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US Defends The Terf As They Win Red Bull Kumite Play-In & LCQ

by Elvis Mack

As the story begins in the city that never sleeps, the United States has emerged victorious in both the Play-In and Last Chance Qualifier rounds of the prestigious Red Bull Kumite tournament. This double triumph has not only showcased the depth of talent within the US fighting game community, but also set the stage for what promises to be an unforgettable showdown in the heart of New York City.

The Play-In Tournament

Liquid | Nephew after qualifying for Red Bull Kumite

Day 1 of Red Bull Kumite New York started with the Play-In Tournament. 4 Players from the US, 1 from Japan, 1 from France and 1 from Italy came together for one final tournament. The winner was allowed a spot in the octagon for the finals. However, they could not enter the LCQ, so this was their first and only chance to get in. The competition was fierce with players like Zhen, Ryukichi, Shine and NoahTheProdigy. However, it was liquid’s new acquired member, Nephew, taking home the first place win and moving on to the finals today.

Final Results
PlacePlayerCharacter
1stNephewJuri
2ndShineKimberly | Chun-Li
3rdNoahTheProdigyLuke
4thZhenDee Jay | Luke
5thKusanagiLuke
5thGarnetDhalsim
7thRyukichiKen
7thSpace BoyLuke
Final Results of Red Bull Kumite New York Play-In Tournament

The Last Chance Qualifier

Dual Kevin Breathing a Sigh of Relief after winning Grand Finals at Red Kumite

Not resting on their laurels, the US competitors carried their momentum into the Last Chance Qualifier. Here, they faced a gauntlet of international talent, each eager to claim the final spot in the New York lineup. Yet, despite the high stakes and fierce competition, the US players remained undaunted as Dual Kevin took it over Italy’s Uriel Velorio in Grand Finals in the Luke vs Ken matchup. Securing 5 representatives of the US in the octagon.

Final Results
PlacePlayerCharacter
1stDual KevinLuke
2ndUriel VelorioKen
3rdJBRashid
4thChrisCCHLuke
5thvWsymLuke
5thJAKJuri
7thJulio FuentesJP
7thFlaquitoJamie
Final Results of Red Bull Kumite New York LCQ Top 8

Red Bull Kumite Finalists provided by Liquidpedia

As the dust settles on the qualifiers, the focus now shifts to the main event in New York. The US players, riding high on their recent successes, are gearing up for what could be their most significant challenge yet. With the eyes of the world upon them, they are ready to showcase their skills on the global stage and vie for the coveted title of Red Bull Kumite champion.

The road to New York has been paved with determination and hard-fought victories, but the message is clear: the United States is not just participating in the Red Bull Kumite; they are there to win it.

Catch all the finals action on Red Bull Gaming’s Twitch and YouTube channels.

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