Rainbow Six Siege’s 2021 Six Invitational will be hosted in Paris

Ubisoft has confirmed that this year’s Rainbow Six Siege Six Invitational will be held in Paris next month, with 20 of the world’s top Siege teams descending on the French capital. The tournament will be offline but with strict health and safety protocols, and it will be the first to not be held in Montreal.

The prize pool is currently not set in stone, but Ubisoft has announced that it will be capped at a total of $3 million. It will start with a base of $500,000 and revenue from the sales of the Six Invitational Battle Pass will top up the rest. If the community generates enough revenue to pass the $3 million cap, the extra money will be used by Ubisoft to fund this year’s competitive scene.

The format will see the 20 teams split into two groups. Each team will play nine best-of-one matches, and the top eight teams from each group will progress to the playoffs. This means only two teams in total will be eliminated from the group stage.

The playoffs will be your standard double-bracket format, with all matches being best-of-threes.

The group stage draw has already been held, and sees both brimming with talent. Group A houses 2019 Six Invitational champion G2 alongside top teams such as Team BDS and Cloud9. In Group B, reigning champion Spacestation Gaming has been drawn alongside the likes of TSM and Giants Gaming.

As well as tuning in for the competitive action, there will be plenty of news on what to expect during Year 6 of Siege.

The 2021 Six Invitational gets underway on February 9 and wraps up on February 21.