In the second stage of the Rainbow Six circuit, Wildcard Gaming once again directly qualified for the ‘Mini-Major’ Finals by winning the Oceanic Nationals.
The Oceania Major started with the Preliminary Final (Bo3), where Wildcard’s rivals Okami LFO and Pittsburgh Knights faced each other to secure their place in the grand finals. Okami LFO won this battle against the Knights, which meant they went head-to-head with the favorites of this tournament: Wildcard Gaming.
It was a shaky start for Wildcard Gaming, as Okami LFO won the first map 7-5 on Oregon. But the finals being a best of five series meant the better team will have more opportunities to show their consistency and strength. And Wildcard Gaming did just that, taking the next three maps and eventually also winning the bo5 series 3-1. Watch the highlights of the grand finals below. (Credit: SiegeGG)
Wildcard Gaming will be taking home their share of $15,000 USD from the total prize pool, and the crucial 330 Six Invitational points. And with these SI points, Wildcard will now secure their place in the top 16th position of the global standings and qualify directly for the Six Invitational 2021 in Europe.
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We now have all the 16 teams that will advance to the ultimate Rainbow Six Siege tournament: The Six Invitational. And as Ubisoft has confirmed earlier, the 5th edition of SI will be held offline in February 2021 with strict health regulations and safety.
There are still 4 spots left for SI’21, which will be filled by teams from the 4 different regions through the open qualifiers. So stay tuned for that.