With Ubisoft making the announcement earlier today. As the premiere local Rainbow Six Siege esports tournament the Six Masters 2019 will see 12 of the best teams in the ANZ region take to Margaret Court Arena on Saturday August 31 and Sunday September 1 as part of the Melbourne Esports Open.
Winners of the recent Six Oceanic Cup 2019, the aptly named Orgless will be the first seed team with the additional spots to be filled by Pro League teams from Season IX of competition - including FNATIC, Mindfreak, Oddity, ex-AVANT and Ex Nihilo. The remaining slots will be filled by winners from upcoming qualifiers that will be held over the next month.
Sebastian Østfeldt at Ubisoft Australia said, “We could not be more excited to bring the Six Masters to the Melbourne Esports Open in 2019. Following the tremendous success of last year’s event, our goal this year is to create something even bigger and better for our passionate community. Giving eight teams the opportunity to compete in front of thousands of fans in Margaret Court Arena is the perfect way to achieve that goal.”
Nick Vanzetti, of ESL, said "We're thrilled to be able to announce that Rainbow Six will be at the Melbourne Esports Open, and have a massive presence with the Six Masters. Rainbow Six has been going from strength to strength here in the region, and we're excited to see the response from fans at the event."
As for the tournament itself the setup will be single-elimination, best-of-three with the overall winner taking the Six Masters 2019 crown. Prize pool and split to be announced closer to the event. For ticketing head to the official site