Six Masters 2020 and Melbourne Esports Open Finalists Announced

Ubisoft has announced that the Rainbow Six Siege esports league — the Six Masters — will be returning in 2020 for the ANZ region. Split 1 will commence early in 2020 and the announcement comes hot on the heels of the revealing of the finalists for the Six Masters 2019.

The eight finalists will compete at the Melbourne Esports Open at Margaret Court Arena to determine the winner of the Six Masters 2019.

The event will take place from August 30 through September 1 and will see the winning team walking away with $20,000 AUD. A grand total of $50,000 AUD is up for grabs.

Six Masters 2019

The eight finalists are;

  • ACME Association
  • Fury Australia
  • Mindfreak
  • Oddity
  • Orgless
  • Rhythm
  • Team SiNister

The matches will be livestreamed and will commence at 5pm AEST on Friday, August 30 with Rhythm vs 0RGL3SS. On Day One of the Melbourne Esports Open on Saturday, August 31, 2019, the matches will commence at 10 am with ACME vs Mindfreak.

The remaining matches will take place as follows

  • Saturday, August 30, (MEO Day 1)
    • 1:35pm – Sinister vs FURY
    • 5:10pm – FNATIC vs Oddity
  • Sunday, September 1 (MEO Day 2)
    • 9:00am – Semi-Final #1
    • 12:35pm – Semi-Final #2
    • 4:10pm – Grand Final

I spoke to Brandon ‘Raven’ Langiano, the coach and manager for Oddity Esports and I asked him how he felt going up against FNATIC in the first round.

We’ve always matched up relatively well against Fnatic. So over the last four maps, we’ve competed against them in the pro league.

We’ve drawn against them on three and then we got smacked on one.
It’s a relatively good ratio.

Unfortunately not as many wins as we’d like, but we know that we can match with them as long as we play our game. So we feel relatively confident that on land we can compete with them and definitely have a shot at beating them. I personally feel really good about playing Fnatic.

Langiano isn’t flippant when it comes to playing FNATIC, he simply believes that Oddity has the skills and strategies to be able to win. He also has a very personal reason for wanting to win.

The personal part of it for me is my first coaching appearance was actually at Six Masters last year at PAX for DarkSided and that was against Fnatic.

And we lost to them on the third map in a best of three in overtime. It was super close.

I personally have this inner motivation to finally get revenge with them after like a year to beat them at land. So yeah, I’d love to knock them out in quarters.

Whatever happens, you can bet that the Six Masters 2019 at Melbourne Esports Open is going to be great to watch. You’ll be able to tune into the action at these links if you’re not attending the MEO in person.

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Leo Stevenson
Leo Stevenson
I've been playing games for the past 27 years and have been writing for almost as long. Combining two passions in the way I'm able is a true privilege. PowerUp! is a labour of love and one I am so excited to share.

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