The Six Invitational, Ubisoft’s premier Rainbow Six Siege tournament starts today! The event will feature the top 19 R6 teams in the world and will be held at the Palais Brongniart, in the heart of Paris, France. The event will be available to watch for free at twitch.tv/rainbow6 and twitch.tv/rainbow6bravo from May 11 to May 23.
After its previous delay at the start of the year, The Six Invitational is back on track and ready to roll. The event will have the top Rainbow Six Siege esports teams around the world competing for tactical first-person shooter supremacy as well as the lion share of a humongous 3 million USD prize pool!
The initial group stage of the tournament starts today May 11, 5PM Philippine time where each of the two groups of teams will participate in a gruelling best-of-one, round-robin for six days until the group stage concludes on May 16.
The teams have been divided into 2 groups and they are as follows:
Group A will include BDS, CAG, Cloud9, DarkZero, FaZe Clan, FURIA, G2, Team Empire, Team Liquid, and Team oNe
Group B will feature, Giants Gaming, MiBR, MKERS, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Oxygen, Parabellum, Spacestation Gaming, TSM, and Virtus Pro.
Wildcard Gaming will not be able to attend and Group B was adjusted into 9 teams.
As of May 8, Virtus.Pro has also been deemed unable to compete at the Six Invitational due to two members having tested positive for COVID-19.
The current competitive format was adjusted to: In Group A: the best 9 out of 10 teams will advance to the playoffs. While in Group B, The best 7 out of 10 teams will advance to the playoffs.
The schedule below has yet to be revised at the time of this posting but we will update this article as soon as details come in.
The Six Invitational playoffs will begin on May 19 until May 23 where the format will become best-of-three with a double-elimination bracket. The 2021 Six Invitational champion will be taking home a cool 1 million USD and the prestigious Six Invitational Sledgehammer Trophy as well as the undeniable proof that they are the best team on the field.
Just as an additional incentive for viewers to not want to miss a second of intense Siege action, Ubisoft has also activated Twitch Drops of the event which will awesome cosmetics such as charms and skins through the Esports Alpha Packs! These packs can be earned by tuning into the official streams at twitch.tv/rainbow6 and twitch.tv/rainbow6bravo so make sure you have your Twitch Drops set up!
For official details and up to date announcements, check out the official event guide below:
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