British LEC casters Marc ‘Caedrel’ Lamont and Aaron ‘Medic’ Chamberlain have joined the broadcast desk for this weekend’s Red Bull Solo Q final.
The 1v1 League of Legends tournament takes place between December 4th and 5th 2021 from BMW Welt in Munich, Germany, and will feature 19 players battling it out.
Casters Caerel and Medic join LEC host Eefje ‘Sjokz’ Depoortere, who was already part of the tournament when Red Bull Solo Q’s return for 2021 was announced back in the summer, as well as René ‘Masterplay’ Geigenberger as co-host, and NLC caster Georgia ‘Troubleinc’ Paras as another caster. Sjokz has been the face of the tournament since 2019 now.
In July, Turkish national and German-born player Enes ‘AKEN’ Akguel won the UK final of Red Bull Solo Q at the Red Bull Gaming Sphere in London.
However, he is not in the list of players for the grand final and has seemingly dropped out. We’ve reached out to AKEN and Red Bull to try to find out why – and will update this article when we hear back.
ANES was a substitute for Granit Gaming in the NLC for a few months earlier this year but didn’t play a game for them.
The list of finalists and where they qualified from is as follows:
- TheRuneLoL – Germany
- arnax – Lithuania
- 地上最暖男 / HKWarmboy – Hong Kong
- Hamboly – Egypt
- Doxa – Canada
- Lingwi – France
- Arn0 – Switzerland
- Viggomopsen – Denmark
- You Mert BRO – Greece
- Ηikaru Nakamura – Romania
- Shakara – Romania
- Mágico – Argentina
- Ptatis – Sweden
- Lebanon Flamer – Kuwait
- NEC B0nd – Spain
- Viggomopsen – Denmark
- HULKSMASH3131 – -Turkey
- bradleyyy – United States
- DarkWings – United States
The finals will take place on the Howling Abyss ARAM map in-game, while the BMW Welt venue will be transformed into an ‘immersive environment inspired by the Howling Abyss map’.
A single round robin group stage will start on December 4th from 3pm to 9pm GMT, while the single elimination bracket playoffs and final will take place on December 5th from 1pm to 8pm GMT.
In Red Bull Solo Q, players must either draw first blood, take down the opponent’s tower or be the first to reach 100cs to win. It’s been a proving ground for amateur/semi-pro players looking to make a mark.
Watch the action on December 4th and 5th on Red Bull Gaming Youtube & Red Bull Gaming Twitch channels.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.