After few weeks of silence, Ubisoft has finally shared an update regarding the Six Invitational 2021.
The Six Invitational 2021 was initially supposed to be held in March. However, 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, just a week before starting.
Later, Ubisoft confirmed that the tournament was revived and was planned to be held in May 2021, replacing the Six Major. Now with only 10 days of April left, Ubisoft is still uncertain if they’ll be able to organize the tournament with all the 20 qualified teams.
In a new post today, Ubisoft shared an update that reads:
“Since the delay of the Six Invitational earlier this year, our teams have been hard at work evaluating all possible options for the “May Edition” of the Six Invitational 2021, with the objective to have all 20 qualified teams compete.”
“On April 8th, we have been authorized by the government and the local authorities to hold the Six Invitational 2021 in Paris, France, from May 11th to 23rd, with no audience on-site and following strict sanitary measures. The Playoffs will be organized in the Palais Brongniart, a historical venue at the heart of Paris.”
“On April 13th, the French government announced that flights between Brazil and France were suspended until further notice. In light of this new development, we’ve been evaluating all possible options to ensure that FaZe Clan, MIBR, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Team Liquid, Team oNe eSports and FURIA Esports, can compete in the Six Invitational against the teams from the other regions. While we still need a little more time to look into all options and their specifics, we thank you for your continuous support and patience.”
With the world still struggling with the ongoing pandemic, it is difficult to blame Ubisoft or anyone for this situation. Out of all of the SI qualified teams, 30% are from the LATAM region, so without them, the tournament is highly unlikely to go through.
However, Ubisoft won’t give up anytime soon, as they’ve been tirelessly working to hold the most prominent tournament of Rainbow Six Siege. If the French government removes the restriction anytime soon, the event might just work out in May. If not, then Ubisoft will need to postpone the event once again. So stay tuned for the latest updates.