At the Year Three panel at the 2018 Six Invitational, it was announced that both amateur and professional Siege players will get the chance to compete in DreamHack tournaments – but they weren’t revealed at the time. Now, multiple events ran by the Swedish organisation have been scheduled.
The 2018 Six Invitational was undeniably the breakthrough event for Siege as an esport, experiencing a huge growth in viewing numbers and providing what many consider to be the best competition and gameplay yet. Teams from around the globe will have the chance to compete for a $50,000 prize pool at each of these four events, the tournaments are scheduled as follows:
- DreamHack Austin – June 1-3, 2018
- DreamHack Valencia – July 12-15, 2018
- DreamHack Winter – Jönköping – November 30 – December 3, 2018
- Unannounced location – Early 2019
Registration for the above events will be split into two methods: professionals and challengers can use closed registration, while amateurs have to go through open registration – the latter being worldwide and available to any team that wants to compete at the event.
Tickets for amateur teams who are willing to bring their own computers are available now for DreamHack Austin and DreamHack Valencia. You can book yours here. The best teams that advance from the open tournament will qualify for the closed tournament, facing off against those who play professionally. Closed tournament matches are set to be streamed online.
Esports Insider says: The Six Invitational proved there’s a healthy-sized audience for competitive Rainbow Six: Siege gameplay, so the conception of these four tournaments is definitely an encouraging move by DreamHack and Ubisoft.