Red Bull Solo Q US Qualifiers

May 29 – November 20, 2021
United StatesUnited States, United States

RED BULL SOLO Q ONLINE 1V1 QUALIFIER OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT RULES - UNITED STATES.

VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. NO FEE IS REQUIRED TO COMPETE IN THIS TOURNAMENT.
TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TOURNAMENT, YOU MUST HAVE A LEAGUE OF LEGENDS ACCOUNT AND REGISTER WITH BATTLEFY.
Red Bull Solo Q 1v1 Qualifier Tournament (the “Tournament”) is a tournament that is open to the general public and sponsored by Red Bull North America, Inc. (“Red Bull” or “Sponsor”). The Tournament is subject to all applicable federal, state/provincial, and local laws. Void where prohibited by law. Employees, agents, directors, officers (including members of their immediate family – i.e., spouse, mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children and grandchildren – or those living in the same household) of Red Bull, Battlefy, Inc., Riot Games, Inc., North America League of Legends Championship Series, LLC, US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company, and each of their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising agencies, public relations agencies, prize suppliers, including any vendors providing services in connection with this Tournament (collectively, the “Related Entities”), are not eligible to participate.
1. ELIGIBILITY
The Tournament (as further described below) is open to individuals who are: (i) legal residents of the U.S. (including D.C.); and (ii) who are at least eighteen (18) years of age and the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence as of the date of registration; and (iii) who are not professional esports players/coaches, as defined below. The Tournament consists of twelve (12) in-person or online regional qualifier tournaments (each, a “Regional Qualifier”); Four (4) National Open Online qualifier tournaments (each, a “National Open”); and one (1) Grand Prize tournament (“National Final,” with a field comprised of winners of each Regional Qualifier and each National Open Qualifier). Eligible individuals may compete in one (1) Regional Qualifier and all National Open events, but may only receive qualification for the National Final once. The National Final competitive field of sixteen (16) competitors is comprised of the twelve (12) Regional Qualifier winners and the four (4) National Open winners. For additional information, visit http://www.redbull.com/soloq.
For the avoidance of doubt, the Tournament is open to amateur competitors only, no professional esports players/coaches may participate. A “professional” is defined as any player or coach affiliated with a team participating in Riot Game’s professional League of Legends esports leagues (LCS, LEC, LCK, LPL, TCL, CBLOL, LLA, OPL, LJL, TAL, PCS, and their respective Academy teams).
To register for an Online 1v1 Qualifier tournament, participants must complete the following steps:
To register for an Online 1v1 Qualifier, participants must complete the following steps:
  • Log into your League of Legends account (if you do not have a League of Legends account, create one for free at https://signup.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/signup/index#/)
  • LoL account must be in good standing, as determined by Riot Games and Sponsor in their sole discretion, to participate in the Tournament;
  • Log into your Battlefy account (if you do not have a Battlefy account, create one for free at battlefy.com);
  • For Regional Qualifiers, you must submit your current address (including ZIP Code) and Battlefy will automatically assign you to your eligible Regional Qualifier. Participants entering incorrect address information may be disqualified in Sponsor’s sole discretion.
  • For National Opens, locate the applicable tournament at Battlefy;
  • Complete the registration form for the applicable Online Qualifier by providing all required information and following all on-screen instructions.
The Tournament will be held beginning May 29, 2021 and ending on or about November 20, 2021 with the following schedule:
Qualifier*Location (subject to change)Date
St. Louis, MO QualifierOnlineMay 29, 2021
New Orleans, LA QualifierOnlineJune 5, 2021
Chicago, IL QualifierOnlineJune 12, 2021
New York, NY QualifierOnlineJune 12–13, 2021
Los Angeles, CA QualifierOnlineJune 12, 2021
National Open 1OnlineJune 27, 2021
Atlanta, GA Regional QualifierOnlineJuly 10, 2021
National Open 2OnlineJuly 25, 2021
San Francisco, CA Regional QualifierOnlineJuly 31, 2021
Orlando, FL Regional QualifierOnlineJuly 31, 2021
Dallas, TX Regional QualifierOnlineJuly 31, 2021
Salt Lake City, UT Regional QualifierOnlineAugust 14, 2021
Boston, MA Regional QualifierOnlineAugust 28, 2021
Columbus, OH Regional QualifierOnlineAugust 28, 2021
National Open 3OnlineAugust 29, 2021
National Open 4 (Last Chance Qualifier)OnlineNovember 14, 2021
National FinalOnlineNovember 20, 2021
*Whether a Regional Qualifier will be an in-person event or an online event is subject to change and will be determined on a per-event basis. Visit http://redbull.com/play-soloq for more information on specific Regional Qualifiers.
