Your Guide to the Six Mexico Major 2021

July 30, 2021 · 8 minutes read

With Stage 2 finished, we now know the 16 teams qualified for the Six Mexico Major! The top 4 teams from each of the 4 main regions will be competing in a LAN environment for a title, a share of the $500,000 USD prize pool, and points in the Global Standings.

There’s nothing quite like an international Rainbow Six Siege LAN competition, and we are excited to deliver a memorable event for our fans. Continue reading for more details on the #SixMajor!


We are thrilled to confirm the official location of the Six Mexico Major: Mexico City!

To ensure the health and safety of all participants, the Six Mexico Major will not host any on-site audience. The whole event will take place in a safe environment following strict sanitary measures.


Group Stage: August 16th to August 18th

Playoffs: August 20th to August 21st

Finals: August 22nd


Here are the qualified teams from each of the 4 Regional Leagues:

SMM2021 Participating-Teams EVENTGUIDE

North American League:

European League:

Asia-Pacific League:

Latin-America League:


The Six Mexico Major will feature the top Stage 2 teams in each of the 4 Rainbow Six Esports regions which is sure to provide plenty of exciting matches.

The 16 qualified teams will be placed into 4 groups of 4. The top 2 teams from each group will advance to the Playoffs. For more details, see below:

GROUP STAGE (August 16-18)

The 4 groups were selected based on the following criteria:

The four teams from each region were seeded based on how they finished: 1, 2, 3, 4. From there, each group was created to have one representative from each region and only one seed per group.

SMM2021 Groups 960X540

The format is best-of-one, double round robin. A win is worth 3 points. An overtime win is worth 2 points. An overtime loss is worth 1 point. A loss is worth 0 points. Each team plays each other team twice for a total of 6 matches throughout the Group Stage. The 2 teams from each group with the most points, 8 teams in total, will advance to the quarterfinals.

PLAYOFFS (August 20-21)

All Quarterfinals and Semifinals matches will be best-of-three, single elimination with the winner advancing and the loser eliminated from the competition.

FINALS (August 22)

The Grand Final will consist of a best-of-five match with the winner crowned Six Mexico Major Champions.


The total prize pool for the competition is $500,000 USD. Here’s how the prize money will be broken down:

  • 1st Place: $200,000
  • 2nd Place: $80,000
  • 3rd – 4th Place: $40,000
  • 5th – 8th Place: $20,000
  • 9th – 12th Place: $10,000
  • 13th – 16th Place: $5,000


With each regional league and the Six Majors tying into a global race towards the Six Invitational, the 16 teams competing at the Six Major Mexico will be awarded the following points in the Global Standings, based on their final placement:

  • 1st Place: 375
  • 2nd Place: 300
  • 3rd – 4th Place: 230
  • 5th – 8th Place: 165
  • 9th – 12th Place: 105
  • 13th – 16th Place: 50



SMM2021 Full-Group-Schedule-A EVENTGUIDE Aug16-18

SMM2021 Full-Group-Schedule-B EVENTGUIDE Aug16-18



Check back after the group stage for the updated schedule.


SMM2021 Twitch-Drop EVENTGUIDE

We all miss live events and really hope to see your faces in person soon! In the meantime, fans can receive Twitch Drops for tuning in online during the Six Mexico Major! Viewers will have another chance to unlock Pro League Nomad and Castle items as well as new Blitz and Alibi items. Please note that duplicate item drops are possible.

Here is the content for the drops for this event:

Pro League Nomad Set: 4 items - dropping individually

  • Gold Nomad Chibi
  • Halcyon Flux weapon skin
  • Sightseer headgear
  • Celestial Glory uniform

Pro League Castle Set: 4 items - dropping individually

  • Gold Castle Chibi
  • Proton weapon skin
  • Flicker headgear
  • Quasar uniform

Esports Blitz Set: 4 items - dropping individually

  • Beyond Terrific headgear
  • Beyond Terrific uniform
  • Blitz charm
  • High-Ranker weapon skin

Esports Alibi Set: 4 items - dropping individually

  • Outstanding Performance headgear
  • Outstanding Performance uniform
  • Alibi charm
  • Unbeatable weapon skin

Here are the details on how to redeem them:

Register your account by heading over to 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 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 the campaign (the final playday of the Major). The delivery of claimed items will usually be done 48 hours after the end of the Major.

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.

Time watched:

Viewers will earn 1 pack every 4 hours watched with a max cap of 4 packs during the Mexico Major.

List of participating channels:


Group stage and Playoffs



The health and well-being of our pro players, staff, partners, and fans is our top priority. Therefore, the event will be held without any live audience and under strict sanitary safety measures for all participants. We have been working with our partner FACEIT in order to develop a controlled, safe and competitive offline environment in line with health organizations and local authorities’ guidelines. Below are the different actions that will be taken to ensure everyone’s safety.

Please note health and safety measures may be updated up until the event, based on the evolution of the local authorities' guidelines.

Before the event

For all: a negative PCR test to provide in order to fly to Mexico – maximum 72 hours before departure.

During the event

All participants have been asked to remain on the premises of the venue for the entire duration of the event. All necessary amenities are at the disposal of the participants to promote a positive experience at the venue.

Players Guidelines

  • All players will have individual hotel rooms.
  • All teams will have their own practice room.
  • All teams are asked to avoid visiting other teams’ practice area or hotel rooms.
  • Regular PCR and antigenic testing for all players during the event.
  • PCR test before the departure flight.
  • Masks: players will wear masks at all times, except when playing on stage and during interviews.

Site Guidelines

  • All equipment within the venue will be rigorously sanitized daily at the beginning and end of each day.
  • The competition areas will be sanitized before and after each match.
  • Sanitation of interview equipment and area before and after each interview session.
  • Frequent sanitation of all high-touch surfaces.

While we are taking all necessary steps to keep all attendees safe, we are still planning for unexpected circumstances.

  • If a player tests positive for COVID-19 before travelling to Mexico, the designated coach can replace the player as a substitute for the competition.
  • If 2 or more players test positive before travelling to Mexico, the full team will be removed from the competition.
  • If the coach tests positive before the event, he won’t be replaced during the event.

Participating teams will face competitive sanctions, up to dismissal from the site and disqualification entirely from the competition, should they fail to comply with the safety instructions at any moment during the event.

Once in Mexico, if a player tests positive after any of the required PCR tests, the team will be provided the necessary support to ensure they are repatriated in optimal safety conditions for them and the general public.


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