Rainbow Six Major to take place in Sweden at DreamHack Winter

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Game developer Ubisoft has confirmed that DreamHack Winter in Sweden will host the upcoming Rainbow Six Siege Major.

The Six Jönköping Major will take place from November 21st to 27th and will feature a prize pool of $500,000 (~£442,000).

The tournament will welcome a live audience for the Playoffs and the Grand Final at the Elmia Congress Center in Jönköping, Sweden. Those who attend will get to see the top 16 teams across Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America compete in hopes of claiming the title and qualifying for the Six Invitational 2023.

Ubisoft also revealed that a special Hibana bundle will be available to purchase within the title’s in-game store. According to the release, 20% of the revenue from the bundle will contribute to the competition’s prize pool.

The event features a small yet strong roster of commercial partners, including online payment processor PayPal, Acer’s gaming brand Predator and FPS training platform AimLab.

This is not the first time that the country will host a Six Major, with the final Rainbow Six Major of 2021 held in Gävle, Sweden. The 2021 event was originally planned to take place in Asia, however, the location was changed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Rainbow Six’s previous Major in August also suffered a change of location — from the United Arab Emirates to Berlin — due to backlash from the community.

Earlier this year, Ubisoft revealed it will expand to the mobile gaming market with the upcoming release of Rainbow Six Mobile. Moreover, the company unveiled the Northern Premier League (NPL), a new Rainbow Six Siege multi-region esports competition, for UK, Ireland and Nordic teams.

Apart from the NPL, the Rainbow Six Siege esports ecosystem also faced some major changes in the summer of 2022. Specifically, Ubisoft started working with a new tournament licensing platform to further cater to local scenes for the title.

Radina Koutsafti
Radina has been a Freelance Journalist for Esports Insider since 2021. When not playing Apex Legends, she enjoys writing about tech, equality and education in esports.