Rainbow Six Siege will Take Over Margaret Court Arena
SYDNEY, Australia – May 2nd, 2019 – Today, Ubisoft announced the Six Masters 2019 – the largest event ever organised in Australia and New Zealand for Rainbow Six esports. The tournament will see 12 of the best teams in the ANZ region compete in a bid to appear at the LAN Final event at Margaret Court Arena on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September as part of this year’s Melbourne Esports Open .
As winners of the Six Oceanic Cup 2019, Orgless will be invited as the first seed team, with the remaining Pro League teams from Season IX receiving invitations as well. Qualifiers for the remaining six slots will be held via the ESL GO4 tournaments spanning Sunday 12th May to Sunday 2nd June, with the top ranked teams earning their positions in the tournament bracket.
The online, round-robin group stage will see two groups of six teams compete online in best-of-3 matches. These matches will be broadcast every Saturday and Sunday from 3:00PM AEST, from Saturday 22nd June until Sunday 21st July. The top four teams from each group will then make their way to the finals at the Melbourne Esports Open. The prize pool and split will be announced at a later date.
Sebastian Østfeldt, Esports Business Analyst at Ubisoft Australia, said, “We could not be more excited to bring the Six Masters to the Melbourne Esports Open in 2019. Following the tremendous success of last year’s event, our goal this year is to create something even bigger and better for our passionate community. Opening the tournament to twelve ANZ teams and giving eight teams the opportunity to compete in front of thousands of fans in Margaret Court Arena is the perfect way to achieve that goal.”
Nick Vanzetti, MD & Senior Vice President of ESL APJ, said "We're thrilled to be able to announce that Rainbow Six will be at the Melbourne Esports Open, and have a massive presence with the Six Masters 2019. Rainbow Six has been going from strength to strength here in the region, and we're excited to see the response from fans at the event."
Tickets to the Melbourne Esports Open 2019 are now available and can be purchased from the official website: melbourneesportsopen.com.au or ticketek.com.au
The entire event will also be livestreamed on official Rainbow 6 ANZ channels below:
- Twitch: http://twitch.tv/rainbow6anz
- Facebook: http://facebook.com/rainbow6anz
- YouTube: http://youtube.com/rainbow6anz
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/rainbow6anz
The unveiling of the Six Masters 2019 comes shortly after the Rainbow Six Pro League Season IX APAC Finals. Australian team, FNATIC, and Japanese team, Nora-Rengo, were victorious and now set their sights on the Pro League Finals in Milan, which takes place Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th May.
For more information about the Six Masters 2019 please visit rainbow6.com/sixmasters2019 and follow us at twitter.com/rainbow6anz
About Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
Inspired by real-world counter-terrorist organisations, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege puts players in the middle of lethal close-quarter confrontations. For the first time in a Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six game, players will engage in sieges, a new style of assault where enemies have the means to transform their environments into modern strongholds while Rainbow Six teams lead the assault to breach the enemy’s position. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege gives players unprecedented control over their ability to fortify their position by reinforcing walls and floors, using barbed wire and deployable shields, laying mines and more, or to breach the enemies’ position using observation drones, setting charges, rappelling and more. The fast pace and uniqueness of each siege sets a new bar for intense firefights, strategic gameplay and competitive gaming.
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About the Melbourne Esports Open
The inaugural Melbourne Esports Open in 2018 attracted 12,000 dedicated esports fans to the event, with over 600,000 unique livestream viewers tuning in online, and 12 million views on social media across the weekend. Operated by ESL & TEG Live, the Melbourne Esports Open is returning in 2019, and set to be Australia's biggest weekend of esports.