Red Bull Golden Letters returns: TEKKEN 8 pros to compete alongside new global Open Qualifiers

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  • Following TEKKEN 8’s recent launch, Red Bull Golden Letters returns for its third consecutive year at the Red Bull Gaming Sphere, September 28-29th 2024
  • For the first time, four open qualifier spots (NA, EU, JP, UK,) will be hosted, offering the global TEKKEN community a chance to play against some of the world’s best professionals
  • Hosted at London’s premier Gaming and Esports venue, the Red Bull Gaming Sphere will be transformed into an immersive golden bank vault, complete with resplendent design elements and ornate architecture.
  • Red Bull Players Hoa ‘Anakin’ Luu and Arslan “Arslan Ash” Siddique star in an expanded lineup of 16 invited professionals, with more set to be revealed
  • Gopuff joins as the Official Grocery & Snacks Delivery Provider for Red Bull Golden Letters
  • The two-day blockbuster finals will be broadcast live from the Red Bull Gaming Sphere in London on and
  • Sign-ups to participate in the Red Bull Golden Letters Online Qualifiers are open now on


Following the highly anticipated TEKKEN 8 launch earlier this year, Red Bull Golden Letters is set to return for its third iteration to the Red Bull Gaming Sphere in London across two action-packed days, September 28-29th 2024. Building on the following year’s success, the tournament will see more world-class matchups and electrifying battles as TEKKEN players worldwide fight to be crowned Champion.

For the first time, the TEKKEN 8 tournament will feature four global qualifier rounds across North America, Europe, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Taking place between July and September 2024, the qualifiers will offer the Global TEKKEN community the chance to stake their claim among the very best as they battle some of the world’s top professionals.

The qualifiers will take place on the following dates:

  • North America (Online) – 10th July
  • Europe (Online) – 13th August
  • Japan (Offline) – 17th August
  • United Kingdom (Offline) – 7th September


This year’s Red Bull Golden Letters will be the first to be played on the newly released TEKKEN 8, unveiled earlier this year at Red Bull Pindrop, and will feature the return of its unique format. Putting players’ core fighting game skills to the ultimate test by encouraging perfect play and clutching under pressure, players can achieve ‘PERFECT’ and ‘GREAT’ scores, aka ‘The Golden Letters’, to win matches automatically.

Red Bull players Hoa ‘Anakin’ Luu and Arslan “Arslan Ash” Siddique will star alongside other top global pros, including Hasan “JoKa” Rehman, Lim “Ulsan” Soo-hoon, Alexandre “AK” Laverez, and “YUYU”, with more legendary players set to be revealed in the coming weeks.

Day one of the blockbuster Finals weekend will see an all-new 20-player group stage, with numerous matchups throughout the day, with some superb matches promised. The top 12 players will progress to day two’s Double Elimination, promising an intense and thrilling viewing experience for fans across the world. Day two will also reignite classic rivalries, with an East vs West battle before the Grand Finals, where players can settle old scores with adversaries.

The Red Bull Gaming Sphere will also be transformed into an immersive golden bank vault for this year’s iteration of Red Bull Golden Letters. Matchups will take place within the vault, which will be locked up until the winner is decided.

Last year’s Red Bull Golden Letters Champion, Jae-Min ‘Knee’ Bae, claimed the title after beating two-time EVO champion and fellow South Korean TEKKEN legend Hyunjin ‘JDCR’ Kim in a TEKKEN 7 masterclass with a landslide 6-0 victory.

Looking ahead to the tournament, Red Bull Player and TEKKEN legend Arslan “Arslan Ash” Siddique said: “It’s so good to see Red Bull Golden Letters returning for a third time. It’s become a real moment for the TEKKEN scene to look forward to every year, and new global qualifiers are great to give more opportunities and add even more wildcards to this competition. With the competitive scene still working out TEKKEN 8, the format adds such a great challenge for us, and is going to be so fun for fans to see play out – I can’t wait!”

Gopuff will continue its partnership with the Red Bull Gaming Sphere by joining as the Official Grocery and Snacks Delivery Partner for Red Bull Golden Letters, supplying competitors and talent with a range of everyday products in as little as 15 minutes.

Red Bull Golden Letters will be broadcast from the Red Bull Gaming Sphere in London and live on social media. For more information on Red Bull Golden Letters, including the Open Qualifiers, visit RedBull website.


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