Red Bull Untapped

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Red Bull Untapped is a sponsored Magic tournament series that was first played in 2019.[1] It awards $200,000 in prizes and culminates in the Top 8 players competing in the Red Bull Gaming Sphere in London on August 4, 2019.[2]

Red Bull Untapped began with four qualifying tournaments: two on MTG Arena (June, 29-30) and two tabletop tournaments in Florence, Italy (July, 6) and Brussels, Belgium (July, 7).[3] The qualifiers were invite-only. Red Bull selected Magic Pro League members, 34 Twitch streamers with over 10,000 followers, Mythic-ranked players on MTG Arena, and a certain amount of players from Europe. The remaining slots were randomly allocated among other applicants.

The tournament returned in 2020.[4] There are again Germany/Spain/Italy-specific qualifiers, as well as international qualifiers, though they will all be on MTG Arena this time. The finals will be a $75k tournament made up of 16 players from the qualifiers. The winner will "secure a spot for one of Wizards of the Coast's most prestigious Magic: the Gathering events in 2021".

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Red Bull (June, 2019). "Red Bull Untapped". Untapped.faceit.com.
  2. David McCoy (June 1, 2019). "Red Bull Untapped Tournament Series Announced With a $200,000 Prize Pool". Hipsters of the Coast.
  3. Wizards of the Coast (July 3, 2019). "REd Bull Untapped Qualifiers This Weekend". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Red Bull Gaming (April 30, 2020). "Red Bull Untapped is coming back in 2020!". Twitter.