TUNE IN ON AUGUST 4th TO WATCH THE ASIA-PACIFIC SIX AUGUST 2020 MAJOR ONLINE
Sydney, AUSTRALIA – July 30, 2020 – Today, Ubisoft® announced that thirteen of the best Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege pro teams from the Asia-Pacific region will compete online at the Asia-Pacific Six August 2020 Major, taking place from August 4th to 9th. The competition will cater to the specific structure of the Asia-Pacific region, with three independent online tournaments for the North Division, Oceania and South Asia, where teams will compete for the crown as well as their share of the USD$125,000 total prize pool. The detailed prize pool split is available here.
In the North Division, the six highest placing teams will compete in a single elimination bracket, with the top two ranking teams of the North Division league starting directly in the Semi Finals:
- Giants Gaming
- Guts Gaming
- Xavier Esports
- Fav Gaming
The top three teams from the Oceanic Nationals will compete in a single elimination tournament with Wildcard starting directly in the Grand Finale:
- Wildcard Gaming
- Pittsburgh Knights
In South Asia, the four best teams from the South Asia Nationals will enter a single elimination bracket:
- Union Gaming
- KIRA E-Sports
To watch the action, tune in at the following times:
- Tuesday, August 4th starting at 6PM AEST: North Division Quarter Finals (Bo3)
- Wednesday, August 5th starting at 6PM AEST: North Division Semi-Finals (Bo3)
- Thursday, August 6th starting at 6PM AEST: Oceania Preliminary Final between Okami and Pittsburgh Knights (Bo3)
- Thursday, August 6th starting at 9:30PM AEST: South Asia Semi-Finals (Bo3)
- Friday, August 7th starting at 9:30PM AEST: South Asia Grand Finale (Bo5)
- Saturday, August 8th starting at 5PM AEST: Oceania Grand Finale (Bo5)
- Sunday, August 9th starting at 6PM AEST: North Division Grand Finale (Bo5)
Fans watching the events online on Twitch will have the opportunity to win in-game Charms via Twitch Drops. Six levels of exclusive Charms will be included in the Twitch Drops. More details can be found here.
More details on the Asia-Pacific Six August 2020 Major are available here.
The Asia-Pacific Six August 2020 Major will be followed by the Latin-American Major starting August 7th, the North American Major starting August 14 and, finally, the European Major starting August 21. More information on each regional online event will be shared soon.
For more information about Rainbow Six esports, please visit rainbow6.com/esports.
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. Each regional league ties into a coherent global program, one unique race towards a qualification for the Six Invitational. 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 a new and 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. A notable exception to the global structure will be the first Season of 2020. As the transition and sunset of the legacy Pro League program, this year will shorten the program to only 2 stages with two Six Majors this year.
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