the Six invitation 2022, one of the first competitive events to be held this year for Rainbow Six Siege, has decided to change the venue of the event, due to the covid-19 pandemic.
Ubisoft confirmed that Canada would not be the main venue for the World Championships, so they decided to move to Stockholm, Switzerland. The French company made this decision due to new restrictions being implemented by the Canadian government due to the increasing wave of infections by the omicron variant in the country.
Recently the Quebec government made some changes to be able to enter public places such as getting a passport where you appear to have been vaccinated, as well as having a maximum capacity for people. Unfortunately, omicron is once again imposing restrictions on many countries because it is one of the most contagious variants.
Will there be an audience at Six Invitational 2022?
Although changes have been made to the venue, there are some measures that are being taken into consideration. Ubisoft confirmed that the matches will be played on LAN stages, but without the presence of the public. Which reminds us of how we worked on one of the 2021 tournaments that were held in Mexico City.
The Six Invitational 2021 was held in Paris in May with the participation of the participating teams at the Palais Brongniart. The winner of the said version was Ninjas in Pajamas, who took home a million dollars. Despite not having a live audience, Ubisoft is making an effort to partner with creators so that they can broadcast all of the Invitational 2022 matches on their Twitch channels.
It will be at Six Invitational 2022 where we will likely get our first look at Year 7, Season 1 with the possible appearance of a new agent joining Rainbow Six Siege. According to a leak on Reddit, this worker’s name will be Kiba.