Rainbow Six Siege Allied Esports Las Vegas Minor 2019 Begins Today

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A total of 16 teams are ready to battle it out at the Rainbow Six Siege Allied Esports Las Vegas 2019 competition. The contest begins today, with the championships scheduled for Sunday. The tournament has a prize pool of $75,000.

For the teams, the prize money is is only a bonus, since winning the Minor gives an automatic slot to the Six Major Raleigh 2019 in August.

The teams participating are:

  • Europe
    • Chaos Esports Club (Invite)
    • PENTA (Invite)
    • Team Secret (Invite)
    • Team Vitality (Invite)
    • LeStream Esport (Qualifier)
  • North America
    • ‘92 Dream Team (Invite)
    • DarkZero Esports (Invite)
    • Disrupt Gaming (Invite)
    • Rise Nation (Invite)
    • Rogue (Invite)
    • Susquehanna Soniqs (Invite)
    • Spacestation Gaming (Qualifier)
  • Latin America
    • Ninjas in Pyjamas (Invite)
    • Team Liquid (Invite)
    • Team oNe eSports (Qualifier)
  • Asia-Pacific
    • Aerowolf (APAC Invite)

The tournament begins with the Group Stage today, which follows the Swiss System. This is the same rule used in CS:GO tournaments. All matches in this stage are best-of one, with the top eight moving forward to the Playoffs. The bottom eight teams are eliminated. What this means under the Swiss Format is that two teams are expected to get a 3-0 standing, two teams at 3-1, and four teams at 3-2.

The first round of the Group Stage feature match-ups drawn at random. After the first round, the team with 1-0 standing are again drawn randomly, similar to those with 0-1. This random seeding is followed until the top eight teams are determined.

The playoffs are single elimination and are played under a best-of three format.

The first set of matches are scheduled at 3:10 p.m. EDT and include:

  • NiP vs LSE
  • DarkZero vs Aerowolf
  • PENTA vs 92DT
  • Secret vs Soniqs

The second set of matches take place at 4:25 p.m. EDT and feature:

  • Chaos vs SSG
  • Rogue vs oNe
  • Liquid vs DG
  • Rise vs Vitality

The tops teams to watch out for in this tournament are:

  • Aerowolf
    • The sole APAC team in the tournament, the team has a strong history of making an upset in the competitive scene.
  • Chaos Esports Club
    • Despite consistently being in the middle, the team has surprised the region by lately being in the top half.
  • DarkZero
    • Considered the number two team in NA, the team has one of the best players in the region on its roster.
  • Rogue
    • This NA team has appeared in almost all tournaments in 2018. However, their performance has dropped with the intense competition in 2019. It would be good to see if Rogue manages to overcome the hurdle and grab the win.

So who do you think will grab the title? Let us know in the comments below.

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