Your Guide to the BLAST R6 Major Atlanta 2023

24 Ekim 2023

With the last BLAST R6 Major of 2023 on the horizon, all eyes are firmly fixed on Atlanta as the battle for the trophy is set to get underway. The world's best Rainbow Six Siege esports team will head to Atlanta, Georgia, USA in the coming days to compete for the title, their share of the USD $750,000 total prize pool and a chance to finish the year on a high. Here's all you need to know about the event. 

Table of content: 




dates & location

  • Phase 1 - Play-In: October 31 to November 1 - not open to public.
  • Phase 2 - Playoffs: November 3 to November 7 - not open to public.
  • Phase 3 - Finals: November 10 to November 12 - open to the public at the Gas South Arena

Venue: Gas South Arena

Address: 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, GA 30097, United States

Tickets are available here to purchase: http://www.axs.com/series/19003/blast-r6-major-atlanta-gas-south-arena-tickets?skin=gassouthdistrict

Age Restriction: Please note that the event is open to everyone aged 18 years old and up. Participants 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.

The parental consent form can be found HERE.

The venue will open on: 

  • Friday, November 10th at 10 AM ET.
  • Saturday, November 11th at 11 AM ET.
  • Sunday, November 12th at 11:30 AM ET.

All attendees with a valid ticket will receive a card with two printed codes, redeemable at the main desk upon arrival on-site, for the Atlanta Major Operator Background Card and Weapon Skin.

Gold Pass ticket holders can retrieve their merch bundle at the entrance of the venue.  




participating teams & competitive format

Phase 1: October 31 to November 1

[R6ES] - Your Guide to the BLAST R6 Major Atlanta 2023 ATL Major Groups 2

Here are the 16 teams qualified for Phase 1 of the BLAST R6 Major Atlanta:

  • LOS (Brazil)
  • Wolves Esports (Europe)
  • Spacestation Gaming (North America)
  • Bleed Esports (Asia)
  • Knights (LATAM)
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas (Brazil)
  • Alpha Atheris (LATAM)
  • CYCLOPS athlete gaming (Japan)
  • SANDBOX Gaming (South Korea)
  • Crest Gaming (Japan)
  • G2 Esports (Europe)
  • DarkZero Esports (North America)
  • FURY (Asia)
  • Talon Esports (South Korea)
  • Team Bliss (Oceania)
  • Geekay Esports (MENA)

The 16 teams will compete in 4 groups of 4 in a GSL groups format: 

This phase will be played across two days with a combination of Bo1 and Bo3 for elimination matches. The top two teams from each group will move forward into Phase 2 of the BLAST R6 Major Atlanta.

[R6ES] - Your Guide to the BLAST R6 Major Atlanta 2023 - ATL Major Phase1 Format

Phase 2: November 3 to November 7

Phase 2 will feature 16 teams, the 8 teams that have directly qualified through their regional programs and the 8 teams that battled their way through Phase 1. 

Here are the 8 teams already qualified for Phase 2 of the Major: 

  • M80 (North America)
  • w7m esports (Brazil)
  • Virtus.pro (Europe)
  • Soniqs (North America)
  • FaZe Clan (Brazil)
  • Team BDS (Europe)
  • Dplus KIA (South Korea)
  • SCARZ (Japan)

Phase 2 will run for 5 days and will follow a Swiss tournament format, with matches played in a combination of Bo1 and Bo3 for elimination matches. After each match during this phase, teams move on to play against teams that have the same win/loss ratio, until only 8 teams remain.  

The 8 surviving teams from Phase 2 will move on to Phase 3. 

[R6ES] - Your Guide to the BLAST R6 Major Atlanta 2023 - ATL Major Phase2 Format

Phase 3: November 10 to November 12

Phase 3 will take place in front of a live audience at the Gas South Arena. The top 8 teams so far in the competition will face off in a Bo3 single elimination bracket. 

