The Six Invitational kicks off on May 11, and a metric ton of games are coming with it.
In the group stage alone there will be 81 total contests. With this much Rainbow Six Siege to watch, you might have to prioritize some games and players above others.
Here are 10 players to keep your eyes on at the Six Invitational.
Troy “Canadian” Jaroslawski—Spacestation Gaming
The biggest storyline coming into this iteration of SI is Canadian’s return to Spacestation. He retired in March 2020 after the postponement of SI, and since his stand-in couldn’t get a passport renewed in time, he’s back for SI. Canadian had about a month and a half off, but his leadership and other intangibles certainly boost Spacestation’s chances at raising the hammer for a second straight year.
Leonardo “Kyno” Figueiredo—Oxygen Esports
Kyno’s first competitive round in the NAL ended with an ace. Since then, the youngster hasn’t looked back, and is cementing his place as a top NA player. He may be on support roles, but when he gets the opportunity, his mechanical skill can shine. Oxygen are looking strong coming into SI, and the emergence of Kyno is a part of that.
Ben “CTZN” McMillan—G2 Esports
Statistically, there aren’t many better than CTZN. As G2’s entry player, his role lends itself to flashy plays and great stats, but CTZN nearly stands in a league of his own. CTZN notched a 1.29 SiegeGG Rating in EUL 2021 Stage One and has been consistently excellent throughout his career. He’ll be good for at least one play that will blow the doors off another team each game.
Stéphane “Shaiiko” Lebleu—BDS Esport
EU has no shortage of mechanically talented entry players, and Shaiiko is the best of the bunch. Internationally, he led BDS to a top-five finish at SI 2020, and regionally he’s been excellent in EUL play. In a game that’s predicated almost entirely on team play and communication, his individual performance breaks the mold. Shaiiko is a danger to dominate every single round he plays in.
Luccas “Paluh” Molina—Team Liquid
Paluh is one of LATAM Rainbow Six Siege‘s best players, and he’s back for another run at SI with Team Liquid. Liquid are a very streaky team, much more so than other top teams, but when they’re riding high there’s not many that can stop them. A second-place finish in BR6 coupled with a victory at Copa Elite Six, where Paluh won Map MVP awards in two thirds of the maps Liquid played, gives lots of reason to believe Liquid are firing on all cylinders heading into SI.
Artur “ShepparD” Ipatov—Team Empire
On first glance, statistically there’s not much to ShepparD. The numbers say he’s a middle-of-the-road player on a team that won the August 2020 EU Mini-Major but finished a paltry ninth in the most recent stage of EUL. However, there’s more to R6 than stats, and as the IGL for Team…
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