Red Bull North America, Inc., in partnership with the League Championship Series (LCS), announced the return of the ultimate League of Legends® (LoL) 1v1 experience, Red Bull Solo Q, to the United States and Canada. Amateur players across North America will have the opportunity to compete for prizes, community pride and the highly-coveted Red Bull Solo Q trophy in one of the most unique League of Legends tournament formats created.
Today, fans and amateur players in the United States and Canada can sign up online to compete against thousands of hopeful contestants starting with the first, regional U.S. qualifier on May 29th.
The winner of the qualifier will secure a spot in the respective U.S. and Canada Finals, which is one step closer to joining the prestigious global final at the end of the year. The global final will be held in Germany, but as the health and safety of players is our priority, this is subject to change pending COVID-19 impacts and regulations. U.S. and Canada qualifiers will take place on the following dates:
● May 29 – St. Louis, MO
● June 5 – New Orleans, LA
● June 12 – Chicago, IL
● June 12 – New York, NY
● June 12 – Los Angeles, CA
● June 27 – National Open Qualifier 1*
● July 10 – Atlanta, GA
● July 25 – National Open Qualifier 2*
● July 31 – San Francisco, CA
● July 31 – Orlando, FL
● July 31 – Dallas TX
● August 14 – Salt Lake City, UT
● August 28 – Boston, MA
● August 28 – Columbus, OH
● August 29 – National Open Qualifier 3*
● November 14 – National Open Qualifier 4 *
The event is open to legal US residents, 18+ and age of majority in jurisdiction of residence. Registration for each U.S. Qualifier begins May 11, 2021.Must have LoL and Battlefy account to participate. For full Online Qualifier Tournament rules, eligibility and more information, visit: redbull.com/play-soloq.
● September 18 – East and West**
● October 2 – East and West***
● October 16 – Open Qualifier
● TBA – National Finals
**East: Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island,
***West: BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, NW Territories, Nunavut
For Canadian residents eligibility will be based on the people who are the age of majority in jurisdiction of their residence. Registration for each Canadian Qualifier begins May 11, 2021. Must have LoL and Battlefy account to participate. For full Online Qualifier Tournament rules, eligibility and more information, visit: redbull.com/playsoloq.
In Red Bull Solo Q, amateur players get a chance to showcase their individual skill in a 1v1 gameplay format which is traditionally played in a 5v5 team setting. Players compete in the top lane of Summoner’s Rift and can claim victory by being the first player to get two kills under seven minutes, or one kill after seven minutes, destroying the opposing player’s outer turret, or achieving a 100-minion creep score first.
“Last year’s Red Bull Solo Q tournament in North America provided thrilling competition for fans and amateur players alike,” said Matt Archambault, Head of Esports Partnerships for NA & OCE at Riot Games. “We’re excited to continue our partnership with Red Bull and bring the tournament back for another year, as we find new ways for fans to experience LoL competition in North America.”
Red Bull Solo Q 2021 will build on last year’s success, which attracted over 80,000 signups and national and international champions crowned around the world. Alongside the 2021 competition will be special appearances from some of the biggest stars in League of Legends, including Alberto “Crumbz” Rengifo, Nicki Taylor and other talent to be announced. These personalities will be part of exclusive Red Bull Solo Q content, events and tournaments throughout the competition series this year.
To make the 2021 competition the best yet, Red Bull has joined forces with industry leading partners to bring the very best hardware to competitors. Red Bull welcomes SteelSeries, the worldwide leader in gaming and esports peripherals, as the new official Red Bull Solo Q Peripheral Partner, providing headsets, keyboards and mice to duelists (in-person events only), ensuring full immersion with tools built for both elite performance and durability.