2. REGISTRATION
Registration for each Qualifier or National Open will proceed as described below (each, a “Registration Period”). Starting at 9:00 a.m. PST on or about May 11, 2021, participants may register for any of the Regional Qualifiers or National Opens. For all Regional Qualifier and National Open competitions, registration will remain open until the close of the 4-hour Ladder Play Phase (as defined below). At the end of the 4-hour Ladder Play Phase, registration will close and the winners moving onto the Top 8 bracket will be chosen.
Limitations on registrations in each Regional Qualifier will vary based on whether the event is in-person or virtual. Registration will be limited based on applicable local laws and regulations and determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion. See http://redbull.com/play-soloq for more details.
Registered competitors have five (5) minutes to confirm their opponent once matched. After both players have confirmed the match, they must play their match immediately.
By participating in any Online 1v1 Qualifier or the National Final, you agree to Riot Games’ Terms of Use (http://euw.leagueoflegends.com/en/legal/termsofuse), Privacy Policy (https://www.riotgames.com/en/privacy-notice); and Summoner’s Code (https://euw.leagueoflegends.com/en/featured/summoners-code); and Battlefy’s Terms of Service (https://battlefy.com/policies/terms-of-service) and Privacy Policy (https://battlefy.com/policies/privacy-policy).
3. TOURNAMENT PLAY
The Tournament will consist of competition in League of Legends (“LoL”).
Regional Qualifiers and National Opens
Each Regional Qualifier and National Open will proceed as described below:
  • Competitors compete in a one-on-one setting
  • Ladder Play Phase:
  • Competitors that register for an event will be eligible to queue for a match on Battlefy.com during the initial four (4) hours of the open-play period and will have one (1) additional hour to complete their final match.
  • A minimum number of eight (8) matches (“Minimum Match Threshold”) must be played by competitors for their leaderboard entry to be valid. If fewer than eight (8) competitors play fewer than eight (8) matches, then the Minimum Match Threshold for that platform will be reduced as needed to reach eight (8) competitors.
  • Competitors with a minimum of eight (8) matches played will be placed higher on the leaderboard than competitors with less than eight (8) matches played.
  • For competitors that play fewer than eight (8) matches, competitors with more matches played will be played higher on the leaderboard than competitors with fewer matches played, even if those with fewer matches played have a higher win-loss differential.
  • Matchmaking in the Ladder Play Phase will preferentially select competitors with similar scores in the current play period.
  • Leaderboard placement is based on win-loss differential, where one match win equates to +1 point and one match loss equates to -1 point.
  • Ties on the leaderboard during Ladder Play will be broken in the following ways:
  • If the win-loss differential is tied, the competitor with the most matches played will receive the higher ranking on the leaderboard.
  • If two (2) or more competitors are tied on win-loss differential and total matches played and all tied, competitors will receive seeding into the Single Elimination Phase and seeding will be randomly determined for each competitor.
  • If two (2) or more competitors are tied on win-loss differential and total matches played, and there are fewer remaining positions in the Single-Elimination Phase than there are tied competitors, a series of tiebreaking matches will be played between all tied competitors to determine which competitor(s) will advance to the next phase.
  • Tiebreaking matches will only be played between competitors at or above the Minimum Match Threshold of eight (8) matches played during the Ladder Play Phase.
  • The top eight (8) competitors on the Ladder Play Phase leaderboard after time expires will advance to a single-elimination bracket (the “Single-Elimination Phase”) to determine the event winner.
  • Single-Elimination Phase:
  • The bracket will be played best-of-3 matches for all but the final match, which will be best-of-5 matches.
  • Map: Summoner’s Rift – Top Lane – Recalling to base allowed
  • Blind Pick Game Mode
  • Each game competitor will take turns banning champions in lobby chat until each competitor has banned 3 unique champions.
  • No entering the jungle or killing jungle camps – see https://cdn.battlefy.com/red-bull/solo-q-top-lane.png for more information.
  • No entering jungle bushes, river, or river bush (entering lane bushes is allowed) – see https://cdn.battlefy.com/red-bull/solo-q-top-lane.png for more information.
  • No pause time permitted
  • No-show time is ten (10) minutes
  • Match Win Conditions:
  • First competitor to destroy their opponent's first tower
  • First competitor to reach 100 minion kills
  • First competitor to get two (2) kills under seven (7) minutes, or one (1) kill after seven (7) minutes
  • The competitor in the upper side of the bracket (or left side of the match page) will play blue side. The competitor in the lower side of the bracket (or right side of the match page) will play red side
National Final
On or about November 20, 2021, sixteen (16) qualified competitors will compete in the National Finals tournament. Twelve (12) competitors will be seeded from the Regional Qualifiers and four (4) competitors will be seeded from the National Opens. Details for the National Finals format will be announced at http://redbull.com/play-soloq.
