With over a million dollars on the line, the Six Invitational is the biggest event on the Rainbow Six calendar. 16 teams from around the globe will fight it out to lift Sledge’s Hammer and claim the title as the best Rainbow Six team in the world.
Team Empire enters the Six Invitational as one of the heavy favorites. The Season 9 Pro League and Six Major Raleigh champions have taken European R6 by storm since their explosive run through Challenger League.
However, they’ll be contested by hopefuls from North America, LATAM, and APAC. Team SoloMid with fan-favorite player Jason ‘Beaulo’ Doty will look to extend on their DreamHack Montreal victory back in September 2019.
LATAM LAN powerhouses Team Liquid will be looking to avenge themselves after missing out on a spot in the Season 10 Pro league finals. They came second at DreamHack Montreal, and took home OGA PIT Season 3 and the Brasileirao 2019 tournament in a solid run of offline events throughout 2019.
APAC’s Fnatic will also be looking to do the same. The core of Fnatic have qualified for every Six Invitational, first under the Mindfreak banner back in 2017 in 2018, before changing allegiances to the European organization mid-way through 2018.
Two-time Six Invitational champions G2 Esports did not qualify for the tournament through regular means, instead getting the 16th invite slot from Ubisoft.
— G2 Esports (@G2esports) January 15, 2020
The 2018 and 2019 victors fell short both the Six Invitational European Qualifier and Pro League Season 10, but their results throughout the rest of the year were enough for them to get Ubisoft’s attention as the final team to head to Montreal.
Before the action kicks off on February 7, here’s all the groups for the million-dollar Six Invitational 2020.
Six Invitational 2020 Teams and Groups
LET'S GO! #SixInvitational
Group A:@team_empire / @DarkZeroGG / @FaZeClan / @FNATIC
Group B:@natusvincere / @Rogue / @TSM / @SpacestationGG
Group C:@GiantsGamingENG / @NiPGaming / @TeamLiquid / @mibr
Group D:@TeamReciprocity / @Wildcard_GG / @BDS_esport / @G2esports pic.twitter.com/REadx0SQiL
— ESL Rainbow Six (@ESLRainbowSix) January 15, 2020
|Team Empire||Europe||ShepparD, JoyStiCK, karzheka, Scyther, dan|
|DarkZero Esports||North America||Mint, Hotancold, Hyper, Skys, Ecl9pse|
|FaZe Clan||LATAM||Astro, cameram4n, mav, yoona, ion|
|Fnatic||APAC||Magnet, Lusty, Virtue, Tex, MentalistC|
|Natus Vincere||Europe||neLo, CTZN, Kendrew, Saves, Pie|
|Rogue||Europe||Hicks, risze, AceeZ, korey, ripz|
|Team SoloMid||North America||Achieved, Merc, Beaulo, Pojoman, Geoometrics|
|Spacestation Gaming||North America||Thinkingnade, Bosco, Rampy, Fultz, Canadian|
|Giants Gaming||APAC||Lunarmetal, Ysaera, HysteRiX, jrdn, SpeakEasy|
|Ninjas in Pyjamas||LATAM||Kamikaze, Psycho, julio, Muzi, pino|
|Team Liquid||LATAM||Nesk, xS3xyCake, Paluh, psk1, HSnamuringa|
|MIBR||LATAM||Cyb3r, Novys, Bullet1, MKing, hugzord|
|Team Reciprocity||North America||FoxA, Retro, LaXInG, Nyx, VertcL|
|Wildcard Gaming||APAC||EmoRin, Derpeh, Ethan, Diesel, NeophyteR|
|BDS Esport||Europe||Shaiiko, rxwd, Renshiro, RaFaLe, Elemzje|
|G2 Esports||Europe||Pengu, Fabian, Kantoraketti, UUNO, Cryn|