Rainbow Six Siege gave fans a professional mode experience with the recent deployment of the limited time “Road to Six Invitational” playlist.
The limited time game modes allow players to experience the very same Esports Map Pool and Pick and Ban systems that used to be reserved exclusively for professional matches.
The update received positive feedback for players specifically the pick and ban mode. In professional setup, each teams get to ban one attacker and one defender. The banning gives a new different approach for maps where specific operators operate better than others like how Buck and Sledge can operate well in maps with soft ceilings or Caveira when she gets to sneak on narrow spaces. This leads players to work on various team compositions and strategy outside the meta.
Another update is the Round Rotation where teams play three consecutive rounds before switching sides instead of the conventional rotation between every round. However, there may be pros and cons on this game mode. One disadvantage considerable is when someone who’s playstyle is concentrated on defense might easily find themselves against a match point if he is fielded as an Attacker. Considering that there are maps balanced in favor between the Attacker or Defender, it is up to players on how to treat this game mode.
The Six Invitational playlist is completed by the seven map pool and the bomb mode.
Along the limited time patch is the release of the 2019 collection packs that feature new operator and weapon skins. 30% of the revenue from the optional skins will be added to the Six Invitational prize pool at a maximum of $2,000,000 USD. Additional revenue beyond the $2M limit will be distributed to R6’s other esport programs.
The Road to Six Invitational playlist is now live and will be available until the culmination of the Six Invitational Finals on February 18 happening in Montreal, Canada.