2021 Rainbow Six International Going to France

Prepare for the biggest tournament of the year.
Prepare for the biggest tournament of the year. Ubisoft

Ubisoft has confirmed that the Six Invitational 2021 is going to be held in Paris, France. This tournament serves as the World Championship of Rainbow Six Siege. The fifth edition of this competition is set from February 9 to 21.

Being held in Paris marks the first time the tournament won’t be in Montreal. It’s also the game’s first biggest tourney played offline and without an audience due to the pandemic.

Having no live audience isn’t a surprise since 2020 with many big titles held lots of offline esports events. Ubisoft announced that the rather strict sanitary safety measures are more than proof that they are putting “the health and well-being of our pro players, staff, partners and fans,” as its top priority.

Ubisoft continued that over the past few months, they have been working with different organizations to come up with a competitive offline environment that’s controlled, safe, and in line with the guidelines being put out by both health organizations and local authorities.

The Six Invitational features 20 of the best teams in the world coming from four main regions, which are:

  • Group A
    • BDS Esport
    • Cloud9
    • CYCLOPS athlete gaming
    • DarkZero Esports
    • FaZe Clan
    • FURIA Esports
    • G2 Esports
    • Team Empire
    • Team Liquid
    • Team oNe eSports
  • Group B
    • Altiora
    • Giants Gaming
    • MIBR
    • Mkers
    • Ninjas in Pyjamas
    • Oxygen Esports
    • Spacestation Gaming
    • TSM
    • Virtus.pro
    • Wildcard Gaming

The Group Stage is from February 9 to 14 with the top eight from each group making it to the Playoffs, which is from February 17 to 21.

There’s no question that the Six Invitational is the biggest tournament of the year. However, it also marks the beginning of the new year for Rainbow Six Siege. During the 2021 Six Invitational, the community is going to get a peek at what the development team is planning for Year 6. That means Ubisoft will tackle both the esports scene and the game itself using developer panels. There’s even a Showmatch that involves some of the best content creators of the Rainbow Six Siege community.

Learn more about the 2021 Six Invitational here.

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