The Six Masters event is returning to Melbourne in 2019, bringing together the 12 best Rainbow Six teams in ANZ to fight for a spot to play at the Melbourne Esports Open. Last year’s Six Masters saw Australian squads Fnatic, Dark Sided, and Athletico battle Japanese giant Nora-Rengo at PAX 2018, and Fnatic walked away with the win.
Six teams have already been announced for the six-week tournament, with Orgless named as the first-seed after defeating Fnatic at the Six Oceanic Cup in March. Fnatic, Mindfreak, Oddity, ex-Avant, and ex-Nihilo have also been invited, with the remaining six teams being selected from the Open Qualifiers starting on May 12.
Eight teams will make it to Margaret Court Arena for the finals over both days of the Melbourne Esports Open, with details about the prize pool to be released as a later date. It’s the first time Rainbow Six has been featured at the Melbourne Esports Open—League of Legends and Overwatch headlined the inaugural Melbourne Esports Open in 2018.
The Six Masters event will start on June 22. Tickets are available on the Melbourne Esports Open website.