The Six Invitational continues to throw surprises. Two of the tournament favorites, BDS and Team Empire are now out of the $3 million tournament.
The Six Invitational 2021 has thrown up several surprises so far pushing TSM and BDS esports down to the lower bracket. One of the favorites in the tournament, BDS’ sub-par performance has come as a surprise to Rainbow Six Siege fans. Following BDS' exit from the tournament, one of the best teams in the group stage, Team Empire is also out of the Six Invitational after a 0-2 loss to Team Liquid.
TSM eliminates BDS esports from Six Invitational
TSM started the series with a decisive victory on Oregon. Winning on BDS’ map pick was a boost to the team’s morale and momentum. However, BDS swung back on Coastline allowing TSM just one round victory. A 7-1 win on Coastline was a massive statement from the French roster. But TSM’s defense stood strong on Chalet giving BDS a taste of its own medicine.
Team BDS came into the tournament as the local favorites. While the Six Invitational does not feature a live audience, it is still taking place in Paris. However, BDS suffered a loss first against NiP in the upper bracket and later to TSM in the lower bracket. The team walks away in the 7-8th place with $105,000 in prize money.
Team Empire out of Six Invitational
The lower bracket match between Team Liquid and Empire was one to look out for. Team Liquid is the only Brazilian team to have ever won a tier 1 Rainbow Six Siege tournament. Team Liquid finished the group stage in the 3rd place behind Team Empire and Team BDS. While Empire and BDS were extremely dominant in the group stage, both teams are now out of the Six Invitational.
Liquid took Empire out of the tournament in just two maps (Kafe and Oregon). Kafe saw a slightly better attacking side from Team Liquid allowing the Brazilian to finish the map with a 7-4 score. However, Oregon highlighted Team Liquid’s defensive capabilities as Team Empire could not find its way through the ‘Liquid wall’.
Empire ended the tournament in the 7-8th place and finished with a $105,000 prize pool. Team Empire’s fall from topping the group stage to a meek exit in the bracket came as a sudden and surprising result for Siege fans.
The Six Invitational 2021 continues with two more elimination matches today. FaZe Clan faces off against Team Liquid while Oxygen esports will take on TSM in the lower bracket round 4. All matches are streamed live on Twitch.