The Red Bull 1v1 League of Legends competition – formerly known as Player One – is back.
It is 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 participated, with BlueSpirits winning the British 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 phases.
The first Red Bull Solo Q tournament begins on April 16 with online qualifiers for Ireland. Other countries will roll out their tournaments in the coming weeks.
The British final will take place on July 12 this year. Online qualification starts on June 13th.
The event returns with esport moderator Eefje ’Sjokz’ Depoortere as brand ambassador.
Last year Sjokz was live on stage for the national Red Bull finals in Great Britain Germany and Japan and played some games. This year she will be involved in both the European regional and world finals.
Red Bull Solo Q gives a twist to a typical League of Legends game, playing player against player in a bracket of 1 against 1 duels. The first player to secure the first blood, destroy the opponent's tower, or reach 100 cs wins the duel.
National winners reach the regional final or the Red Bull Solo Q World Final directly. Other international online qualifiers and a last chance qualifier will also be played.
As part of the partnership with League of Legends Global Esports Events, the Red Bull Solo Q winner will experience the League of Legends All 2020 star event.
In addition to some of the game's greatest personalities, the champion will attend the annual league celebration at the end of the year, attend showcase games, and attend exclusive parties.
According to Sjokz, other faces from the LoL scene will also be there, according to Red Bull, and will also make special appearances during the tournament.
Red Bull Solo Q UK schedule:
- 13/6 online qualification 1-2 players qualify (winners and second)
- 20/6 online qualifications 2-2 players qualify (winners and second )  27/6 Online Qualifier 3 – 2 players qualify (winner & second)
- 4/7 NUEL Only Qualifier – 1 player qualify (winner)
- 11/7 Last Chance Qualification – 1 Players qualify (winners)  07.12. – National Final – Top 8 players (winner qualifies for the World Final)
Visit redbull.com/soloq for more information, including credentials, format, rules, and eligibility.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University in 2007 with a 2: 1 degree in multimedia journalism.
He is an avid League of Legends and World of Warcraft player, written for a number of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, the industry publication MCV, and Riot Games and others. He works as a full-time content director for the British Esports Association and leads ENUK in his spare time.