With Stage 1 of the regional leagues now in the books, teams and fans turn to the Six Charlotte Major! The top teams from the 4 main regions will battle it out at the Charlotte Convention Center, in Charlotte, North Carolina, from May 16 to 22.
After over 2 years without live audiences at our international events, we are very excited to welcome fans back at the Six Charlotte Major for the Playoffs, from May 20 to 22.
Please find below all you need to know for the event, including competition details, Twitch Drops, on-site activities, safety protocol, and more!
Table of Content:
- Dates & Location
- Participating Teams
- Season Reveal Panel
- Activities at the event
- Where to watch
- Broadcast Talent
- Watch Parties
- Competitive Format
- Global Standing Points
- Six Major Operator Bundle & Prize Pool
- Pro Team Bundle & Weapon Skin Sale
- Twitch Drops
- Health & Safety Protocol
- Privacy & Image Rights
DATES & LOCATION
The event will take place from May 16 to 22.
- Group Stage: May 16 to 18 - Not open to the public
- Playoffs: May 20 to 21 - Open to the public
- Grand Final: May 22 - Open to the public
Venue: Charlotte Convention Center
Address: 501 S College St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
The venue will open:
- May 20 at 8 AM EDT
- May 21 at 10 AM EDT
- May 22 at 12 PM EDT
The tickets for the Six Charlotte Major are sold out!
Price: USD $65*
All attendees with a valid ticket will receive 2 printed codes on-site at the event, redeemable at the main desk upon arrival, for an in-game charm and weapon skin on the following days:
- On May 20 or May 21, ticketholders can redeem the Six Major Thermite Charm.
- On May 22, ticketholders can redeem the Six Major Thermite Weapon Skin.
*Corresponding to ticket price, service fee & order processing fee, and taxes. Price may vary depending on your place of purchase.
Here are the 16 qualified teams from the 4 regional leagues that will compete at the Six Charlotte Major.
- CYCLOPS athlete gaming
- Dire Wolves
- The Chiefs
- Team BDS
- Wolves Esports
- G2 Esports
Latin American League:
- Team Liquid
- w7m esports
- FURIA Esports
- Team oNe Esports
North American League:
- Oxygen Esports
- DarkZero Esports
Due to a prolonged visa application process to the United States, disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, players from w7m esports, FURIA Esports, and Team oNe Esports are not eligible to travel to the United States and will compete from our broadcast studio in Mexico City.
The 16 qualified teams are divided into 4 groups of 4.
Here is the schedule of the Group Stage:
SEASON REVEAL PANEL
Along with the competition, we’re excited to reveal what’s coming next for Year 7 Season 2 of the game.
Tune in on our channels and online watch parties on May 22 for the new season reveal of the game.
ACTIVITIES AT THE EVENT
For those attending the venue, please find below the activities we have planned on-site for this event:
Six Charlotte Major Merchandising
The official Six Charlotte Major merch will be available on-site! The store will be open during the following hours:
- Friday, May 20: 8 AM to 10 PM EDT.
- Saturday, May 21: 10 AM to 7 PM EDT.
- Sunday, May 22: 12 PM to 7:30 PM EDT.
The merch is available online:
Come and try out Year 7 Season 2 before anyone else in the demo booths at the event, which will be open on:
- Friday, May 20: 8 AM to 10 PM EDT.
- Saturday, May 21: 10 AM to 7 PM EDT.
- Sunday, May 22: 12 PM to 7:30 PM EDT.
Professional Teams Meet & Greet
Professional teams will be taking part in meet and greets throughout the event. These will be organized around the teams’ schedules on-site. Watch out for posts on our @R6esports Twitter account to know when which team will be present, and where.
With the return of live audience, we are looking forward to welcoming any cosplayer who would like 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 below.
- 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 Six Charlotte Major.
