[2019-05-02] Six Masters 2019 Announced

Six Masters 2019 Announced

02/05/2019 12:00 PM

Following the successful debut of the Six Masters at PAX Australia in 2018, Ubisoft Australia is proud to announce the Six Masters 2019 – this year’s iteration of the tournament is set to take Rainbow Six esports in Australia and New Zealand to new heights. 

INVITED TEAMS:
Firstly, the Six Masters 2019 will feature twelve ANZ teams. As winners of the Six Oceanic Cup 2019, Orgless will be invited as the first seed team. Following Orgless, invitations will be given to the five remaining Pro League teams from Season IX: FNATIC, Mindfreak, Oddity, ex-AVANT and FURY.

OPEN QUALIFIERS:
Qualifiers for the remaining six slots will be held via the ESL Go4R6 tournaments spanning Sunday 12th May to Sunday 2nd June, with the top ranked teams earning their positions in the tournament bracket. Similarly to the Rainbow Six Summer Series and the Six Oceanic Cup, qualifiers will be open to Australian and New Zealand residents aged 15 years and over.

Use the below links to register for the Go4R6 Cups:


GROUP STAGE:
These twelve teams will be split into two groups with each competing in a round-robin format over the course of five weeks. Group A will compete each Saturday and Group B will compete each Sunday. Dates for each play day are below:

  • Play Day #1: Saturday 15th June
  • Play Day #2: Sunday 16th June
  • Play Day #3: Saturday 22nd June
  • Play Day #4: Sunday 23rd June
  • Play Day #5: Saturday 29th June
  • Play Day #6: Sunday 30th June
  • Play Day #7: Saturday 6th July
  • Play Day #8: Sunday 7th July
  • Play Day #9: Saturday 13th July
  • Play Day #10: Sunday 14th July

FINALS:

At the end of the Group Stage, the top four teams from each group will qualify for the finals at the Melbourne Esports Open 2019 on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September. The Six Masters 2019 finals will be held in Margaret Court Arena. Prize pool details including the split will be announced at a later date.

TICKETS:
Tickets to the Melbourne Esports Open are available and can be purchased on the official website: melbourneesportsopen.com.au

Importantly, there is no reserved seating in Margaret Court Arena. Any Melbourne Esports Open ticket will grant you access to spectate the Six Masters 2019.

BROADCAST:
The entirety of the Six Masters 2019, including the online group stages and the finals, will be broadcast live on the official Rainbow 6 ANZ channels below:

Twitch: twitch.tv/rainbow6anz

Facebook: facebook.com/rainbow6anz

YouTube: youtube.com/c/rainbow6anz

Twitter: twitter.com/rainbow6anz

For more information about the Six Masters 2019, follow us at twitter.com/rainbow6anz and use the hashtag #SM19

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