Knights will receive prize money and SI points similar to a 13-16th place finish.

The Mexico Major has run into trouble. Australian Rainbow Six Siege team, Knights will be unable to attend the Mexico Major due to travel restrictions arising out of COVID-19. Ubisoft has confirmed the event will proceed with 15 teams. 

Knights unable to attend Mexico Major

Despite taking all necessary precautions, very strict Australian travel restrictions mean that Knights will not be able to travel to the Mexico Major. The organization released a statement that a consensus has been reached and the Mexico Major will proceed with 15 teams. 

We are sad to announce that our R6 team will not be able to participate in the Six Mexico Major. As an organization and team, we took all necessary steps to prepare for the tournament and travel. But unfortunately, newly re-imposed and very strict level restrictions have taken effect in Australia. Every possible option has been examined and the consensus has been reached that the Major will be played with 15 teams.

Knights qualified to the Mexico Major through a highly competitive APAC League South division. The team took down Elevate in its opening match, although it had failed to win over QConfirm on Playday 3. As the team that topped the group stage, Knights secured a spot at the Mexico Major. The team also won $15,000 for placing first in the group stage.

Mexico Major to go ahead with 15 teams

The last 2 weeks have been a non-stop joint attempt between the Knights and Ubisoft to get us safely to and from Mexico. Unfortunately due to the state of Australia currently alongside its strict border restrictions, There was no possible way to guarantee the players safety and return travel back into the country.

Sam “KataVACE” Neale on twitter

Ubisoft has decided to go ahead with the Mexico Major with 15 teams. Knights will receive a total share of the prize pool corresponding to a 13-16th place finish. The team will also receive 50 SI points. 

There may be small changes to the competitive format and schedule for the teams with more details coming soon. The Mexico Major has a $500,000 prize pool and runs from August 16-22. 

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