De første detaljene for neste sesong avslørt i Rainbow Six

Ubisoft has revealed the first details of the next competitive season in Rainbow Six. In particular, the organizers presented the details of the majors, the rules for the distribution of tickets to the championships, the general scheme of regional tournaments, and also changed the selection system for the Six Invitational.

Rainbow Six Majors by BLAST

The first details of the next season in Rainbow Six have been revealed. Photo 1

Two Majors will be organized during the season. The first one will take place in May in Copenhagen, while the second Major will take place in November in the United States of America.

From now on, Majors will be divided into three stages. Sixteen teams from nine regions will take part in the first stage:

At the end of the first stage, the eight best teams will move on to the second stage, joining the eight teams that qualified through the regional leagues:

At the end of the second stage, the eight best teams will advance to the playoffs, where they will compete for the right to become the winner of the Major. The total prize pool of each major will be $750,000.

It is reported that the organizers will evaluate the capabilities of each region and may change the regional distribution of participants in the future.

Regional leagues

Europe

In Europe, two options for qualifying for the Major will be offered: the Open Championship and the EU League, where ten partner teams will compete.

The Open Championship for Europe will be a kind of qualification, consisting of open qualifiers and a playoff stage. Based on the results of the open championship, four teams will advance to the Last Chance Qualifier.

The EU League will be played in a two-tier competitive format:

Ultimately, the winner of the Last Chance Qualifier also guarantees participation in the Major.

North America

In North America, there will also be two options for qualifying for the Major: the Open Championship and the NA League, where ten partner teams will compete. The general scheme is identical to the proposed option for Europe.

Brazil

Brazil will also offer two options for qualifying for the Major: the Open Championship and the Brazil League, where ten partner teams will compete. The general scheme is identical to the proposed options for Europe and North America.

Japan

Japan will also offer two options for qualifying for the Major: the Open Championship and the Japan League, where eight partner teams will compete. The winner of the Japan League will advance to the second stage of the major, while the second team from the Japan League and the winner of the Last Chance Qualifier will advance to the first stage of the major.

South Korea

South Korea will also offer two options for qualifying for the Major: the Open Championship and the South Korea League, where eight partner teams will compete. The selection system for the Major is identical to that proposed in Japan.

Latin America

In Latin America, there will also be two options for qualifying for the Major: open championships for both parts of Latin America and the LATAM League, where eight partner teams will compete. The champion of the LATAM League qualifies for the second stage of the major, while the winner of the Last Chance Qualifier will receive a place in the first stage of the major.

Southeast Asia

In Southeast Asia, two options for qualifying for the Major will also be offered: open championships for both parts of Southeast Asia and the Asia League, where sixteen partner teams will compete (eight participants for the South and North). The top two teams from the Last Chance Qualifier will qualify for the Major from the region.

Oceania

In Oceania, an open selection system will operate, from where seven teams will advance to the Oceania League. The winner of the Oceania League will receive a ticket to the Major.

Near East

There will also be an open selection system in the Middle East, from where seven teams will advance to the MENA League. The winner of the MENA League qualifies for the Major.

Changes in the selection system for the Six Invitational

During the 2023 season, teams will collect ranking points, which will serve as the main criterion for qualifying for the Six Invitational 2024, scheduled for February in Brazil. As a result, the top twenty teams of the season will receive tickets to the Six Invitational 2024.

At the regional level, teams will be ranked based on their performance in the Major qualifiers and score points accordingly. At the international level, teams will score points based on their performance at each Major. At the end of each stage, the points that the team will receive for performances at the Major will be added to the points already scored at the regional level.

Rank
Europe, North America and Brazil
Japan and South Korea
Latin America
Southeast Asia
Oceania and the Middle East
1
150 points
150 points
150 points
150 points
150 points
2
130 points
130 points
130 points
130 points
130 points
3
115 points
115 points
115 points
115 points
115 points
4
100 points
100 points
100 points
100 points
100 points
5
85 points
85 points
85 points
85 points
85 points
6
75 points
75 points
75 points
75 points
75 points
7
65 points
65 points
65 points
65 points
65 points
8
55 points
55 points
55 points
55 points
55 points

The points distribution system for majors will take the following form.

Rank
Number of points
1
350 points
2
260 points
3-4
200 points
5-8
140 points
9-12
105 points
13-16
75 points
17-20
55 points
21-24
35 points