List of channels that will stream both Group Stage and Playoffs:
- English (stream A): Twitch.tv/Rainbow6
- English (stream B): Twitch.tv/Rainbow6Bravo
- English: YouTube
- English: Twitch.tv/r6esportsna
- Portuguese (stream A): Twitch.tv/R6esportsBR
- Portuguese (stream B): Twitch.tv/R6esportsBR2
- Portuguese: YouTube
- German: Twitch.tv/Rainbow6DE
- German: YouTube
- Spanish: Twitch.tv/Rainbow6ES
- Spanish: YouTube
- Spanish (LATAM): Twitch.tv/rainbow6latam
- Spanish (LATAM): YouTube
- French: Twitch.tv/Rainbow6FR
- French: YouTube
- Italian: Twitch.tv/Rainbow6IT
- Italian: YouTube
- Japanese: Twitch.tv/Rainbow6JP
- Japanese: YouTube
- Korean: Twitch.tv/Rainbow6KR
- Korean: YouTube
Please note that English and Portuguese Stream B channels won't be streaming the final 3 days of the event, which will be streamed on the Stream A channels.
List of channels that will only stream the Playoffs (From May 20 to 22).
Here is the Talent line-up that will be bringing the show to life for the Six Charlotte Major!
Erik “DoA” Lonnquist
Jesse “Jesse” Chick
Jack “Fresh” Allen
Parker “Interro” Mackay
Niclas “Pengu” Mouritzen
John “Blu” Mullen
Samuel “Stoax” Stewart
Tim “AceOfPyrite” Leaver
Derry “Dezachu” Holt
Emi “Fluke” Donaldson
Stijn “Hap” Hapers
Stephan “Easy” Kemink
Alberto “Tiie” Chavez Benitez
Ronald “Cyano” Kaleo Fernandez
Watch parties are back for the Six Charlotte Major! Running since the Six Invitational 2022, the Watch Party Program provides an extra viewing experience for fans to enjoy their favorite esports competitions.
We will be sharing the list of selected content creators and streamers organizing online watch parties in the coming days on Twitter at @R6esports, stay tuned!
During the Group Stage, from May 16 to 18, teams will be split in 4 groups of 4 and compete in a Best-of-1 double round robin format, where each team will play all the other teams in their group twice. The point attribution system is as follows:
- 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.
Teams have been seeded for the Group Stage draw based on their performance in their respective Regional Leagues with the team finishing first being first seed and so on. All seed one teams have been drawn into groups, followed by seed two teams, and so on through seed 4 teams, to create 4 groups. Note that there cannot be more than 2 teams from the same region in the same group.
At the end of the Group Stage, the 2 teams with the most points in each group will advance to the Playoffs.
Playoffs & Grand Final
The playoffs will feature 8 teams in a single elimination bracket where the quarter finals and semifinals will be played in Best-of-3 matches, with the winner advancing and the loser eliminated from the competition.
The Grand Final will take place on May 22 and will be a Best-of-5 match to decide the winner of the Six Charlotte Major!
GLOBAL STANDING POINTS
With each regional league and the Six Majors tying into a global race towards the Six Invitational, teams will also compete to earn points to qualify for the Six Invitational 2023. The 16 teams competing at the Six Charlotte Major will be awarded the following points in the Global Standings, based on their final placement:
- 1st place: 375 points
- 2nd place: 300 points
- 3rd – 4th place: 230 points
- 5th – 8th place: 165 points
- 9th – 12th place: 105 points
- 13th – 16th place: 50 points
SIX MAJOR OPERATOR BUNDLE
To celebrate the Six Charlotte Major, a special Thermite bundle is available for purchase in the Esports page of the in-game store. 20% of the revenue from this set will directly contribute to the prize pool of the competition, giving you the opportunity to support the teams that will take part in the Six Charlotte Major!
PRO TEAM BUNDLE & WEAPON SKIN SALE
For the duration of Six Charlotte Major, from May 16 to 22, we’re offering you a 20% discount on Pro Team Bundles and Weapon Skins purchasable directly in the esports page of the in-game store!
Tune in on our channels and earn Twitch Drops for the Six Charlotte Major! There will be no duplicates and viewers will earn Battle Pass points for Year 7 Season 2 Battle Pass instead.
