The Copa Elite Six da América (translated as American Elite Six Cup) will feature the best Latin American Rainbow Six Siege teams in a continental tournament, starting on Tuesday. With a total $893K BRL (roughly $161K USD) prize pool, the tournament is organized by Ubisoft and is sponsored by Acer, which is promoting its laptop brand Predator, Logitech, and Intel.
The participants qualified through local leagues in the Brazilian Championship, the Mexican Championship, and the South American Championship. Mexico will be represented by Fenix Esports and Atheris Esports, while Argentina has 9z Team and Malvinas Gaming in the tournament. Brazil has three representatives: MIBR, FURIA, and Team oNe.
Ninjas in Pyjamas, FaZe Clan, and Team Liquid are not originally Brazilian organizations, but as they invest in and field Brazilian Rainbow Six Siege rosters that qualified in the local league, and they will also represent the country in the competition.
This is the first of three editions of the Elite Six Cup planned for 2021. Although the first of those will not qualify for any global competition, there was an increase of investment in the prize pool due to the canceling of the Six Major, which would be held in May but was called off after the Rainbow Six Invitational was postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. The prize pool that would be invested in the Major was split and added to regional competitions in Latin America, Europe, North America, and Asia/Pacific.
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