifiers will be held in the following cities: Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Seattle, Chicago, Atlanta and Toronto.
The winners of each regional qualifier will be flown to compete against each other in playoffs. These will be held Oct. 21-23 at the Red Bull Studio in Santa Monica, Calif. and the winner will gain a seat in the Finals bracket.
Registrations for Proving Grounds and Battle Grounds are open here. Check out the announcement trailer below.