Additional terms:
  • All matches will be played using the specific Tournament code that Battlefy provides. To get the code, navigate to the bracket and then click on your match. Then copy the code and paste it into the League of Legends game client by clicking play, then selecting a custom game, then selecting the trophy icon.
  • As the win conditions do not account for a match ending in the destruction of a Nexus, competitors MUST report their own scores on the match page and provide screenshots in the event of a result dispute.
  • Screenshots must be taken by both competitors after each kill and death (both your own and your opponent’s)
  • Competitors will have only ten (10) minutes to join the game room once it has been created. If your opponent does not show up or does not start the match in the allotted ten (10) minutes, please contact Tournament administrator(s) via the “Match Issue” function on Battlefy.
  • If a competitor suffers a disconnection, the competitor will be given ten (10) minutes to reconnect to the game.
  • Any real-time coaching of any competitor is strictly prohibited. Competitors are prohibited from using any third-party text, voice, or video chat services of any kind during a match.
  • Competitors are allowed to stream their gameplay, provided such streaming has at least a three (3) minute delay. All streaming is at competitor’s own risk.
  • All the competitors must respect The Summoner’s Code and the League of Legends Terms of Use, any behavior against this rule will be penalized.
  • If any manipulations of in-game software occurs, such competitor will be banned permanently from any future Red Bull events, and any/all information will be forwarded to Riot Games. Battlefy will also be notified for future events. If a competitor is caught abusing glitches, bugs, etc., to gain an advantage, they will be auto-disqualified.
  • All decisions of Tournament administrators and Sponsor are final.
4. COMPETITOR CONDUCT
Competitors will not engage in any unsportsmanlike conduct during the Tournament. If Red Bull or any designated administrator needs to resolve any issue relating to your conduct, any decision made will be final and not appealable except in Red Bull’s sole discretion. Any offensive remark may, as determined in Red Bull’s sole discretion, result in disqualification.
Competitors will not violate or infringe upon the rights of any person or entity, including without limitation copyrights, trademarks or rights of privacy or publicity and must not act in any way that, in Red Bull’s sole discretion, is defamatory, threatening, indecent, obscene, or offensive, pornographic, lewd, sexually explicit, inappropriate, objectionable, unlawful, in violation of or contrary to any applicable laws or regulations. You must not disparage or cast a negative light on any person, entity, or brand, product, or service.
Competitors will not reference any names, products, or services of any company or entity or any third-party trademarks, logos, trade dress or promotion of any brand, product, or service during their participation in the Tournament. Competitors will comply with all applicable League of Legends software terms and requirements. Competitors will abide by all laws, regulations, ordinances, and rules and will not harm, attempt to harm, or threaten to harm any person (including themselves) or property in relation to or during their participation in the Tournament.
Penalties.
If a Competitor is found to be in violation of any of these rules, penalties may be incurred. Decisions related to violations and penalties are final and at the sole discretion of Tournament administrators and Sponsor. Example penalties include:
  • Verbal or written warning(s)
  • Game Forfeiture
  • Match Forfeiture
  • Tournament Disqualification
5. PRIZES
The Tournament prizes are divided into 3 prizing tiers.
National Finals Prizing
First Place
$1,500 Cash
Custom-skinned Gaming PC
SteelSeries Headset
Premium Red Bull Solo Q Trophy
Trip package to Solo Q 2021 Global Finals in Germany* in December 2021 for winner and one (1) guest, including: Airfare, Accomodations for three (3) nights, Hospitality *subject to availability and local laws and regulations.
Approximate retail value (“ARV”): $8,099.99
  • Second Place: $1,000 Cash & Premium LoL skin package
  • Third Place: $500 Cash & Premium LoL skin package
  • Fourth Place: $500 Cash & Premium LoL skin package
Regional Qualifiers and National Open Prizing
First Place (ARV: $969.96)
AOC Monitor
Steelseries Keyboard
Steelseries Headphones
Steelseries Mouse
Red Bull Solo Q backpack with assorted merchandise
Trophy
LoL skin package
Qualify for the National Final
Second Place (ARV: $549.99)
AOC monitor
Red Bull Solo Q assorted merchandise
LoL skin package
Regional Qualifiers:
The top two (2) competitors in each of the twelve (12) Regional Qualifiers and four (4) National Opens will receive prizing. Limit: one (1) prize per competitor. In the event a competitor qualifies for more than one prize, the prize with the higher value will be awarded.
