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Rainbow 6: Six Invitational 2021 – Teams, Format, Prizepool and much more

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Six Invitationals 2021

The sixth season of the annual professional Rainbow Six Siege tournament hosted by Ubisoft has started. For past years, the event has been taking place in Montreal, the high-end Ubisoft studio developed to work on the game. While the event takes place in Montreal every year, it has been shifted to Paris due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. There will be no audience at this event and it will be the first major offline Rainbow Six event since the pandemic started.

Initially, the Invitationals were planned to start from February 9th to 21st, 2021. But due to the massive effect of the pandemic around the globe, it shifted from May 11th to 23rd, 2021. This is a closed event where we will see 18 of the 20 qualified rosters play on LAN in the first international competition since the 2020 Invitational.

TEAMS OVERVIEW

A total of 18 teams qualified for the Six Invitationals 2021. 14 had qualified via the SI point standings, based on their performances across 2020.

  • BDS Esport
  • TSM
  • Giants Gaming
  • Cloud9
  • Team Liquid
  • DarkZero Esports
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • Spacestation Gaming
  • Team oNe Esports
  • Team Empire
  • FaZe Clan
  • Oxygen Esports
  • MIBR
  • G2 Esports

Four other teams,  qualified via the regional open qualifiers.

  • CYCLOPS athlete gaming
  • Mkers
  • Parabellum Esports
  • FURIA Esports

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, two teams were unable to attend the LAN event after qualifying for the tournament.

  • Wildcard Gaming – The team was not been given the green light to travel by their government.
  • Virtus.Pro – Two of their players, Alan “Rask” Ali and Andrey “Andreezy” Baviyan were tested positive for COVID-19.

PRIZE POOL

This year Six Invitationals has a massive prize pool of $3,000,000 USD distributed among the teams. Here is the distribution of the prize pool.

1. $1,000,000 USD
2. $450,000 USD
3. $240,000 USD
4. $170,000 USD
5-6. $135,000 USD
7-8. $105,000 USD
9-12. $75,000 USD
13-16. $55,000 USD
17-18. $40,000 USD

DNP ($30,000 USD) – Wildcard Gaming, Virtus.Pro

FORMAT

GROUP STAGE

  • Two round-robin format groups
      • Each group has 10 teams
      • All teams play each other once
      • All matches are Bo1
  • The top 4 teams from each group proceed to the upper bracket of the Playoffs
    • Due to Group B only having 8 teams left
      • 5th-9th from Group A proceeds to the lower bracket of the Playoffs
      • 5th-7th from Group B proceeds to the lower bracket of the Playoffs
    • Scoring system: win gives 1 point and defeat gives 0 point

PLAYOFFS

  • Double-Elimination bracket
  • All matches (excl. Grand Final) are Bo3
  • The Grand Final is B05
  • The upper bracket winner will have a 1 map advantage in the Grand Final
Yush Gaming
Yush is an engineer, gamer, esports enthusiast and a writer by hobby. He has been following esport gaming from a couple of years making him immensely knowledgeable in this field.

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