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Six Invitational 2023 Global Standings - rules, structure, and SI Points

Year 7 has just started but teams are already on their way to the Six Invitational.

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Rainbow Six Siege's most important tournament, without a doubt, is the Six Invitational. Counting the celebration of the first and only console Six Invitational in 2017, we have now seen seven editions played and a total of seven different champions. 

Winning the Six Invitational is everyone's goal in the scene. But, how does a team qualify for it? What does it take for a squad to qualify for the most prestigious stage in Rainbow Six Siege's esports scene? 

As of now, teams qualify for the Six Invitational through the Global Points standings. The 16 teams with the biggest amount of points after the three stages conclude are invited to compete at the Six Invitational. 

Let's dig into it to understand how to do the Global Standings work.

Read more: Where is the Rainbow Six Siege August Major going to take place?

What are the Six Invitational Global Standings?

The Six Invitational Global Standings is a point-based qualification system where the best 16 teams by the end of the year are invited to the Six Invitational, which will be played in Feb. 2023. 

Rainbow Six Siege Global Standings 2022

As of now, this is how the Global Standings look like:

  Region Team League Stage 1 Charlotte Major League Stage 2 August Major League Stage 3 APAC Major Points
1 DarkZero Esports DarkZero Esports 225 375         600
2 Astralis 225 300         390
3 Oxygen Esports logo Oxygen Esports 225 230         455

3

Team Liquid 225 230         455

5

 G2 Esports 225 165         390

5

 Team BDS 225 165         390

5

Team oNe Esports Team oNe 225 165         390
5 XSET 225 165         390
9 w7m esports 225 105         330
10 Dire Wolves 225 105         330
11 Wolves Esports Wolves Esports 225 105         330
12 FURIA Esports FURIA Esports 225 105         330
13   Heroic 225 50         275
14 CYCLOPS athlete gaming CYCLOPS athlete gaming 225 50         275
15 Elevate 225 50         275
16 Chiefs Esports Club Chiefs Esports Club 225 50         275
17 Spacestation Gaming Spacestation Gaming 225           225
18 Talon Esports Talon Esports 225           225
19  MNM Gaming 225           225
20 Pampas Pampas 225           225
21 beastcoast beastcoast 180           180
22 DWG KIA DWG KIA 180           180
23  Rogue 180           180
24 Furious Gaming Furious Gaming 180           180
25 Parabellum Esports Parabellum Esports 140           140
26 Knights Knights 140           140
27  Outsiders 140           140
28 ALPHA Team ALPHA Team 140           140
29 Soniqs Soniqs 115           115
30 SANDBOX Gaming SANDBOX Gaming 115           115
31  Natus Vincere 115           115
32  Six Karma Six Karma 115           115

How are SI Points awarded?

According to the official Ubisoft Rulebook for the 2022 esports season, every regional league distributes 1560 SI Points. Majors also award SI Points, so it is vital for teams to qualify for these to have better chances to make it to the Six Invitational.

As each region is unique, the system is different depending on the regional league. 

North American League

SI Points in the North American League are awarded as follows:

  • 1st: 225 SI Points + Six Major qualification
  • 2nd: 225 SI Points + Six Major qualification
  • 3rd: 225 SI Points + Six Major qualification
  • 4th: 225 SI Points + Six Major qualification
  • 5th: 225 SI Points
  • 6th: 180 SI Points
  • 7th: 140 SI Points
  • 8th: 115 SI Points

European League

SI Points in the European League are awarded as follows:

  • 1st: 225 SI Points + Six Major qualification
  • 2nd: 225 SI Points + Six Major qualification
  • 3rd: 225 SI Points + Six Major qualification
  • 4th: 225 SI Points + Six Major qualification
  • 5th: 225 SI Points
  • 6th: 180 SI Points
  • 7th: 140 SI Points
  • 8th: 115 SI Points

Brasileirão, Sudamericano, and Mexicano

Unlike Europe and North America, the LATAM regional league is followed by a playoff with the four best teams in Brazil, the two best teams in South America, and the two best teams in Mexico. This playoff is known as the Copa Elite Six.

SI Points in the Copa Elite Six are awarded as follows:

  • 1st: 225 SI Points + Six Major qualification
  • 2nd: 225 SI Points + Six Major qualification
  • 3rd: 225 SI Points + Six Major qualification
  • 4th: 225 SI Points + Six Major qualification
  • 5th: 225 SI Points
  • 6th: 180 SI Points
  • 7th: 140 SI Points
  • 8th: 115 SI Points

APAC North and APAC South

Just like in LATAM, this region has a playoff after the conclusion of the regional leagues. The best four rosters from APAC North and the best four from APAC South qualify for the APAC Playoffs.

SI Points in the APAC Playoffs are awarded as follows:

  • 1st: 225 SI Points + Six Major qualification
  • 2nd: 225 SI Points + Six Major qualification
  • 3rd: 225 SI Points + Six Major qualification
  • 4th: 225 SI Points + Six Major qualification
  • 5th: 225 SI Points
  • 6th: 180 SI Points
  • 7th: 140 SI Points
  • 8th: 115 SI Points

Six Major

Finally, the Six Major. The best four rosters from each region meet in the Six Major, a sixteen-team competition. 

SI Points in the Six Major are awarded as follows:

  • 1st: 375 SI Points
  • 2nd: 300 SI Points
  • 3rd and 4th: 230 SI Points
  • 5th - 8th: 165 SI Points
  • 9th - 12th: 105 SI Points
  • 13th - 16th: 50 SI Points

How does the tiebreaker work in the R6 Siege Global Standings?

According to Ubisoft's official rulebook for the 2022 season, these are the tiebreakers used in case two teams are tied in the Global Standings:

  • Head-to-head record: The team that has beaten the other team more times will be placed ahead. This can be easily calculated if both teams belong to the same region. However, if the teams in question are from different regions, it gets a bit more complicated as there's the chance the teams haven't met internationally during the season. If that's the case, we move to the next tiebreaker.
  • Total Major Points: If head-to-head doesn't solve the problem, then Total Major Points is the next formula to decide who will be placed above in the Global Standings. This means that the team with the most SI Points obtained throughout the season's Majors will be placed above. If that doesn't solve the problem either, we move to the next tiebreaker.
  • Percentage of matches won in Regional League: The team with the highest win rate in Regional Leagues would win the tie.
  • Percentage of maps won in Regional League: If those three tiebreakers don't solve the problem, then the map win rate in Regional Leagues would also be considered.
  • Tiebreaker Match: If none of the previous formulas solve the tie, a Tiebreaker Match will be played. The winner of the match will qualify.