TUNE IN FOR THE START OF THE TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX INVITATIONAL 2022 ON FEBRUARY 8

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TUNE IN FOR THE START OF THE TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX® INVITATIONAL 2022 ON FEBRUARY 8

The Six Invitational 2022 will see 20 of the world’s best teams compete for the title of World Champions and feature updates on the future of the game and its esports scene

Sydney, Australia – February 3, 2022 – Today, Ubisoft announced that the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Invitational 2022 will take place from February 8 to 20. After a season-long race, the top 20 teams worldwide are preparing for the most awaited event of the year in Rainbow Six Esports with hopes of claiming the title of World Champions and lifting the coveted hammer. Due to recent regulations and event restrictions in Quebec, Canada, where the Six Invitational 2022 was scheduled to take place, the event has been relocated to Stockholm, Sweden. With the health and safety of our pro players, fans, staff, and partners as our first priority, the event will be held in a LAN environment following strict sanitary measures and will not have any on-site audience.

More than just a tournament, the Six Invitational is a special moment for the entire Siege family, host to breathtaking matchups, community events, and exciting news as the game enters a new year. On top of the competition, the event will also feature reveal panels announcing details on the next season of Rainbow Six Siege on February 19 and updates on the future of the game and its esports scene during the Year 7 Roadmap on February 20.

Additionally, for its sixth edition, selected streamers and content creators will have the opportunity to provide an extra viewing experience of the Six Invitational on their own channels, as part of Ubisoft’s new online Watch Party Program. As a new opportunity opened for the Six Invitational 2022, the Watch Party program aims to offer more ways for the Rainbow Six community to enjoy some of their favourite esports content.

The competition will kick off with the Group Stage, where the 20 qualified teams will be divided into 4 groups of 5 teams, with the top 4 teams from each group advancing to the Playoffs.

  • February 8 – 12: Group Stage.
  • February 14 – 16 & February 18 – 19: Playoffs, with a rest day on February 17.
  • February 20: Grand Final.

Here are the 20 teams that will compete during the Six Invitational 2022:

  • Team oNe Esports (Latin America)
  • Team BDS (Europe)
  • Team Liquid (Latin America)
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas (Latin America)
  • Soniqs (North America)
  • Oxygen Esports (North America)
  • FaZe Clan (Latin America)
  • Elevate (Asia-Pacific)
  • Natus Vincere (Europe)
  • Spacestation Gaming (North America)
  • Team Empire (Europe)
  • DarkZero Esports (North America)
  • DWG KIA (Asia-Pacific)
  • FURIA Esports (Latin America)
  • SANDBOX GAMING (Asia-Pacific)
  • Rogue (Europe)
  • Cyclops athlete Gaming (Asia-Pacific Qualifier)
  • MNM Gaming (European Qualifier)
  • TSM FTX (North American Qualifier)
  • MIBR (Latin American Qualifier)

In addition to the competition, the Six Invitational will also include a charity Showmatch featuring 10 of the finest content creators from the Rainbow Six Siege community, competing for a USD $50,000 prize pool to be fully donated to SpecialEffect. The match has been pre-recorded and will be broadcast live on stream on February 19 at 2:30AM AEDT.

More details about the Six Invitational 2022 such as competitive format details, schedules, online Watch Party program, health and safety measures, Twitch Drops, merchandising and more, are available in the Event Guide: https://rainbow6.com/SI2022EventGuide

For more information about Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Esports, please visit http://www.rainbow6.com/esports and follow us at https://twitter.com/R6esports and https://instagram.com/R6esports.

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About the Rainbow Six Esports Global Program
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege’s Esports includes 4 main regions, Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. All four regions run in parallel their own dedicated regional leagues, all feeding into one unique and global race towards a qualification for the Six Invitational, the pinnacle of the Rainbow Six Siege competitive year. As teams across the four regions face off in regional and global competitions, featuring 3 Majors and regional leagues, they will be ranked based on an in-depth point system that rewards sustained performance. Each competitive Season runs for nearly a year, from March through the following February. Each Season will be divided into 4 quarters. The first three quarters correspond to the 3 “Stages” of the regional leagues and conclude with a Six Major bringing together 16 of the world’s best teams – four per region across the four regions. Each stage awards prize money and points for the Global Standings. The Global Standings determine the sixteen teams earning a spot to the annual Six Invitational. Following the 3 stages, the last quarter of the season will be dedicated to regional finals and relegations. The season will then conclude with the Six Invitational that will crown the world’s best team. Four additional teams will also have a chance to qualify for the Six Invitational through Regional Open Qualifiers, making the Six invitational a 20-team competition.

About Ubisoft 

Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, For Honor, Just Dance, Watch Dogs, and Tom Clancy’s video game series including Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six and The Division. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2020-21 fiscal year, Ubisoft generated net bookings of €2,241 million. To learn more, please visit: http://www.ubisoftgroup.com

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