Live audience returns for Rainbow Six Charlotte Major
Six Charlotte Major

Live audience returns for Rainbow Six Charlotte Major

First in person International event for fans since the 2020 Six Invitationals

Ubisoft announced on Thursday that the Rainbow Six Charlotte Major will include a live audience for the first time in two years. The event is set to take place in Charlotte, North Carolina from May 16 to 22.

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There has been an absence of live audience from several esports since 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This also impacted Six Siege esports, as all Majors and Invitationals after 2020 were held without fans in attendance.

However, fans are gradually returning to live events with safety protocols put in place by event organizers. The Six Charlotte Major will be open to the public for the playoffs and grand final, which takes place from May 20 to 22.

“After over 2 years without live audience at our international events, we have been longing to see fans once again at our venues,” the Ubisoft team said. “We can’t be more excited to welcome you back to cheer on your favorite teams and celebrate Rainbow Six Esports with the entire Siege family.”

Six Charlotte Major details.

The Six Charlotte Major marks the end of Stage 1 of the 2022 season for Siege esports. It will also be the first Major of the season where teams can garner qualification points for the upcoming Six Invitational. The Six Major will feature 16 of the best teams from Europe, Latin America, North America and the Asia-Pacific region.

The tournament will kick off with a group stage from May 16 to 18. There, the 16 teams are divided into four groups and the best two qualify for the playoffs. Moreover, fans will not be allowed to attend the group stages. The top 8 teams will then compete for a chance to play in the grand final and win the major.

Additionally, Ubisoft will announce venue, ticket sales and safety guidelines for the audience in the coming days.

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