SYDNEY, Australia – April 23 2020 – Today, Ubisoft, in partnership with ESL Australia, announced the return of the Six Masters, the first stage in the premier Rainbow Six Siege tournament of the Oceanic region, which will run in an online format for 2020.
Six Masters 2020 will include the following teams, including LFO who will make their Six Masters debut after defeating Yura in the Open Qualifiers last weekend:
- Team SiNister
- Pittsburgh Knights
- Kanga Esports
The Six Masters will officially kick off April 28 & 29, with teams competing every Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 7:00PM AEST in a single round-robin bracket and best-of-two matches (with overtime) across 14 playdays.
The top four teams with the most points by the end of the online league will then battle it out online in a double-elimination bracket, for the Six Masters 2020 title. This will take place on July 4-5 and the $50,000 (AUD) prize pool will be split as per below:
The Six Masters 2020 marks the start of the transition into the new regional esports system that was announced at the Six Invitational 2020 in February, with more information as to how this will fit within the global format to be shared at a later date.
The entire tournament will be livestreamed on the main Rainbow 6 Esports Twitch and YouTube channels.
To view the Six Masters tournament details please visit the official ESL Six Masters page.
For more information about the Six Masters 2020 please visit the official Ubisoft website and follow Rainbow 6 at twitter.com/rainbow6anz.
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