Japanese team CYCLOPS athlete gaming were unable to deliver after their first map and Cloud9 did not start of the organisation's year with a bang, instead struggling to put up much resistance in the face of a dominant Fnatic.
Fnatic were able to lock down the invite without losing a single map from the Asia Pacific: Australia & New Zealand qualifier to the grand final and continued that form by taking a 2-0 win over their Thai opponents.
The qualifiers have seen four teams join those successful in Season 10 of Pro League as well as those who found victory throughout 2019 at events around the world.
Multiple teams who were unable to secure their place at the Six Invitational as of yet will be seeking to claim the final invite. The ESL Rainbow Six Twitter account seemed to confirm that the invite was already decided and made reference to various teams in a humorous Tweet.
Yes, we already know who is getting the invite. However, it's absolutely Vital to keep it Secret for now. Let's not spoil that One particular announcement just yet - it would create too much Chaos and we are not that Evil. After all, we are Gamers Too.— ESL Rainbow Six (@ESLRainbowSix) January 5, 2020
Chaos Esports Club, Evil Geniuses, G2 Esports, Team One, Team Secret and Team Vitality are the most likely to be attending the Invitational at this stage.
While G2 Esports remain one of R6's most iconic names despite their struggles and roster changes in recent times, the social media team has continued to handle the situation with its usual jovial memes.
Everyone else agrees with us too right? 😰😰 pic.twitter.com/Dc2dc6KPbF— G2 Esports (@G2esports) January 5, 2020
The Six Invitational takes place from 11-16th February at the Place Bell in Montreal, Canada, with a closed offline Group Stage taking place from 7-9th February.
Tickets are available here for the 14-16th weekend for fans that want to see the Rainbow Six action live.