Writer Ubisoft has introduced that its upcoming Rainbow Six Siege esports occasion, the Six Invitational, will nonetheless happen in Paris after gaining authorisation from the French authorities and native authorities.
The offline occasion, which commences on Might eleventh, will happen with no viewers on-site and will likely be underneath strict sanitary measures, based on the discharge. The writer additionally revealed that each one six Brazilian groups that certified for the Six Invitational have been allowed to enter the nation.
Sadly, Ubisoft additionally introduced that Wildcard Gaming is not going to take part within the Invitational. In keeping with the organisation’s official assertion, the Australian authorities denied the crew’s request to go away the nation.
Because of this, Wildcard will obtain one per cent of the $3,000,000 (~£2,172,000) prize pool, which corresponds with a nineteenth – twentieth place within the competitors.
To adjust to the security necessities, groups must present a adverse PCR check courting from lower than 36 hours earlier than the flight, an antigenic check upon arrival in France, and a strict 10-day quarantine interval.
To extend the variety of matches and make sure the most correct seeding earlier than the playoffs, the organiser additionally up to date the occasion’s event format. The Six Invitational 2021 will characteristic 19 groups break up into two teams, with the highest eight groups out of every group advancing to the playoffs. In whole, 81 matches will likely be performed between the 4 areas all through the group stage.
Esports Insider says: It is a large deal for Rainbow Six esports, as LAN tournaments are just about a rarity today. It’s a disgrace that Wildcard is unable to take part within the competitors, nonetheless, it’s good to see Ubisoft compensate the organisation. Hopefully, the worldwide well being state of affairs will quickly permit extra offline tournaments throughout quite a lot of titles to be held.