The Six Mexico Major 2021 will see the world’s best sixteen teams competing on LAN. Will NiP defend its title of the best R6 team?

The Six Mexico Major will see the best Rainbow Six Siege teams return to LAN. They will compete for glory of being the best Rainbow Six Siege team in the world. After the Ninjas in Pyjamas won the Six Invitational 2021, all eyes will be on the Brazilians if they can defend their title in Mexico. Here’s all you need to know about the Six Mexico Major 2021.

Participating teams

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Sixteen of the world’s best teams will gather on LAN in Mexico city. The top four teams from each of the four regions (Europe, North America, South America and APAC) comprise the team list at the Six Mexico Major.

Here are the Six Mexico Major 2021 teams:

Europe

  • Team Empire.
  • G2 esports.
  • Natus Vincere.
  • BDS Esport.

North America

  • Spacestation Gaming.
  • TSM.
  • Susquehanna Soniqs.
  • DarkZero Esports.

Copa Elite Six

  • Ninjas in Pyjamas.
  • Team oNe eSports.
  • Team Liquid.
  • FURIA esports.

APAC

  • CYCLOPS athlete gaming. (APAC North)
  • Knights. (APAC South) [Unable to attend]
  • DAMWON Gaming. (APAC Playoffs)
  • Invictus Gaming. (APAC Playoffs)

Update: Knights are unable to attend the Mexico Major due to travel restrictions in their country. The event will go ahead with 15 teams and Knights will receive prize money and SI points corresponding to a 13-16th place finish.

Prize pool

The Six Mexico Major boasts a $500,000 prize pool. The bulk of the prize pool goes to the winner, but there’s something for every participant. 

Here is the prize pool distribution of the $500,000 offline event.

  • 1st Place: $200,000.
  • 2nd place: $80,000.
  • 3rd-4th place: $40,000.
  • 5-6th place: $20,000.
  • 9-12th place: $10,000. 
  • 13-16th place: $5,000.

Format

Group Stage

The group stage takes place over a period of three days from August 16-18, 2021. The sixteen teams (fifteen now after Knights pulled out) form four groups of four teams each. 

Image Credit: Ubisoft.

Image Credit: Ubisoft.

Each group has one team from each of the four regions laying focus on inter-regional LAN play. 

All group stage matches are best of one. The top two teams from each group advance to the tournament playoffs. 

Playoffs

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The players will get a day’s break after the group stage. The playoffs start on August 20, 2021. 

The playoffs feature a single-elimination bracket where all matches are best of three series. Only the grand finals will be a best-of-five affair.

How to earn Twitch drops at the Six Mexico Major?

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Rainbow Six Siege fans can earn Twitch drops during the Six Mexico Major. Viewers will have another chance to unlock Pro League Nomad and Castle items as well as new Blitz and Alibi items.

Here is the content for the drops for this event:

Pro League Nomad Set: 4 items – dropping individually

  • Gold Nomad Chibi
  • Halcyon Flux weapon skin
  • Sightseer headgear
  • Celestial Glory uniform

Pro League Castle Set: 4 items – dropping individually

  • Gold Castle Chibi
  • Proton weapon skin
  • Flicker headgear
  • Quasar uniform

Esports Blitz Set: 4 items – dropping individually

  • Beyond Terrific headgear
  • Beyond Terrific uniform
  • Blitz charm
  • High-Ranker weapon skin

Esports Alibi Set: 4 items – dropping individually

  • Outstanding Performance headgear
  • Outstanding Performance uniform
  • Alibi charm
  • Unbeatable weapon skin

But in order to earn these drops, fans should first link their Twitch Ids to their Ubisoft account by going to https://drops-register.ubi.com/#/en-US. The delivery of claimed items will be done 48 hours after the end of the Major. Viewers will earn 1 pack every 4 hours watched with a max cap of 4 packs during the Mexico Major.

Viewers can catch their favorite teams in action on Rainbow Six Twitch channel

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

Rohan Samal - Eurasia Editor

Rohan Samal

Eurasia Editor | Twitter: @rohan_esports | Twitch: rohan_3105

Eurasia Editor for esports.gg. Found esports through gaming nearly 6 years ago and has been involved ever since. Primarily a Dota 2 player, but has the occasional experience in FPS games. Even tried (unsuccessfully) to go pro in Overwatch.