Rainbow Six Siege concludes Pro League Year 2 with massive international event, The Six Invitational
Rainbow Six Siege’s Pro League Year 2 is drawing to a close. To celebrate, Ubisoft is hosting a huge esports event in Montreal Canada. The Rainbow Six Siege Pro League The Six Invitational will see teams from across the world competing.
The Six Invitational is as its name suggests. Ubisoft has invited 16 of the world’s best teams to Montreal, Canada for a huge five-day event celebrating the anniversary of Rainbow Six Siege.
In addition to the esports competition the Rainbow Six Siege Pro League The Six Invitational will unveil both “Operation Chimera” and “Outbreak” content.
The Six Invitational Competition
The Six Invitational will see 16 teams from all four regions of the Pro league competing for a share of $500,000 USD. In total, Pro League Year 2 has seen a total prize pool of $1.25 million USD.
Australia’s very own Mindfreak qualified for the Six Invitational in January and will represent APAC in the tournament. Mindfreak will join Group B and face off against Team Liquid, Rogue and Room Factory.
The event is scheduled as follows;
- February 13-15: Group Phase
- February 16: Quarter Finals
- February 17: Semi Finals
- February 18: Grand Final
The Rainbow Six Siege Pro League The Six Invitational will provide details on Year 3, including, but not limited to, “Operation Chimera” and “Outbreak.”
A complete rundown of the 16 teams competing can be found below.
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The Six Invitational Teams
PENTA SPORTS (EU): the German organization can be ambitious. Despite their defeat in semi-finals against Black Dragons in Sao Paulo, the back-to-back winner of Pro League Seasons one and two can now count on Sha77e (ex-ENCE) as a premium addition to resume their dominance.
COUNTER LOGIC GAMING (NA): winner of the Six Invitational 2017 on Xbox, the former Elevate roster will compete this time on PC. Throughout Year 2, they proved the transition did not affect their performances, notably at Gamescom, just losing the Final against PENTA, which offered them a spot to the Six Invitational 2018.
ENCE (EU): brilliant winner of the last Pro League season in Sao Paulo, Willkey and his teammates proved to the whole scene that their LAN curse belongs to the past. They now aim at pulling off the same performance than Continuum last year : win a Pro League season and the Six Invitational.
BLACK DRAGONS (LATAM): one the main forces in Brazil, Black Dragons earned its spot for the Six Invitational via their impressive local results, winning Seasons 1 and 3 of the LATAM Pro League.
EVIL GENIUSES (NA): formerly known as Continuum, under which name they won the Six Invitational 2017, the team led by Canadian will be eager to show that their defeat against ENCE in Sao Paulo was just an accident.
EINS (APAC): winner of the first Pro League play-offs of the APAC region, the Japanese team will want to show more in Montreal than they did in Sao Paulo, and that the last three months helped them to step up their game.
ERA ETERNITY (NA): defeating team Reckless in the grand final of the NA qualifiers, eRa Eternity will show its new roster composed of seasoned players. A strong test for GurmyWormy and his teammates.
MINDFREAK (APAC): the Australian team emerged as strong victors in a tough contest for the APAC LAN Qualifiers. No stranger to the Invitational, having competed last year on Xbox, they are back this year on PC.
ROOM FACTORY (EU): the Russian side earned his spot to Montreal thanks to a solid showing during the Qualifiers. Competing in Challenger League, they are definitely not a team to be underestimated.
SUPREMACY (EU): the French team victory’s in the EU Qualifiers shows how stability is important in the Pro League, as they played together since August 2016, besides the strong addition of BriD in October 2017.
YEAH! GAMING (LATAM): The former Lanchonete roster is one of the nice surprises of these Qualifiers, in a LATAM region where competitors had names such as FaZe Clan, Team Liquid or BRK.
1UP ESPORT (EU): the German team, which has recently made its entry into the Pro League has been invited in Montreal following their great path and close defeat against Supremacy in the Finals of the EU Qualifiers.
FAZE CLAN (LATAM): the former FONTT roster showed its consistency throughout Year 2. As they reached two times the semi-finals of the Season Finals, GohaN and his team have been invited to compete in Montreal.
ROGUE (NA): invited to Montreal by Ubisoft, Rogue has always been considered as a strong contender to the Pro League Finals. For Year 2, they qualified for two back-to-back LAN events, but struggled against Brazilian teams.
TEAM LIQUID (LATAM): the former MOPA roster will be looking at proving their worth in the disputed group B of the Six Invitational. Invited by Ubisoft, they reached the Season 1 Final.
VITALITY (EU): the French side made its way to the Invitational by claiming victory in the Community Vote. Vitality has been involved in the scene since Season 1 Year 1 on Xbox One, but their PC roster was picked up in Year 2.