Six August 2020 Major shifted online due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Back in Six Invitational 2020, Ubisoft announced their road-map for upcoming major events in 2020, which included the August-held Six Major in North America.

Six Major 2020 overview
Image: Ubisoft

However, due to coronavirus fears, Ubisoft has now decided to cancel the International Lan event and replace it with online regional tournaments. This decision comes to ensure the health and well-being of the players, coaches, and all the attendees.

Earlier today, Ubisoft shared this news in their blog post, showcasing their plans for the replacement online regional tournaments, which will still play a part in qualification for the Six Invitational 2021.

Throughout the entire month of August, online events will take place across Europe, North America, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific. These four regions will share a prize pool of $500,000 USD, with each region receiving $125,000.

North America

The North American region will see four teams compete online in the Six August 2020 Major. At the end of Stage 1, the top three US Division teams will automatically be invited to the Major. The fourth team will be determined through a North American Qualifier, between the fourth, fifth, and sixth ranking teams in the US Division and the first ranking team in the Canada Division.

Based on their performance during the online event, the teams will get a share of the $125,000 USD total prizepool as followed:

  • 1st place: $62,500
  • 2nd place: $31,250
  • 3rd place: $18,750
  • 4th place: $12,500

Europe

The top four teams at the end of Stage 1 of the European League will qualify to compete online at the Six August 2020 Major European event.

The prize pools in Europe will be shared in the same manner as North America, with the 1st place team receiving $62,500.

Latam

In Latin America, the Six August 2020 Major will adapt to the 3-division structure of the region at the end of Stage 1.

  • The top four teams from the Brazil Division will compete online on August 7th-9th.
  • The top two teams from the Mexico Division will compete in a final best of 5 match.
  • The winning team of the LATAM South Division will also get a share of the August 2020 Major total prize money.

In Latin America, the $125,000 USD total prizepool of the Six August 2020 Major will be split as followed:

Brazil Division Online Event:

  • 1st place: $50,000
  • 2nd place: $25,000
  • 3rd place: $15,000
  • 4th place: $10,000

Mexico Division Final Match:

  • 1st place: $10,000
  • 2nd place: $7,000

Top LATAM South Division Team:

  • $8,000

Asia-Pacific

In Asia-Pacific, the Six August 2020 Major will adapt to the specific structure of the region at the end of Stage 1.

  • The top six teams from the North Division will compete online.
  • The top three teams from the Oceanic Nationals will compete online.
  • The top four teams from the South-Asia Nationals will compete online.

In Asia-Pacific, the $125,000 USD total prizepool of the Six August 2020 Major will be split as followed:

North Division Online Event:

  • 1st place: $25,600
  • 2nd place: $16,800
  • 3rd place: $12,800
  • 4th place: $10,400
  • 5th place: $8,000
  • 6th place: $6,400

Oceania Online Event:

  • 1st place: $15,000
  • 2nd place: $9,000
  • 3rd place: $6,000

South Asia Online Event:

  • 1st place: $7,500
  • 2nd place: $3,750
  • 3rd place: $2,250
  • 4th place: $1,500

Six Invitational Point Distribution

For Stage 1, the top 8 teams in EUL and NAL will receive the following amounts of points:

  • 1st – 510
  • 2nd – 390
  • 3rd – 330
  • 4th – 275
  • 5th – 225
  • 6th – 180
  • 7th – 140
  • 8th – 115

Unfortunately, Latam and APAC won’t receive points in the same manner due to the teams not being able to play with each other in the sub-regions. So for these regions, the teams will receive points as follows:

  • 1st (510) – Brazil Division 1st & APAC North 1st
  • 2nd (390) – Brazil Division 2nd & APAC North 2nd
  • 3rd (330) – Brazil Division 3rd & Oceania 1st
  • 4th (275) – Brazil Division 4th & South Asia 1st 
  • 5th (225) – Mexico Division 1st & APAC North 3rd
  • 6th (180) – Brazil Division 5th & APAC North 4th
  • 7th (140) – Mexico Division 2nd & APAC North 5th
  • 8th (115) – LATAM South Division 1st & APAC North 6th

Schedule

  • Asia-Pacific: August 3-9
  • Latin America: August 7-9
  • North America: August 14-16
  • Europe: August 20-23

Unfortunately, the fans won’t be able to enjoy the games live in the arena. But we will surely get to see some intense fights from all the teams in these online events, starting from August 3.

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