Rainbow Six Siege Charlotte Major
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The 2022 Rainbow Six Charlotte Major is ready to get underway, as the event is scheduled to commence on May 16 and will run through to May 22, 2022.

Even as all teams were revealed early, the event organizers took a while before announcing the prize pool. The 2021 Sweden Major had a prize pool of US$500,000, and many expected it to be the same.

However, the announcement came a day before the event, as Ubisoft revealed that teams will be playing for a piece of the $500,000 prize pool and points for the Six Invitational, which will be held in 2023.

The offline event will be played at the Charlotte Convention Center in the US. Teams have already been split into four groups of four, with the group stage following a double round-robin format where all matches will be best-of-one.

Meanwhile, the playoffs will run for three days, with the top two teams from each group. In the grand final, it will be a best-of-five series, with the winner walking away with $200,000 and 375 SI points.

Charlotte Six will be the first international Rainbow Six event in two years that will have a live audience in attendance.

Who will be competing in the 2022 Six Charlotte Major?

Sixteen teams will be competing in the Six Charlotte Major, representing four regions. Each league produced four teams after their Stage 1 bouts.

Heroic were the first team to qualify for the tournament. They finished Stage 1 with 24 points and an 8-0-0-1 record.

Team BDS and Looking for Org finished second and third, respectively, to clinch their spots in the Charlotte Major. It is worth noting that Wolves Esports have acquired the LFO roster.

G2 Esports was the last team to qualify from Europe, as their spot was not guaranteed until the final EUL play day. They will be returning to the international scene after missing the Sweden Major and 2022 Six Invitational.

However, it seems like their decision to move some pieces around as it pertains to their roster has yielded benefits. While their run in the Europe League was not the most convincing, it was enough to see them through to the Major.

In North America, Astralis was the first to seal their Charlotte Six berth after a 7-4 victory over beastcoast on play day nine. They finished with 22 points, registering six regular wins, two overtime wins, and one loss.

Oxygen Esports, DarkZero Esports, and XSET are the remaining three teams that will be representing NA.

The Copa Elite Six league also provided four players for the Charlotte Major. Although teams from Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina were represented, only the four Brazil-based teams sealed their spots in the Major.

Team Liquid secured their berth with a 2-0 win in the grand final against w7m esports, who automatically secured the no.2 spot. FURIA and team oNe eSports completed the top-four list for the South American region.

From the Asia-Pacific region, Elevate got swept by CYCLOPS in the upper bracket quarterfinals and had to go through the lower bracket to reach the grand final. They had to face CYCLOPS once again, and it ended in a victory for Elevate.

However, Elevate was unable to get visas to North America or Mexico and will be missing the event. With that, only three teams will play in Group A.

CYCLOPS, Dire Wolves, and Chiefs Esports Club are the remaining teams representing the APAC region.

The group stage will be played to a conclusion on May 18, with the playoffs scheduled to hold from May 20-22.

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