Solo Q: Red Bull’s 1v1 League of Legends tournament returns with a new name, Ireland qualifiers start April 16th

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The Red Bull 1v1 League of Legends competition – previously known as Player One – is back.

It’s now known as Red Bull Solo Q and is billed as the ‘official’ 1v1 League of Legends tournament.

Last year, 25,000 registrants from 29 countries took part, with BlueSpirits winning the UK final and Canada’s Jumong winning the overall tournament. For 2020, there will be more than 35 national qualifiers and finals, as well as international online qualifiers and new tournament stages.

The UK online qualifiers begin on June 13th – more dates are listed at the bottom of this article.

The event returns once again with esports host Eefje ‘Sjokz’ Depoortere as brand ambassador.

Last year, Sjokz was live on stage for the national Red Bull finals in the UK, Germany and Japan, and cast some games. This year, she will be involved with the European regional finals as well as the world finals.

Red Bull Solo Q puts a twist on a typical League of Legends match, pitting player against player in a bracket of 1v1 duels. The first player to secure first blood, destroy the opponent’s tower or reach 100cs wins the duel.

National winners will proceed to the regional finals or directly to the Red Bull Solo Q World Finals. Additional international online qualifiers as well as a last-chance qualifier will also be held.

As part of the partnership with League of Legends Global Esports Events, the winner of Red Bull Solo Q will get to experience the 2020 League of Legends All-Star Event.

The champion will participate in the League’s annual year-end celebration alongside some of the game’s biggest personalities, playing in showcase matches and attending exclusive parties.

As well as Sjokz, Red Bull says other faces from the LoL scene will also make special appearances throughout the tournament.

Red Bull Solo Q UK schedule:

  • June 13th Online Qualifier 1 – 2 players qualify (winner & runner up)
  • June 20th Online Qualifier 2 – 2 players qualify (winner & runner up)
  • June 27th Online Qualifier 3 – 2 players qualify (winner & runner up) 
  • September 26th NUEL Only Qualifier – 1 player qualifies (winner)
  • October 2nd Last chance qualifier at Red Bull Gaming Sphere – 1 player qualify (winner)
  • October 3rd – National Final at Red Bull Gaming Sphere – Top 8 players (winner qualifies for World Final)

Visit redbull.com/soloq for more, including sign-up info, format, rules and eligibility info.

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