Red Bull Player One, a 1v1 League of Legends tournament, will make its debut appearance at The Sugar Club in Dublin this Saturday (May 5th).
Over 100 players from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland battled their way through the regional qualifiers to secure a place in this weekend’s National Final.
The winner will be crowned Ireland’s best solo player and have the opportunity to compete and represent their country at the International Final in Brazil this November.
Witness Ireland’s best #LeagueofLegends players battle for the National Title in Dublin this Saturday @sugarclubdublin ? ?
Click here for event details? https://t.co/g23xZvMJMV #RedBullPlayerOne @RaidIreland @ChoiceCuts pic.twitter.com/E81bQ4zaQu
— Red Bull Ireland (@redbullIRE) May 2, 2018
Most players in the final are Platinum and Diamond level, though there are a few Golds and one Silver.
There are the following 12 players in the final:
- NSG xJ
- Coach Cappa
- Full Auto Tank
- SEN ExOh
- NSG Blaise
- MG Horny Ghoul
The final will be cast by Dawoud Dawoud (aka SandstormCasts), who cast the Esports News UK 1v1 LoL charity matches last year.
Cant wait to cast the #RedBullPlayerOne finals this Saturday in the @sugarclubdublin with @GosuDreams !!! the top 12 players across the country will fight it out for the right the represent Ireland on the international stage!! #HYPE #RedBull #1v1Finals
— Dawoud Dawoud (@SandstormCasts) May 1, 2018
Organisers said in a statement: “Red Bull’s unique esports tournament, Player One, see’s opponents battle head-to-head on Summoner’s Rift, LoL’s most venerated map, demanding exceptional skill and reaction speeds from all players who set out to crush their opponents.
“Now, with only 12 players remaining, it’s all to play for as we aim to crown Ireland’s best League of Legends solo player this Saturday.
“Join us for a day of intense battles between Ireland’s best League of Legends players with some food, drink and entertainment thrown in for good measure. There will also be spot prizes for spectators on the day including gaming headsets, event T-shirts and Red Bull Cocktails.”
For more information on the tournament check out redbull.ie/playerone
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
A keen League player and WoW RPer, he has written for a range of publications including Games TM, Nintendo Official Magazine, games industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games. He currently works as full-time content director for the British Esports Association.