The Red Bull Solo Q League of Legends tournament has returned to Canada! Here’s everything you need to know plus where to sign up.

1v1ers rejoice, as the Red Bull Solo Q League of Legends tournament is returning to Canada, giving players a chance to duke it out against others for a coveted spot in the Canadian National Final. The country’s top player will then get a shot at competing in the Red Bull Solo Q World Finals.

How it Works and What to Expect

Red Bull Solo Q is a 1v1 League of Legends esports tournament. This means the competitor who draws first blood, takes down their opponent’s tower or farms 100 minions first claims victory. 

While the first online qualifier for Canada will kick off on August 27th, the next one will happen on September 3rd. The top players will head to the Red Bull Solo Q Canada National Final.

Players and fans at a Red Bull League of Legends event. Image via Red Bull.
Players and fans at a Red Bull League of Legends event. Image via Red Bull.

Registration for the Red Bull Solo Q League of Legends action is now open. Red Bull’s official event page also links to each qualifier’s respective Battlefy section.

Here are the different qualifier dates plus their direct Battlefy links:

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Players competing at a previous Red Bull Solo Q event. Image via Red Bull.

Red Bull Solo Q League of Legends Qualifiers Event

As for the prizes, everyone up to 50th place in the qualifiers will get one, according to Red Bull’s email press release. Below is an overview of the top prizes.

First Place:

  • $1,000 CAD
  • Solo Q prize pack
  • League of Legends skin package
  • Qualifying for the National Final
  • A chance to participate in the National Final

Second Place:

  • $500 CAD
  • Solo Q prize pack
  • League of Legends skin package
  • Qualifying for the National Final
  • A chance to participate in the National Final
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Jumong became the Red Bull Player One champion in 2019. Image via Marcelo Maragni and Red Bull.

Red Bull Solo Q National Final Prizes

As for the Red Bull Solo Q Canada National Final, it will take place on Oct. 1. According to Red Bull’s event page, more information about the Canadian National Final will be available soon. Below is the overview of the top prizes.

First Place:

  • $2,000 CAD
  • Solo Q Grand Prize Pack
  • Qualify for Global Finals
  • Trip to participate in the Global Finals

Second Place:

  • $1,000 CAD
  • Solo Q Grand Prize Pack
Tristan “Jumong” Cote-Lalumiere playing League of Legends
Tristan “Jumong” Cote-Lalumiere playing League of Legends. Image via Marcelo Maragni and Red Bull.

League of Legends Esports in Canada

In the past, Canada has done well in the international phase of the Red Bull Solo Q tournament. In 2019, Tristan “Jumong” Cote-Lalumiere became the Red Bull Player One League of Legends champion.

Jumong has been a challenger ADC since season 4, according to an interview. In seasons 6, 7 and 8, he reached rank 1 in the North American region. He then started going pro in season 7 before getting picked up by Flyquest. Nearing the end of season 8, he also joined the Echo Fox Academy.

In 2020, Jumong further detailed his experience in another interview with Red Bull. He advised that players should practice what they’re good at and watch VoDs for a general idea of the Red Bull Solo Q action. 

Through this year’s Red Bull Solo Q event, League of Legends hopefuls will continue having a shot at showing off their skills on the international stage. Competitors will also get the chance to prove themselves and get noticed by the pro scene. 

In addition to signing up, interested players are encouraged to join the Red Bull Canada Discord server. 

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Amy Chen is an esports journalist and enthusiast who specializes in in-depth interviews and breaking news. A University of Toronto and Humber College graduate, she is passionate about building up the Canadian esports industry. Her current favorite games are Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm, and she has always had a soft spot for World of Warcraft!