BLAST R6 Copenhagen Major: Dates, Format and More

Sadnan Nafis
By Sadnan Nafis
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Image: Ubisoft

Rainbow Six Siege’s next Major will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Ubisoft has finally revealed the dates for this much-anticipated event.

Ubisoft partnered up with Blast for the 2023 season of R6 Esports, and the Copenhagen Major will be the first major under this new name and format.

According to the latest announcement, BLAST R6 Copenhagen Major will run from April 24 to May 7. The event will be separated into different phases, allowing any team from the nine regions to qualify for the big stage.

Stage 1 of the competitive year will be concluded by an extended Major, where teams from all nine regions will gather to claim a lion’s share of the $750,000 prize pool.

The Copenhagen Major will be the first international LAN event of the BLAST R6 era and see 24 teams descend onto BLAST’s hometurf in the Danish capital in search of the first piece of silverware for Season 2023. 

DATES & LOCATION 

  • Phase 1: April 24 to 27 – not open to public.
  • Phase 2: April 29 to May 3 – not open to public.
  • Phase 3: May 5 to 7 – open to the public at the Forum Copenhagen 

Venue: Forum Copenhagen 

Address: Julius Thomsens Pl. 1, 1925 Frederiksberg, Denmark 

TICKETING INFORMATION 

Tickets are available here: https://rainbow6.com/blastr6cph

Fans will have the choice between 3-day passes and day passes across four different seating categories. Category one Gold ticket purchasers will get a special BLAST Rainbow Six Siege merchandise bundle and VIP experience. You can check out the seating arrangement when you purchase your ticket directly through the booking platform linked above.

The event is open to everyone aged 18-years old and older. Fans aged 16 and 17-years old are allowed to attend the event so long as they provide parental consent, which can be in the form of a written document. The event is not open to anyone aged below 16-years-old.

Ticket pricing:

Gold | assigned seating within this section:

  • Gold 3-day pass: €140 – the Gold 3-day pass comes with a special merch bundle.

Category one | assigned seating within this section:

  • 3-day pass: €75
  • 1-day pass: €30

Category two | assigned seating within this section:

  • 3-day pass: €65
  • 1-day pass: €25

Category three | free seating within this section:

  • 3-day pass: €50

A BRAND NEW FORMAT 

We are delighted to introduce a new format for the BLAST R6 Majors.

Phase 1: April 24 to 27

Phase 1 will involve 16 teams from across all nine regions in the global BLAST R6 circuit. A chance for every region to showcase their strength and talent, and the opportunity for emerging regions to impress on a global platform. 

Teams from across all nine regions will be seeded and placed into four groups based on their placement and region promising exciting international matchups. This phase will be played across four days with four GSL groups taking place through a combination of Bo1 and Bo3 for elimination matches. The top two teams from each group will move forward into Phase 2 of the BLAST R6 Major Copenhagen.

[R6SE] - Copenhagen set to host the BLAST R6 Major from April 24 - May 7 - BlastR6 CPH Major Phase 1 format

Phase 2: April 29 to May 3

Phase 2 will see the introduction of a new Swiss tournament format with 16 teams, the eight surviving teams from Phase 1 and the eight teams that directly qualified from their respective regional closed leagues. The matches will be played again with a combination of Bo1 and Bo3 for elimination matches. 

[R6SE] - Copenhagen set to host the BLAST R6 Major from April 24 - May 7 - BlastR6 CPH Major Phase 2 format

Phase 3: May 5 to 7

Phase 3 will take place in front of a roaring crowd at the Forum Copenhagen across three days of world-class Rainbow Six Siege action, where eight teams will collide in Bo3 single elimination bracket for a chance to claim Major glory. 

The Grand Final will be a Bo5 match to decide the champions of the BLAST R6 Major Copenhagen. 

[R6SE] - Copenhagen set to host the BLAST R6 Major from April 24 - May 7 - BlastR6 CPH Major Phase 3 format

BLAST R6 COPENHAGEN MAJOR BANDIT BUNDLE 

For the BLAST R6 Copenhagen Major, a special Bandit bundle is available for purchase on the esports page of the in-game store. 20% of the revenue from this set will directly contribute to the prize pool of that BLAST R6 Major, giving you the opportunity to support the teams that will be competing for glory in Copenhagen. 

[R6SE] - Copenhagen set to host the BLAST R6 Major from April 24 - May 7 - Major_Bandit

(Source: Ubisoft)

Sadnan Nafis is a Senior Esports Writer at GameRiv. Sadnan has a love-hate relationship with Rainbow Six Siege. He loves to keep himself updated with new tech videos and is always ready to help others.