The third and final Major of the year is set to take place in Gävle, Sweden will teams will have one last chance to compete for global ranking points.
Earlier today via Twitter, Rainbow Six Esports announced the location, dates, and further details surrounding the Stage 3 Major. The third and final Major before the Six Invitational is set to take place in Gävle, Sweden. Ubisoft originally planned on hosting the event in Asia. Travel restrictions following the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forced Rainbow Six esports to change location and host their first event in Sweden.
The Six Sweden event and format
The Swede Six will follow the format of the latest Mexico Major. The group stage will run from November 8th to the 10th. Four groups of four teams spanning the globe will compete in a double-round robin to advance to the next stage. The playoffs phase will take up from the 12th to the 14th and ultimately determine the Stage 3 champions. This Major marks the final opportunity teams have to earn points in the global standings before the Six Invitational 2022.
There will be no on-site audience at the Six Sweden Major. In order to comply with evolving safety regulations, only players and staff will attend this Stage 3 Major. Ubisoft still intends to include fans in the event, as they plan to release a new Operator Bundle. 30% of the revenue generated from this bundle will go into the Six Sweden prize pool.
Who is attending?
As the Stage 3 begins to wind down, the playoff pictures and potential Major attendees is slowly becoming more clear. The four major regions in NA, EU, Copa, and APAC will all have four slots in the event to be filled by their region's top seeds. No teams have been confirmed yet but clear leaders have emerged.
In North America, Soniqs, Spacestation, and Oxygen Esports are all frontrunners to compete at Six Sweden with the fourth place spot remains the most contentious. Brazil currently holds the title as the top region, and after a historic week domestically, the competition to make the cut seems stiffer than ever. In Europe, BDS remain undefeated and stand as the only team locked in to Sweden and the Six Invitational.
The next several gamedays will be integral in determining the competitors for Six Sweden, but for many the event is a last ditch effort to keep their Six Invitational hopes alive.