Red Bull M.E.O. Season 2
Generally speaking competitive gaming takes place on either consoles or PCs, and in many areas – especially in the West – mobile gaming is more of a secondary hobby, and some gamers even look down on it. Well, needless to say, that’s hardly fair – mobile gaming is no less valid when it comes to esports!
With more and more mobile games entering the public stage and holding public events and competitions, the general attitude is changing relatively quickly. One such event is the Red Bull M.E.O. or Mobile Esports Open – perhaps one of the biggest mobile esports events in the world, it draws a huge number of gamers and fans to its halls.
Now in Season 2, the event is gearing up for its next big series of events. Starting on the 8th of August this year, this season is going to last until the 22nd of February next year. Part of this massive series of events are games like Supercell’s Clash Royale and Brawl Stars, as well as the newly added Hearthstone.
The event is open to the general public and anyone who has a mobile device can participate if they like. Red Bull have partnered up with FACEIT in order to host first national competitions and then a final international show-down for the best of the best. Last year’s winners were Liam ‘Thunderstruck’ McCarron who aced the Clash Royale competition, and Team Consty who won the Brawl Stars competition.
More than 30 countries overall will be taking part, their national competitions feeding into the big showdown in February. The countries participating are:
- Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Brazil,
- Canada, Chile, Colombia, Coatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic,
- Germany, Greece,
- India, Italy,
- Japan, Jordan,
- Phillipines, Portugal,
- Russia, Slovakia, Spain, South Korea, Switzerland,
- Taiwan, Turkey,
- UAE and the UK.
The sponsors for the big event include companies like Supercell and Blizzard, who are, of course, also the publishers of some of the games that are participating. Needless to say, Red Bull, the titular sponsor is also part of the event. If you want to participate, make sure your country is on the event list, and also be sure to look out for online and offline qualifiers near you. FACEIT handles the actual events, and while sign-ups aren’t open yet, they will be soon.
As for the grand finale – the location of it has not yet been made public – details will be revealed later, on the event series’ official discord server. Last years’ finale took place in Germany, by the way – we have high expectations for this years’ event as well!
If you’re more interested in watching the competitions than you are in participating, you can do so on Twitch.com/redbull – be sure to look out for the final few competitions in your country, as well as, of course, the grand finale.