National Final:
The top four (4) competitors in the National Finals will receive a prize from the National Finals Prizing category.
Prize Terms:
Winning competitors will be contacted directly by Red Bull, Related Entities, or a third-party prize fulfillment administrator to facilitate distribution of prizing. All prizes are awarded “AS IS.” Neither Red Bull nor Related Entities make or offer any warranty or guarantee, either express or implied (including, without limitation, quality, merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose) in connection with this Tournament or any prize. Prize details and availability are subject to change, in which case a prize of equal value may be substituted at Red Bull’s sole discretion. Prizes consist only of the items listed, are non-transferable, with no cash redemption (other than for the check prizes) or substitution except at Red Bull’s sole discretion. Any trip prize winner must have a valid passport and/or valid travel documents with at least six (6) months remaining validity as of December 2021, as well as any visas required to travel to and from Germany, where the Global Finals will be held. In the event the winner does not have a valid passport and/or valid travel documents, as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion, winner will be disqualified, and the next highest-scoring eligible competitor will be awarded the prize. Prizes are subject to terms, conditions, expiration dates, and restrictions imposed by the manufacturer/issuer of the prize. Federal, state, and local taxes on prizes, if any, and any other costs, fees and expenses not listed above as specifically included as part of the prize are the sole responsibility each competitor. ALL TAXES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. An IRS form 1099 and other tax-related forms and documents may be issued by Red Bull if required by law.
Tax Gross Up Payment: Sponsor will also provide the National Finals first-place winner a single cash payment in the form of a corporate check, which is intended to assist the winners with any federal, state, or other tax obligations related to the prizes (the “Tax Gross-Up Payment”). Each winner’s actual tax liabilities related to the prizes could exceed the Tax Gross-Up Payment it receives. The winners are solely responsible for all applicable federal, state, or other tax obligations related to the prizes. Sponsor will not provide any further assistance toward the winner’s tax obligation.
Travel-Related Prizes: All travel arrangements must be made through Sponsor’s agent. Any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specifically provided herein (such as security fees, gratuities, luggage fees, meals and transportation, service charges or facility charges, personal charges at lodging, security fees, taxes, and all other expenses not specified above) are the sole responsibility of winner(s). Prize winners may be required to present a credit card at time of hotel check-in. Guest of each winner must meet eligibility requirements. Each winner and their guest must possess and show valid travel documents, prior to departure (e.g., passport, visa, valid driver’s license, or other acceptable government-issued identification), and must sign a Release of Liability/Publicity and any other documents provided to him or her prior to ticketing. Once airline tickets have been ticketed, no changes will be permitted. Sponsor will determine airline, airports, flight itinerary, and hotel in its sole discretion. Travel and accommodation restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets or travel vouchers.
6. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
Each competitor (for the remainder of these Tournament Rules, collectively “you”) represent and warrant:
A. You will comply fully with these Official Tournament Rules and the Game Play Rules.
B. You will comply with all of Riot Games, Inc.’s and Battlefy’s terms and requirements, as applicable.
C. You will abide by all laws, regulations, ordinances, and rules, and that you will not harm, attempt to harm, or threaten to harm any person (including yourself) or property in relation to or during your participation in the Tournament. If you violate any of the forgoing Representations and Warranties, you may be disqualified from the Tournament at any time in Sponsor’s sole discretion. You agree to reimburse Red Bull and Related Entities in full for any losses, damages, and expenses, including reasonable legal fees that you may sustain from you breaching these Tournament Rules.
7. LICENSES/RELEASES/RIGHT OF PUBLICITY
By participating in the Tournament: (1) you grant to Red Bull a perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, sublicensable, freely assignable license to reproduce your registration and any images, descriptions, audio, or video of your participation in the Tournament and to otherwise use, exploit, copy, modify, adapt, edit, publish and display your registration and any images, descriptions, audio, or video of your participation in the Tournament in any form, manner, venue, media or technology now known or later developed for any and all purposes, including, without limitation, for purposes of trade, advertising, and promotion as Red Bull or and its licensees or assignees determine, without further compensation, notification, or permission; (2) you hereby waive any moral rights you may have in any images, descriptions, audio, or video of your participation in the Tournament in favor of Red Bull; and (3) you also grant to Red Bull the worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, fully sub-licensable, and freely transferable right, but not the obligation, to use any and all names, identities, titles, likenesses, distinctive appearances, physical likenesses, images, portraits, pictures, photographs (whether still or moving), screen personas, voices, vocal styles, statements, gestures, mannerisms, personalities, performance characteristics, biographical data, signatures, and any other indicia or imitations of identity or likeness listed, provided, referenced, or otherwise contained in your registration or your Tournament participation for purposes of advertising and trade, in any format, medium, or technology now known or later developed without further notice, approval, or compensation, unless prohibited by law. At Red Bull’s request and in its sole discretion and to further document the foregoing, you agree to execute an assignment and release transferring all rights and ownership, if any, any images, descriptions, audio, or video of your participation in the Tournament to Red Bull, the form of such assignment to be determined by Red Bull in its sole discretion.
