Three years since its release, Rainbow Six Siege’s competitive scene is bigger than ever. The upcoming Six Invitational 2019 event features 16 best teams in the world compete for the World Champion title.
Six Invitational 2019
Two weeks before the main event, Ubisoft has released a handy “survival guide” for the Six Invitational. We now know the event schedule, team groups, as well as the requirements for the Twitch Drops.
First up, we have the event schedule. Aside from the quarter-final matches, February 15th will host the first two “Behind The Siege” documentary segments. On the following day, the semi-finals will be conducted and the “To Win It All” documentary will premiere. On the third and last day of the Six Invitational, the grand final will take place, and Ubisoft will reveal the new season alongside the Year 4 roadmap.
Unlike the past three years, Ubisoft is taking their time with the Year 4 roadmap. Despite that, the year 4 season pass was made available to purchase a few weeks ago.
As a result of the ‘Pilot Program‘, this year’s prize pool for the Six Invitational is much heftier. Last Summer, the Rainbow Six Siege Pilot Program took off with a myriad of pro team-themed cosmetics. The revenue generated from the charms, uniforms, and weapon skins was used to grow the prize pool to a whopping $2,000,000. This is a huge increase when compared to the $500,000 from last year’s Six Invitational. The distribution of the prize pool is as follows:
1st Place: 40%
2nd Place: 16%
3rd & 4th Place: 8% each
5th – 8th Place: 4% each
10th – 12th Place: 2% each
13th – 16th Place: 1% each
As with all Rainbow Six Siege pro league events, Ubisoft is promoting viewership by offering limited time cosmetics in the form of charms. All players are eligible for the Twitch Drops, which will begin on February 15th and run through February 17th.
All you need to do to get the charms is watch the event live stream on Twitch for a certain amount of hours. If you haven’t already, you’ll first need to sync your Twitch and Uplay accounts. The charms are based on the in-game ranks, with the lowest being Copper, and the highest Diamond.
Copper: 1 hours of viewing
Bronze: 5 hours of viewing
Silver: 10 hours of viewing
Gold: 15 hours of viewing
Platinum: 20 hours of viewing
Diamond: 25 hours of viewing
Attendees should check out Ubisoft’s survival guide to learn more about on-site activities, which include merchandise, demo booths, meet and greets, and more. Tickets for the Six Invitational 2019 are on sale right now.