The Rainbow Six US Nationals launched earlier this year in July and it’s been an incredible season so far. Teams from across the nation enter each week to compete for a shot at becoming Team USA. Now, with the first two stages locked in and two teams from both the Western and Eastern conferences locked in - and a third stage already underway, it’s time to announce the grand finals!
On December 15th and 16th, the US Nationals comes to a head at the Penn & Teller Theater in the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Eight teams will compete for the title and privilege of becoming Team USA and the lion’s share of the $50,000 prize pool. Fans will be able to watch the action live at twitch.tv/rainbow6.
The road to finals
Competition has been broken up into three stages, each with two weeks of open competition and the winners battling it out in the stage finals to earn a coveted slot in Las Vegas. Each stage takes place with both a Western and Eastern conference, giving teams an opportunity to show us which coast is the best coast from week to week and in the grand finals.
With stages one and two on the books, four of the eight teams headed to Las Vegas are already locked in. From the Western Conference, Space Station Gaming and Rogue will be representing the best the Pacific has to offer, while Noble Esports and Cloud9 will descend from the Atlantic and show us the best of the best from the Eastern Conference.
Two more teams will be decided in the Stage 3 Finals on October 19th. With the third and final stage already underway, teams will have one last opportunity to secure the final regional slot of their own in the Wild Card Qualifiers beginning on October 20th and concluding on October 26th. If your team counts among the many hopefuls, be sure to sign up at play.r6usnationals.com!
Tickets and Accommodations
Tickets for the grand finals are on sale now for $34 USD (plus fees). All tickets are general admission and open to all ages, and can be purchased online through Ticketmaster below. All fans will receive a goodie bag with 1200 R6 credits, exclusive swag and a raffle ticket for on-site giveaways!
To purchase tickets to the US Nationals Finals, visit esl.gg/R6USN18Tickets
The Rio Hotel, home of the Penn & Teller Theater and the US Nationals Finals is offering a 10% discount to any attendees by using promo code “R6USN” when booking. Click here to book your hotel.
For more information, contact the hotel directly by visiting their website.
Cosplayers are welcome and encouraged at the US Nationals! More details will be announced in the weeks to come. Security checks will be present at the entrance and include metal detectors and bag checks.
See you at the finals!
Be sure to follow ESL Rainbow Six on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for coverage, updates, news, behind-the-scenes content and more! If you’d like to catch up on the action from the US Nationals, VODS can be found on the Rainbow Six Esports channel, and you can catch matches live at twitch.tv/rainbow6 Fridays at 5PM. Stay locked on our social channels for updates on upcoming broadcasts!
For more information on the US Nationals such as where to sign up, who’s headed to finals, scheduling and more - visit our website at play.r6usnationals.com.