Who To Look Out For At The Six Masters 2019
Published on Aug 9, 2019
Rainbow Six Pro League Caster Konstantin “@CthulhuANZ” Nuridzhanyan gives his thoughts on what is set to be the biggest Six Masters finals yet!
The Rainbow Six Siege Six Masters is one of the biggest ANZ-wide tournaments held by Ubisoft & ESL yearly! Originally started as a 4 team invitational event at PAX Australia in 2018, the Six Masters has now grown to feature an online component with a total of 12 teams competing for the prize pool of $50,000AUD. Out of the 12 teams that competed online, the top 8 qualified for the live finals at the Melbourne Esports Open, where Rainbow Six fans can catch a weekend of explosive ANZ Siege action.
With the online qualifiers now finished, there are 8 teams remaining that will head for finals!
Amongst them are the Rainbow Six Pro League heavy hitters like Fnatic, 0RGL3SS, Team Sinister, Oddity, Mindfreak and Fury. Joining them will be up-and-comers ACME Association and Rhythm, runners up within the brackets and keen to show what they are made of. With the Six Masters finals being a single-elimination bracket, teams won’t have a second chance to redeem themselves, so each and every match counts.
With the first match of the finals taking place on Friday prior to the start of MEO itself, Rhythm face an uphill battle, taking on Pro League favourites 0RGL3SS in the first match. Before you count Rhythm out, it’s worth looking at their performance during the online stage, it’s evident that Rhythm has some tricks up their sleeve, & some promising players who could bring an exciting match up to open day #1 of the Six Masters!
In the first public match on Saturday, August 31, Mindfreak take on ACME Association, where it gets quite interesting! Within Pro League, Mindfreak is currently on a stable 4th place and contesting the 3rd spot with Oddity Esports only a single point away from them, but during Six Masters online stages, the team has seen a very shaky performance which put them under ACME on standings.
The remaining two matches of Saturday are set to be close matchups between Fury & Team Sinister as well as Fnatic & Oddity Esports! A fair few of those teams have never made it to live finals before and this is the perfect time for them to show whether they can stand strong under the pressure or fall through.
Friday, August 30 (livestreamed):
~5:00pm – Rhythm vs 0RGL3SS
Saturday, August 31 (MEO day 1):
10:00am – ACME vs Mindfreak
~1:35pm – Sinister vs FURY
~5:10pm – FNATIC vs Oddity
Sunday, September 1 (MEO day 2):
9:00am – Winner of Quarter Final #1 vs Winner of Quarter Final #2
~12:35pm – Winner of Quarter Final #3 vs Winner of Quarter Final #4
~4:10pm – Grand Final
The entire event will also be livestreamed on official Rainbow 6 ANZ channels below:
If you want to watch the Six Masters 2019 in-person in Margaret Court Arena, tickets to the Melbourne Esports Open are on sale here!