- A Rainbow Six Siege Six Masters tournament will take place at the Melbourne Esports Open.
- The first Six Masters took place in 2018 at PAX Australia.
- R6 joins the Overwatch Contenders and League of Legends Oceanic Pro League (OPL) finals on the MEO tournament lineup.
Ubisoft has announced that Rainbow Six Siege will be joining the lineup of esports events to be featured at the Melbourne Esports Open on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. The Six Masters tournament will take place in the Margaret Court Arena at the Melbourne & Olympic Park precinct where multiple arenas will host esports competitions across the two-day event.
Last year the Six Masters tournament took place at the PAX Australia gaming convention.
Twelve qualifying teams will compete online from June 22 to July 21 to decide a top four who will play on the live stage at MEO.
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“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,” said Sebastian Østfeldt, esports business analyst at Ubisoft Australia.
MEO is produced by ESL as part of a five-year partnership with events company TEG Live, with support from the city of Melbourne and presenting partner JB Hi-Fi, an Australian home entertainment retail chain.
“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,” said Nick Vanzetti, MD & Senior Vice President of ESL APJ.
Melbourne Esports Open launched in 2018 and reported 12,000 attendees across its inaugural weekend. Other esports set to feature at MEO 2019 include the Australian Overwatch Contenders Final and the League of Legends Oceanic Pro League Final.