Six Invitational 2021 set to be held in May, replacing the Six Major event

Sadnan Nafis
By Sadnan Nafis
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After being postponed just a week before starting, the Six Invitational 2021 is returning in May, according to Ubisoft.

Due to travel restrictions imposed by the French government, Ubisoft was forced to postpone the fifth edition of the Six Invitational, which was supposed to be held in Paris.

Rainbow Six Invitational returning in May 2021

The Six Invitational is the most prominent tournament of Rainbow Six Siege. And Siege fans will be delighted to know that the event has been revived and is planned to be held in May 2021.

We are thrilled to announce that the Six Invitational 2021 will happen in May 2021,” said Ubisoft. “It will replace the Season 2021 Six Major of May. The 20 teams currently qualified for the Six Invitational will retain their slot and the prize money of the event will remain unchanged, with a prize pool cap set at USD $3,000,000.”

This change in schedule means that the first Six Major event of the 2021 season will no longer take place, as Ubisoft is working tirelessly to bring back the biggest Siege tournament.

The same 20 teams that qualified for SI’21 will be returning for the first International LAN event for Rainbow Six in over a year. However, with the February transfer window now being opened, many teams would want to make roster changes in preparation for the 2021 season. So if players, who helped their organization qualify for SI’21, now get released or transferred from their team, they must get compensated with a portion of the prize money the team will earn during the Six Invitational.

May 2021 Six Major prize money and Global Points distribution

With the May Six Major being cancelled, the Global SI points (for 2022) and the prize money for this tournament will be awarded to teams from all 4 regions based on their performance during Stage 1 of Season 2021. All 4 regions will distribute USD $125,000 (a quarter of the $500,000 Six Major prize money) as follows:

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

The top 8 teams of each region at the end of Stage 1 will be awarded the following amounts of points for the Global Standings:

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

Ubisoft has yet to confirm the exact dates and location for the Six Invitational 2021, so keep following us for the latest updates.

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.