FNATIC was crowed the inaugural winner of the Six Masters 2018 at PAX Aus at the weekend.
The Six Masters made its debut on the ESL stage at PAX this year, and is the biggest Rainbow Six Siege esports competition in the Australia and New Zealand region.
Australian teams FNATIC, ViewSonic.DarkSided and Athletico Esports, as well as Japanese team Nora-Rengo, all competed in the tournament.
Six Masters 2018 Results
Semi Final 1: FNATIC vs ViewSonic.DarkSided
- Map 1: Oregon (6-7)
- Map 2: Border (6-4)
- Map 3: Villa (7-5)
Winner: FNATIC (2-1)
Semi Final 2: Nora-Rengo vs Athletico Esports
- Map 1: Clubhouse (5-7)
- Map 2: Bank (6-2)
- Map 3: Consulate (6-2)
Winner: Nora-Rengo (2-1)
Grand Final: FNATIC vs Nora-Rengo
- Map 1: Coastline (3-6)
- Map 2: Clubhouse (6-3)
- Map 3: Consulate (6-3)
Winner: FNATIC (2-1)
The two grand finalists, FNATIC and Nora-Rengo, will now compete in the Rainbow Six Pro League Season 8 Global Finals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 17 and 18 November.
“Earning the title of Six Masters in front of our fans was a special experience for the entire team,” said Jayden ‘Dizzle’ Saunders, Manager and Coach of FNATIC.
“The passion on display from the record crowds of Rainbow Six esports fans at PAX was pivotal to our win and we would like to thank them for their support.”
Avant Gaming joins the roster
While the current teams were completing, Avant Gaming used the Six Masters to announce it is joining the ANZ Rainbow Six esports community in 2019.
“Player and team development is a key part of Avant Gaming’s focus moving into the new year,” said Sean Carlson, General Manager at Avant Gaming.
“We will be looking at identifying key talent with the skill set and mentality to reach their potential and providing the auxiliary support and professional culture. Our goal with this team is to build a championship winning roster, by providing them with the resources they need to reach that level. Many of these players are up and coming talent within the Rainbow Six community and we wholeheartedly believe that we can help them reach the next level that they need to be at.”