Your Guide to the BLAST R6 Major Copenhagen 2023

19. April 2023 · 13 Minuten gelesen

With Stage 1 of the BLAST R6 Season 2023 done and dusted, we are excited to welcome you to the very first BLAST R6 Major! From April 24 to May 7, the top teams of all nine regions will gather in Copenhagen, Denmark, to compete for the title and their share of the USD $750,000 total prize pool.

Making its way to Denmark for the first time, the BLAST R6 Major Copenhagen introduces a brand-new format this season, with 3 phases and 24 participating teams.

Here's all you need to know about the event.

Table of content:


 

DATES & LOCATION

The event will take place from April 24 to May 7 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • Phase 1: Play-in - April 24 to 27 - not open to public.

  • Phase 2: Playoffs - April 29 to May 3 - not open to public.

  • Phase 3: Finals - May 5 to 7 - open to the public at the Forum Copenhagen

Venue: Forum Copenhagen, Denmark.

Address: Julius Thomsens Pl. 1, 1925 Frederiksberg, Denmark

Tickets are available here: https://rainbow6.com/blastr6cph

Age Restriction: Please note that the event is open to everyone aged 18 years old and up. Participants aged 16 and 17 years old are allowed to attend the event so long as they provide parental consent, which can be in the form of a written document. The event is not open to anyone aged below 16 years old.

The parental consent form can be found HERE.

The venue will open on:

  • Friday, May 5 at 11:30 AM CEST.

  • Saturday, May 6 at 12:30 PM CEST.

  • Sunday, May 7 at 12:30 PM CEST.

All attendees with a valid ticket will receive a card with two printed codes, redeemable at the main desk upon arrival on-site, for an in-game operator background card and weapon skin.

Gold Pass ticket holders can retrieve their merch bundle at the entrance of the venue.  


 

PARTICIPATING TEAMS & COMPETITIVE FORMAT

Phase 1: Play-in – April 24 to 27

Here are the 16 teams qualified for Phase 1 of the BLAST R6 Major Copenhagen:

  • MNM Gaming (Europe)

  • Wolves Esports (Europe)

  • Spacestation Gaming (North America)

  • Soniqs (North America)

  • w7m esports (Brazil)

  • Ninjas in Pyjamas (Brazil)

  • Northeption (Japan)

  • Varrel (Japan)

  • SANDBOX Gaming (South Korea)

  • Lavega (South Korea)

  • Six Karma (LATAM)

  • REVEN ECLUB (LATAM)

  • FURY (Asia)

  • Elevate (Asia)

  • Team Bliss (Oceania)

  • Team Falcons (MENA)

The 16 teams will compete in 4 groups of 4 in a GSL groups format:

[R6SE] - Your Guide to the BLAST R6 Major Copenhagen 2023 - Major Phase 1 Groups V2

This phase will be played across four days with a combination of Bo1 and Bo3 for elimination matches. The top two teams from each group will move forward into Phase 2 of the BLAST R6 Major Copenhagen.

[R6SE] - Your Guide to the BLAST R6 Major Copenhagen 2023 - Phase 1 Format Explainer V2

Phase 2: Playoffs – April 29 to May 3

Phase 2 will feature 16 teams, the 8 teams that have directly qualified through their regional programs and the 8 teams that battled their way through Phase 1.

Here are the 8 teams already qualified for Phase 2 of the Major:

  • M80 (North America)

  • DarkZero Esports (North America)

  • Virtus.pro (Europe)

  • G2 Esports (Europe)

  • FaZe Clan (Brazil)

  • Team Liquid (Brazil)

  • Dplus Kia (South Korea)

  • SCARZ (Japan)

Phase 2 will run for 5 days and will follow a Swiss tournament format, with matches played in a combination of Bo1 and Bo3 for elimination matches. After each match during this phase, teams move on to play against teams that have the same win/loss ratio, until only 8 teams remain. 

The 8 surviving teams from Phase 2 will move on to Phase 3.

[R6SE] - Your Guide to the BLAST R6 Major Copenhagen 2023 - Phase 2 Format Explainer V2

Phase 3: Finals – May 5 to 7

Phase 3 will take place in front of a live audience at the Forum Copenhagen. The top 8 teams so far in the competition will face off in a Bo3 single elimination bracket.

The Grand Final will be a Bo5 match to decide the champions of the BLAST R6 Major Copenhagen.

[R6SE] - Your Guide to the BLAST R6 Major Copenhagen 2023 - Phase 3 Format Explainer V2


 

SCHEDULE

Here is the schedule of Phase 1:

[R6SE] - Your Guide to the BLAST R6 Major Copenhagen 2023 - Major Phase 1 Schedule V3


 

ACTIVITIES AT THE EVENT

For those who will be attending the event on-site, check out the activities we have planned for you:

Blast R6 Major Copenhagen 2023 Merch Store

Get your official Copenhagen Major merch in the shop on-site. The store will be open on:

  • Friday, May 5 at 11:30 AM CEST.

