Daniel “Zoinkers” White has won the Red Bull Player One final in Dublin.
He fended off more than 100 players and defeated NSG xJ 3-1 in the final to become the champion of Ireland. He will represent Ireland at the international final in Brazil this November.
Red Bull Player One was a 1v1 League of Legends mid-lane blind pick tournament that made its debut appearance at The Sugar Club in Dublin this past weekend.
Diamond 3 player Zoinkers played as Cassiopeia in the final, vs xJ, who was playing as Kai’Sa. You can check out Zoinkers’ winning moment here:
After a hotly contested #RedBullPlayerOne final we have our national champion! Congratulations Daniel White aka Zoinkers, see you at the World Finals in Brazil! @RaidIreland ? ? pic.twitter.com/A1Os4OLXL2
— Red Bull Ireland (@redbullIRE) May 5, 2018
Zoinkers will not only represent Ireland in Brazil later this year, he will also receive coaching from ‘one of the best League of Legends players in the world’, though it’s not yet been revealed which pro gamer this is.
Zoinkers – from Dublin – said: “I’m over the moon! I had a tough few games but I’m delighted to have secured a place in the Red Bull Player One international final in Brazil. It’s a great opportunity to play alongside some of the best League of Legends players in the world and represent Ireland on a global level.”
“It’s a great opportunity to play alongside some of the best League of Legends players in the world and represent Ireland on a global level.”
Red Bull Player One in Dublin was open only to Irish or Northern Irish residents aged 18 years old or olrder.
As usual with most 1v1 LoL tournaments, the winner of each round is the player who eliminates their opponent first, or reaches 100cs, or destroys their opponent’s tier one mid-lane turret.
The final in Dublin last weekend was cast by Dawoud Dawoud (aka SandstormCasts), who cast the Esports News UK 1v1 LoL charity matches last year, and GosuDreams.
You can check out the full Red Bull Player One Ireland stream here on Twitch.
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