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November Six Major Cancelled, Replaced by Online Regional Majors

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the upcoming Six Major set to be in Europe has been cancelled, with regional Majors taking its place.

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In a repeat of what we saw for the August Six Major, the upcoming November Major event has been canceled due to the health risks and travel difficulties resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. The format for the event will instead see a number of regional online tournaments take place as detailed below.

North America

The North American Six November 2020 Major will be played out from November 13-15th. It will be an online tournament featuring the top three teams from Stage 2 of the US Division, and a fourth team chosen from a qualifier comprised of the fourth, fifth, and sixth-ranked teams from the US Division and the top Canada Division team.

SSG lifting the trophy at the last major, the 2020 Six Invitational.

Europe

The European Six November 2020 Major will be played out from November 6-8th. The event will feature the top four teams from Stage 2 of the European League. 

Both the European and North American prize pools of the Major will be split as follows:

  • 1st place: $62,500
  • 2nd place: $31,250
  • 3rd place: $18,750
  • 4th place: $12,500

Latin America

The Latin American Six November 2020 Major will be played out from October 30th to November 1st. Due to its separation into three divisions, three separate tournaments will be held. Brazil, Mexico, and LATAM South will have four, two, and one team each to earn prize money and SI Points.

The prize pool of the Major will be split as follows:

Brazil Division Online Event:

  • 1st place: $50,000
  • 2nd place: $25,000
  • 3rd place: $15,000
  • 4th place: $10,000

Mexico Division Online Event:

  • 1st place: $10,000
  • 2nd place: $7,000

South Division Team:

  • 1st place: $8,000
LATAM's top team, NiP, at the last major event, the 2020 Six Invitational.

Asia Pacific

The Asia-Pacific Six November 2020 Major will be played out from November 15-29th. APAC will be played out in a method similar to Latin America, with separate tournaments for APAC North, Oceania, and South Asia. APAC North will have a six-team tournament, Oceania three, and South Asia four.

Finally, these prize pools of the Major will be split as below:

North Division Online Event:

  • 1st place: $25,600
  • 2nd place: $16,800
  • 3rd place: $12,800
  • 4th place: $10,400
  • 5th place: $8,000
  • 6th place: $6,400

Oceania Online Event:

  • 1st place: $15,000
  • 2nd place: $9,000
  • 3rd place: $6,000

South Asia Online Event:

  • 1st place: $7,500
  • 2nd place: $3,750
  • 3rd place: $2,250
  • 4th place: $1,500
The Giants Gaming team at the Six Invitational 2020.

Six Invitational Point Allocation

For Stage 2, the Major point totals will be distributed between the teams in the EUL and NAL as such:

  • 1st - 510
  • 2nd - 390
  • 3rd - 330
  • 4th - 275
  • 5th - 225
  • 6th - 180
  • 7th - 140
  • 8th - 115

For LATAM and APAC, on the other hand, the placements are slightly different due to the inability for the sub-regions to play each other while maintaining a decent internet connection. This means that while the above point totals are the same, the sub-regional placements correspond to the following standings in the wider region:

  • 1st - Brazil Division 1st APAC North 1st
  • 2nd - Brazil Division 2nd APAC North 2nd
  • 3rd - Brazil Division 3rd Oceania 1st
  • 4th - Brazil Division 4th South Asia 1st 
  • 5th - Mexico Division 1st & APAC North 3rd
  • 6th - Brazil Division 5th APAC North 4th
  • 7th - Mexico Division 2nd APAC North 5th
  • 8th - LATAM South Division 1st APAC North 6th

The Future

This now marks the third tier-one Rainbow Six event canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic after the Season 11 Finals planned for São Paulo in May and the August Six Major event set to be in the United States.

Following this event, the next big tournament planned is the 2021 Six Invitational, set to set to return to Montreal, Canada as the first and only top-tier tournament in 12 months. As well as this, Stage 2 also has Regional Finals in November and December which, at the moment, are still planned to be held as live LAN events, open to spectators.


Keep up to date with all further announcements here at SiegeGG.