From October 31 through November 12, Rainbow Six Siege fans will enjoy the BLAST R6 Major in Atlanta, USA. The Gas South Arena will host the eight best teams in the Finals.
In total, there are 24 teams in the competition, which is divided into two phases. In phase one, the Play-in phase, there are 16 teams: 4 groups with 4 teams each.
- Ninjas in Pyjamas – Brazil League
- Geekay Esports – MENA League
- SANDBOX Gaming – South Korea League
- Crest Gaming Lst – Japan LCQ (Last Chance Qualifier)
- CYCLOPS – Japan League
- Bleed – ASIA LCQ
- LOS – Brazil LCQ
- Talon – South Korea LCQ
- DarkZero – North America League
- Knights – LATAM LCQ
- G2 Esports – Europe LCQ
- FURY – Asia LCQ
- Wolves Esports – Europe League
- Team Bliss – Oceania League
- Spacestation Gaming – North America LCQ
- Alpha Atheris – LATAM League
The next phase of the competition, the Playoffs includes teams who qualified for Atlanta directly:
- Virtus.pro – Europe League
- Team BDS – Europe League
- Soniqs – North America League
- M80 – North America League
- W7m esports – Brazil League
- FaZe Clan – Brazil League
- SCARZ – Japan League
- Dplus – South Korea League
What to expect from the teams
For a more in-depth look at the teams at BLAST R6 Major Atlanta and expectations for the competition, check out our complete guides for each region:
- Six Major Atlanta Preview: North America
- Six Major Atlanta Preview: Europe
- Six Major Atlanta Preview: Asia, Oceania, MENA and LATAM
- Six Major Atlanta Preview: Japan and South Korea
- Six Major Atlanta Preview: Brazil
How to watch BLAST R6 Major Atlanta
In addition to these channels, we will also have broadcasts in other languages and the usual watch parties, with the list of content creators broadcasting the competition not yet known.
Format, prize pool distribution
As explained above, the tournament is primarily divided into two phases. In the first phase, the Play-in, teams divided into groups will compete for two places in each group for the next phase. The groups will be played in a "double elimination bracket," BO1 in the Upper Bracket and BO3 in the Lower Bracket.
In total, the eight teams coming from the Play-in will join the eight teams who scored direct invitations to the Playoffs.
At this stage, the 16 teams will play in a Swiss format, needing three wins to pass the stage, while three defeats mean elimination from the competition. The games will all be BO1, except for the knockout games.
The eight best teams will form the traditional playoff format, without the Lower Bracket and with games in the arena. All games will be in BO3, the final in BO5.
The Atlanta Major will distribute $750,000 USD in prize pool to organizations qualified for the competition, with the amount of money varying depending on where teams place in the tournament.