[2018-07-12] Paris Major Header

Your Survival Guide to the Six Major in Paris, France

08/08/2018 09:00 AM

The first ever Six Major kicks off this Monday, August 13th, and we couldn’t be more excited for this action-packed week of competitive Rainbow Six! Sixteen of the best teams from across four regions (Europe, North America, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific) will compete during the Six Major Paris for a total prize pool of $350,000! On top of the intense on-stage competition, visitors to the event will enjoy an immersive experience into the Rainbow Six universe.


Whether it is your first time watching a Rainbow Six competition or you are a longtime fan looking for an overview of what to expect, this guide’s got you covered!


Who’s Competing?

As we revealed during the esports panel at the Atlantic City Finals, the qualification format for the Six Major will remain the same for all Six Major events in the future. Sixteen teams will arrive in Paris, but only one will lift the Six Major trophy. The qualified teams are:


The Season 7 Pro League Finalists

Open Qualifier winners:

Most recent Six Invitational Champions:

Host country choice & French Cup Champions:

DreamHack Valencia Runner-Ups:

 [2018-08-08] Six Major groups

What’s the schedule?


For the group stage, the teams have been broken down into four groups. The results of this stage will determine which teams will advance to the quarter, semi, and grand finals on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, respectively.

The event will open to the public on Friday, August 17th. At that point, fans and players alike will gather at the Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles (Hall 4) to watch the matches take place in person, kicking off with the opening ceremony and moving into the quarterfinals.

On Saturday, the four remaining teams will battle out in the semifinals, all hoping to be the final two teams that make it through to the grand finals on Sunday. The semifinal matches will be broken up by the esports panel, where members of our esports team will be discussing details regarding the Rev Share program, the Season 8 Pro League finals, and the Six Invitational 2019! Sunday viewers will be able to enjoy the full release of the esports documentary Another Mindset, an exciting show matches, the reveal of our next DLC, and of course, the grand finals match where we will crown the champions of the first Six Major!

Please note that all times in the schedule below are listed in Central Europe time (CEST)

 [2018-08-08] Six Major Paris Schedule

Who’s casting?


[2018-08-08] Six Major talents 2

Where can I watch?

The Pro League finals will be streamed in over 13 languages! Here’s a full list to find out where to watch in your language:


English (channel 1 - Seeds A&D): https://www.twitch.tv/rainbow6

English (channel 2 - Seeds B&C): https://www.twitch.tv/rainbow6bravo

French (channel 1 - Seeds A&D): https://www.twitch.tv/rainbow6fr

French (channel 2 - Seeds B&C): https://www.youtube.com/rainbowsixfrance

German: http://www.twitch.tv/rainbow6de

Japanese: https://www.twitch.tv/rainbow6jp

Portuguese: http://www.twitch.tv/rainbow6br

Spanish (Spain): http://www.twitch.tv/rainbow6es

Spanish (Latin America): http://www.twitch.tv/rainbow6latam

Russian: https://www.twitch.tv/rainbow6ru

Italian: http://www.twitch.tv/rainbow6it

Korean: https://www.twitch.tv/rainbow6kr

Polish: https://www.twitch.tv/rainbow6pl

Taiwanese (Mandarin): https://twitch.tv/rainbow6tw

Hong Kong (Cantonese): https://twitch.tv/rainbow6HK

In order to broadcast the entire Rainbow Six action throughout the Six Major, a new Twitch channel has been created, Rainbow6Bravo. As there will be two games simultaneously during the group stages on August 13th and 14th, Rainbow6bravo will broadcast the games below on day one. Be prepared for a long awaited game between NORA Rengo and Obey Alliance to inaugurate our new channel!


I’m attending in person, what should I know?


In addition to getting a first-hand view of some of the very best competition that Rainbow Six has to offer, attendees will be able to explore the Six Major Village, an area dedicated to the community, filled with a multitude of activities! Let’s have a deeper look at the activities on-site:

  • A meet the pros area: The future of Rainbow Six is bright thanks to our community, and we are excited to gather professional players, fans, content creators, influencers and Rainbow Six: Siege developers in a “Meet The Pros” area. Dedicated sessions will be organized during the weekend.
  • A community fan-art exhibition: We are honored to display the fantastic artwork that our community has created. A celebration of Rainbow Six and its fascinating universe, this art will be exhibited inside the venue for all of us to enjoy.
  • Drone race: Who hasn’t dreamed of being an operator? On-site attendees will be able to participate and prove themselves in drone race competitions. Prove your skills and win one of a few Rainbow Six prizes.
  • The Lab: In addition to these new collections, attendees will discover a zone to customize a jersey and embroider texts and a variety of badges.

Because the event takes place in France, the casting in the venue will be done in French. In addition, while the panels will take place live in English, they will be dubbed over for those in the venue by the French casters. The stage hosting and the analyst desk will remain in English.


I’m watching online, what can I expect?


Like with previous events, we will be releasing six special charms for those who tune in during the Paris Major! The more you watch, the more charms you’ll earn! The drops will begin on August 27th and run through the 19th, with delivery on the 20th; so make sure you’ve synced your Twitch account with your Uplay account to be able to earn the drops while watching the event! More information on the Twitch drops will be coming on a blog post this Friday.


What are the rules around cosplay?


Due to French regulatory constraints, we ask our cosplaying attendees to respect our event guidelines. We are asking that no one be dressed in realistic military outfits in the queue and/or outside of the venue. Therefore, anyone arriving in costume who may be misconstrued as a law enforcement officer, military or other such personnel will not be allowed to attend to the event.

We are also conscious that cosplaying is a constitutive part of Rainbow Six universe. Therefore, inside the venue, we will implement a more permissive environment, allowing our attendees to cosplay. In order to comply with French legislations, we are asking that no one wear a mask/anything hiding a face, bring a replica weapons, wear a GIGN-like attire/or other such French personnel.


How will the prize pool be broken down?


  • Major Champion: $150,000
  • 2nd place: $55,000
  • 3rd/4th place: $25,000
  • 5th/6th/7th/8th place: $12,250
  • 9th/10th/11th/12th place: $7,500
  • 13th/14th/15th/16th place: $4,000

    Anything else I should know?


    Please note that all attendees must be at least 16 years of age; those between the age of 16 and 18 will need to present a parental consent form. Parents of the underage attendee will need to sign the form; and the attendee will need to bring it when coming to the event.

    If you’re talking about the event on social media, join the conversation by using the hashtag #SixParisMajor!


    • Friday, August 17th: Quarter Finals (doors open from 12am to 11 pm CEST)
    • Saturday, August 18th: Semi Finals (doors open from 12am to 11 pm CEST)
    • Sunday, August 19th: Grand Final (doors open from 12am to 11 pm CEST)

    HALL 4 - Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles

    2 Place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015 Paris



    To stay up to date with all of the latest news and updates during the #SixMajorParis, be sure to follow us on Twitter. For up-to-date information on the bracket and schedule, visit our website.

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