Rainbow Six Berlin Major Guide: Teams, Schedule, Twitch Drops, and more

Sadnan Nafis
By Sadnan Nafis
14 Min Read
Image: Ubisoft

With Stage 2 of Rainbow Six Esports’ regional leagues successfully ending, we now have all the 16 teams qualified for the Six Berlin Major.

As already announced, the Six August Major 2022 will be held in Berlin, Germany. The event will take place in the Theater am Potsdamer Platz, and it will have the first live audience in Europe attend since Pro League Season 9 Finals.

Here, the top 4 teams from each of the four central regions will compete for a title, a share of the $500,000 USD prize pool, and points in the Global Standings.

Six Berlin Major Guide

DATES & LOCATION

The event will take place from August 15 to 21

  • Group Stage: August 15 to 17 – Not open to the public
  • Playoffs: August 19 to 20 – Open to the public
  • Grand Final: August 21 – Open to the public

Venue: Theater am Potsdamer Platz

Address: Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 1, 10785 Berlin, Germany.

The venue will open on:

  • August 19: 9 AM CEST
  • August 20: 1 PM CEST
  • August 21: 2:30 PM CEST

PARTICIPATING TEAMS

Here are the 16 qualified teams that will compete at the Six Berlin Major:

Asia-Pacific League:

  • DWG KIA
  • SANDBOX Gaming
  • Elevate
  • Gamin Gladiators

European League:

  • Wolves Esports
  • Rogue
  • MNM Gaming
  • G2 Esports

Latin American League:

  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • FaZe Clan
  • FURIA
  • w7m esports

North American League:

  • Astralis
  • Soniqs
  • Oxygen Esports
  • XSET

The 16 qualified teams are divided into 4 groups of 4:

[R6SE] - Your Guide to the Six Berlin Major 2022 - Groups Pool

SCHEDULE

Here is the schedule of the Group Stage:

[R6SE] - Your Guide to the Six Berlin Major 2022 - Stream Schedule A
[R6SE] - Your Guide to the Six Berlin Major 2022 - Stage Schedule B - v2

YEAR 7 SEASON 3 REVEAL

Alongside the competition, we’re excited to reveal everything we have coming to Siege in Year 7 Season 3.

Tune in on our channels and online watch parties on August 21 for the full season reveal. For those of you watching the show on our broadcast channels on Twitch, a special charm will be dropped during the panel and redeemable when Year 7 Season 3 launches.

[R6SE] - Your Guide to the Six Berlin Major 2022 - Reveal Charm

ACTVITIES AT THE EVENT

For those who will be attending the event on-site, check out the activities we have planned for the Six Berlin Major:

Six Berlin Major Merchandising

The official Six Berlin Major merch will be available on-site! The store will be open on:

  • Friday, August 19: 9 AM to 8 PM CEST
  • Saturday, August 20: 1 PM to 8 PM CEST
  • Sunday, August 21: 2:30 PM to 8 PM CEST

The shop will be open one hour earlier for Champions Pass ticket holders and will have a dedicated line to retrieve their Champions Package. As a reminder, the Champions Package includes:

  • 1 hoodie of the event: black hoodie designed by Førtifem.
  • 1 T-shirt of the event: white T-shirt.
  • 1 poster of the event: dark poster designed by Førtifem.

The merch will be available online starting from August 19th:

[R6SE] - Your Guide to the Six Berlin Major 2022 - Merch

Demo booth

Come and try out Year 7 Season 3 before anyone else in the demo booths at the event, which will be open on:

  • Friday, August 19: 9 AM to 8 PM CEST
  • Saturday, August 20: 1 PM to 8 PM CEST
  • Sunday, August 21: 2:30 PM to 8 PM CEST

Please note that the demo booths will be open one hour earlier for Champions Pass ticket holders.

Professional Teams Meet & Greet

Professional teams will be taking part in meet & greets throughout the event. These will be organized around the teams’ schedules on-site. Follow us on Twitter at @R6esports for the meet & greet updates.

COSPLAY

We’re excited to welcome cosplayers on-site for the Six Berlin Major to share their creations and costumes during the event.

The costumes and props:

  • Should not pose any danger to others and/or yourself.
  • Must follow specific requirements as part of the rules for cosplay which can be found in the cosplay guidelines.
  • Must not contain any symbols or markings forbidden by local legislation.
  • Must be inspected and validated by on-site security personnel.
  • Must be kept covered or hidden during transportation to the venue.

Please consider changing into your costume at the venue. Changing rooms will be made available on-site.

Keep in mind that the venue staff won’t be allowed to keep / store rejected accessories at the venue. All rejected items must leave the perimeter of the venue at time of decision.

The full rules for cosplay are available here.

A dedicated Meet & Greet area in the venue will be accessible for cosplayers wanting to take pictures with fans.

WHERE TO WATCH

All Twitch channels below will have Twitch Drops enabled for the Six Berlin Major.

List of channels that will stream both Group Stage and Playoffs:

Please note that Stream B channels won’t be streaming the final 3 days of the event, which will be streamed on the Stream A channels.

List of channels that will only stream the Playoffs (From August 19 to 21).

Channels in Korean will only stream matches of Korean teams:

BROADCAST TALENT

Here is the Talent line-up that will be bringing the show to life during the Six Berlin Major!

