September 17th, 2018
Six Masters 2018 Announced – The Biggest Rainbow Six Esports Event in Australia & New Zealand
September 18th, 2018 – Ubisoft has announced the Six Masters 2018, a new Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six esports tournament - the largest event ever organised in Australia and New Zealand for Rainbow Six esports.
The one-day invitational tournament will take place on Saturday October 27th on the ESL Stage in the PAX Arena at PAX Australia 2018. Four of the best-performing teams from the Asia-Pacific region will compete for a combined prize pool of $25,000 AUD, which will be split as per the following:
- 1st Place: $15,000
- 2nd Place: $6,000
- 3rd Place: $2,000
- 4th Place: $2,000
For this inaugural event, the competing teams will include Australian organisations FNATIC, ViewSonic.DarkSided and Athletico, as well as Japanese team Nora-Rengo.
Sebastian Østfeldt, Brand & Esports Manager at Ubisoft Australia, said, “The Rainbow Six esports scene continues to explode in popularity all over the world, and Australia and New Zealand are no exception. The Six Masters represents the first step in our long-term plan to establish Rainbow Six as a mainstay esports title in the ANZ and APAC regions, and we’re incredibly excited to deliver this tournament to our passionate community.”
Jayden ‘Dizzle’ Saunders, FNATIC Coach and Manager, said, “The Six Masters is incredibly exciting for our FNATIC team and the entire Rainbow Six esports community in the ANZ region. We’re looking forward to meeting our fans and showing the local crowds just how exciting a premiere Rainbow Six esports event of this size can be.”
PAX Australia 2018 tickets for Saturday 27th October are still available and can be purchased on the registration page.
The entire event will also be livestreamed on Twitch on the official Rainbow 6 ANZ channel.
The unveiling of the Six Masters 2018 comes right after the Rainbow Six Pro League ANZ Play Offs last week, where FNATIC and Athletico secured their places at the Pro League Season 8 APAC Finals in Tokyo, Japan on October 13-14, 2018. The eight finalist teams from Japan, Korea, South-East Asia and Australia-New Zealand will compete to qualify for the Pro League Season 8 Global Finals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on November 17-18, 2018.
The Six Masters 2018 sits alongside the new Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Pro League format announced back in January, which kicked off last June with the launch of Pro League Season 8. Each Year will now be comprised of two six-month long Pro League Seasons (June-November and December-May), punctuated by two Majors: the traditional Six Invitational in February, and the Six Major, the first edition of which took place in Paris in August. Additional details on Years 2018-2020 Pro League format can be found here.