RED BULL UNVEILS SOLO Q 2021 SEASON
Red Bull Solo Q, the 1v1 League of Legends tournament, is officially returning in 2021.
The first online qualifiers for the season opens on March 23 at 8 a.m. PT. National tournaments are set to begin in March, while the North American qualifier details have not yet been announced. Overall, Red Bull Solo Q will see over 30 national tournaments, 10 international qualifiers and one global final.
The Red Bull Solo Q is a competition that pits a single player against another in a duel taking place in the top lane of Summoner’s Rift. Amateurs from all over the world battle it out in a tournament-style elimination tournament until a champion is crowned. This year, players will face an additional challenge dubbed First Blood, in which they must take down their opponents’ tower or reach a 100-minion score to claim victory.
Shoutcaster Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere has been the face of the tournament since 2019 and is set to return as a global brand ambassador. Red Bull also teased guest appearances from other League of Legends stars. Steel Series is joining Solo Q as a peripheral partner, while AOC Gaming Monitors is set to return as the official monitor partner, ensuring players are equipped with the best gear possible.
The 2021 world final is currently set to take place onsite in Germany. However, Red Bull cautions this is subject to change if the health and safety of players requires.
The 2020 event took place from Aug. 30 through Nov. 15 and boasted 80,000 registrants from over 30 countries. Red Bull hopes to build on that success for this season. Isaac “DarkWings” Chou won to become the North American champion.
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