  • Saturday, May 6 at 12:30 PM CEST.

  • Sunday, May 7 at 12:30 PM CEST.

The following items will be available on-site:

[R6SE] - Your Guide to the BLAST R6 Major Copenhagen 2023 - Merch V2

These items will not be available online.

Free Play Area

Come and play Rainbow Six Siege with other attendees in our Free Play Area, which will be open on:

  • Friday, May 5 from 12:00 PM until 8 PM CEST.

  • Saturday, May 6 from 1:00 PM until 8 PM CEST.

  • Sunday, May 7 from 1:00 PM until 8 PM CEST.

Professional Teams Meet & Greets

Professional teams will be taking part in meet & greets throughout the event. These will be organized around the teams' schedules on-site. Follow us on Twitter at @R6esports for the meet & greet updates.

Reaction Time Game

Come and test your response time in our Reaction Time Game on-site! Challenge your friends in this game where hits and misses are timed and scored. Response time is key in esports, and you'll have a chance to compare your scores with those of some pro players as well. Are you up for it?

Retro Gaming Area

Get ready to take a trip down memory lane in our Retro Gaming Area! Check out some of the most iconic Rainbow Six titles on both console and PC, including Raven Shield, Vegas, Vegas 2, and others. The Retro Gaming Area will be open on:

  • Friday, May 5 from 12:00 PM until 8 PM CEST.

  • Saturday, May 6 from 1:00 PM until 8 PM CEST.

  • Sunday, May 7 from 1:00 PM until 8 PM CEST.


 

COSPLAY

We're excited to welcome cosplayers on-site for the BLAST R6 Major Copenhagen to share their creations and costumes during the event.

The costumes and props:

  • Should not pose any danger to others and/or yourself.

  • Must follow specific requirements as part of the rules for cosplay which can be found in the cosplay guidelines.

  • Must not contain any symbols or markings forbidden by local legislation.

  • Must be inspected and validated by on-site security personnel.

  • Must be kept covered or hidden during transportation to the venue.

Please consider changing into your costume at the venue. Changing rooms will be made available on-site.

Keep in mind that the venue staff won't be allowed to keep / store rejected accessories at the venue. All rejected items must leave the perimeter of the venue at time of decision.

The full rules for cosplay are available here.


 

WHERE TO WATCH

All Twitch channels below will have Twitch Drops enabled for the BLAST R6 Major Copenhagen.

List of channels that will stream the three Phases:


 

BROADCAST TALENT

Here is broadcast talent line-up for the event:

[R6SE] - Your Guide to the BLAST R6 Major Copenhagen 2023 - Talent V2

Hosts:

Analysts:

Casters:


 

WATCH PARTIES

The BLAST R6 Major Copenhagen will feature online Watch Parties. Stay tuned on Twitter at @R6esports for more information on the list of selected streamers and content creators broadcasting the event.


 

PRO TEAM BUNDLES AND WEAPON SKINS SALE

Starting with Phase 2 of the BLAST R6 Major Copenhagen, from April 29 to May 7, we are offering you a 20% discount on Pro Team Bundles and Weapon Skins purchasable directly in the Esports page of the in-game store.

[R6SE] - Your Guide to the BLAST R6 Major Copenhagen 2023 - CPH Major Pro Team Sale


 

TWITCH DROPS

Tune in on our channels and earn Twitch Drops for the Blast R6 Major Copenhagen! There will be no duplicates and viewers will earn Battle Pass points for the currently active Battle Pass instead.

[R6SE] - Your Guide to the BLAST R6 Major Copenhagen 2023 - Twitch Drops V2

Here is the content for the Drops for this event:

Packs will drop accordingly:

  • Phase 1

    • From April 24 to 27, viewers can earn 1 pack after 3 hours of watch time, with a max cap of 1 pack per day.
  • Phase 2

    • From April 29 to May 3, viewers can earn 1 pack after 3 hours of watch time, with a max cap of 1 pack per day.
  • Phase 3

    • On May 5, viewers can earn 1 pack after 3 hours of watch time, with a max cap of 1 pack on that day.

    • On May 6, viewers can earn 1 pack after 3 hours of watch time, with a max cap of 1 pack on that day.  

    • On May 7, viewers can earn 1 pack after 1 hour of watch time, and a second pack after 3 hours of watch time, with a max cap of 2 packs on this day.

