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Ubisoft updates their Rainbow Six Esports roadmap - World Cup delayed

Published: 20:56, 23 November 2020
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Ubisoft's Rainbow Six Esports roadmap for the remainder of 2020, and part of 2021, has been updated. The folks in charge of Rainbow Six Esports have decided to postpone the Rainbow Six World Cup.

Ubisoft are updating their upcoming Rainbow Six Esports competitions for the remainder of 2020, as well as part of 2021.

The team in charge of Rainbow Six Esports has made the decision to switch live events to online competitions but they are still looking for ways to bring back physical events while ensuring everyone’s health and safety. 

Hosting an audience at a Rainbow Six esports event is still not within the realm of possibilities, but the team is looking at increasing the frequency of LAN events with teams competing on-site.

Regional finals 2020  

European League Finals will now start on January 15 and go on until January 17. The Finals will see the four best teams - based on the final rankings of the European League - duking it out in a 100% online tournament to become the very first European League Champions.

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Asia-Pacific Finals: The Asia-Pacific Finals will be split into three fully online Finals (North Division, Oceania, and South Asia). The Asia-Pacific Finals will go live on January 8 and end on January 10. 

North-American League Finals: The Canada Division Finals and relegation match will be held online from December 11 until December 13 2020. 

More details will be shared closer to the start dates of these events.

Latin-American League Finals: The Brazil Division Grand Final will be held as a LAN event following strict sanitary safety measures on November 29. Following the semi-finals that happened this past weekend, Mexico and LATAM South Divisions promotion/relegation matches and Grand Finals will be held online from November 23 to November 28.

Six Invitational 2021

The fifth edition of the Six Invitational will happen in late February 2021. 

The Six Invitational 2021 will gather 20 teams across the 4 main regions of the Rainbow Six Esports circuit, competing offline in Europe and following strict sanitary safety measures. The event will observe the sanitary measures at the time, and there will be no audience on site. 

The competition will feature 20 teams vying for a chance to be crowned World Champions. 16 teams will qualify for the Six Invitational 2021 based on their ranking in the Global Points standings, while four additional slots (one per region) will be up for grabs through Open Qualifiers that will be held in December 2020.

The registrations for the Open Qualifiers will kick off on December 2.

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More information on the Six Invitational 2021, its sanitary protocol and the regional Open Qualifiers formats will be shared soon.

May and August Six Majors 2021 and Rainbow Six World Cup

More information about May and August Majors 2021 will be given when the Ubisoft team explores all options. 

The Rainbow Six World Cup has been postponed to 2022. 

"This will allow us to work on the best version of the World Cup we all want to see, with an audience cheering and chanting for their team at a physical event." the team wrote .

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