Red Bull partner with Riot Games EU for Red Bull Player One tournament
Red Bull have announced they are partnering with Riot Games EU for an amateur League of Legends 1v1 tournament, Red Bull Player One.
Starting on April 1st, players will compete across 28 participating countries all over the world in online qualifiers and offline events. The best national players will then get the chance to head to the Red Bull Player One Bootcamp to train for the final battle. During the Bootcamp, players will get the opportunity to stay in a gaming house with League of Legends pro-players as they prep for the World Final which will take place in São Paulo, Brazil.
Information on how to register is yet to be released, however, the following preliminary stops have been confirmed and we’ve mapped them below:
Albania, Argentina, Bosnia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Mauritius, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom.
All 1v1 matches will be played on blind pick game mode on the Summoner’s Rift map. The first player mentioned gets to choose the side for game 1 and game 3, whereas, the player mentioned second gets to choose the side for game 2. All players will also be provided with unique accounts in offline events.
Players can secure a game victory in three different ways, eliminating their opponent through first blood, reaching a 100 creep score or destroying the opponent’s tower.
To qualify for the tournament participants must not currently compete in the ongoing LCS, LEC, LCK, LPL or any other professional leagues. Participants must also be at least 16 years old and hold valid travel documents. Finally, players are only allowed to participate in one country’s qualifier.
Winners of the national finals will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Brazil for the tournament final in December. During the finals the players will get access to exclusive coaching from some of the best League of Legends pro players. While a monetary prize pool has not been confirmed, players will get to take home a Player One 2019 trophy.
Last years tournament saw Sweden’s representative “ZiViZ” and “Hidradenitis” from Kuwait go head-to-head in the final. Game 1 was really close with a back and forth Orianna mirror matchup, however, it was ZiViZ who came out with an impressive 3-0 victory. After his victory, ZiViZ told Redbull :
“Definitely gonna try to do this again next year as it’s been one of the greatest things I’ve been to in my whole life, and I need to defend my title!”