North Carolina

Global Rainbow Six® Esports Community to Descend on Raleigh, N.C. for the “2019 Six Major Raleigh” Tournament

10 Jul, 2019

Ubisoft® in partnership with the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit Raleigh) and Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance (GRSA) is proud to announce a major gaming competition will be coming to Raleigh, N.C. this August. The 2019 Six Major Raleighwill take place from August 12th through the 18th at the Raleigh Convention Center.

As the second largest Rainbow Six®esports event of the year, the Six Major Raleigh gathers sixteen of the best Rainbow Six®teams from around the world to compete for a prize pool of $500,000. After the group stage phase from August 12th to 14th concludes, the eight qualifying teams will face off during the Six Major Raleigh's final phase from August 16th to 18th all at the Raleigh Convention Center.

This is the largest major esports competition Raleigh, N.C. has hosted in more than five years and is the direct result of a broader strategic effort underway to put Raleigh, N.C. on the map as a premier global esports destination of choice moving forward.

With more than a dozen developers and publishers in the region, nationally recognized video game design programs at NC State and Wake Tech along with a robust ecosystem in place, the gaming industry in Raleigh, N.C. is as innovative and thriving as it’s ever been.

Additionally, one key recommendation from the Destination 2028 Planfor Wake County unveiled in 2018 called for strategies to grow the area’s reputation around esports including hosting major gaming events.

Therefore, the GRSA has taken its proven track record and expertise in successfully bringing traditional professional, amateur and youth sporting events to Wake County and partnered with Big Block/Subnation, a creative services company, IP accelerator and consulting company specializing in esports with offices in California, New York and North Carolina – to form the Greater Raleigh Esports Local Organizing Committee to strategically target and attract esports events to Wake County.

In addition to promoting Raleigh, N.C.’s many world-class, esports-ready facilities and modern infrastructure, the Greater Raleigh Esports Local Organizing Committee is positioned to offer leagues, publishers, event organizers and communities that host their events in Wake County with operational, promotional and measured economic support.


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