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Red Bull Kumite 2023

South Africa

Pretoria, South Africa

1 – 2 July 2023





The most prestigious fighting game invitational tournament was held in Pretoria, South Africa. Red Bull Kumite 2023 saw some of the best fighters clash across two days of Street Fighter 6 action.

Red Bull Kumite returned in July 2023 as world warriors competed in South Africa – and Adel ‘Big Bird’ Anouche emerged victorious.
Held since 2015, the fighting game tournament headed to the southernmost tip of Africa for the very first time.
Since the original Red Bull Kumite, the event has been home to exciting match-ups and the very best Street Fighter players from around the globe – and the latest instalment, the first to be played on the newly released Street Fighter 6, was unmissable.
Adel 'Big Bird' Anouche lifts the trophy at Red Bull Kumite at the University of Pretoria's Rembrandt Hall, Pretoria, South Africa on July 2, 2023

Big Bird is your Red Bull Kumite 2023 champion

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On July 1-2, top Street Fighter 6 players from around the world, amateurs and pros alike, descended on the city of Pretoria to do battle for the chance to be named Red Bull Kumite 2023 champion.
The first event day on July 1 saw new challengers approach in the Last Chance Qualifier, before the ultimate brawl kicked off in the Main Event on July 2. During the Main Event, 15 invited pros and one LCQ qualifier met in the cage to determine the ultimate Red Bull Kumite champion.