Rainbow Six Invitational 2021: Open qualifiers registration begins

Sadnan Nafis
By Sadnan Nafis
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Image: Ubisoft

As confirmed by Ubisoft earlier today, the open qualifiers for The Six Invitational 2021 have officially been opened up for all the regions.

For its fifth edition, the World Championship of Rainbow Six Siege is coming to Europe and will be held in February 2021. It’s a festival for all the Siege fans, as they come together to celebrate all things about Rainbow Six Siege. The Six Invitational 2021 will gather 20 teams across the 4 main regions of the Rainbow Six Esports circuit, competing offline. However, there won’t be any in-person audience due to the COVID-19 pandemic, following strict sanitary measures, in line with guidelines from health organizations and local authorities.

This event will also kick-off a brand new year for Rainbow Six Siege. “Throughout the Six Invitational 2021, you’ll get a glimpse at everything we have in store in Year 6, including a few surprises. The event will feature developer panels on the game and the esports scene, as well as renowned content creators from the community. Expect also more developments in the story of team Rainbow,” Ubisoft announced in their blog post.


Just like the previous year, The Six Invitational 2021 prize pool will be set at $3 million US dollars. 30% of all revenue from the Road to S.I. 2021 Battle Pass will directly contribute to the prize pool of the competition, and any amount above the 3-million-dollar cap will be redistributed to support the Rainbow Six Esports scene in Year 6.

Here’s how the prize money will be broken down:

  • 1st Place: 33.3%
  • 2nd Place: 15%
  • 3rd Place: 8%
  • 4th Place: 5.67%
  • 5th – 6th Places: 4.50% each
  • 7th – 8th Places: 3.42% each
  • 9th – 12th Places: 2.50% each
  • 13th – 16th Places: 2% each
  • 17th – 20th Places: 1% each


The competition will now feature 20 teams for the first time in its history: 16 organizations have earned a spot for the Six Invitational 2021 through their ranking in the Global Points standings, while 4 additional slots – one per region – will be up for grabs in the regional Qualifiers.

1 BDS Esport900
1 TSM900
1 Cloud9900
1 Giants Gaming900
5 Ninjas in Pyjamas840
5 DarkZero Esports840
5 Team Liquid840
8 Spacestation Gaming720
9 Team oNe eSports665
10 Virtus.pro660
10 Wildcard Gaming660
12 Team Empire625
13 FaZe Clan570
14 Oxygen Esports550
15 G2 Esports530
16 MIBR455


  • Registration link: sign up! | Deadline for registrations: December 12, 2020, 11AM PT (2PM EDT).


  • Registration link: sign up! | Deadline for registrations: December 10, 2020, 17:00PM CET.


  • Registration Links:
    • Mexico: signup! | Deadline for registrations: December 9, 2020, 11:59PM BRT
    • LATAM South: signup! | Deadline for registrations: December 9, 2020, 11:59PM BRT
    • Brazil: signup! | Deadline for registrations: December 9, 2020, 11:59PM BRT.


“We are aware that competing teams will have to deal with ping differences, however, in a context where travel restrictions prevent us from organizing a LAN environment, it is the best option available to ensure everyone has a chance to try to qualify for the Six Invitational.”

  • Registration link: sign up! | Deadline for registrations: December 12, 2020, 1:30PM JST (12:30PM SGT).

All the division’s open qualifiers will be streamed by their respective community, with the closed qualifiers being broadcasted on the official Rainbow Six Esports at Twitch and YouTube.

More information about the competitive format for the Group Stage and the Main Event, and also the exact dates of the Six Invitational 2021 will be shared in the coming weeks. So stay tuned for that.

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.