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  THE 2021 edition of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six INVITATIONAL WILL TAKE PLACE IN PARIS, FRANCE FROM 9 TH TO 21 ST FEBRUARY
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THE TOP TEAMS OF THE TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX  ESPORTS GLOBAL CIRCUIT WILL COMPETE IN A LAN ENVIRONMENT, FOLLOWING STRICT SAFETY MEASURES


LONDON, UK — 18TH JANUARY, 2021 — Today, Ubisoft® revealed more details about the 2021 edition of the Six Invitational, the World Championship of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege and the pinnacle of the competitive year. The fifth edition of the tournament will take place in Paris, France from 9th to 21st February.
The top teams from the Rainbow Six Esports global circuit will compete in a LAN environment, following strict sanitary measures, with no audience on site. With the well-being of pro players, staff and partners as the main priority, Ubisoft has been working with partner organisers, Live Nation, health and safety agency ACEPS, medical agency ISMA and the French Government to develop a controlled, safe and competitive offline environment throughout the entire event, all in line with the guidelines of the health organisations and local authorities. More information on the health and safety measures are available here: http://rainbow6.com/si2021eventguide

The Six Invitational will feature the world’s best 20 teams coming from the four main regions of the Rainbow Six Esports circuit (Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America). All teams will start competing in the Group Stage, from 9th to 14th February, where they will be split into 2 groups of 10; at the end of the Group Stage, the 8 best teams from each group will qualify for the Playoffs, running from 17th to 21st February.

More than just a tournament, the Six Invitational also marks the kick-off of a new year in Rainbow Six Siege. At the 2021 Six Invitational, the Rainbow Six Siege community will get a glimpse at everything the development team has in store for Year 6, including a few surprises. The event will feature panels on the game and the esports scene, as well as a Showmatch involving some of the finest content creators from the community.

All new details about the Six Invitational, such as (but not limited to) competitive format details, dates, participating teams, Group Stage team dispatch and health and safety measures, are available in the Event Guide of the competition: http://rainbow6.com/si2021eventguide

For more information about Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six esports, please visit http://www.rainbow6.com/esports and follow us at https://twitter.com/R6esports and https://instagram.com/R6esports with the hashtag #SixInvitational.

About the Rainbow Six Esports global program
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege’s Esports includes 4 main regions, Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. All four regions run in parallel their own dedicated regional leagues, all feeding into one unique and global race towards a qualification for the Six Invitational, the pinnacle of the Rainbow Six Siege competitive year. Each regional league ties into a coherent global program, one unique race towards a qualification for the Six Invitational. As teams across the four regions face off in regional and global competitions, featuring 3 Majors and regional leagues, they will be ranked based on a new and in-depth point system that rewards sustained performance. Each competitive Season runs for nearly a year, from March through the following February. Each Season will be divided into 4 quarters. The first three quarters correspond to the 3 “Stages” of the regional leagues and conclude with a Six Major bringing together 16 of the world’s best teams – four per region across the four regions. Each stage awards prize money and points for the Global Standings. The Global Standings determine the sixteen teams earning a spot to the annual Six Invitational. Following the 3 stages, the last quarter of the season will be dedicated to regional finals and relegations. The season will then conclude with the Six Invitational that will crown the world’s best team. Four additional teams will also have a chance to qualify for the Six Invitational through Regional Open Qualifiers, making the Six invitational a 20-team competition. A notable exception to the global structure will be the first Season of 2020. As the transition and sunset of the legacy Pro League program, this year will shorten the program to only 2 stages with two Six Majors this year.

To learn more about Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Esports, please visit www.rainbow6.com and follow us at twitter.com/R6esports and instagram.com/R6esports.

About Ubisoft

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, Far Cry, For Honor, Just Dance, Watch_Dogs, Tom Clancy’s video game series including Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six and The Division. 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 2019-20 fiscal year, Ubisoft generated net bookings of €1,534 million. To learn more, please visit: www.ubisoftgroup.com.

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