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On Day 4 of the Rainbow Six Invitational, NIP reverse sweep MiBR to make the finals of the tournament. Down in the lower bracket, TSM eliminates Team Liquid from the tournament. MiBR will play Team Liquid Sunday May 23 in the lower bracket final, and the winner will play NIP in a best of five to determine the winner of the Rainbow Six Invitational.
NIP advance to Finals of the Rainbow Six Invitational
Although MiBR ranked higher than Ninjas in Pyjamas, according to Siege.GG, NIP has had a strong tournament run. Going into the matchup, the Ninjas were the favorite, and it showed.
On the first map, Consulate, the match was close. Rounds came down to the wire, but it was always MiBR that came away with the round wins. Map 1 went to the Brazilians, but then NIP turned up the heat. Each NIP member stepped up on Map 2, especially João “Kamikaze” Gomes, who had multiple triple kill rounds to help secure his team wins. On Clubhouse, Map 3, the two teams each had streaks of rounds due to individual plays by Gabriel “Pino” Fernandes of NIP or Felipe “FelipoX” De Lucia or MiBR. Down 1-5, MiBR strung together four rounds and even forced overtime after being down for most of the match. But, in the last round, NIP overpowered MiBR to win the series 2-1 and complete the reverse sweep.
Grand final preview
This is it, the final bracket update before we crown the world champions of Rainbow Six Siege.
— Rainbow Six Esports (@R6esports) May 22, 2021
MiBR will play Team Liquid May 23 in the lower bracket finals at 7:30 a.m. Easters Time. The winner will advance to face NIP in the grand finals of the Six Invitational. The match is scheduled for 11:30 am ET, but matches are known to be delayed if prior matches last longer. NIP will enter the series with a map advantage as the two teams face off for the $1 million prize pool. The loser will still walk away with half of the winner’s prize pool, but the Rainbow Six Invitational is the biggest tournament of the year, so fans should expect an intense series tomorrow.
Zain Merchant is an Esports writer who has previously worked with Team Dignitas. He loves FPS games such as Valorant, Counter-Strike and Valorant.