The Grand Final will be a Bo5 match to decide the champions of the BLAST R6 Major Atlanta. 

[R6ES] - Your Guide to the BLAST R6 Major Atlanta 2023 - ATL Major Phase3 Format




schedule

[R6ES] - Your Guide to the BLAST R6 Major Atlanta 2023 - ATL Major Phase1 schedule




activities at the event

BLAST R6 Major Atlanta 2023 Merch Store

Get your official Atlanta Major merch in the shop on-site. The store will be open on:  

  • Friday, November 10 from 10 AM until 9 PM.  
  • Saturday, November 11 from 11 AM until 9 PM.   
  • Sunday, November 12 from 11:30 AM until 9 PM. 

The following items will be available on-site: 

  • Tshirts
  • Hoodies
  • Caps
  • Posters

[R6ES] - Your Guide to the BLAST R6 Major Atlanta 2023 - ATL Major Merch

Free to play area

Come and play Rainbow Six Siege with other attendees in our Free Play Area, which will be open on: 

  • Friday, November 10 from Midday until 7 PM.
  • Saturday, November 11 from Midday until 7 PM.  
  • Sunday, November 12 from Midday until 7 PM.  

Retro Gaming Area

Get ready to take a trip down memory lane in our Retro Gaming Area! Check out some of the most iconic Rainbow Six titles on both console and PC, including Raven Shield, Vegas, Vegas 2, and others.

The Retro Gaming Area will be open on: 

  • Friday, November 10 from Midday until 7 PM.
  • Saturday, November 11 from Midday until 7 PM.
  • Sunday, November 12 from Midday until 7 PM.

Professional Teams Meet & Greets:

Professional teams will be taking part in meet & greets throughout the event. These will be organised around the teams' schedules on-site. Follow us on X at @R6esports for the meet & greet updates.




cosplay

We're excited to welcome cosplayers on-site for the BLAST R6 Major Atlanta 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 which can be found in the cosplay guidelines.
  • Must not contain any symbols or markings forbidden by local legislation.
  • Must be inspected and validated by on-site security personnel.
  • Must be kept covered or hidden during transportation to the venue.
  • Prop weapons must be easily distinguishable as fake from 20 feet or 6 meters away must be soft and flexible

East Suite Entrance will be the unique entrance used for all Cosplayers. Re-entrance to the venue is allowed but will be subject to security search.

Facial covering such as gas masks, shields, goggles, costume mask etc, must be removed during the search upon entry into the venue.

Please consider changing into your costume at the venue. Changing rooms will be made available on-site at the East Suite Entrance.

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 BLAST R6 Major Atlanta.

List of channels that will stream the three Phases:




watch parties 

The BLAST R6 Major Atlanta will feature online Watch Parties. Stay tuned on X at @R6esports for more information on the list of selected streamers and content creators broadcasting the event.




pro team bundles and weapon skins sale

From November 3 to November 13, we are offering you a 20% discount on Pro Team Bundles and Weapon Skins purchasable directly in the Esports page of the in-game store.

[R6ES] - Your Guide to the BLAST R6 Major Atlanta 2023 - ATL Major Discount




twitch drops

Tune in on our channels and earn Twitch Drops for the Blast R6 Major Atlanta! There will be no duplicates and viewers will earn Battle Pass points for the currently active Battle Pass instead.

Packs will drop accordingly:

  • Phase 1

    • From October 31 to November 1, viewers can earn 1 pack after 3 hours of watch time, with a max cap of 1 pack per day.

  • Phase 2

    • From November 3 to November 7, viewers can earn 1 pack after 3 hours of watch time, with a max cap of 1 pack per day.

  • Phase 3

    • On November 10, viewers can earn 1 pack after 3 hours of watch time, with a max cap of 1 pack on that day.
    • On November 11, viewers can earn 1 pack after 3 hours of watch time, with a max cap of 1 pack on that day. 
    • On November 12, viewers can earn 1 pack after 1 hour of watch time, and a second pack after 3 hours of watch time, with a max cap of 2 packs on this day.

