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THE RALEIGH MAJOR EVENT GUIDE

08/12/2019 09:00 AM

Welcome to the Raleigh Major 2019!

This Event Guide is your resource for all things Raleigh Major: dates, location, teams and talent attending, where to watch, how to attend, activities at the event and more.

This year’s Major will be held in Raleigh, North Carolina USA; the first Major in the US, we look to put on an amazing show for our fans around the world. The week-long event will see 16 teams travel to Raleigh and compete for $500,000. On top of the on-stage competition, the event will offer booths and activities for all attendees. See you in Raleigh.



RALEIGH MAJOR WEBSITE

The new Raleigh Major website just launched, check out the page to stay up-to-date on schedules and results.

RAINBOW6.COM/SIXMAJOR


LOCATION

Raleigh Convention Center

500 S. Salisbury St. Raleigh, NC 27601

http://www.raleighconvention.com


DATES

Group Stage Dates: August 12th-14th 2019 (Broadcast Only)

Public Event Dates: August 16th-18th 2019 (Open to Attendees)


THE TEAMS COMPETING

Six Invitational 2019 Champions

G2 Esports (EU)

 

Eight Season IX Pro League Finalists

Evil Geniuses (NA)

DarkZero (NA)

Team Empire (EU)

Vodafone Giants (EU)

FaZe Clan (LATAM)

Immortals (LATAM)

Fnatic (APAC)

Nora-Rengo (APAC)

 

Allied Esports Vegas Minor Champion

Team Secret (EU)


DreamHack Valencia Champions

Rogue (NA)


Online Qualifier Winners

TSM (NA)

Team forZe (EU)

Team NiP (LATAM)

Cyclops Athlete (APAC)

 

Host Country Invited Team

Spacestation Gaming (NA)



THE PRIZE POOL

$500,000 USD

  • 1st Place: $200,000
  • 2nd Place: $80,000
  • 3rd – 4th Place: $40,000
  • 5th – 8th Place: $20,000
  • 9th – 12th Place: $10,000
  • 13th – 16th Place: $5,000


GROUP STAGE

Here are the Groups for the Raleigh Major!

The 16 teams have been divided into 4 Groups of 4 teams each for the initial Group Stage taking place August 12th, 13th & 14th.



SCHEDULE

Group Stage Schedule

Monday, August 12th – Wednesday, August 14th


Group Stage Schedule – Monday


Group Stage Schedule – Tuesday


Group Stage Schedule – Wednesday

COMING AUGUST 13TH DURING DAILY WRAP-UP


Playoff Schedule

Friday, August 16th – Sunday, August 18th


PROGRAM

In addition to the Finals matches during the Playoffs, we have 3 additional segments for you: 2 showmatches and the new Operation DLC Reveal with an esports update.

Saturday Showmatch

The Saturday showmatch details will be announced on Thursday, August 15th

Sunday Showmatch

Creator’s Cup: Raleigh Edition

Actually, it’s Showmatches as we are hosting a Creator’s cup with 3 teams on Sunday. Come watch as the teams compete in a Round Robin tournament for fun and bragging rights. Here are the 3 teams:

The Rowdy Shroudys


Fake Diamonds


Godly’s Golds


Operation DLC & esports Update

The new Operation DLC reveal and esports update will be hosted by Kaitlyn Fox and she will be joined by Alexander Karpazis, Jeremy Dowsett and Stuart Ewen at the desk. The topics will include videos and details of the new Operators, map information, updates to playlists new in-game items and more that we cannot talk about until Sunday. Be sure to tune in and catch all the details live.


THE TALENT

Stage Host:

Commentators/Casters:

Analyst Desk Host: Ghassan “MiloshTheMedic” Finge

Analysts:

 

Talent

Portuguese Commentators/Casters:

Japanese Commentators/Casters:


WHERE TO WATCH

ENGLISH: TWITCH.TV/RAINBOW6

ENGLISH: TWITCH.TV/RAINBOW6BRAVO (GROUP STAGE ONLY)

SPANISH (LATAM): TWITCH.TV/RAINBOW6LATAM

PORTUGUESE: TWITCH.TV/RAINBOW6BR

FRENCH: TWITCH.TV/RAINBOW6FR

ITALIAN: TWITCH.TV/RAINBOW6IT

GERMAN: TWITCH.TV/RAINBOW6DE

SPANISH (SPAIN): TWITCH.TV/RAINBOW6ES

RUSSIAN: TWITCH.TV/RAINBOW6RU

HUNGARIAN: TWITCH.TV/RAINBOW6HU (Playoffs only)

