2/12/2020

INTRODUCING THE SIX INVITATIONAL 2021

With the last Six Major of the year over, we, along with the Rainbow Six Siege community, once again turn our eyes towards the Six Invitational. For its fifth edition, the World Championship of Rainbow Six Siege is coming to Europe and will be held in February 2021. The Six Invitational 2021 will be a LAN event following strict sanitary measures, in line with guidelines from health organizations and local authorities. For health and safety reasons, there will be no audience on site.

The event also marks the kick-off of a new year in Rainbow Six Siege. Throughout the Six Invitational 2021, you’ll get a glimpse at everything we have in store in Year 6, including a few surprises. The event will feature developer panels on the game and the esports scene, as well as renowned content creators from the community. Expect also more developments in the story of team Rainbow.

Beyond a tournament, the Six Invitational is a celebration of all fans, and we hope the Six Invitational can once again bring the Siege community together, so that we may be stronger apart.

COMPETITION FORMAT & DATES

Our teams are currently finetuning the competitive format for the Group Stage and the Main Event and will come back in the coming weeks to unveil the format and exact dates of the Six Invitational 2021. The health of all participants is our top priority, and we will ensure the event follows the strictest sanitary safety measures. We thank you for your patience and understanding, as we continue working hard on delivering the best experience possible for all parties involved. Stay tuned!

PARTICIPATING TEAMS & QUALIFIERS

As unveiled during the 2020 edition last February, the competition will now feature 20 teams for the first time in its history: 16 organizations have earned a spot for the Six Invitational 2021 through their ranking in the Global Points standings, while 4 additional slots – one per region – will be up for grabs in the regional Qualifiers.

16 TEAMS QUALIFIED FROM THE GLOBAL POINTS STANDINGS

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4 TEAMS CAN STILL QUALIFY THROUGH THE QUALIFIERS

The Six Invitational Qualifiers will give a chance to all teams, whether already involved in the different Rainbow Six Esports professional leagues and tournaments or newly formed rosters, to prove themselves and qualify to the event.

An unlimited number of teams can sign-up to the first phase of each regional Qualifier. Below are a breakdown of the different regional formats and the signups:

Registration link: sign up! | Deadline for registrations: December 12, 2020, 11AM PT (2PM EDT),

Phase 1 - Open Qualifiers

  • Dates: Dec 12th-13th, 2020
  • Competitive format: Single Elimination bracket, Best-of-3 matches
  • 4 teams will qualify for Phase 2

Additional information will be communicated to participating teams by FACEIT and Ubisoft during the registration period.

Those matches will be broadcast by the community. More information on the schedules and matchups will be coming on the official Rainbow Six Esports channels later on.

Phase 2 - Closed Qualifiers

  • Dates: Dec 18th-20th , 2020
  • Competitive format: Single Elimination bracket, Best-of-3 matches with Best-of-5 Finals
  • 6 teams consisting of:
    • 4 teams from the Open Qualifier
    • 1 team from the US Division
    • 1 team coming from CA Division Finals

The Closed Qualifiers will be broadcast on Twitch and YouTube. More information on the schedules, matchups and talents will be communicated on the official Rainbow Six Esports channels later on.

  • Registration Links:
    • Mexico: signup! | Deadline for registrations: December 9, 2020, 11:59PM BRT
    • LATAM South: signup! | Deadline for registrations: December 9, 2020, 11:59PM BRT
    • Brazil: signup! | Deadline for registrations: December 9, 2020, 11:59PM BRT

Phase 1 - Open Qualifiers by Divisions

  • Dates: Dec 10th-13th, 2020
  • Competitive format:
    • Mexico and LATAM South: Double Elimination bracket, Best-of-1 matches
    • Brazil: Single Elimination bracket, Best-of-3 matches
  • 8 teams from each of the 3 divisions will qualify for Phase 2

Additional information will be communicated to participating teams by FACEIT and Ubisoft for Brazil and by Battlefy and Ubisoft for Mexico and LATAM South, during the registration period.

Those matches will be available to be broadcast by Ubisoft’s official community casters. More information on the schedules and matchups will be coming on the official Rainbow Six Esports channels later on.

Phase 2 - Closed Qualifier by Divisions

  • Dates: Dec 17th - 20th , 2020
  • Competitive format: Double Elimination bracket, Best-of-3 matches
  • The final for the Mexico and LATAM South divisions will be a Best-of-5 with 1 map of advantage for the winner bracket finalist
  • Each division Closed Qualifier will feature 16 teams:
    • 8 teams from the respective Open Qualifier
    • 8 teams from the respective Regional and Challenger Leagues, seeded by performance in their divisions

The Closed Qualifier by Divisions will be broadcast, in Portuguese and Spanish on twitch.tv/R6esportsBR and twitch.tv/Rainbow6LATAM in conjunction with community casting.

More information on the schedules, matchups and talents will be communicated on the official Rainbow Six Esports channels later on.

