A standalone R6 tournament is being held in Riyadh on the weekend of August 4. There's a huge prize pool and some of the best teams from around the globe will be there. Here's everything you need to know about the Gamers8 Rainbow Six Siege tournament.
Gamers8 is taking place over the whole summer, and on the weekend of August 4-7, there's going to be a Rainbow Six Siege tournament. There's going to be talent from all around the world at the event, and they'll be battling out for a huge prize pool.
In this article, we're going to tell you everything you need to know about the Rainbow Six Siege event. We'll go through watching the games, the match schedule, and the current results.
What Is Gamers8?
Gamers8 is a festival dedicated to esports and gaming, put on by the Saudi Esports Federation at the newly-built Boulevard Riyadh City. The festival will take place throughout the whole of the summer in 2022. There's going to be various performances, meet and greets, and activities going on throughout, but most importantly (at least to gamers), there's going to be tournaments put on each weekend throughout the festival. In this article, we're covering the Rainbow Six tournament, but there's a wide selection of games that will have similar events.
Here is the current schedule of tournaments:
|July 14-17||Rocket League|
|July 20-24||Dota 2|
|August 4-7||Rainbow Six Siege|
|August 11-13||PUBG Mobile|
|August 18-20||PUBG Mobile|
Gamers8 Rainbow Six Siege Tournament | How To Watch
You can watch all the various Gamers8 tournaments via their official Twitch and YouTube channels, here is a link to the official Twitch stream, and here is a link to the official YouTube channel. You will also find co-streams for the event, if you would rather have the experience of watching alongside your favorite personalities.
If you happen to be in Riyadh over the course of the summer then you can buy tickets here, and head on to the Boulevard Riyadh City in-person. Here's how much it'll cost you to see the event live:
|Ticket Type||SAR||USD (approx.)|
|4 Days Pass Regular|
|4 Days Pass VIP||ر.س 180||$48|
|Day 1||ر.س 40||$10|
|Day 2||ر.س 40||$10|
|Day 3||ر.س 40||$10|
|Day 4||ر.س 40||$10|
Gamers8 Rainbow Six Siege Tournament | Teams & Rosters
Here are the eight teams coming to the event:
- BDS Esports
- Team Liquid
- DAMWON Gaming
- Spacestation Gaming
- Falcons Esport
And here are their rosters:
Gamers8 Rainbow Six Siege Tournament | Schedule
The Gamers8 Rainbow Six Siege tournament will take a traditional format: the 8 teams will play through a double elimination bracket (all matches are best of 3) until the winner of the upper bracket plays the winner of the lower bracket in the grand finals. Here is the current schedule:
Start Time (ET)
|Start Time (BST)||Start Time (CEST)||Start Time (AST)|
Upper Bracket Match 1: Team Liquid vs. Wylde
|Thursday, August 4||07:00||12:00||13:00||14:00|
|Upper Bracket Match 2: DWG KIA vs. Spacestation||Thursday, August 4||07:00||12:00||13:00||14:00|
|Upper Bracket Match 3: TSM FTX vs. MIBR||Thursday, August 4||10:00||15:00||16:00||17:00|
|Upper Bracket Match 4: Team BDS vs. Falcons||Thursday, August 4||10:00||15:00||16:00||17:00|
|Group A Upper Bracket Final||Thursday, August 4||13:00||18:00||19:00||20:00|
|Group A Losers Bracket Round 1||Thursday, August 4||13:00||18:00||19:00||20:00|
Group B Upper Bracket Final
|Friday, August 5||07:00||12:00||13:00||14:00|
|Group B Losers Bracket Round 1||Friday, August 5||07:00||12:00||13:00||14:00|
|Group A Lower Bracket Final||Friday, August 5||10:00||15:00||16:00||17:00|
Group B Lower Bracket Final
|Friday, August 5||13:00||18:00||19:00||20:00|
|Semi-Finals Match 1||Saturday, August 6||10:30||15:30||16:30||17:30|
|Semi-Finals Match 2||Saturday, August 6||13:30||18:30||19:30||20:30|
|Showmatch (For 3rd/4th)||Sunday, August 7||10:30||15:30||16:30||17:30|
|Sunday, August 7||13:30||18:30||19:30||20:30|
That should be a fairly agreeable start time for most regions.
And here is the current bracket:
Let's see who can make it to championship Sunday.
Gamers8 Rainbow Six Siege Tournament | Results
So, who's come out to Riyadh to dominate, and who's fallen short of the mark. Let's find out...
Group A Match 1: Team Liquid vs. Wylde
|Group A Match 2: DWG KIA vs. Spacestation|
|Group B Match 3: TSM FTX vs. MIBR||2-0|
|Group B Match 4: Team BDS vs. Falcons||2-0|
|Group A Upper Bracket Final (Wylde)||2-1|
|Group A Losers Bracket Round 1 (Team Liquid)|
Group B Upper Bracket Final (Team BDS)
|Group B Losers Bracket Round 1 (Falcons)|
|Group A Lower Bracket Final (Team Liquid)||2-0|
Group B Lower Bracket Final (Falcons)
|Semi-Finals Match 1 (Team BDS)||2-0|
|Semi-Finals Match 2 (Team Falcons)|
Grand Finals (Team BDS)
Gamers8 Rainbow Six Siege Tournament | Prize Pool
There's $2,000,000 up for grabs in the Rainbow Six Siege tournament's prize pool. Here's exactly how much each team will get based on placement:
*Every team in attendance will also get $100,000 each, just for qualifying.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is just about everything you could ever need to know to enjoy the Rainbow Six Siege Tournament. Enjoy!