Rainbow Six Siege: Six Invitational 2020 preview

24.01.2020 | 2 min read

The last part of our special deals with the Six Invitational 2020, the world championship for Rainbow Six Siege. This year, the tournament will take place from February 7 to 16 in Montreal, Canada. We take a look at the participants, explore the question of the favorites, and explain how this big eSports highlight is structured.

These teams are fighting for the title

In the fourth iteration of the 2020 Invitational, the following 16 teams will be competing for the biggest title in the world of Rainbow Six Siege:

  • Team Empire
  • Team SoloMid
  • Giants Gaming
  • DarkZero Esports
  • FaZe Clan
  • Rogue
  • Natus Vincere (NaVi)
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • Team Reciprocity
  • Wildcard Gaming
  • Team Liquid
  • BDS Esport
  • Spacestation Gaming
  • MIBR
  • Fnatic
  • G2 Esports (at the invitation of the organizer)

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Can G2 Esports defend its title?

Last year's champions G2 Esports were unable to qualify for the grand final this year, neither via the Pro League nor via minor tournaments or the online qualification rounds. However, they were extended an invitation by the organizers, which means that the challengers from G2 Esports will be able to take part in the 2020 Invitational after all.

The only question now is whether the former perennial champions will be able to maintain their past performance. Currently, G2 is only ranked 5th out of 8 in Season 11 of the Pro League. Last year, the team narrowly missed out on the Pro League finals, finishing the league in 3rd place.


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Who is the favorite?

The teams from Europe are once again expected to be among the favorites for the title. Last year, two organizations from Europe, G2 and Team Empire, faced each other in the final. At the 2018 Six Invitational, a team from Europe also won the title, Team PENTA, which was sponsored by RECARO.

This year, however, the battle for the world championship title could be less clear-cut, as G2 has been lagging behind its former top form for several seasons, and Natus Vincere, winners of the Pro League, are also currently struggling with major problems. NaVi is even in last place in the current season.


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One possible candidate for the title, however, would be Team Empire. who lost to G2 in last year's final. Team Empire has returned to its old strength and currently leads the Pro League in Europe with 13 points. Rogue in second place and BDS ESport and Team Vitality also have good chances.

However, the competition from America and Asia should not be underestimated. Team Liquid, FaZe Clan, DarkZero Esports, Giants Gaming, and Fnatic will definitely not make it easy for their European counterparts.

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Tournament procedure

The group stage of the 2020 Six Invitational kicks off on February 7, with the playoffs starting on the 11th and leading into the final matches of the tournament starting on Friday, February 14. Note: The group stage is not open to the public, the remaining matches can also be watched on site by ticket holders.


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In addition to the matches, the developer will also news about the game itself.

Record prize pot for the Six Invitational

This year, Ubisoft, developer of Rainbow Six Siege, is providing a prize pool of up to three million dollars. 30 of the prize pool will come from the proceeds of the new Battlepass "Road to S.I. 2020". The pre-event runs for all players until 16 February.

Those who cannot be there can follow the games live via Twitch.