The Atlanta Major is over, but Rainbow Six esports fans won't go long without seeing the competition's return. With at least one competition already announced for Brazil, Europe, and North America, Ubisoft promises to toast the Major's transition period and the Six Invitational in February with competitions this off-season.
Announced at the beginning of October, the R6 South Breach will distribute €40,000 in its prize pool. The European off-season competition is divided into two phases, both online.
The first phase will qualify the eight teams competing in the second playoff phase, double elimination. Two R6 South Breach slots will be known through a qualifier between the teams present in the European League. Two slots will be from teams that competed in the French, Spanish, and Italian leagues. Two more slots will be for teams with at least three players from France, Italy, Spain, or Portugal. The last two spots are open qualifiers for the European region in general.
The playoffs, the second phase of the R6 South Breach, will be in January next year.
Brazil's off-season tournament will be the Rush Series in December, with offline finals in January.
In December, four open qualifiers will reveal the 16 teams that, later in a Swiss format, will fight for places in the finals in January 2024. These teams will join the invited teams, which, according to the announcement from R6 Esports Brasil, will be the teams from the Brazil League.
The Rush Series will have a prize pool of $40,000.
North America will have ELEMENT TWO, a championship in partnership with Nerd Street Gamers. The championship will be in a Swiss format, with the eight best teams playing in a traditional playoffs format.
Twelve teams will be invited, while four will be determined through open qualifiers. The competition will distribute $25,000 in prize pool and begin at the end of November, extending until January.
So far, off-season tournaments have not yet been announced for other regions, but news in this regard is expected in the coming weeks.
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