Introducing the Six Invitational 2022

November 16, 2021 · 9 minutes read

For its sixth edition, the World Championship of Rainbow Six Siege is coming back home to Montreal, Canada, from February 8 to 20, 2022.

Since the very first edition, the Six Invitational has always been more than just a tournament. More than esports, more than crowning a World Champion for the season, the Six Invitational is this special moment of the year, full of emotion, a moment when the entire Siege family, may it be fans, professional players, game developers or esports staff, comes together to celebrate a new year in Rainbow Six Siege. With such a symbolic event, we understand that our decision not to host a live audience has come as a disappointment to members of our community.

With the next competitive milestone fast approaching, we wanted to give you some insights into what led to this decision. With the health and safety of our pro players, fans, staff, and partners being our number one priority, we consider each and every event based on empirical data, a global risk evaluation and ongoing assessments of the pandemic’s trajectory. Being international at its very core, the Six Invitational gathers people coming from all around the world to celebrate Siege and take part in not only watching the matches in the arena for extensive periods of time, but also participating in multiple community activities. We will continue to monitor the global situation over the coming months and will reevaluate the option of a limited on-site audience in January 2022, should the local requirements and restrictions allow it. In parallel, we are dedicated to making the Six Invitational 2022 a true moment of celebration for the community at large. We are working on new ideas that we look forward to sharing with you soon.

We’re nothing but grateful and humbled by the support you’ve shown to the game since the beginning of our esports activities on Rainbow Six Siege, as well as throughout the pandemic and the multiple adjustments we had to implement as a result. While we hope this sheds some light on the current situation, rest assured that we cannot wait to welcome back fans in our esports events and that all teams are hard at work towards that common goal.

While we continue monitoring the evolution of the pandemic around the world, the next milestone for the Six Invitational 2022 are the regional Qualifiers, with 4 additional slots – one per region – up for grabs.

Here is an update on the Six Invitational 2022 regional Qualifiers.

Thank you

Your Rainbow Six Esports team

4 TEAMS HAVE ONE LAST CHANCE TO PARTICIPATE 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 for the event.

Teams can already sign-up to the first phase of each regional Qualifier. Below is a breakdown of the different regional formats and the signups:

NORTH AMERICA

  • Open Qualifier #1 Sign up here | Deadline to register: 23:59 PM PT - December 3, 2021
  • Open Qualifier #2 Sign up here | Deadline to register: 23:59 PM PT - December 17, 2021

Phase 1 – Online Open Qualifiers

  • Dates:
    • Open Qualifier #1: December 4 and 5, 2021
    • Open Qualifier #2: December 18 and 19, 2021
  • Competitive format:
    • Best of 1, Single Elimination Bracket
    • Best of 3 for the Semi-Finals and Grand Final
    • 1 team will qualify for Phase 2 in each Open Qualifier

Additional information will be communicated to participating teams by the tournament organizer 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.

Phase 2 – Online Closed Qualifiers

  • Dates: January 29 and 30, 2022
  • Competitive format: the North American Closed Qualifier is a 4-team online competition. 2 teams qualified through the Open Qualifiers and 2 teams are invited based on the Global Standings. Those 2 teams will be the 2 top-ranked North American teams in the Standings among those that did not qualify to the Six Invitational.
    • Best of 3, Double Elimination Bracket
    • Best of 5 for the Grand Final
    • The winner will be qualified for the Six Invitational 2022

The Closed Qualifiers will be broadcast in English on twitch.tv/rainbow6. More information on the schedules, matchups and talents will be communicated on the official Rainbow Six Esports channels later.

LATIN AMERICA

  • Mexico: Registration link: Sign up here | Deadline to register: 23:59 PM MX - December 10, 2021
  • LATAM South: Registration link: Sign up here | Deadline to register: 23:59 PM ARG - December 10, 2021
  • Brazil: Registration link: Sign up here | Deadline to register: 23:59 PM BRT - December 17, 2021

Phase 1 – Online Open Qualifiers by Divisions

  • Dates:
    • Mexico and LATAM South Open Qualifiers: December 11 and 12, 2021
    • Brazil: December 18 and 19, 2021
  • Competitive format:
    • Best of 1, Single Elimination Bracket
    • Best of 3 for the Semi-Finals and Grand Final
    • 1 team from each subdivision Open Qualifier will qualify for Phase 2

Additional information will be communicated to participating teams by the tournament organizer during the registration period. Those matches will be available to be broadcast by community casters. More information on the schedules and matchups will be coming on the official Rainbow Six Esports channels later.