Here is the content for the Drops for this event:

Esports Ash Set: 4 items - dropping individually

  • Boisterous Insight Uniform

  • Boisterous Insight Headgear

  • Verbose Persistence R4-C Weapon Skin

  • Ash Charm

Esports Lesion Set: 4 items - dropping individually

  • Lethal Tranquility Uniform

  • Lethal Tranquility Headgear

  • High-Octane Wisdom T-5 SMG Weapon Skin

  • Lesion Charm

Esports Ela Set: 4 items - dropping individually

  • Unrivaled Scrapper Uniform

  • Unrivaled Scrapper Headgear

  • Vanquisher SCORPION EVO 3 A1 Weapon Skin

  • Ela Charm

Esports Jäger Set: 4 items - dropping individually

  • Relentless Combatant Uniform

  • Relentless Combatant Headgear

  • Conqueror 416-C CARBINE Weapon Skin

  • Jäger Charm

Esports Nomad Set: 2 items - dropping individually

  • SI 2023 Nomad Headgear

  • SI 2023 Nomad Uniform

Esports Bandit Set: 2 items - dropping individually

  • SI 2023 Bandit MP7 Weapon Skin

  • SI 2023 Bandit Charm

Here are the details on how to redeem them:

Register your account by heading over to https://drops-register.ubi.com and link your Twitch account to your Ubisoft account. You will then be prompted to opt into the drops feature. Please make sure that your account is linked before you tune in to the broadcast.

All drops will need to be claimed manually. You can track all the Drops progression on the Inventory page https://www.twitch.tv/drops/inventory. When the Drops condition is reached, you will need to click on the "Claim" button in the Inventory page to claim the reward and continue the progression towards the next reward. Please note that the "Claim" button will be available only 24 hours after the end of each campaign. There will be 12 distinct campaigns during the Major, corresponding to each Playday of the competition, from April 24 to May 7. The delivery of claimed items will usually be done 48 hours after the end of each campaign.

More information: Twitch Drops are activated for all five platforms the game is currently available on: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. You do not currently need to own Rainbow Six Siege to be able to earn drops. If you have your Twitch account linked to your Ubisoft account, and your Ubisoft account has been linked with your console accounts or PC, then you will receive the items when you login for the first time after installing.


 

PRIZE POOL & GLOBAL STANDINGS POINTS

Total prize pool of the BLAST R6 Major Copenhagen: $750,000.

The total prize pool is divided into 2 categories: a Team Participation Prize and a Team Performance Prize.

As part of the Team Participation Prize, each team will receive $7,000 in prize money for qualifying and competing in the event.

The Team Performance Prize will be awarded as follows, based on the final rankings in the competition:

  • 1st place: $200,000
  • 2nd place: $80,000
  • 3rd- 4th place: $40,000
  • 5th- 8th place: $20,000
  • 9th- 11th place: $13,000
  • 12th- 14th place: $11,000
  • 15th- 16th place: $9,000
  • 17th
    • 20th place: $7,500
  • 21st
    • 24th place: $5,500

The 24 teams competing during the Major will also have the opportunity to earn points in the Global Standings to qualify for the Six Invitational 2024. Each team will be awarded the following points based on their final placement:

  • 1st place: 350 points
  • 2nd place: 260 points
  • 3rd
    • 4th place: 200 points
  • 5th
    • 8th place: 140 points
  • 9th
    • 11th place: 105 points
  • 12th
    • 14th place: 85 points
  • 15th
    • 16th place: 75 points
  • 17th
    • 20th place: 55 points
  • 21st
    • 24th place: 35 points

 

SAFETY MEASURES

Please note health and safety measures may be updated up until the event, based on the evolution of the situation and local authorities' guidelines. Please find below the health & safety guidelines for the audience.

Although not mandatory on-site, we recommend all participants to wear a face mask when they are at the venue.

Cosplay is encouraged but will be subject to additional screening and restrictions.

Every participant will be subject to a search by security. Bags part of a cosplay uniform will be allowed and subject to a security check.

No outside food or drink will be allowed in the venue.


 

PRIVACY & IMAGE RIGHTS

By entering the BLAST R6 Major Copenhagen premise, please acknowledge that you may be filmed by Ubisoft and/or Blast and/or their production agencies creating content about Rainbow Six Esports and the BLAST R6 Major Copenhagen.

Ubisoft and/or Blast and/or their partnered production agencies may use your image and your voice during the live broadcast of this event, and after the event in order to create videos which may be displayed on internet and social media for commercial and marketing purposes. In consequence, your image and voice may be visible to the public for as long as the videos remain available on Internet and on social media. Entering the BLAST R6 Major Copenhagen premise means you consent to being filmed by Ubisoft and/or Blast and/or their partnered production agencies in the aforementioned conditions. If you do not want to be filmed, please contact our staff members as soon as possible to the following contact address: SixMajor-Security@ubisoft.com

Please note that your image and likeness may be transferred to non-European countries that ensure an adequate level of protection according to the European Commission, or within the framework of the standard data protection clauses adopted by the European Commission.

You may exercise your rights regarding your personal data by creating a Data Request here: https://support.ubisoft.com/faqs/35367/


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