Red Bull Kumite, produced in association with GFinity, was held this weekend. The tournament was an FGC staple, and Red Bull held it in London, United Kingdom, this year.
Players with Teams who participated in the event:
- Tokido of Rohto
- Punk of Panda
- Gachikum and Bonchan of Red Bull
- Luffy of GamersOrigin
- Kawano of Hitbox
- Phenom of Nordavind
- VegaPatch of Giants Gaming
- Boltstrike of Reason Gaming
- Problem X of Mousesports
- Mister Crimson of AS Monaco Esports
Players without teams who participated in the event:
The main event at Kumite 2021 London was the Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition Bracket, featuring 14 invited players and the winner and runner-up of the qualifying tournament. The Street Fighter Kumite this year also featured another fighting game that many participants were eager to play. On the first day of the event, Guilty Gear Strive displayed a set of exhibition matches. It was a highlight of the tournament and worth rewatching.
Participants in Kumite 2021 Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition were split up into four groups, with four players each competing in a round-robin format. The top two finishers in each group then advance to a single-elimination bracket to determine the winner.
Red Bull Kumite Winners
1. Mister Crimson (Characters: Dhalsim)
2. iDom (Characters: Laura, Poison)
3. Bonchan (Characters: Sagat, Karin)
3. Luffy (Characters: R. Mika)
5. Takamura (Characters: Akuma)
5. Phenom (Characters: Karin, Necalli)
5. Hurricane (Characters: Cammy)
5. Punk (Characters: Karin)
Red Bull Kumite 2021 Finals results
• Final: Mister Crimson (Dhalsim) eliminated iDom (Laura) 5-4.
• Semi-final: Mister Crimson (Dhalsim) eliminated Luffy (R. Mika) 4-3.
• Semi-final: iDom (Poison) eliminated Bonchan (Sagat, Karin) 4-1.
• Quarter-final: Mister Crimson (Dhalsim) eliminated Punk (Karin) 3-1.
• Quarter-final: Luffy (R. Mika) eliminated Hurricane (Cammy) 3-1.
• Quarter-final: iDom (Poison, Laura) eliminated Phenom (Karin, Necallli) 3-2.
• Quarter-final: Bonchan (Sagat) eliminated Takamura (Akuma) 3-1.
The tournament has already ended, but curious readers can still watch at this link.