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Six Major Raleigh: Prize pool, schedule, and how to watch

Your definitive guide for watching the second major tournament 2019 for Rainbow Six Siege esports. Here's everything you need to know.


One of the biggest weekends of the year for Rainbow Six Siege esports is about to begin. In fact, the game's top teams are already duking it out in an effort to advance to those final three days of competition. The Six Major Raleigh is the second major for Siege in 2019, bringing together the top teams from around the world. This is the first Siege major in history to be hosted in the United States and officially marks the halfway point for the Rainbow Six Pro League: Season 10. Shacknews has everything you need to know with our full guide on how to check out all of the action.

How much is the Six Major Raleigh prize pool?

The Six Major Raleigh will award $500,000 USD, spread across a field of 16 teams. Here's how the prize money will be allocated:

  • 1st place - $200,000
  • 2nd place - $80,000
  • 3rd-4th place - $40,000
  • 5th-8th place - $20,000
  • 9th-12 place - $10,000

Six Major Raleigh group stages

Earlier this week, there were four groups, each with four teams. They will engaged in a double elimination bracket, with the top two teams from each group advancing to the playoff stage. These matches were best of three games.

Here are the results to the group stages, with the bottom two teams eliminated from competition:

Group A

  1. Team Empire: 2-0
  2. Team SoloMid: 2-1
  3. MIBR: 1-2
  4. PET Nora-Rengo: 0-2

Group B

  1. G2 Esports: 2-0
  2. Team Secret: 2-1
  3. Rogue: 1-2
  4. CYCLOPS Athlete Gaming: 0-2

Group C

  1. Spacestation Gaming: 2-0
  2. Vodafone Giants: 2-1
  3. Evil Geniuses: 1-2
  4. Ninjas in Pyjamas: 0-2

Group D

  1. Forze: 2-0
  2. FaZe Clan: 2-1
  3. DarkZero Esports: 1-2
  4. Fnatic: 0-2

Six Raleigh Major Top 8 playoffs

The remaining teams have advanced to the playoffs. This is a single-elimination bracket. All matches are best of three, with the exception of Grand Finals, which will be best of five.

Here is the Top 8 bracket:

Six Major Raleigh playoff bracket

The schedule is as follows:

Friday, August 16

  • Opening Ceremony - 6AM PT
  • Forze vs. Vodafone Giants - 7AM PT
  • Spacestation Gaming vs. Team Secret - 10AM PT
  • Team Empire vs. FaZe Clan - 1PM PT
  • G2 Esports vs. Team SoloMid - 4PM PT

Saturday, August 17

  • Preshow - 7:30AM PT
  • Showmatch (Participants TBA) - 8AM PT
  • Semifinal #1 - 9:30AM PT
  • Semifinal #2 - 12:30PT PT

Sunday, August 18

  • Preshow - 7:30AM PT
  • Showmatch (Participants TBA) - 8AM PT
  • DLC Reveal & Esports Panel - 10:30AM PT
  • Grand Finals - 11:30AM PT
  • Closing Ceremonies - 4:30PM PT

How to watch the Six Major Raleigh

The Six Major Raleigh will air live on Twitch from Friday through Sunday, starting Friday morning at 6AM PT. On Saturday and Sunday, the broadcast will begin at 7:30AM PT.

Operation Ember Rise

Rainbow Six Siege DLC reveal

The future of Rainbow Six Siege will be unveiled on Sunday. Ubisoft is set to reveal the game's next DLC pack. This is being called Operation Ember Rise, with two new Operators set to make their Rainbow Six Siege debut. These Operators, as well as other changes, are set to be detailed as part of a special DLC showcase presentation on Sunday, prior to Grand Finals.

Shacknews will be in attendance at this weekend's Six Major Raleigh, as well. Come back on Sunday, as we report back with firsthand knowledge of everything you need to know about Operation Ember Rise.

Six Major Raleigh Twitch Drops

Six Major Raleigh Twitch Drops

Ubisoft and Twitch are offering specal cosmetic Charms for those who tune into the Six Major Raleigh playoffs this weekend. You do not need to own Rainbow Six Siege in order to earn these items, as they'll show up for you the moment you log into the game for the first time on either PC, PlayStation 4, or Xbox One. You will, however, need to link your Twitch account to your UPlay account, which can be done on the Ubisoft website.

Here are the levels of Charms you can earn:

  • Copper Charm: 1-4 hours
  • Bronze Charm: 5-9 hours
  • Silver Charm: 10-14 hours
  • Gold Charm: 15-19 hours
  • Platinum Charm: 20-24 hours
  • Diamond Charm: 25 hours or more

You will earn credit towards these Charms by viewing either the main Rainbow 6 Twitch channel or any of the alternate language Twitch channels, including Spanish (LATAM or Spain), Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Russian, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Cantonese (Hong Kong), Thai, Mandarin (Taiwan), and Polish.

How to watch the Six Major Raleigh VODs

Ubisoft will regularly update the Rainbow Six Esports YouTube channel with full matches that can be viewed on demand.

As noted, Shacknews is on-site this year checking out the action. Stay tuned as we report in from this year's Six Major in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. But he was pulled back in after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push forward the Guitar Hero series at its peak. Ozzie has become a big fan of platformers, puzzle games, shooters, and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a huge sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can't enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?

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