8. WINNER NOTIFICATION/RELEASES
Confirmation that a Competitor is a potential prize winner will be sent via email or via phone number on or about the same business day of the completion of the respective event(s) in this Tournament. Each Competitor may be required, in Red Bull’s sole discretion, to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility (or Declaration of Eligibility), a scan or photo of government-issued ID, Release of Liability and/or, if legally permissible, a Publicity Release before claiming a prize.
8. PUBLICITY & MARKETING
Your participation in the Tournament constitutes permission, but not the obligation, to Red Bull to use your name, identity, title, likeness, distinctive appearance, physical likeness, image, portrait, picture, photograph (whether still or moving), screen persona, voice, vocal style, statements, gesture, mannerism, personality, performance characteristic, biographical data, signature, and any other indicia or imitation of identity or likeness for purposes of advertising and trade, in any medium, without further notice, approval, or compensation, unless prohibited by law. Submission of contact information in connection with this Tournament (whether or not required), including, without limitation, mailing address, phone number, email address, or any other identifying information, during registration constitutes permission for Red Bull to use entrant’s personal information for purposes of administration of the Tournament, including sharing such contact information with third parties for the purpose of administration of the Tournament and/or prize fulfillment. Entrants also may opt-in to be added to Red Bull’s customer database and to permit Red Bull to contact entrant in the future for promotional and other reasons. You may opt-out of receiving such communications as set forth in Red Bull’s Privacy Policy (located at http://www.redbull.com/pp/en_US) or as provided within any such marketing materials (e.g., using the “Unsubscribe” feature provided in the footer of Red Bull’s e-mails). The information you provide will only be used in accordance with Red Bull’s Privacy Policy.
10. NO LIABILITY & INDEMNIFICATION
By entering this Tournament, you agree to release, discharge and hold harmless Red Bull, Riot Games, Inc., Battlefy, Inc., North America League of Legends Championship Series, LLC, US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and assigns (the “Released Parties”) from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of, or relating to, your participation in this Tournament or any Tournament-related activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder (including, without limitation, any misrepresentation made by the entrant in connection with the Tournament; any non-compliance by the entrant with these Official Rules; claims brought by persons or entities other than the parties to these Official Rules arising from or related to the entrant’s involvement with the Tournament; acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Tournament-related activity or participation in this Tournament; any malfunction, error or other problem arising in connection with the collection, processing, or retention of registration information; any software, hardware, internet connection, or Battle.net malfunction, error, or other problem affecting an entrant’s participation in the Tournament, or any typographical or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any prize or winner). The foregoing includes, without limitation, any claim for personal injury, property loss or damage, or death arising in any way in connection with the Tournament.
11. OTHER TERMS
Decisions of Red Bull on all matters related to the Tournament are final and binding. Red Bull reserves the right to cancel or modify the Tournament for any reason, including but not limited to, if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the Tournament, or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper administration of the Tournament as determined by Red Bull, in its sole discretion. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE OPERATION OF THIS TOURNAMENT MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL & CIVIL LAWS. RED BULL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY AND/OR SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY INDIVIDUAL MAKING ANY SUCH ATTEMPTS TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
12. RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY
Red Bull reserves the right to disqualify or prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected; if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation or with any provision in these Official Rules; if the individual’s behavior or communication at any point is disruptive, may or does cause damage or to any person, property, or reputation of Red Bull; or is otherwise not in accordance with all applicable laws and generally accepted social practices as determined in Red Bull’s sole discretion.
13. GOVERNING LAW/JURISDICTION
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of participants or Red Bull in connection with the Tournament shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other laws, and all entrants shall be deemed to have agreed to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the provincial or federal courts (as applicable), situated in Los Angeles, California. Claims may not be resolved through any form of class action.
14. SEVERABILITY
If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.
15. DISCREPANCY
In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these Official Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Tournament-related materials, including but not limited to the Tournament entry form, point of sale, television, print or online advertising, the terms and conditions of these Official Rules shall prevail, govern, and control.
16. SPONSOR
Red Bull North America, Inc., 1740 Stewart St., Santa Monica, CA 90404.