Ubisoft has already told us that the year’s grand Six Invitational, the Rainbow Six Siege esports event, will return to Canada in 2022. After Six Major in Sweden, before Six Invitational 2022 in Montreal, Canada. The tournament is scheduled to take place from February 8 to February 20, 2022, and elect a new Rainbow Six esports champion.
But theoretically the big news, which could already have fans cheering and heightening the anticipation of the next big Rainbow Six esports tournament, has a bigger catch. Because, as also reported by Ubisoft and the people responsible for Rainbow Six Sieges e-sport, there will be no audience on the site.
Rainbow Six Esports Shock?
This decision may not make sense to some sections of the community and to some it comes as a shock to the whole scene. Rainbow Six e-sports is slowly evolving and Six Invitational was able to make in larger numbers in 2021 over the last year, but Ubisoft’s tactical FPS has a limitation problem compared to other major e-sports titles. For example, it is worth taking a look at the previous LoL Worlds 2021, International 10 in Dota2 or CS: GO PGL Major Stockholm 2021.
While the number of people watching these tournaments at the same time is in the millions, Rainbow Six hangs out at a little over 300,000, more than two years after its own “world championship”. Even the final six Majors held in Sweden couldn’t really shine with about 30,000 simultaneous spectators. As a result, there is great concern in the community that the failure of a live audience at Six Major 2022 is a good sign for the growth of Rainbow Six and at large.
Feather Twitter For example, esports commentator Parker ‘Intero’ McKay writes:
“Any spectator on site for SI 2022 is not destructive.”
Also Seth ‘Super’ Hoffman, in-game leader for Susquehanna Sonics, expresses itself,
“Disappointing when you consider that sports and other esports allow spectators – even Montreal allows spectators to live events.
It’s been two years since Siege had an event with audiences, and it’s strange that a small or vaccinated audience isn’t even considered.”
understand it or not?
On the other hand, from the organizational point of view it also makes sense that the planning of an event of this size takes concrete form a few months in advance. Given the current situation and developments surrounding the pandemic, it is almost impossible to predict whether and in what form an international esports tournament – whether with spectators or without spectators – can be held.
This decision appears to have been made by those responsible for creating a general orientation on the site, or to avoid giving fans with tickets a disappointing disapproval at short notice. On the other hand, you would have actually had the option of using 2GPlus rules or something similar.
These options would of course have been discussed internally, but the decision is different now.
More news about SI2022 today
Now that we know the general outline for SI2022, we’ll have another update with new information about the Six Invitational 2022 on Tuesday, November 16th, at 6 p.m. February.
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