FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Red Bull Mind Gamers?

Red Bull Mind Gamers is a global hub for mental challenges that stretch the mind. At www.redbullmindgamers.com, you’ll find a range of thought-provoking games, quizzes and challenges, as well as articles and stories about the mind universe.
And when you’re ready to test your skills against others, Red Bull Mind Gamers runs global competitive tournaments to give the greatest Mind Gamers the opportunity to show their skills worldwide. At these events both teams and individuals can prove their mental power in a range of problem-solving scenarios, across a variety of disciplines, everything from Escape Rooms to Rubik’s Cube Speed Solving.
Red Bull Mind Gamers: Think Brilliant.

What is the Red Bull Escape Room World Championship?

Red Bull Escape Room World Championship is a global event, now in its second season, designed to find the world’s most proficient escape room team.
With an online and offline qualifier, players need to build their own team of four elements and within 20 minutes need to solve a multi-player puzzle-challenges and prove their skills in order to qualify for the final stage: a never-before-seen story-based Escape Room. The fastest team per country steps up to the Escape Room World Finals. The Escape Room mission of 2019 is called “Omni’s Escape” was designed by Scott Nicholson from the BGNlab at Wilfrid Laurier University in Brantford, Ontario. The Escape Room mission The Escape Room mission was designed to challenge 6 problem-solving skills: creativity, logic, visual thinking, musicality, memory and strategy. Players are encouraged to communicate frequently and divide tasks efficiently in order to solve all the mysteries and challenges before time runs out. It has physical and mental aspects to many of the challenges, inspired by challenges on reality television.

What is the relationship between the Red Bull Escape Room World Championship and Red Bull Mind Gamers?

The Red Bull Escape Room World Championship is part of Red Bull Mind Gamers, a platform of exciting, innovative challenges and events staged around the world, designed to allow both teams and individuals to prove their mental powers in a range of problem-solving scenarios. Escape Rooms posses exactly the kind of mental and physical challenge that Red Bull Mind Gamers exists to champion.

Who is organizing Red Bull Escape Room World Championship?

The Championship is organized by Red Bull Mind Gamers, a platform for people eager to challenge their minds, offering teams and individuals to prove their mental power in different problem-solving scenarios, ranging from online challenges, Escape Rooms to Cube Solving.

Who designed the Escape Room?

The room was designed by Dr. Scott Nicholson and his students, with the BGNlab at Wilfrid Laurier University in Brantford, Ontario.

What’s unique about this Escape Room?

The Escape Room is a fully story-based Escape Room Championship designed for curious minds and escape room enthusiasts. It’s an escape room inspired by hacking concepts and is designed to challenge 6 problem-solving skills: creativity, logic, visual thinking, musicality, memory and strategy. Players are encouraged to communicate frequently and divide tasks efficiently in order to solve all the mysteries and challenges before time runs out. It has physical and mental aspects to many of the challenges, inspired by challenges on reality television

What is the story about this Escape Room mission?

Omni’s Escape, created these “Mind Games” to identify potential new talent. “Omni’s Escape“ is the 2019 Red Bull Escape Room World Championship mission. Created by Dr. Scott Nicholson, the mission involves creativity, logic, visual thinking and strategy and will be the final hurdle before becoming World Champions. Respectively in teams of four, the mind gamers will work closely together throughout the game and express their brightest mind skills to solve the mysterious story about Omni’s Escape and a fictitious hacker training camp. The best teams of each country will compete in the World Final. Are you up for the challenge?

How many times has the Red Bull Escape Room World Championship been staged to date?

2018/19 will be the second year of Red Bull Escape Room World Championship.

How does the Championship work?

Participants need to qualify on-line at www.redbullmindgamers.com/escape. After completing the game, payers need to build a team (of four players) and choose one country and location to participate in the national qualifiers.
The best team of each country will go to the World Final.

What is the time schedule of the national tournaments and the Red Bull Escape Room World Championship?

National tournaments will start August 2018 and continue through till February 2019, with the World Final be taken place in March 2019.

How and where can I participate in the Red Bull Escape Room World Championship?

The online qualification via redbullmindgamers.com will be open from August 2018 to any kind of escape room enthusiasts and experts. In a second phase, participants build a team of four and choose a qualifier venue to compete in qualifier events throughout more than 20 countries – from Australia to Germany, India, Estonia, over the USA to Brazil. The fastest team per country will get the chance to solve the never-before seen escape room named “Omni’s Escape” designed by mastermind Dr. Scott Nicholson during the World Finals and show their sublime problem-solving skills in an ultimate live action escape room.

a) Online Qualification (online single-player game) via www.redbullmindgamers.com
b) Local Team Qualifier Events (offline multi-player game) at different local events worldwide with a multi-touch cube.
c) Escape Room World Finals (real-life Escape Room with the best team of each country)

How can I build a team?

After creating an account at www.redbullmindgamers.com and playing the Qualification Mode from the Single player Game you can directly create your own team by coming up with a team name and inviting additionally 3 team members via Email. After all your team members accepted your invite you can claim a spot at your local qualifiers.

Who is eligible to participate?

The Red Bull Escape Room World Championship is open to anyone over the age of 16. Any further regional-specific restrictions will be communicated ahead of the local qualifiers.

How many countries are participating in the World Championship?

Qualifier events will be hosted in 23 countries:
Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, India, Latvia, Norway, Lithuania, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, USA.
Find the national qualifiers here www.redbullmindgamers.com/escape

When I don't live in the countries you are holding qualifiers can I anyway participate?

If a qualifier is not being held in your country you can participate in the qualifiers of other countries. Participants can attend to a Qualifier Event regardless of their place of residence or citizenship.

Can I attend at multiple events?

No, you only get one try in competing for our offline multiplayer challenge.

Where will the Red Bull Escape Room World Championship final be held?

This will be announced shortly after the first National Qualifiers.

How many teams, who will take part?

The best national teams from 23 countries + 2 Wildcard teams. A total of 116 participants. Find the teams at www.redbullmindgamers.com/escape.

What’s the prize for the World Champion?

This will be announced shortly after the first National Qualifiers.

Who won the first edition of Red Bull Escape Room World Championship?

The proud winners of the first season of the Red Bull Escape Room World Championship were: Jaka Koren, Jan Kromar, Roman Zalokar, Srdjan Veselinov from Slovenia.

Are you open for collaboration with different parties/associations?

Yes, we are open for collaboration with any escape room advocate interested in growing the sport and community.

What are the future plans for the World Championship?

We plan on running our Championship once a year with multiple countries involved.

How do I get updates about Red Bull Escape Room and future news?

For the latest updates, watch our Twitter account and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/redbullmindgamers/) and our website www.redbullmindgamers.com/escape

What’s a VIP slot?

A normal team can qualify if one of the players has completed the game and four players have signed into the team. To claim a VIP team slot all four players need to complete the game and their average team score must be under 5 minutes. Those slots are harder to get and will be reserved for the best teams out.

Can I go to a local qualifier if I didn’t claim a slot online?

Yes, you can also show up at the event with your teams. Dependent on the availability there will be slots reserved for walk-ins. Just check in with the local team about free slots.