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Who has qualified for Rainbow Six Invitational 2021? All teams & details

Published: 8/Nov/2020 1:55 Updated: 28/Nov/2020 16:13

by Andrew Amos


The Six Invitational 2021 is almost upon us. This rendition is the fifth of the biggest Rainbow Six tournament, featuring the top 20 teams in the world duking it out for millions in prizing.

The Six Invitational is the most special time of the year for Rainbow Six esports. It’s a festival of all things great about Siege, culminating in exhilarating action and one victor who will lift Sledge’s Hammer.

In 2020, that honor was bestowed on North America’s Spacestation Gaming. However in 2021, it’s anyone’s race. The fully-online era of Siege has made it hard to compare region-to-region, but one thing is for sure: the Six Invitational is going to be exciting.

Spacestation Gaming lifting Six Invitational 2020 title
Peter Chau for Ubisoft
Spacestation are the reigning world champions of Rainbow Six.

Here’s everything we know about the Six Invitational 2021 so far, including the teams who have qualified, what they are playing for, and when.

Which teams have qualified for Six Invitational 2021?

There are 20 spots available at the Six Invitational. The first 16 will go to the highest rated teams of the year, as determined by the points ranking. Each domestic split and mini major gave teams a chance to make SI Points, and this is the easiest way of getting in.

There’s still four spots though after the top 16. There will be one slot on offer for each region ⁠— APAC, Europe, Latin America, and North America ⁠— through a qualifier. This will be the last chance teams have to make the Six Invitational: there are no invites, and no “third time lucky” scenarios.

Here’s a list of teams who have qualified for the Six Invitational 2021. Estral Esports and Natus Vincere missed out by just 5 qualification points.

Qualified through Six Invitational 2021 Points

Qualifying Position Team Region SI Points
1 BDS Esport Europe 900
1 TSM North America 900
1 Cloud9 APAC 900+
4 Ninjas in Pyjamas Latin America 840
4 DarkZero Esports North America 840
4 Team Liquid Latin America 840
7 Giants Gaming APAC 780+
8 Spacestation Gaming North America 720
9 Team oNe eSports Latin America 665
10 Virtus.pro Europe 660
10 Wildcard Gaming Oceanic Nationals 660
12 Team Empire Europe 625
13 FaZe Clan Latin America 570
14 Oxygen Esports North America 550
15 G2 Esports Europe 530
16 MIBR Latin America 455

Rainbow Six Invitational 2021 details: prize money, more

The Six Invitational 2021 is expected to take place at the same time it has every year ⁠— February. However, whether we can see a return to LAN play given the current global situation remains a mystery.

Ubisoft have cancelled all the in-person events since SI 2020, including the Season 11 Pro League Finals, the August Major, and the November Major.

If it does go ahead though, expect it to be a big celebration of all things Siege. The 2020 prize pool had players competing for a share of $3 million, including $1 million going to the winning Spacestation Gaming squad.

More details about the Six Invitational 2021 will be revealed closer to the new year. We will keep you posted.


LS reveals how xQc reached out to him during T1 fans backlash

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:57

by Alex Garton


Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare has revealed that Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel reached out to him during the T1 backlash offering his support and advice.

T1’s accidental leak that revealed LS was set to be the organization’s new League of Legends coach resulted in a wave of backlash against both parties.

Fans of the organization opted to send unjustifiable racial and homophobic abuse towards LS, as well as doxxing his grandmother and sending packages to her address. T1, from an outside perspective, did not handle the situation appropriately and seemingly offered little support to LS during this period.

This resulted in LS disabling his Twitter and going completely dark for a short period of time. This was no doubt due to the amount of hate and criticism he was receiving from T1 fans. One person who reached to support him was huge Twitch personality xQc.

xQc has over four million followers on Twitch.

xQc reached out to LS during T1 fans backlash

LS revealed on stream that the Twitch personality reached out to him in support. “Before I disabled my Twitter and went dark on everything, xQc was one of the very few people who reached out to me,” he said.

It was obvious LS was surprised he had reached out to him due to the streamer’s popularity: “Despite the fact that I’m like an insect compared to him, in terms of like brand and size and everything, it’s very nice.”

LS repeated multiple times that xQc is a “real one”, showing his appreciation for his support and care.

It’s clear that xQc reaching out to LS really meant a lot to him and helped him get through the difficult patch. Sometimes, just reaching out to somebody going through a hard time can make a world of difference.

Now, it’s just great to see LS back on track with the League of Legends content and streaming again.