LONDON, UK— JULY 12TH 2018 — Today, Ubisoft® announced that in just over a month from now, fans will be able to witness a worldwide selection of sixteen of the best Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® teams compete at the Six Major Paris, taking place from August 17th to 19th in Paris, France. After all Diamond Passes were sold out in a few hours, fans can still acquire the last remaining 3-Day Standard Passes, available at the price of 60€, as a new wave of tickets have just been released. The Six Major Paris is the biggest ever event organised in Europe for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six esports. After an intense group stage from August 13th to 15th, the eight qualifying teams will face off during the Major’s final phase, held at the Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles, Hall 4.
Each and every fan attending the event will be granted an in-game Six Major Paris charm, and will have the chance to take part in exclusive activities on site in a dedicated Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Village. This unique area, which the various settings are inspired by the most iconic Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six maps, will allow fans to play the game’s latest content, attend masterclasses with pro players and other talent, compete in drone races, customise their own Rainbow Six jerseys and much more. Six Major Paris tickets can be bought from this website: https://rainbow6.ubisoft.com/siege/en-gb/esports/six-major.aspx
The Six Major Paris will also allow Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six fans to get their hands on exclusive Six Major merchandise and have exclusive access to Six Collection Series 2 figurines. These elements are available right now in limited quantities via a ‘Click & Collect’ system – fans can pre-book items via the following website and collect them during the Six Major Paris, August 17th – 19th: store-six-major.ubisoft.com. These items, among many others, will also be available on site during the Six Major Paris, in limited quantities. Disclaimer: to be able to collect these items or purchase them on site, fans must have their ticket for the Six Major Paris.
The Six Major Paris will also be the occasion for more announcements on both Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege Year 3 game updates and the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six esports scene itself. Make sure to follow the competition on Ubisoft’s broadcast channels to watch all the matches live and have all details on our major announcements and reveals: https://www.twitch.tv/rainbow6
Out of 16 teams, 14 have already qualified for the Six Major Paris, and the two remaining teams will be revealed this weekend as part of the Asia-Pacific Six Major qualifier in Sydney, and the Dreamhack Valencia, in Spain. Here is the complete list of teams:
PRO LEAGUE SEASON 7 FINALISTS
- PENTA Sports (EU)
- Millennium (France)
- Team Liquid (Brazil)
- FaZe Clan (Brazil)
- Evil Geniuses (US)
- Rogue (US)
- Fnatic (Australia)
- Nora-Rengo (Japan)
SIX MAJOR QUALIFIERS
- I Don’t Know (EU)
- OrgLess* (Germany)
- Ninjas in Pyjamas (Brazil)
- Immortals (Brazil)
- Obey Alliance (US)
- TBC (Asia-Pacific)
FRENCH CUP WINNER
- Mock-it (France)
DREAMHACK VALENCIA WINNER
These sixteen teams will be competing for a total prize pool of $350,000.
The Six Major Paris is part of the new Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Pro League format announced back in January, that kicked off last June with the launch of Pro League Season 8. Each Year will now be comprised of two six-month long Pro League Seasons (June-November and December-May), punctuated by two Majors: the traditional Six Invitational in February, and a new summer rendezvous, the Six Major, the first edition of which will take place in Paris. Additional details on Years 2018-2020 Pro League format can be found here.
*Temporary name for the roster, competing under the Charity Nerds name this weekend in Valencia
About Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
Inspired by real-world counter-terrorist organizations, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege puts players in the middle of lethal close-quarter confrontations. For the first time in a Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six game, players will engage in sieges, a new style of assault where enemies have the means to transform their environments into modern strongholds while Rainbow Six teams lead the assault to breach the enemy’s position. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege gives players unprecedented control over their ability to fortify their position by reinforcing walls and floors, using barbed wire and deployable shields, laying mines and more, or to breach the enemies’ position using observation drones, setting charges, rappelling and more. The fast pace and uniqueness of each siege sets a new bar for intense firefights, strategic gameplay and competitive gaming.
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2016–17 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,460 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.
Date published: 13/07/18
Written by: Joseph Opoku
Source: (1) From: Ubisoft, Re: Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege [Gamespress Press Release]