In a new revamped format for Rainbow Six Siege esports, at the end of each league â€˜stageâ€™, teams across four regions compete for a lofty prize pool and qualification points towards next yearâ€™s Six Invitational.
While Europeâ€™s event doesnâ€™t come bundled with Sam Fisher DLC reveals, thereâ€™s still plenty to look forward to. Hereâ€™s what to expect from the European August Major.
What is the Six August Major for Europe?
The top four teams from the European League will compete in the Six August Major for the region, which will take place online.
These teams will compete in a double elimination bracket in a bid to become the best team for Stage 1 of the 2020 season, while also earning global points for qualification towards the Six Invitational next year.
What teams are competing?
Will G2 Esports take the EU Major? (Picture: G2 Esports)
The top four teams competing in the EU Six August Major are listed below, after they finished in the top four positions in the European League.
- BDS Esport
- G2 Esports
What is the prize pool for the Six August Major for EU?
The total prize pool for the event is $125,000, which will be split across the teams as below.
- 1st place: $62,500
- 2nd place: $31,250
- 3rd place: $18,750
- 4th place: $12,500
There are also Invitational points up for grabs, which will be distributed as below.
- 1st place â€“ 510
- 2nd place â€“ 390
- 3rd place â€“ 330
- 4th place â€“ 275
How do I register for Twitch drops and what can I earn?
It's your last chance to grab Twitch drops (Picture: Ubisoft)
Like with previous events, this Major will also give players chance to earn charms through Twitch drops.
Thereâ€™s a total of six charms which can be acquired, dependent on how long you spend watching Rainbow Six Siege tournaments across Twitch channels.
- Copper: 2 hours watched
- Bronze: 7 hours watched
- Silver: 13 hours watched
- Gold: 20 hours watched
- Platinum: 25 hours watched
- Diamond: 30 hours watched
You can register for drops by heading here and linking Twitch account to your Ubisoft account, where youâ€™ll be then asked to opt-in to the drops feature.
Rewards will automatically be added to your linked Ubisoft account. Theyâ€™re also available across all platforms on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
You donâ€™t even need a copy of Rainbow Six Siege to earn charms either, with the charms you've earned available if you purchase the game in the future.
What is the schedule?
Rainbow Six Siege's EU Major schedule (Picture: Ubisoft)
Matches start Friday 21st August at 1pm CEST/12pm BST with Rogue vs Virtus.pro. The finals takes place on Sunday 23rd August.
You can check out the full schedule below.
Friday 21st August
- Rogue vs Virtus.pro - 1pm CEST/12pm BST
- BDS Esport vs G2 Esports - 4.30pm CEST/3.30pm BST
- TBD vs TBD (losers bracket round 1) - 8pm CEST/7pm BST
Saturday 22nd August
- TBD vs TBD (final winners bracket) - 4pm CEST/3pm BST
- TBD vs TBD (final losers bracket) - 7.30pm CEST/6.30pm BST
Sunday 23rd August
- TBD vs TBD (grand final) - 3pm CEST/2pm BST
How can I watch the Six August Major for EU?
All the matches will be streamed on the Rainbow Six Siege Twitch channel.