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Ninjas in Pyjamas wins Rainbow Six Invitational 2021: final placements & results

Published: 23/May/2021 21:45 Updated: 23/May/2021 21:47

by Andrew Amos

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Ninjas in Pyjamas defeated Team Liquid in a thrilling Grand Final to win the 2021 Rainbox Six Invitational, taking home the whopping $1 million grand prize.


  • NiP beat Liquid 3-2 in Grand Final after TL pushed to a game five.
  • MiBR finishes third place after losing to TL 2-0 in Losers Bracket Final.
  • TSM rounds out top-four after miracle Losers Bracket run falls short.

Six Invitational 2021 final placements

Placement Team Prize Money ($USD)
1st Ninjas in Pyjamas $1,000,000
2nd Team Liquid $450,000
3rd MiBR $240,000
4th TSM $170,000
5th-6th FaZe Clan $135,000
Oxygen Esports $135,000
7th-8th Team Empire $105,000
BDS Esport $105,000
9th-12th Team oNe eSports $75,000
Parabellum Esports $75,000
FURIA Esports $75,000
Mkers $75,000
13th-16th Spacestation Gaming $55,000
G2 Esports $55,000
DarkZero Esports $55,000
Cloud9 $55,000
17th-18th CYCLOPS athlete gaming $40,000
Giants Gaming $40,000
DNP Wildcard Gaming $30,000
Virtus.pro $30,000

Six Invitational 2021 full results

Six Invitational 2021 Playoffs results

Day 1: Wednesday, May 19

Round Match PT ET BST
Upper Bracket Quarter Final Liquid 0-2 MIBR 2AM 5AM 10AM
Upper Bracket Quarter Final BDS 1-2 NiP 2AM 5AM 10AM
Upper Bracket Quarter Final FaZe 2-1 TSM 5AM 8AM 1PM
Upper Bracket Quarter Final Empire 0-2 Oxygen 5AM 8AM 1PM
Lower Bracket Round 1 C9 0-2 Mkers 8AM 11AM 4PM
Lower Bracket Round 1 DarkZero 0-2 Furia 8AM 11AM 4PM
Postponed G2 vs. Parabellum 11AM 2PM 7PM
Postponed oNe vs. Spacetation 11AM 2PM 7PM

Day 2: Thursday, May 20

Round Match PT ET BST
Lower Bracket Round 1 G2 0-2 Parabellum 2AM 5AM 10AM
Lower Bracket Round 1 oNe 2-1 Spacetation 2AM 5AM 10AM
Lower Bracket Round 2 BDS 2-1 FURIA 5AM 8AM 1PM
Lower Bracket Round 2 TSM 2-0 Mkers 5AM 8AM 1PM
Upper Bracket Semi Final MIBR 2-0 Oxygen 8AM 11AM 4pM
Upper Bracket Semi Final NiP 2-0 FaZe Clan 8AM 11AM 4pM
Lower Bracket Round 2 Liquid 2-0 Parabellum 11AM 2PM 7PM
Lower Bracket Round 2 Team Empire 2-0 oNe 11AM 2PM 7PM

Day 3: Friday, May 21

Round Match PT ET BST
Lower Bracket Round 3 BDS 1-2 TSM 2AM 5AM 10AM
Lower Bracket Round 3 Team Empire 0-2 Team Liquid 5AM 8AM 1PM
Lower Bracket Round 4 Oxygen 0-2 TSM 8AM 11AM 4pM
Lower Bracket Round 4 FaZe Clan 1-2 Team Liquid 11AM 2PM 7PM

Day 4: Saturday, May 22

Round Match PT ET BST
Upper Bracket Finals NiP 2-1 MiBR 4.30AM 7.30AM 12.30PM
Lower Bracket Round 5 Team Liquid 2-1 TSM 7.30AM 10.30AM 3.30PM

Day 5: Sunday, May 23

Round Match PT ET BST
Lower Bracket Finals MIBR 0-2 Team Liquid 4.30AM 7.30AM 12.30PM
Grand Finals NiP 3-2 Team Liquid 8AM 11AM 4PM

Six Invitational 2021 groups standings

Group A

Placement Team Record RD
1 Team Empire 8-1 +17
2 BDS Esport 8-1 +23
3 Team Liquid 6-3 +10
4 FaZe Clan 5-4 +3
5 Team oNe eSports 4-5 0
6 DarkZero Esports 4-5 -4
7 FURIA 3-6 -9
8 G2 Esports 3-6 -12
9 Cloud9 2-7 -12
10 Cyclops Athlete Gaming 2-7 -16

Group B

Placement Team Record RD
1 TSM 5-2 +15
2 MIBR 5-2 +8
3 Ninjas in Pyjamas 4-3 +3
4 Oxygen Esports 4-3 +11
5 Mkers 3-4 -3
6 Parabellum Esports 3-4 -9
7 Spacestation Gaming 2-5 -5
8 Giants 2-5 -20

Six Invitational 2021 teams and players

Despite the postponement, the following teams lined up to compete. Reigning champions Spacestation Gaming were out to defend their title, while hungry challengers like TSM, DarkZero, and G2 Esports all fought to prove themselves on the world stage.

Virtus.pro and Wildcard Gaming were forced to pull out due to visa issues as well as illness.

Group A

Team Region Players
Cloud 9 APAC EnvyTaylor, Static, Nova, Harp3r, SyAIL
Cyclops Athlete Gaming APAC Anitun, SuzuC, gatorada, BlackRay, Ayagator
Darkzero Esports NA Mint, Hotancold, Hyper, Skys, Ecl9pse
Faze Clan Brazil Astro, yoona, ion, live, KDS
FURIA Brazil Bersa, LENDA, h1ghs, Novys, Miracle
G2 Esports Europe Pengu, Kantoraketti, UUNO, CTZN, Virtue
Team BDS Europe Shaiiko, Renshiro, RaFaLe, Elemzje, BriD
Team Empire Europe ShepparD, JoyStiCK, Scyther, Dan, Always
Team Liquid Brazil nesk, xS3xyCake, psk1, Paluh, HSnamuringa
Team One Esports Brazil reduct, Faallz, LuKid, Rappz, FelipoX

Group B

Team Region Players
Giants Gaming APAC Lunarmetal, Ysaera, HysteRiX, SpeakEasy, jrdn
MIBR Brazil Mint, Hotancold, Hyper, Skys, Ecl9pse
Mkers Europe Lollo, Gemini, Scatto, Aqui, Sasha
Ninjas in Pyjamas Brazil Kamikaze, Psycho, julio, Muzi, pino
Oxygen Esports NA FoxA, LaXIng, VertcL, Slashug, B1ologic
Parabellum NA Eskaa, Sonar, Koolaid, P3NGU1N, SpiriTz
Spacestation Gaming NA Thinkingnade, Rampy, Bosco, Fultz, Canadian
TSM NA Achieved, Merc, Beaulo, Geometrics, Chala

Six Invitational 2021 format

The Six Invitational was to expanded to 20 teams in 2021 with two groups of 10 duking it out for 16 spots in the playoffs. However, Wildcard and Virtus.pro were forced to pull out at the last second, shrinking one group to eight teams.

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The group stage was entirely best-of-ones, while the double-elimination playoffs were best-of-threes until the grand final, which was a best-of-five.

The prize pool for the Six Invitational 2021 was partially crowdfunded. Starting at $500,000, Ubisoft capped it at $3 million based on the purchase of the Road to S.I. 2021 Battle Pass in-game.