18/6/2020

An update about the Six August 2020 Major

As we are preparing for the upcoming launch of the Season 2020 - Stage 1 of the new Rainbow Six Esports regional leagues later this month, we have new information to share regarding the Six August 2020 Major. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and as the health and well-being of our teams, developers, players, partners, and audience is our first priority, we have taken the decision to switch the format of the Six August 2020 Major from LAN to online.

You will find below some details about the new direction we are taking for each of our 4 regions, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. We’re confident that this alternative format will maintain high competitiveness in our programs as well as create the exciting moment we are all waiting for to mark the end of the stage,. Let’s take a look at what changes will be implemented:

Introduction to the revamped Six August 2020 Major

Throughout the entire month of August, online events will be held across Europe, North America, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific to provide a chance for teams to prove that they are the best in their region. Rainbow Six Esports fans can already mark the dates, the schedule for each of the regional events is as follows:

  • Asia-Pacific: August 3-9
  • Latin America: August 7-9
  • North America: August 14-16
  • Europe: August 20-23

In addition to proving their dominion over their region in Stage 1, teams will also battle it out during these online events for their share of the Six August 2020 Major prizepool, $125,000 being allocated to each region. Here are the first details about each region:

The North-American online event:

The North American region will see 4 teams compete online in the Six August 2020 Major. At the end of Stage 1, the top 3 US Division teams will be invited automatically to join the Major. The 4th team will be selected through a North American Qualifier opposing the 4th, 5th and 6th ranking teams of the US Division and 1st place team of the Canada Division.

Based on their performance during the online event, the teams will get a share of the $125,000 total prizepool as follows:

  • 1st place: $62,500
  • 2nd place: $31,250
  • 3rd place: $18,750
  • 4th place: $12,500

The European online event:

In Europe, the top 4 teams at the end of the Stage 1 of the European League will qualify to compete online at the Six August 2020 Major European event. Based on their performance, the teams will get a share of the $125,000 total prizepool as follows:

  • 1st place: $62,500
  • 2nd place: $31,250
  • 3rd place: $18,750
  • 4th place: $12,500

The Latin-American region:

In Latin America, the Six August 2020 Major will adapt to the 3-division structure of the region. At the end of Stage 1:

  • The top 4 teams from the Brazil Division will compete online on August 7-9
  • The top 2 teams from the Mexico Division will compete in a final Bo5 match
  • Finally, the winning team of the LATAM South Division will also get a share of the August 2020 Major total prize money

In Latin America, the $125,000 total prizepool of the Six August 2020 Major will be split as follows: Brazil Division online event:

  • 1st place: $50,000
  • 2nd place: $25,000
  • 3rd place: $15,000
  • 4th place: $10,000

Mexico Division final match:

  • 1st place: $10,000
  • 2nd place: $7,000

Top LATAM South Division team: $8,000

The Asia-Pacific region:

In Asia-Pacific, the Six August 2020 Major will adapt to the specific structure of the region. At the end of Stage 1:

  • The top 6 teams from the North Division will compete online
  • The top 3 teams from the Oceanic Nationals will compete online
  • The top 4 teams from the South Asia Nationals will compete online

In Asia-Pacific, the $125,000 total prizepool of the Six August 2020 Major will be split as follows:

North Division online event:

  • 1st place: $25,600
  • 2nd place: $16,800
  • 3rd place: $12,800
  • 4th place: $10,400
  • 5th place: $8,000
  • 6th place: $6,400

Oceania online event:

  • 1st place: $15,000
  • 2nd place: $9,000
  • 3rd place: $6,000

South Asia online event:

  • 1st place: $7,500
  • 2nd place: $3,750
  • 3rd place: $2,250
  • 4th place: $1,500

To sum up, for our revamped online Six August 2020 Major, each region will run its dedicated format, tailored to the structure of its league. More details on the specifics of the formats and schedules will be shared by each region later on.

Six Invitational Global Points Update

As the regional leagues and the Six Majors are part of the journey towards a qualification to the Six Invitational, the revamp of the Six August 2020 Major also led to adjustments to the way points for the Global Standings will be distributed during Stage 1. In order to maintain a point distribution that acknowledges online performances in Regional leagues, Global Points will be distributed as follow For Stage 1

Europe and North America

The top 8 teams of the European and North-American regions are awarded the following amount of points:

1st 510
2nd 390
3rd 330
4th 275
5th 225
6th 180
7th 140
8th 115

Latin America and Asia-Pacific

Additionally in Stage 1, the LATAM and APAC regions who cannot determine a regional top 8 through online play only will have teams from their sub-regions (respectively Brazil, Mexico, LATAM South and APAC North & South) ranked in the regional top 8 as follows:

Stage 1 – Latin-America Top 8 :

1st Brazil Division 1st 510
2nd Brazil Division 2nd 390
3rd Brazil Division 3rd 330
4th Brazil Division 4th 275
5th Mexico Division 1st 225
6th Brazil Division 5th 180
7th Mexico Division 2nd 140
8th LATAM South Division 1st 115

Stage 1 – Asia-Pacific Top 8

1st North Division 1st 510
2nd North Division 2nd 390
3rd Oceania 1st 330
4th South Asia 1st 275
5th North Division 3rd 225
6th North Division 4th 180
7th North Division 5th 140
8th North Division 6th 115

To stay in the loop on everything related to the upcoming announcements, follow Rainbow Six Esports as well as our Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific and Latin America regional accounts on Twitter. For behind-the-scenes coverage, follow Rainbow Six Esports on Instagram. And for much more on Rainbow Six Siege, check out our previous coverage.

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