Rainbow Six Invitational sees prize pool swell to over $1 million
A share of in-game sales has boosted the competition’s cash winnings
In five days the third annual Rainbow Six Siege Six Invitational will get underway in Montreal. The eight-day eSports competition has already proven itself to be a fan favorite, but this year it should be even bigger. The prize pool has increased to more than $1 million, driven by an increase in in-game item purchases. A percentage of each purchase is allocated to the prize pool and it appears that sales have been better than expected.
The Invitational is the de facto world championship for the Rainbow Six Pro League. It will be held February 11-17 at the Place Bell in Montreal and will see 16 international teams descend on the city to compete for a piece of the action. Among those organizations already confirmed to attend are G2 Esports, Penta Sports, Immortals and FaZe Clan.
The teams are given 30% of the revenue that is taken in from the sale of their respective items, as well as a piece of an additional 21% of the revenue from all Pro League items.
Another 9% of the revenue goes to the Invitational’s prize pool. However, the ongoing “road to the Six Invitational” saw 30% of the revenue added. To date, the total amount available is $1.5 million.
Plans for Year 4 of Rainbow Six Siege will be revealed by Ubisoft, the game’s developer, during this month’s Invitational. It will also debut the eSports documentary, To Win It All: The Road to the Six Invitational, which follows players from Evil Geniuses, Team Liquid and G2.