Six Invitational
SportRainbow Six Siege
Founded2015; 9 years ago (2015)
AdministratorUbisoft
No. of teams
  • 6 teams (2017)
  • 16 teams (2018–2020)
  • 20 teams (2021–present)
Venue(s)Rotating locations
Most recent
champion(s)
G2 Esports (2nd title)
Most titlesG2 Esports (2 titles)
TV partner(s)Twitch, YouTube
Tournament format
Official websiteubisoft.com/esports/rainbow-six/siege

Six Invitational (SI) is an annual world championship tournament for the five-on-five esports video game Rainbow Six Siege. Produced by the game's developer Ubisoft, Six Invitational is the final event of the competitive Siege season and consists of 20 teams: 16 based on final results from the Season Global Standings; and four from Europe, North America, Latin America, and Asia Pacific regional qualifiers. SI was first held in Montreal, home of the Ubisoft studio working on the game, until it began to be hosted internationally starting with Six Invitational 2021.

The most recent champion is G2 Esports, who won Six Invitational 2023, thus becoming the first team to win Six Invitational more than once.

Format

The Six Invitational 2020 announced enormous changes to both the game itself and the competitive scene. The changes included the end of Pro League and a new points-based system.[1] These changes to the competitive scene have been compared to that of Dota 2 and League of Legends.

Tournaments

List of Six Invitationals
Year Champions Runners-up Teams Prize Pool Date Venue
2017 – Xbox One United States Elevate France Team Vitality 6 $100,000 3–5 February Montreal
2017 – PC United States Continuum United States eRa Eternity
2018 Europe PENTA Sports United States Evil Geniuses 16 $500,000 13–18 February Ubisoft Montreal Studio (Montreal)
2019 Europe G2 Esports[2] Russia Team Empire $2,000,000 11–17 February Place Bell (Montreal)
2020 United States Spacestation Gaming[3] Brazil Ninjas in Pyjamas $3,000,000 7–16 February
2021 Brazil Ninjas in Pyjamas[4] Brazil Team Liquid 20 11–23 May Palais Brongniart (Paris)
2022 United States TSM[5] Russia Team Empire 8–20 February Stockholmsmässan (Stockholm)
2023 Europe G2 Esports[6] Brazil w7m esports 7–19 February Place Bell (Montreal)
2024 TBD TBD 13–25 February Ginásio do Ibirapuera (São Paulo)[7]

Regions which have reached the final

Region Titles Runner-up
North America (North American League) 4 (2017 One, 2017 PC, 2020, 2022) 2 (2017 PC, 2018)
Europe (European League) 3 (2018, 2019, 2023) 3 (2017 One, 2019, 2022)
Latin America (Copa Elite Six) 1 (2021) 3 (2020, 2021, 2023)
Asia Pacific (APAC League)

References

  1. ^ "Ubisoft Rolls Out Rainbow Six Siege Regionalization Structure". The Esports Observer. 16 February 2020. Archived from the original on 17 February 2020. Retrieved 17 February 2020.
  2. ^ Mejia, Ozzie (17 February 2019). "G2 Esports wins the 2019 Six Invitational, sets a new record". Shacknews.
  3. ^ Pei, Annie (14 February 2020). "Ubisoft's $3 million tournament shows why game publishers are betting big on esports". CNBC. Archived from the original on 17 February 2020. Retrieved 17 February 2020.
  4. ^ Amos, Andrew (23 May 2021). "Ninjas in Pyjamas wins Rainbow Six Invitational 2021". Dexerto.
  5. ^ Amos, Andrew (21 February 2022). "TSM win Six Invitational 2022: Final results". Dexerto.
  6. ^ Angeles, Zen (20 February 2023). "G2 Esports wins Rainbow Six Invitational 2023". clutchpoints.
  7. ^ Richman, Olivia (26 November 2023). "Rainbow Six Siege — How to Watch the Six Invitational 2024". Esports Illustrated. Retrieved 27 November 2023.