After a successful first year that challenged speed cubers from around the world, the competition returns for its second season. In association with Rubik’s Brand Limited and supported by the WCA (World Cubing Association) the Red Bull Rubk’s cube competition will be played out on four continents in three game modes finding the ultimate Rubik’s Cubers.

National Qualifiers start in August with the World Final coming later in the year. Anyone from around the world is invited to enter the championship by registering online at www.redbullmindgamers.com/rubiks and compete to be crowned the fastest Rubik’s cube solver in each game-mode and win a share of $30,000 prize purse.

Red Bull Rubik’s Cube World Cup – National (India) Qualifiers will kick off this weekend in Bangalore.

Bangalore Qualifier:

Date: August 17th

Address: Tryst Studios, Ashok Nagar G-007 Excellency Building, Papanna Street, St. Marks Road, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

For more information and registration – https://mindgamers.redbull.com/rubiks/event/39

Mumbai Qualifier:

Date: August 24th

Address: Nehru Centre, Doctor Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400018

For more information and registration – https://mindgamers.redbull.com/rubiks/event/36

Delhi Qualifier:

Date: September 1st

Address: IFBC Dance studio, SAKET 241, Westend Marg, Saidulajab, Mittal Garden, Sainik Farm, New Delhi, Delhi 110030

For more information and registration – https://mindgamers.redbull.com/rubiks/event/37

Hyderabad Qualifier:

Date: September 7th

Address: Workafella, western Aqua 5th floor, Hitech City Rd, Whitefields, Kondapur, Hyderabad, Telangana 500081

For more information and registration – https://mindgamers.redbull.com/rubiks/event/38

Chennai Qualifier:

Date: September 21st

Address: Club Crest, Phoenix Marketcity, 142, Velachery Main Rd, Indira Gandhi Nagar, Velachery, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600042

For more information and registration – https://mindgamers.redbull.com/rubiks/event/40

Winners of each city qualifier will compete in the National Finals.

National Finals – Chennai:

Date: September 22nd

Address: Club Crest, Phoenix Marketcity, 142, Velachery Main Rd, Indira Gandhi Nagar, Velachery, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600042

For more information – https://mindgamers.redbull.com/rubiks/event/41

Cubelelo.com are the technical partners for the Qualifying events in India. Cubelelo.com is an online store that sells Rubik cubes and other puzzles. The founding pair rightly claim to have witnessed the tremendous growth of cubing in India firsthand. Cubelelo.com sponsors cubing events in India which have directly led to the rise in the number of cubing competitions in the country. The founders, Jainendra and Nitesh have also become fairly well-known cubers in their hometown of Raipur, where they conduct workshops to teach young students the tricks and techniques to solve the cube.

Vijay Kishore (Chennai), Priyadarshini (Chennai), Aniketh Arya (Bangalore) & Sripad Sharma (Chennai) emerged as fastest cube solvers from India to compete at the inaugural Red Bull Rubik’s Cube world championship in Boston, USA last year.

The Red Bull Rubik’s Cube World Cup will continue to develop competitive speed cubing by creating more visibility for this professional mind sport and variants on the play.  Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Spain and Russia will play host to the national qualifiers starting in August.  In collaboration with the WCA, additional three to five events will be joint competitions, in which the Red Bull competitions will be held before or after an official WCA competition. Finals will be played in Moscow in late November, where the winners will be crowned.

Red Bull Rubik’s World Cup will offer 3 game modes in competitive 1 on 1 knockouts.  Game mode 1 – Speed Cubing (fastest male and fastest female), game mode 2 – Fastest Hand (one handed solve), game mode 3 – Re-scramble.  In addition to the 3 Game Modes, there will be a Female track for the Speed Cubing Game Mode.

National qualifiers will each produce 4 winners to go forward to Moscow to compete in the World’s Finals on behalf of their home nation to enjoy a truly unique global experience. They will also have their eyes set on the World Finals prizes: a $30,000 USD prize pool.

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Source: Press release

Jayita Sardar
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