Ubisoft is allowing co-streaming for select streamers and content creators. It is also exploring a case-by-case approval for third-party watch parties.

The Six Invitational 2022 will now take place in Stockholm, Sweden as an even in Quebec, Canada is no longer possible, Ubisoft announced today. The Six Invitational 2022 will take place on the same dates as before from February 8-20, 2022.

“In light of the renewed regulations and event restrictions in Quebec, Canada, hosting the Six Invitational 2022 there is no longer possible. Therefore we have decided to move the location of the event to Stockholm, Sweden, where the event will take place at the same dates, from February 8 to 20, in a LAN environment following strict sanitary measures. With the health and safety of our players, fans, staff and partners as our top priority, and given the recent evolution of the pandemic, we have also decided to maintain a no live audience policy at the event.”

No Live Audience at Six Invitational 2022

Ubisoft has shifted to Stockholm, Sweden for the Six Invitational 2022. The tournament will allow co-streaming for select streamers and content creators.
The Six Invitational 2022 has shifted to Sweden and will allow co-streaming. Ubisoft is also exploring allowing third-party watch parties. Image Credit: Ubisoft Twitter.

Keeping in line with the goal of ensuring the safety of players, fans and staff, the publisher has also taken the difficult decision to not allow a live audience at the event. This will ensure the fans can enjoy watching their favorite players compete at the highest level on streaming platforms even though they cannot attend the event itself. 

The Six Invitational is an annual Rainbow Six Siege tournament featuring the best teams in the game. It is the most popular tournament in the game title and is one of the goals for all players. 

Ubisoft approves co-streaming for Six Invitational 2022

In the same announcement, there was also some good news for R6 fans and streamers. Ubisoft will now allow co-streaming, although it is limited to a select few. 

We are opening opportunities for selected streamers and content creators to provide an extra viewing experience of the competition on their own channel for fans around the world to enjoy. 

Ubisoft

Co-streaming will significantly enhance the amount of viewership for the tournament as has been proven by other game titles such as Valorant and CS: GO. Fans often watch their favorite streamers even when an event is live. By allowing streamers to stream the event live on their channels is a great way to get more Rainbow Six fans interested in R6 esports. 

Exploring third-party Watch parties

In addition to approving co-streaming, a move that will significantly enhance the viewing experience for R6 fans, Ubisoft is also exploring the possibility of allowing third-party hosted watch parties.

The Six Invitational 2022 features 20 teams from around the world competing in Sweden. The tournament is hosted by ESL and Ubisoft and is the culmination of the Rainbow Six esports year.

Participating Teams in Six Invitational 2022

  • BDS Esports
  • DAMWON gaming
  • DarkZero esports
  • Elevate
  • FaZe Clan
  • FURIA esports
  • Natus Vincere
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • Oxygen Esports
  • Soniqs
  • Rogue
  • SANDBOX Gaming
  • Team Empire
  • Spacestation Gaming
  • Team Liquid
  • Team oNe eSports
  • CYCLOPS athlete gaming
  • TBD (European Qualifier)
  • TBD (North American Qualifier)
  • and TBD (Latin American Qualifier)

Three teams are yet to secure their spot at the Six Invitational 2022 via the European, North American and Latin American qualifiers.

Recently, Valve canceled Dota 2’s first Major of 2022. It resulted in a massive uproar from the community and players, forcing Valve to take a relook at the possibility of hosting a LAN event

Stay tuned to esports.gg for the latest Rainbow Six news and updates.

Rohan Samal - Eurasia Editor

Rohan Samal

Eurasia Editor | Twitter: @rohan_esports | Twitch: rohan_3105

Rohan is an editor at esports.gg. He found esports through Dota 2, but has since gone on to follow several other titles including CS: GO, Overwatch, Rainbow Six Siege and more. He has written for several publications and hopes to attend TI10 in 2022.