Game developer Ubisoft has confirmed that the next edition of Rainbow Six Siege’s Six Invitational will take place in Ginásio do Ibirapuera São Paulo, Brazil between February 13th and 25th, 2024.
This is the first time a Six Invitational will happen in South America, with the event once again featuring 20 participants from across the world and a $3m (~£2.45m) prize pool. BLAST will be a production partner for the event.
Ubisoft and BLAST have announced that the 2024 tournament will take place in Brazil during its 2023 event, but the tournament’s host city and dates where not previously known. Interested fans can also order tickets for the event right away.
The Six Invitational is Rainbow Six: Siege’s largest esports tournament, acting as a world championship for the tactical FPS game. The tournament was first played back in 2017, but the current format has been in use since 2020. The Six Invitational has since grown in both prize pool and popularity, and is one of the premier esports events of the year.
Although it is a popular event in a popular game, the Six Invitational 2023 saw a major drop in viewership when compared to 2022, with around 15% less peak viewers, according to data platform Esports Charts.
The move to Brazil might be beneficial to viewership, especially since Brazilian team w7m esports is one of the first to qualify for the main event. The rest of the qualified teams should be known later this year. There is one more Major tournament remaining in the Rainbow Six competitive season, the Atlanta Major taking place in October and November in the United States.
The event’s format remains the same for 2024, with four groups of five teams seeding teams to the knockout phase of the championship. The last six teams will play in the LAN finals.