Rainbow Six Oceanic Nationals 2021 returns with new format

The premier domestic Rainbow Six competition starts on March 21.

The Rainbow Six Oceanic Nationals is returning for 2021, with a $100,000 prize pool on offer across three stages and the chance for international play.

Premier Rainbow Six is returning to Australian shores with the launch of the new season of Oceanic Nationals. 

Stage 1 of the year-long affair is kicking off on March 21, featuring the eight best teams in the region. 

The squads playing in OCN 2021 are as follows:

  • Elevate
  • LFO
  • Okami
  • Pittsburgh Knights
  • Rhythm
  • Roflcopter
  • Team Bliss (FKA Ferox)
  • Wildcard

$25,000 is on offer in each stage, with $7,000 going to the winners. 

The very best will also have a chance to directly qualify for wider international play. 

The APAC South restructure has given four Oceanic teams — Wildcard, Okami, Pittsburgh Knights, and Elevate — a slot in the international league which runs alongside OCN.

Those four APAC South teams will have the chance to qualify for the APAC regional majors, as well as the Six Invitational, by placing high on the standings and earning points across the three stages.

Others may join them if they earn enough points across the three stages and make it through a Promotion tournament in late 2021. 

Snowball is also proud to announce we will be returning with our in-depth coverage of Oceanic Nationals, teaming up with Ubisoft for the second year running. 

Be sure to check out Snowball Esports for interviews, previews and recaps, predictions, and more with insights from our expert panel. 

Correction: An earlier version of this article stated Oceanic Nationals gave teams points towards Six Invitational 2022. This is false. Only APAC South teams, through their APAC South performances, will get SI points.

Andrew Amos
Andrew Amos
After joining Snowball in mid-2018, Andrew "Ducky" Amos has fast become one of our region's best esports writers. Cutting his teeth in Oceanic Overwatch, he now covers all kinds of esports for publications globally. However, his heart still lays at home, telling the story of Aussies trying to make it big.



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