Phase 3 - Regional Latin-American Qualifier

  • Dates: January 7th - 10th, 2021
  • Competitive format:
    • Group Stage: Round Robin bracket, Best-of-1 matches
    • Playoffs: Single Elimination bracket, Best-of-3 matches
  • 1 Group of 6 teams consisting of:
    • 2 teams from Mexico
      • Highest ranked Mexican team on the Global Point System
      • 1 team through Phase 2 – Mexican Division Closed Qualifier
    • 2 teams from LATAM South
      • Highest ranked LATAM South team on the Global Point System
      • 1 team through Phase 2 – LATAM South Division Closed Qualifier
    • 2 teams from Brazil’s Phase 2 – Closed Qualifier
  • The 4 best teams will qualify to the Playoffs

The Latin-American Qualifier will be broadcast, in Portuguese and Spanish on twitch.tv/R6esportsBR and twitch.tv/Rainbow6LATAM.

More information on the schedules, matchups and talents will be communicated on the official Rainbow Six Esports channels later on.

Registration link: sign up! | Deadline for registrations: December 10, 2020, 17:00PM CET

Phase 1 - Open Qualifiers

  • Dates: Dec 10th-12th, 2020
  • Competitive format: Single Elimination bracket, Best-of-3 matches
  • 10 teams will qualify for Phase 2

Additional information will be communicated to participating teams by FACEIT and Ubisoft during the registration period.

Phase 2 - Qualifier Playoffs

  • Dates: Dec 14th - 18th , 2020
  • Competitive format: Single Elimination bracket, Best-of-3 matches
  • 16 competing teams:
    • 10 teams from the Open Qualifier
    • 4 teams from the European League, among the teams that did not qualify to the Six Invitational through the Global Points System* (Rogue, Team Secret, Team Vitality, Chaos Esports Club)
    • 2 European Challenger League teams finalists
  • 2 teams will qualify for Phase 3

Those matches will be broadcast by the community. More information on the schedules and matchups will be coming on the official Rainbow Six Esports channels later on.

Phase 3 - Qualifier Finals

  • Dates: Dec 19th - 20th , 2020
  • Competitive format: Single Elimination bracket, Best-of-3 matches with Best-of-5 Finals
  • 4 competing teams
    • the 2 best teams from the Qualifier Playoffs (Phase 2)
    • the 2 highest-placed European teams in the Global Points Standings*, among the teams that did not qualify to the Six Invitational through the Global Points System (Natus Vincere and Tempra Esports)

The Qualifier Finals will be broadcast on Twitch and YouTube. More information on the schedules, matchups and talents will be communicated on the official Rainbow Six Esports channels later on.

** to sum up: based on the final Global Standings, and how the teams that did not qualify directly to the Six Invitational ranked in the standings, the 2 best-ranking teams are going directly to Phase 3, the others, up to a maximum of 4 teams, are going directly to Phase 2.*

All matches will be played on Asia servers (WJA, SEA, EAS) to the exception of the Oceanic matchups matches, which will be played on EAU server. We are aware that competing teams will have to deal with ping differences, however, in a context where travel restrictions prevent us from organizing a LAN environment, it is the best option available to ensure everyone has a chance to try to qualify for the Six Invitational.

Registration link: sign up! | Deadline for registrations: December 12, 2020, 12:30PM JST (11:30AM SGT)

Phase 1 - Open Qualifiers

  • Dates: Dec 12th-13th, 2020
  • Competitive format: The 3 sub-regions (North Division, South Asia and Oceania) will compete together in a Single Elimination bracket, Best-of-3 matches

Additional information will be communicated to participating teams by ESL and Ubisoft during the registration period.

Those matches will be broadcast by the community. More information on the schedules and matchups will be coming on the official Rainbow Six Esports channels later on.

Phase 2 - Closed Qualifier

  • Dates: Dec 14th - 18th , 2020
  • Competitive format: Single Elimination bracket, Best-of-3 matches
  • 8 competing teams:
    • the 6 highest-placed APAC League teams (North Division, South Asia, Oceania) in the Global Points Standings, among the teams that scored points but did not qualify to the Six Invitational through the Global Points System: Cyclops AG, Xavier Esports, Guts Gaming, MercenarieZ, Union Gaming and FAV Gaming
    • 2 teams from the Open Qualifiers

The Closed Qualifier will be broadcast on Twitch and YouTube. More information on the schedules, matchups and talents will be communicated on the official Rainbow Six Esports channels later on.

PRIZEPOOL

Once again, you can support your favorite players and teams. The Six Invitational 2021 prize pool cap is set at USD $3,000,000. Adding to the starting amount of USD $500,000, 30% of all revenue from the Road to S.I. 2021 Battle Pass will directly contribute to the prize pool of the competition, and any amount above the 3-million-dollar cap will be redistributed to support the Rainbow Six Esports scene in Year 6.

Here’s how the prize money will be broken down:

  • 1st Place: 33.3%
  • 2nd Place: 15%
  • 3rd Place: 8%
  • 4th Place: 5.67%
  • 5th - 6th Places: 4.50% each
  • 7th - 8th Places: 3.42% each
  • 9th - 12th Places: 2.50% each
  • 13th - 16th Places: 2% each
  • 17th – 20th Places: 1% each

OFFICIAL MERCHANDISING

Gear up for the event with the official Six Invitational 2021 jacket, created in partnership with DRKN. Pre-orders are now open at https://ubi.li/DRKN-SI2021

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