The concluding event of an exciting and hugely competitive BLAST R6 season has been confirmed. Ubisoft announced September 22 that the Six Invitational 2024 will be held in Brazil from Feb. 13 to 25, 2024. The LAN Playoffs Stage 2 will be open to the public and played at the Ginasio Do Ibirapuera in São Paulo.
This iconic event will be the culmination of an incredible year of R6 gaming and it is viewed by many as the king of Rainbow Six tournaments, as it is the one which will crown the World Champions.
Let’s learn a little more about the tournament and how it will be organised.
Which R6 Teams will be invited to the Event?
With the BLAST R6 season already well underway, it will be the top 20 teams that occupy those spots in the Global Standings at the end of the season who will be invited to participate in the tournament. The Global Standings will be finalized following the BLAST R6 Atlanta Major taking place between Oct. 30 and Nov. 12, 2023.
Some of the big names occupying places inside the Top 20 of the Global Standings at present include leaders w7m esports, second-placed Dplus as well as some familiar names from other esports disciplines including Team Liquid, FaZe Clan, G2 Esports, FURY, Virtus.Pro and Ninjas in Pyjamas.
Certainly, these are the teams that you would expect to feature prominently in the early Rainbow Six betting for the tournament.
Six Invitational 2024 Schedule
The Six Invitational 2024 tournament itself will be played across three different rounds, with just the final set of playoff games available to the public to watch.
Group Stages (Feb. 13-17, 2024)
It all begins on February 13th with the Group Stages of the tournament, which will see the 20 teams invited to compete facing off over five days of action to try and earn a spot in the playoffs.
The teams will play each other once in four groups of five teams, with the top four teams in each of the four groups moving into the Playoffs Stage 1. Only the bottom team in each group will be eliminated at this stage.
The group stage concludes on February 17, 2024.
Playoffs Stages 1 & 2 (Feb. 19-25, 2024)
There is then a rest day on the 18th before we begin the first of two playoff series. The first of which will run from February 19 to 21.
The Playoffs Stage 1 will see the 16 teams enter a double elimination bracket, where all matches will be played over a best-of-three format and every team will get a second chance to remain in the competition after their first defeat.
Stage 1 will see the teams whittled down from 16 to the last six. These six teams will then move on to the Playoffs Stage 2.
These first two parts of the tournament are not open to the public.
However, when the final Playoffs Stage 2 starts on February 23, the Ginasio do Ibirapuera will be open for fans to join in and watch the best Rainbow Six Siege teams battle it out to become World Champions and claim the biggest share of a $3,000,000 prize pool.
The Grand Final will be contested over a best-of-five format to decide the new World Champions.
The event is sure to be of interest to those who enjoy esports betting in Brazil as the finest teams in the world of Rainbow 6 Siege compete to become the best of the best!