JAPANESE: TWITCH.TV/RAINBOW6JP

SOUTH KOREAN: TWITCH.TV/RAINBOW6KR

HONG KONG (CANTONESE): TWITCH.TV/RAINBOW6HK

THAI: TWITCH.TV/RAINBOW6TH

TAIWANESE (MANDARIN): TWITCH.TV/RAINBOW6TW

POLISH: TWITCH.TV/RAINBOW6PL

ENGLISH: MIXER.COM/RAINBOW6


TWITCH DROPS

Twitch Drops are back for the Raleigh Major!

There are 6 levels of Charms for the Raleigh Major for those who tune in during the Playoffs Friday, August 16th through Sunday, August 18th. The more you watch, the more Charms you can earn. Be sure to sync your Twitch and Uplay accounts to be eligible to earn the Charms.

If you have not linked your accounts, go to https://drops-register.ubi.com, link them and opt in for the drops feature. After that, you need only be logged in while you watch the broadcast and you will automatically earn the Charms. All items will be added to your account a short time after the event concludes.

You earn these exclusive Charms by watching the broadcasts, here are the amounts and rewards:

  • 01 hours of viewing: Copper Charm
  • 05 hours of viewing: Bronze Charm
  • 10 hours of viewing: Silver Charm
  • 15 hours of viewing: Gold Charm
  • 20 hours of viewing: Platinum Charm
  • 25 hours of viewing: Diamond Charm

Twitch Drops are activated for all three platforms the game is currently available on: PC, PS4, and Xbox One; you do not currently need to own Rainbow Six: Siege to be able to earn Charms, they will be downloaded in the game the first time you log in. Additionally, you do not need to enter anything in chat to be eligible for the items, just watch the broadcast live.

Here are the channels supported with Twitch Drops:

ENGLISH: TWITCH.TV/RAINBOW6

SPANISH (LATAM): TWITCH.TV/RAINBOW6LATAM

PORTUGUESE: TWITCH.TV/RAINBOW6BR

FRENCH: TWITCH.TV/RAINBOW6FR

ITALIAN: TWITCH.TV/RAINBOW6IT

GERMAN: TWITCH.TV/RAINBOW6DE

SPANISH (SPAIN): TWITCH.TV/RAINBOW6ES

RUSSIAN: TWITCH.TV/RAINBOW6RU

HUNGARIAN: TWITCH.TV/RAINBOW6HU (Playoffs only)

JAPANESE: TWITCH.TV/RAINBOW6JP

SOUTH KOREAN: TWITCH.TV/RAINBOW6KR

HONG KONG (CANTONESE): TWITCH.TV/RAINBOW6HK

THAI: TWITCH.TV/RAINBOW6TH

TAIWANESE (MANDARIN): TWITCH.TV/RAINBOW6TW

POLISH: TWITCH.TV/RAINBOW6PL


ATTENDING THE EVENT

Tickets for the event are on sale now! You can purchase tickets online at Ticketmaster.

Here are the different attendee levels at the event:

VIP - $125 USD (SOLD OUT)

  • Ticket and access for all three days: Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • VIP ticket line and venue entrance
  • Admission into the exhibitor and activity areas
  • Front of line access to exhibitor and activity areas
  • Access to the main stage venue/arena
  • Dedicated main stage venue/arena entrance
  • Premium seating in front of the main stage
  • VIP bag with exclusive swag items and chibi
  • In-Game Weapon Charm
  • In-Game Weapon Skin

 

GENERAL ADMISSION - $65 USD

  • Ticket and access for all three days: Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • Admission into the exhibitor and activity areas
  • Access to the main stage venue/arena
  • In-Game Weapon Charm

 

OPEN ADMISSION - FREE (NO TICKET)

  • Access for Saturday & Sunday only
  • Admission into the exhibitor and activity areas

That’s right, everyone* is welcome at the Raleigh Major!

We are excited to offer something new and allow anyone to come to the event and take part in celebrating Rainbow Six esports. This, obviously, bears some clarification. As you read above, the Open Admission only allows you to come and visit the various exhibitor and activity areas and not the show/competition/matches itself… that will be behind closed doors and require either a VIP or General Admission ticket purchase. The Open Admission is only for Saturday and Sunday, allowing VIP and General Admission ticket holders first shot at all the activities and merch on Friday.

