Esports tournament platform Challengermode has partnered with tournament organiser BLAST for its upcoming Rainbow Six Siege Major tournaments.
Challengermode will become the official platform for the two BLAST R6 Majors taking place in May and November.
The platform will host the qualifying stage for both tournaments and will enable players from across Europe, North America, South America and Asia to compete. The first R6 Major event occurs in Copenhagen, Denmark while the second heads to the United States.
Challengermode is no stranger to collaborating with BLAST. In January, the platform partnered with the organiser for BLAST.tv Paris Major for CS:GO where it operated open and closed qualifiers in Europe and Oceania. In addition to CS:GO and Rainbow Six, Challengermode is a partner of PUBG Mobile’s esports circuit where it has integrated the game within the platform.
For BLAST, expanding into Rainbow Six comes after signing a multi-year deal with game developer and publisher Ubisoft in December 2022. The organiser will run events in all regions across the world except Japan.
Following the qualifications, the BLAST Major Copenhagen 2023 will see 24 teams compete offline for a share of $750,000 (~£631,072) in prize money.
Philip Hubner, Chief Business Development Officer at Challengermode, spoke on the collaboration: “After successfully delivering the European and Oceanic qualifiers for the BLAST.tv Paris Major in CS:GO just a few weeks ago, we are honoured and eager to take our partnership to a new level and provide our platform to an even larger audience of players.
“With qualifiers taking place across many regions and tournaments having nearly unlimited slots for teams looking to qualify, we believe this is a true testament to what our technology is capable of and we couldn’t be more excited.”