Rainbow Six Major Paris starts soon, Aussies FNATIC competing


FNATIC is looking for a big win.

Rainbow Six Major Paris kicks off next week, with Aussie team FNATIC competing.

Running over 13-19 August in Paris, France, FNATIC is one of sixteen teams vying for the honour of top team and a $350,000 USD prize pool.

FNATIC’s first match is against Ninjas in Pyjamas (Latin America) and will be broadcast on Twitch from 8.00 pm AEST on Monday, 13 August.

All competing Six Major Paris teams

All competing teams are as follows:

Group A

  • TEAM LIQUID (LATAM): As Pro League Season 7 Champions, Team Liquid took the seed 1 of group A and will put on stage the most successful players from the Latin America region.
  • NORA-RENGO (APAC): Based in Japan and known for their spectacular playstyle, things should get even more exciting as they now welcome ex-eINs’ ShiN in their line-up.
  • OBEY ALLIANCE (NA): Beating Mousesport in the North America Online Qualifiers, Skys, Bosco and their mates are surprise attendees but seasoned enough to surprise even further!
  • TEAM VITALITY (EU): After failing during Season 7, the online qualifiers or at the Coupe de France, the French side earned the 16th and last ticket for the Major during an epic DreamHack Valence!

Group B

  • PENTA SPORTS (EU): The most awarded team in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six history. As Six Invitational 2018 World Champions, they automatically secured their spot at the Six Major Paris.
  • FNATIC (APAC): Fnatic will be proudly representing the Australia-New Zealand portion of the Asia-Pacific region, a region they have been dominating for the last seasons, seating in group B as seed 2.
  • NINJAS IN PYJAMAS (LATAM): Ninjas in Pyjamas is done with teasing, Julio and his mates are on this scene to earn trophies and glory, qualifying via the Latin-American online qualifiers.
  • MOCK-IT ESPORTS (EU): Surprise “Coupe de France” champion, Mock-It indeed earned its spot via a local French competition as this first edition of the Six Major takes place in Paris.

Group C

  • MILLENIUM (EU): Earning their slot for the Major thanks to their strong performances at the Season 7 Finals, they will benefit from local support in Paris, as one of the 3 French teams qualified.
  • EVIL GENIUSES (NA): As winners at the Six Invitational 2017 (under the name “Continuum”), they are one of the most seasoned team on the scene, constantly performing on the international stage.
  • ELEMENT MYSTIC (APAC): The South Korean organization acquired its roster back in April but its players have been in Pro League since Asia-Pacific region first days – they are not here for the fun.
  • IMMORTALS (LATAM): Facing Millenium, Evil Geniuses and Element Mystic in a tough group, the Brazilian side finally gets a chance to show off big during an international LAN event.

Group D

  • ROGUE (NA): While not as prestigious as Evil Geniuses, Rogue always manage to perform impressively and attend all major Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six events. Will they finally reach a Grand Final?
  • FAZE CLAN (LATAM): consisting of seasoned players, known for their skills and aggressive plays, they will be one of the 4 Brazilian teams in the Six Major Paris, the most represented country.
  • ORGLESS (EU): They may be “orgless” but they do not lack talent. After competing under the “Charity Nerds” name at Dreamhack Valencia, they qualified through their victory in the EU qualifiers.
  • TEAM SECRET (EU): The European organization just acquired a roster, but its players (3 British, 2 French) are no newbies. As Dreamhack Valencia winners, they are currently one of the hottest teams.

The Six Major Paris Grand Final is set to take place on Sunday, 19 August. Full competition details can be found here.

Moreover, a panel on 19 August will give further details of Rainbow Six: Siege‘s next update, Operation Grim Sky.

Good luck to team FNATIC!