The upcoming Six Invitational, the final event in the 2021 Season, will take place in three weeks' time from the 8-20th of February.
Here, the reigning Six Invitational champions Ninjas in Pyjamas and the reigning Major champions FaZe Clan will be hoping to retain their titles while the rest of the world tries to end Brazil’s unprecedented winning streak.
As we near the tournament and more information surrounding it is revealed, here's a comprehensive roundup of everything announced so far about the 2022 Six Invitational.
So far, 17 of the 20 teams have been confirmed, with just three regional qualifier teams left to be determined. The top 16 secured their placements through the Global SI Points.
- Team oNe eSports -- Lagonis, KDS, Neskin, Alem4o, Levy, TchubZ (coach), and RafadeLL (analyst)
- Team BDS -- Shaiiko, Renshiro, RaFaLe, Elemzje, BriD, BiOs (coach), and eaglemees (analyst)
- Team Liquid -- nesk, resetz, Paluh, psk1, AsK, Silence (coach), and mcunha (analyst)
- Ninjas in Pyjamas -- Kamikaze, Psycho, julio, Muzi, pino, and Mity (coach)
- Soniqs -- supr, Gryxr, Yeti, Rexen, kanzen, and jobro (coach)
- FaZe Clan -- Astro, cameram4n, Bullet1, Cyber, soulz1, Ramalho (coach), and Dxrk (analyst)
- Oxygen Esports -- FoxA, LaXInG, VertcL, Yoggah, Kyno, HOP3Z, and Redeemer (two coaches)
- Elevate -- Sapper, DCH, Nay..Pew, sprOnigiri, Nerix, Dr.Bestsiaer (coach), and nanoKidz (analyst)
- Natus Vincere -- Saves, Doki, Blurr, Nathan, Secretly, jahk, and DraZ (two coaches)
- Spacestation Gaming -- Rampy, Bosco, Fultz, Hotancold, Skys, Lycan, Sov (two coaches), and Luke (analyst)
- Team Empire -- ShepparD, JoyStiCK, Scyther, Dan, Always, and Zheka (coach)
- DarkZero Esports -- Hyper, Ecl9pse, njr, Panbazou, Canadian, BC, and Mint (two coaches)
- DWG KIA -- CATsang, yass, Woogiman, coted, RIN, HoundBird, and EroSA (two coaches)
- FURIA Esports -- h1ghs, LENDA, Miracle, Fntzy, R4re, Twister (coach), and Kizi (analyst)
- SANDBOX Gaming -- Static, EnvyTaylor, Nova, Harp3r, SyAIL, and RechoTZ (coach)
- Rogue -- AceeZ, Ripz, LeonGids, cryn, Prano, meepeY, Rcuth, and Bernie (three coaches)
- CYCLOPS athlete gaming -- Ayagator, BlackRay, SuzuC, gatorada, Anitun, and Fuji3 (coach), Hybrid (analyst)
Six LATAM, five NA, five EU, and four APAC teams will be competing at this event, with Brazil once again being the overwhelming favourites to take the title.
None of these teams have made a change since last September, as there was no transfer period after the Sweden Major. On paper, this makes those that did well in Sweden such as FaZe, NiP, Rogue, and DWG the strongest teams here.
At the same time, an extra three months of practice have allowed Liquid, BDS, and Soniqs to win their own regional leagues, showing they may each be able to beat Sweden’s top four at the Six Invitational.
Out of all the above teams, there will be only one team making their global debut; Elevate. This will be Thailand’s very first time competing outside of APAC after years of just missing out.
Finally, Elevate will join Soniqs, NAVI, DWG, and Rogue as the lineups which qualified for this year’s SI but weren’t at last year’s.
The tournament will take place between February 8th and 20th. Assuming it follows the same format as SI21, this is the schedule we can expect:
- 8, 10, and 12th - Group A matches
- 9, 11, and 13th - Group B matches
- 14th and 15th - Media days, no games
- 16-20th - Playoff matches
While initially planned to take place in Montreal, Canada, the Six Invitational will be held in Stockholm, Sweden instead due to renewed regulations and event restrictions in Montreal. In 2021, the event had been moved to Paris, France and held after a three-month delay.
For the fourth event running, no crowd will be allowed in the event due to COVID-19 concerns.
When more information is confirmed such as the groups, casters, and Twitch Drops, this page will be updated.