Two major Rainbow Six Siege events have been announced for 2018 and 2019 at the Paris Major, with the date and location for Pro League 8 Finals and The Rainbow Six Invitational revealed.
The Invitational will boast a minimum prize pool of $650,000, but is expected to approach $1 million with crowdfunding included, and the Pro League 8 finals will hand out $275,000 on November 17-18 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The World Championship invitational event will take place on February 11 - 17, in Montreal, Canada, and as well as the massive $650,000+ prize pool, participating teams will also receive commission from the 30% revenue sharing deal.
The starting prize pool of the championship will be $650,000, but ESL Pro League in-game items will bolster the prize pool.
21% of in-game sales go directly the 11 league participants, and another 9% goes to the prize pool of the Six Invitational 2019. Organizers predict that the prize pool will eventually rise to over $1 million once the revenue sharing is included.
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The Rainbow Six Pro League Season 8 finals will be held at the Olympic Stadium (Jeunesse Arena) in Rio de Janeiro on November 17, with its own $275,000 prize pool.
The Paris Major is still on going, with the tournament at the semi-finals stage. You can keep up with all the action on our dedicated coverage hub.