Ubisoft provided multiple updates for the Six Invitational 2021, Regional Finals 2020, and the Rainbow Six World Cup. We have an updated roadmap for Rainbow Six Siege’s esports scene with some delays and changes that are being implemented.
Rainbow Six Siege World Cup
The Rainbow Six Siege community was informed about the upcoming World Cup in September. Ubisoft revealed that teams and regions from all over the world can participate in the tournament. But with the COVID-19 situation showing no signs of slowing down, Ubisoft decided to delay the event. The first World Cup will take place in 2022.
The news may be shocking for fans as a two-year delay is substantial. It will be the very first Rainbow Six Siege World Cup, and Ubisoft stated that it wants to properly plan for the event. The esports team informed the fans that the esports fanbase will be taken care of through systems like Rainbow Six Share. In-game purchases made by fans will allow Ubisoft to work on the sports events that are planned and make the World Cup a success.
Updated Rainbow Six Siege Esports Roadmap
With just a few months left for the season, the Rainbow Six Siege competitive community can expect some more events. The remaining Regional Finals will decide which teams make it to the final placements and participate in the Six Invitational.
In the upcoming Regional Finals, Europe will have its matches scheduled between January 15 and January 17 for the top four teams. The final rankings in the Regional finals will decide the top four teams. There will be three online tournaments for the APAC region between January 8 and January 10. The North American region will see their finals split into two regions – the Americas and Canada. The Canada Finals are scheduled on, but the Rainbow Six Siege Americas finals do not have any dates yet. The Latin-American Finals will be split into multiple regions due to the pandemic situation in Brazil.
Six Invitational 2021
Rainbow Six Siege’s biggest tournament is the Six Invitational. The latest iteration of the tournament is scheduled for February 2021. With four teams from four regions competing to become World Champions, the tournament will be an in-person LAN event. Ubisoft is taking precautionary measures to ensure a safe experience. Players and staff will be allowed at the event but fans will not be able to come to watch the matches live.
According to the updated roadmap, 16 Rainbow Six Siege teams will qualify via the Global Points standings. Four other teams can qualify via the Open Qualifiers in December with only one slot being allotted per region. All unqualified teams can start registering for the Six Invitational Open Qualifiers from December 2.