Despite a weaker-than-expected stage from Oxygen Esports, the North American roster has locked in a spot at the Six Invitational 2023 next February.
Their win against Astralis on the final NAL play day pushed them up to seventh place, which meant that they secured 140 Six Invitational Points. These add on to the 785 they earnt due to a semi-final appearance at the Charlotte Major and group stage exit at the Berlin Major to total 925.
No more than 15 other teams can overtake this amount, meaning they have won an invitation to Rainbow Six's annual world championship event alongside Astralis and w7m esports.
Previously, Oxygen attended seven of the last eight global events, only missing the Six Mexico Major. In this time, they peaked with a semi-final exit at both the Charlotte Major and the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals.
In August, the team opted to replace Gabriel "LaXInG" Mirelez with beastcoast's Jacob "Sweater" Bravico leading to a number of initial defeats. After five losses in a row in Stage 3, the team has since won four running against beastcoast, Soniqs, DarkZero Esports, and now Astralis, leading to a seventh-place NAL finish that was only two points shy of Mirage in fourth place.
Their win today also locked Mirage in for a Jönköping Major appearance over Astralis with Mirage being Mitch "Dream" Malson's ex-organization before he joined Oxygen.
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