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Your Survival Guide to the Six Major in Raleigh, North Carolina

30/07/2019 09:00 AM

Welcome to the Raleigh Major 2019!

This Survival 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.



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)

Looking for Org (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)


Teams


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.

Groups


SCHEDULE

COMING AUGUST 6TH


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


THE TALENT

Stage Host:

Commentators/Casters:

Analyst Desk Host: Ghassan “MiloshTheMedic” Finge

Analysts:

 

Talent

Portuguese Commentators/Casters:

Japanese Commentators/Casters:


WHERE TO WATCH

COMING AUGUST 6TH


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 proceed through security checkpoints and obey any and all security requirements/directions.

Cosplay

We are happy to support Cosplay at the Raleigh Major. No real weapons, 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.

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 Survival Guide.

Not kidding; the job is, literally, available.

Partner Booths

Acer & Hyper X 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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