*Venue capacity/safety concerns may limit the total amount of attendees in the venue at one time

Here is a breakdown by attendee type to illustrate:

Attendees

 

GENERAL ATTENDEE INFORMATION

We are excited to see you at the event and hope you enjoy your time with us. Safety is our highest priority; we want every attendee to be and feel safe. Please follow these guidelines as the penalties could include removal from the event, banning from future events to legal action. Be safe, be courteous, and have fun:

Conduct

Everyone is here to have an enjoyable time, it is expected that all attendees and guests will conduct themselves in a respectful, safe and courteous manner. 

Security

We employ a variety of security measures to ensure a safe environment including credentials, metal detectors, bag checks, uniformed and undercover officers, security cameras, K-9 units and more. All attendees will be required to pass through security checkpoints and obey all security protocols. Security protocols will be posted at the entrance to the Convention Center.

Cosplay

We are happy to support Cosplay at the Raleigh Major. No real weapons (including any weapon designed to fire any type of projectile), firearms or blades/edged weapons of any kind will be permitted on premises. All costumes, accessories and props will be inspected and tagged; removal or alteration of a tag is prohibited and grounds for immediate eviction from the event/venue.

Smoking

The Raleigh Major and Raleigh Convention Center are a non-smoking event and venue; that includes all manner of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, e-cigs, vapes and any other related/similar device. Smoking is only allowed in designated areas no less than 25 feet/8 meters away from the building. 


ACTIVITIES AT THE EVENT

We are committed to expanding the scope and scale of our esports events and the Raleigh Major is no exception. While the tournament action is front and center we will also have a variety of booths, areas and activities for you to take part in.

Without spoiling all of the fun, here are some of the exhibitors and activities you will find on-site:

Ubisoft Store

Our Ubisoft Store will have a variety of Ubisoft merch, clothing and collectibles from across all our game brands as well as Rainbow Six and Raleigh Major specific items.

Ubisoft Recruitment

Are you interested in working at one of the best entertainment companies in the world? At any point in time, Ubisoft has around 1,300 positions open around the globe. As of this writing, there are over 300 open positions in North America and nearly 20 of those in the Greater Raleigh area. Take this opportunity to come meet our Recruitment Team, bring your resumes and who knows… this time next year YOU may be writing this Event Guide.

Not kidding; the job is, literally, available.

Partner Booths

Acer & HyperX will both be on-site with their own booths and activities including daily tournaments, product sales, giveaways (even VIP Pass upgrades), special guests and more. Be sure to stop by both booths for all the info.

Meet & Greet Area

We have a designated Meet & Greet Area and schedule (coming soon) for all the teams attending the Raleigh Major as well as a few guest spots. Come meet your favorite players, get autographs and pictures to take with you.

Community Room

Want to get your hands on the newest Rainbow Six Siege game updates and Operators before the global reveal? Swing by the Community Room and take a run in some multiplayer matches.

Photo Booth & Backdrop

Alongside the standard Raleigh Major backdrop to take pictures with friends, Cosplayers and other attendees at the event we also have a custom photo booth. No spoilers here, we hope you like it and that is all we are going to mention. It’s pretty cool.

Community Art Wall

Check out selected art from around the Community printed and highlighted here at the Raleigh Major. We cannot thank our fans enough and are proud to display their art for you to enjoy.

Artist Row

Feel like getting some facepaint and represent your favorite team in the arena? How about a custom caricature drawing of you and your friends to take home as a memento of your time in Raleigh? How about both? We have artists on-site ready to just that, free of charge to you.

More? Possibly. Swing by and see for yourself.


PARTNER HOTELS

We have partnered with a few nearby hotels to provide discounted rates to our attendees. Click on the links under each to be taken to the reservation page. Rooms are going fast so book yours today.

 

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel

421 S. Salisbury St

Raleigh, NC 27601, USA

(919) 834-9900

Book Now (SOLD OUT)


Residence Inn Downtown Raleigh

616 S. Salisbury Street

Raleigh, NC 27601

Book Now


Raleigh Marriott City Center

500 Fayetteville Street

Raleigh, NC 27601

Book Now


EVERYTHING ELSE

We will continue to update this post with additional details, look for big updates on July 30th and August 6th. If you think you might forget to check back, be sure to follow us on Twitter and we will post announcements that lead back here: @R6esports

Use the hashtag #RaleighMajor to follow or take part in the conversation.

 

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