Here is the content for the Drops for this event:
Esports Ying Set: 4 items - dropping individually
- Starlight uniform
- Eclipse head gear
- Gamma Ray T-95 LSW weapon skin
- Ying charm
Esports Mozzie Set: 4 items - dropping individually
- Cosmic Nexus uniform
- Chromosphere head gear
- Constellation Commando 9 weapon skin
- Mozzie charm
Esports Maestro Set: 4 items - dropping individually
- Moon Flare uniform
- Lyrid head gear
- Shooting Star Alda 5.56 weapon skin
- Maestro charm
Esports Ace Set: 4 items - dropping individually
- Heyday uniform
- Heyday head gear
- No Surrender AK-12 weapon skin
- Ace charm
Esports Melusi Set: 4 items - dropping individually
- Preeminent uniform
- Preeminent head gear
- Unbroken Strength MP5 weapon skin
- Melusi charm
For the Group Stage of the Six Charlotte Major, from May 16 to 18, and for the first 2 days of the Playoffs, from May 20 to 21, viewers will earn 1 pack after 4 hours of time watched, with a maximum cap of 1 pack per day.
For the Grand Final, on May 22, viewers will earn 1 pack after 1 hour of time watched, and 1 pack after 3 hours of time watched, with a maximum cap of two packs per day.
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 6 distinct campaigns during the Major, corresponding to each Playday of the competition, from May 16 to 18, and May 20 to 22. 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.
HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOL
With the health and well-being of our pro players, staff, partners, and fans as our top priority, we have been working with our partner FACEIT to develop a controlled, safe, and competitive offline environment following strict sanitary guidelines. Below are the different actions that will be taken to ensure everyone’s safety, including players & staff as well as the audience attending the venue. We remain steadfast in our commitment to deliver gold-standard 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.
For the audience:
- All participants will be required to wear a face mask for the duration of the event.
- Age restriction: The event is open for everyone aged 17 years old and up. Participants aged 16 years old are allowed to attend the event so long as they provide parental consent. The event is not open to anyone aged below 16 years old.
- Cosplay is encouraged but will be subject to additional screening and restrictions.
- No bags are allowed at the venue, except for those that are completely transparent and do not exceed the following dimensions: 12” x 6” x 12”. 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.
For players and coaches:
Before the event:
In addition to the proof of vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or Antigen) will be required to fly to the United States – Maximum 24 hours before departure.
During the event:
We strongly recommend all players and coaches to remain on the premises of their hotel and the venue for the entire duration of the event, which are in the same location. All necessary amenities will be at their disposal to ensure a positive experience at the hotel and venue.
- All players and coaches will have individual hotel rooms.
- All teams will have their own practice room.
- All teams are required not to visit other teams’ practice area or hotel rooms.
- Mandatory regular PCR and antigenic testing for all players and coaches, upon arrival in Charlotte, before the Playoffs, and before departure from the event.
- Masks: players and coaches will wear masks at all times, except when playing on stage and during interviews.
- 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 participants safe, we are still preparing for unexpected circumstances.
- If a player tests positive for COVID-19 before travelling to Charlotte, the designated substitute present at the event can replace the player for the competition.
- If 2 or more players test positive before travelling to Charlotte, the full team will be removed from the competition.
- If the coach tests positive before the event, they 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 Charlotte, if a player or coach tests positive after any of the required PCR tests:
- The player will be placed in isolation and all necessary follow-up measures will be taken to ensure the safety of all participants and staff during the competition.
- If the team and the impacted player desire to proceed with the competition, we will do our best to accommodate remote play, in isolation in the hotel rooms.
- The team will be provided the necessary support to ensure they are repatriated in optimal safety conditions for them and the general public.
PRIVACY & IMAGE RIGHTS
By entering the Six Charlotte Major premise, please acknowledge that you may be filmed by Ubisoft.
Ubisoft 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 Six Charlotte Major premise means you consent to being filmed by Ubisoft 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 (accessible here : https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/data-transfers-outside-eu/model-contracts-transfer-personal-data-third-countries_fr).
You may exercise your rights regarding your personal data by creating a Data Request here: https://support.ubisoft.com/faqs/35367/