Dire Wolves are the latest team to seal their qualification to the 2022 Rainbow Six Charlotte Major.
They were the clear favorites across esports betting platforms against TALON in the Upper Bracket semi finals matchup, and they delivered. It was doubly impressive, seeing as they turned the series around despite losing the first map.
While it was a closely-contested third map, Dire Wolves came out victorious, winning Skyscraper 8-7. However, their job in the Asia-Pacific League 2022 Playoffs Stage 1 is not over, as they will face CYCLOPS in the Upper Bracket Final.
The winner of that tie will advance to the Grand Final with a chance of winning $10,000 from the $18,000 prize pool.
Speaking of CYCLOPS, they are the first team from the APAC League to qualify for the Charlotte Major. They secured their spot with a win over DAMWON Gaming.
The APAC region has two more slots in the Major which are yet to be filled. The two teams who make it to the Lower Bracket semi finals will receive automatic qualification to the Six Major.
As things stand, TALON and DAMWON Gaming are already in the Lower Bracket Quarterfinals. When both fixtures in the Lower Bracket Round 1 are decided, Talon and DAMWON will know their opponents.
Talon will square off against the winner of the Knights-Elevate matchup while DAMWON will go up against either SANDBOX Gaming or Chiefs EC.
Which other teams will be competing in Rainbow Six Charlotte Major 2022?
Sixteen teams are expected to compete in the 2022 Six Major, which means that there are still 12 slots left to be filled. A few teams have wasted no time in securing their position, with one of them being Heroic from the European League. The three remaining slots from that region are yet to be filled.
The Copa Elite Six will kick off on April 23, and we will know the four teams that have made the cut by the month’s end.
For the North American League, three slots have already been filled. Astralis and Oxygen Esports were the first two teams to secure qualification, joined shortly after by XSET.
The final slot is still up for grabs and will be given to the winner of the DarkZero Gaming-Spacestation Gaming matchup scheduled for April 27.
2022 Six Major dates, location, and format
Although the city of the competition has long been made public, Rainbow Six Esports recently revealed that the event will be hosted at the Charlotte Convention Center. Via Twitter:
🏙️ The #SixMajor in Charlotte will be hosted at the Charlotte Convention Center.
⏰ Tickets go on sale tomorrow, at 6pm CEST / 12pm EDT!
👀 We'll post the link once the sale is live. pic.twitter.com/iw0saq1ifz
— Rainbow Six Esports (@R6esports) April 21, 2022
The event will run from May 16 to 22, with the playoffs starting on May 20. It will be a LAN event, and the venue will be open to the public.
Teams will be split into four groups, with the top two teams advancing to the playoffs. The format for the Group Stage will be a Double Round Robin and will be a best-of-one contest.
The prize pool is yet to be announced, but teams will get points for the 2023 Six Invitational. The 2022 edition was played to an end on February 20, 2022, with TSM winning the Grand Finals and walking away with $1,000,000 of the $3,000,000 prize pool.