Game developer Ubisoft has announced that the last Rainbow Six Major 2021 will be held in Gävle, Sweden.
The event was originally scheduled to take place in Asia, but due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemics, it was planned to change the major’s location.
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This is only Rainbow Six’s second major in 2021, and the event will follow the same format as Six Mexico Major held in Mexico City this summer.
Ubisoft clarified the reasoning behind moving the competition to Sweden in a press release: “As we announced in early 2020, our first plan was to host this Six Major in Asia, but due to the ongoing pandemic, we had to change places to take into account travel restrictions and local regulations.
“Although we can not wait to bring international events back to the Asia-Pacific region, we are delighted to have a Six Major in Sweden for the first time in the history of Rainbow Six Sports.”
The tournament, which will be held between November 8 and 14, features teams competing for a share of the $ 500,000 (£ 368,000) prize pool, as well as a place in the upcoming Six Invitational tournament to be played in 2022.
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It was revealed that the event will be held without an audience in place, similar to the League of Legends World Championship and Dota 2’s The International.
Following guidelines from health organizations and local authorities, the organizers announced that they will establish a safe sanitary protocol for the event. Ubisoft also added that the company is continuously monitor the situation to ensure that all appropriate measures are taken.
Esports Insider says: The last major of the season can still not escape COVID-19 problems, but at least everything will happen in Sweden, albeit without an audience.
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