Here is the content for the Drops for this event:

MP7 Set - items dropping individually

  • S.I. 2023 Charm
  • S.I. 2023 Weapon Skin for MP7

Nomad Set - items dropping individually

  • SIX INVITATIONAL 2023 Uniform
  • SIX INVITATIONAL 2023 Headgear

Lesion Set - items dropping individually

  • ESPORTS LESION Charm
  • LETHAL TRANQUILITY Headgear
  • LETHAL TRANQUILITY Uniform
  • HIGH-OCTANE WISDOM Weapon Skin for T-5 SMG

Ash Set - items dropping individually

  • ESPORTS ASH Charm
  • BOISTEROUS INSIGHT Uniform
  • BOISTEROUS INSIGHT Headgear
  • VERBOSE PERSISTENCE Weapon Skin for R4-C

Rook Set - items dropping individually

  • CHECKMATE Weapon Skin for P90
  • ADAPTABLE ADEPT Headgear
  • ADAPTABLE ADEPT Uniform
  • ESPORTS ROOK Charm

Zofia Set - items dropping individually

  • UNWAVERING Weapon Skin for LMG-E
  • NO SUMMIT TOO HIGH Headgear
  • NO SUMMIT TOO HIGH Uniform
  • ESPORTS ZOFIA Charm

Valkyrie Set - items dropping individually

  • PROVING GROUNDS Weapon Skin for MPX
  • ACHIEVEMENT STACKING Headgear
  • ACHIEVEMENT STACKING Uniform
  • ESPORTS VALKYRIE Charm

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 10 distinct campaigns during the Major, corresponding to each Playday of the competition, from October 31 to November 12. 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.




prize pool & global standings points

Total prize pool of the BLAST R6 Major Atlanta: $750,000.

The total prize pool is divided into 2 categories: a Team Participation Prize and a Team Performance Prize.

As part of the Team Participation Prize, each team will receive $7,000 in prize money for qualifying and competing in the event.

The Team Performance Prize will be awarded as follows, based on the final rankings in the competition:

  • 1st place: $200,000
  • 2nd place: $80,000
  • 3rd
    • 4th place: $40,000
  • 5th
    • 8th place: $20,000
  • 9th
    • 11th place: $13,000
  • 12th
    • 14th place: $11,000
  • 15th
    • 16th place: $9,000
  • 17th
    • 20th place: $7,500
  • 21st
    • 24th place: $5,500

The 24 teams competing during the Major will also have the opportunity to earn points in the Global Standings to qualify for the Six Invitational 2024. Each team will be awarded the following points based on their final placement:

  • 1st place: 350 points
  • 2nd place: 260 points
  • 3rd
    • 4th place: 200 points
  • 5th
    • 8th place: 140 points
  • 9th
    • 11th place: 105 points
  • 12th
    • 14th place: 85 points
  • 15th
    • 16th place: 75 points
  • 17th
    • 20th place: 55 points
  • 21st
    • 24th place: 35 points



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. Please find the venue's health & safety guidelines: https://www.gassouthdistrict.com/event-security

Cosplay is encouraged but will be subject to additional screening and restrictions.

Every participant will be subject to a search by security.




privacy & image rights

By entering the BLAST R6 Major Atlanta premise, please acknowledge that you may be filmed by Ubisoft and/or Blast and/or their production agencies creating content about Rainbow Six Esports and the BLAST R6 Major Atlanta.

Ubisoft and/or Blast and/or their partnered production agencies 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 BLAST R6 Major Atalanta premise means you consent to being filmed by Ubisoft and/or Blast and/or their partnered production agencies 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 

You may exercise your rights regarding your personal data by creating a Data Request here: https://support.ubisoft.com/faqs/35367/

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