Welcome to the BLAST R6 Manchester Major

January 26, 2024

We are delighted to reveal the location for the first BLAST Rainbow Six Major of Season 2024, with Manchester set to host the United Kingdom's first ever Major, from May 16-26!  

With Season 2024 set to get underway in the coming months, teams across the 9 different regions of BLAST R6 will be looking to become one of the 20 teams to qualify for the Manchester Major. These teams will compete for a lion's share of the USD $750,000 prize pool, as well as points to qualify for the Six Invitational 2025.

The United Kingdom will host its first-ever Rainbow Six Esports international arena event when Manchester's B.E.C Arena welcomes 20 of the world's best teams over two weeks in May. The BLAST R6 Major Manchester will feature a 3-phase format with the final weekend playing out in front of a live audience in the B.E.C Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom. 

Tickets are available here: https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/artist/5444472

Dates & location:  

  • Phase 1: May 16 to May 17 - not open to public

  • Phase 2: May 19 to May 22 - not open to public

  • Phase 3: May 24 to May 26 - open to the public at the B.E.C Arena, Manchester

Venue: B.E.C Arena

Address: Longbridge Rd, Trafford Park, Stretford, Manchester M17 1SN

An Updated Phase 1:

Phase 1 has been changed from last year's Copenhagen and Atlanta Majors, with eight teams competing in a modified Best of 3 Double Elimination Bracket played until we are left with the top four teams.

Phases 2 and 3 remain unchanged from 2023. The four triumphant teams from Phase 1 will join Phase 2 in a 16 Team Swiss Bracket Phase where 12 teams will join them. Phase 3 will be played in front of an arena audience in a Team Single Elimination.

Ticketing information:

Tickets are available here: https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/artist/5444472

Fans will have the choice between 3-day passes and single day passes, with general admission. Category one Gold ticket purchasers will get a special BLAST Rainbow Six Siege merchandise bundle and early entry into the venue to pick their seats first.

The event is open to everyone aged 18-years old and older. Fans 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.

Ticket pricing:

Gold | unassigned seating with early entry:

Gold 3-day VIP pass: £150 -

  • One (1) General Admission ticket for the entire weekend*

  • Early entry into the arena to choose the best available seats

  • One (1) unique VIP merchandise item, only available through a package purchase

  • One (1) R6 cap/hat

  • One (1) commemorative event poster

  • A fast-track lane at a selected merchandise stand

  • On-site privileges such as priority check-in and an fast track entry lane into the venue

Category one | general admission:

3-day pass: £75

1-day pass: Friday £30, Saturday £35, Sunday £35

Additional details on the venue, ticketing, and more are available here: https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/artist/5444472

For more information about BLAST R6, please visit http://www.rainbow6.com/esports and follow us at https://twitter.com/R6esports and https://instagram.com/R6esports.