Phase 2 – Offline Closed Qualifiers

  • Dates: January 15 and 16, 2022
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • LAN event, with no on-site audience and following strict sanitary measures
  • Competitive format: the Latin-American Closed Qualifier will feature 6 teams, competing in a LAN environment.
    • 3 teams qualified through the Open Qualifiers
    • 3 teams invited based on the Global Standings. Those 3 teams will be the 3 top-ranked Latin-American teams in the Standings among those that did not qualify to the Six Invitational. Among those 3 teams, the 2 teams that ranked best in the Standings will directly enter the Closed Qualifier in the Playoffs.
  • Group Stage: 4 teams competing in a Best-of-1 Round Robin
  • The top 2 teams from the Group Stage will qualify for the Closed Qualifier Playoffs
  • Playoffs: 4 teams competing in a Best-of-3 Single Elimination Bracket, with a Grand Final in Best of 5.
  • The winner will be qualified for the Six Invitational 2022

The Closed Qualifier will be broadcast in Portuguese and English on Twitch, respectively on twitch.tv/rainbow6 and twitch.tv/rainbow6latam. More information on the schedules, matchups and talents will be communicated on the official Rainbow Six Esports channels later.

EUROPE

  • Open Qualifier #1 Sign up here | Deadline to register: 23:59 PM CET - December 3, 2021
  • Open Qualifier #2 Sign up here | Deadline to register: 23:59 PM CET- December 14, 2021

Phase 1 – Online Open Qualifiers

  • Dates:
    • Open Qualifier #1: December 4 and 5, 2021
    • Open Qualifier #2: December 15 to 17, 2021
  • Competitive format:
    • Best of 1, Single Elimination Bracket
    • Best of 3 for the Semi-Finals and Grand Final
    • 1 team will qualify for Phase 2 in each Open Qualifier

Phase 2 – Online Closed Qualifiers Qualifier

  • Dates: January 22 and 23, 2022
  • Competitive format: the European Closed Qualifiers is a 4-team online competition. 2 teams qualified through the Open Qualifiers and 2 teams are invited based on the Global Standings. Those 2 teams will be the 2 top-ranked European teams in the Standings among those that did not qualify to the Six Invitational.
    • Best of 3, Double Elimination Bracket
    • Best of 5 for the Grand Final

Additional information will be communicated to participating teams by the tournament organizer during the registration period. The Closed Qualifiers will be broadcast in English on https://twitch.tv/rainbow6. More information on the schedules, matchups and talents will be communicated on the official Rainbow Six Esports channels later.

ASIA-PACIFIC

  • APAC South Registration link: Sign up here | Deadline to register: 23:59 PM SGT - December 3, 2021, 2021
  • APAC North: Registration link: Sign up here | Deadline to register: 23:59 PM SGT - December 10, 2021

Phase 1 – Online Open Qualifiers by Divisions

Dates:

  • APAC South Division: December 4 and 5, 2021
  • APAC North Division: December 11 and 12, 2021

Competitive format:

  • Best of 1, Single Elimination Bracket
    • Best of 3 for the Semi-Finals and Grand Final
    • 1 team will qualify for Phase 2 in each Open Qualifier

Additional information will be communicated to participating teams by the tournament organizer 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.

Phase 2 – Offline Closed Qualifier

  • Dates: January 8 and 9, 2022
  • LAN event, with no on-site audience and following strict sanitary measures
  • Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Competitive format: the Asia-Pacific Closed Qualifier is a 4-team competition. 2 teams qualified through the Open Qualifiers and 2 teams are invited based on the Global Standings. Those 2 teams will be the 2 top-ranked Asia-Pacific teams in the Standings among those that did not qualify to the Six Invitational.

The Closed Qualifier will be broadcast in English on https://twitch.tv/rainbow6. More information on the schedules, matchups and talents will be communicated on the official Rainbow Six Esports channels later.

16 TEAMS QUALIFIED FROM THE GLOBAL POINTS STANDINGS

R6 ESPORT GlobalStanding Top16

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