Rainbow Six Siege is a fiercely competitive game, and professional teams around the world compete year-round to see who has the sharpest skills in the tense, tactical first-person shooter. This weekend, the best of the best have gathered in Montreal for the third-annual Six Invitational, the most prestigious tournament in the Siege esports calendar, to compete for fame, glory, and over $1,000,000 in prize money. This is not only your chance to see the ingenious tactics and electrifying action of professional Siege on display, it’s also the perfect time to connect with the Siege community, learn about the next season of new content, and play the game for free on your PS4.
The competition kicks off today with the Group Phase, as 16 teams from around the world battle for one of the eight spots in Friday’s Quarterfinals. Every match throughout the tournament will be livestreamed with expert commentary and insightful analysis, so no matter what your familiarity level with Siege, you’ll be able to follow the action closely. While every team has earned their place in the tournament, it will take keen strategy, strong communication, and superb execution to advance to the next stage. Here are the competitors:
- North America: Evil Geniuses, Rogue, Spacestation Gaming, Team Reciprocity.
- Europe: G2 Esports, LeStream Esport, Mock-it Esports, Penta Sports, Team Empire
- Latin America: Faze Clan, Immortals, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Team Liquid
- Asia-Pacific: Fnatic, Mantis FPS, Nora-Rengo
Once Friday arrives, the intensity ratchets up as the action moves into the main arena at Place Bell, and teams face off in front of thousands of cheering fans. The Quarterfinals on Friday and the Semifinals on Saturday will culminate with the Grand Final on Sunday, and the crowning of the Six Invitational champions. But the livestream will include more than the matches and analysis; it will also offer a deeper look into the Rainbow Six Siege community and the people who make the game a part of their lives.
Over the course of the weekend, viewers will see the broadcast premiere of the Rainbow Six esports documentary, “To Win It All: The Road to the Six Invitational,” which highlights three professional players and the journey they’ve taken to compete at the highest level. There will also be a series of video features, titled “Behind the Siege,” that profile casters, artists, players, and content creators who each view Siege from a different perspective. And the development team from Ubisoft Montreal will share insights into what’s coming this year for Rainbow Six Siege, including the full reveal of Operation Burnt Horizon, the next season of new content set in Australia. For the full tournament broadcast schedule and information on how to watch the action all week, check out the Six Invitational 2019 Survival Guide.
If watching the pros play has you hankering to breach a wall or two of your very own, you’ll have the opportunity to do just that during the free weekend for Rainbow Six Siege on PS4 that coincides with the Six Invitational. Starting on February 13 at 5 A.M. PT, you can preload the game, ensuring you’ll be ready to go when the free weekend starts at 5 A.M. PT on February 14. You can play for free to your heart’s content until February 18 at 5 A.M. PT, but the sieging doesn’t have to stop there.
From February 12 through the end of the free weekend, Rainbow Six Siege will be on sale. Any progress you make while playing during the free weekend will carry over if you purchase the game, so you’ll be able to keep your momentum going. It’s an exciting week to be into Rainbow Six Siege; come join us!