[R6SE] - Your Guide to the Six Berlin Major 2022 - Broadcast Talent

TWITCH DROPS

Tune in on our channels and earn Twitch Drops for the Six Berlin Major! There will be no duplicates and viewers will earn Battle Pass points for the Year 7 Season 3 Battle Pass instead.

[R6SE] - Your Guide to the Six Berlin Major 2022 - Twitch Drops

Here is the content for the Drops for this event:

Esports Amaru Set: 4 items – dropping individually

  • Uncanny Motivation Uniform
  • Uncanny Motivation Headgear
  • Adamant G8A1 Weapon Skin
  • Amaru Charm

Esports Fuze Set: 4 items – dropping individually

  • Reliable Silence Uniform
  • Reliable Silence Headgear
  • Hard-Hitter 6P41 Weapon Skin
  • Fuze Charm

Esports Ying Set: 4 items – dropping individually

  • Starlight Uniform
  • Eclipse Headgear
  • Gamma Ray T-95 LSW Weapon Skin
  • Ying Charm

Esports Mozzie Set: 4 items – dropping individually

  • Cosmic Nexus Uniform
  • Chromosphere Headgear
  • Constellation Commando 9 Weapon Skin
  • Mozzie Charm

Esports Maestro Set: 4 items – dropping individually

  • Moon Flare Uniform
  • Lyrid Headgear
  • Shooting Star Alda 5.56 Weapon Skin
  • Maestro Charm

Time watched:

For the Group Stage of the Six Berlin Major, from August 15 to 17, and for the first 2 days of the Playoffs, from August 19 to 20, viewers will earn 1 pack after 3 hours of time watched, with a maximum cap of 1 pack per day.

For the Grand Final, on August 21, viewers will earn 1 pack after 1 hour of time watched, and 1 pack after 3 hours of time watched, with a maximum cap of two packs per day.

Here are the details on how to redeem them:

Register your account by heading over to https://drops-register.ubi.com and link your Twitch account to your Ubisoft account. You will then be prompted to opt into the drops feature. Please make sure that your account is linked before you tune in to the broadcast.

All drops will need to be claimed manually. You can track all the Drops progression on the Inventory page https://www.twitch.tv/drops/inventory. When the Drops condition is reached, you will need to click on the “Claim” button in the Inventory page to claim the reward and continue the progression towards the next reward. Please note that the “Claim” button will be available only 24 hours after the end of each campaign. There will be 6 distinct campaigns during the Major, corresponding to each Playday of the competition, from August 15 to 17, and August 19 to 21. The delivery of claimed items will usually be done 48 hours after the end of each campaign.

WATCH PARTIES

Watch Parties are back for the Six Berlin Major! Stay tuned in the coming days on Twitter at @R6Esports for the list of selected streamers and content creators that will be broadcasting the event on their channels!

COMPETITIVE FORMAT

Group Stage – August 15 to 17

During the Group Stage, teams are split in 4 groups of 4 and compete in a Best-of-1 double round robin format, where each team plays all the other teams in their group twice. The point attribution system is as follows:

  • A win is worth 3 points.
  • An overtime win is worth 2 points.
  • An overtime loss is worth 1 point.
  • A loss is worth 0 points.

The 4 teams from each region were seeded based on their final rankings in their respective regional leagues and playoffs. Each group was then created to have one representative from each region with only one seed per group.

At the end of the Group Stage, the 2 teams with the most points in each group will advance to the Playoffs.

Playoffs & Grand Final – August 19 to 21

The playoffs will feature 8 teams in a single elimination bracket where the quarter finals and semifinals will be played in Best-of-3 matches, with the winner advancing and the loser eliminated from the competition.

The Grand Final will take place on August 21 and will be a Best-of-5 match to decide the winner of the Six Berlin Major!

[R6SE] - Your Guide to the Six Berlin Major 2022 - Playoff Bracket

GLOBAL STANDINGS POINTS

With each regional league and the Six Majors tying into a global race towards the Six Invitational, teams will also compete to earn points to qualify for the Six Invitational 2023. The 16 teams competing at the Six Berlin Major will be awarded the following points in the Global Standings, based on their final placement:

  • 1st place: 375 points
  • 2nd place: 300 points
  • 3rd – 4th place: 230 points
  • 5th – 8th place: 165 points
  • 9th – 12th place: 105 points
  • 13th – 16th place: 50 points

SIX MAJOR OPERATOR BUNDLE

To celebrate the event, the Six Major Jackal bundle is available in the Esports page of the in-game store! 20% of the revenue from this set will directly contribute to the prize pool of the competition, giving you the opportunity to support the teams that will take part in the Six Berlin Major!

[R6SE] - Your Guide to the Six Berlin Major 2022 - Jackal Bundle

PRO TEAM BUNDLES & WEAPON SKINS SALE

For the duration of Six Berlin Major, from August 15 to 21, we are offering you a 20% discount on Pro Team Bundles and Weapon Skins purchasable directly in the Esports page of the in-game store.

The Six Berlin Major is starting on August 15th, so mark your calendars, and tune in live at Twitch.tv/Rainbow6, YouTube or join a watch party from the selected streamers.

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.