The Rainbow Six Siege team of Virtus Pro has been disqualified from the forthcoming Six Invitational 2021 as a result of 2 players testing positive for COVID-19.
Rainbow Six Esports on Twitter informed the community about Virtus Pro’s current situation and their inability to participate in their major event.
The Russian Side’s captain Alan “Rask” Ali and their analyst Andrey “Andreezy” Baviyan are the ones who have been impacted by the ongoing Coronavirus, due to which in light of safety measures, the whole team was sidelined from the annual major event, to be held in France this year instead of Montreal.
Virtus Pro now joins Wildcard Gaming who were too disqualified due to the strict travel rules and regulations set by their government. Before these two sides hit the mentioned crisis, they both were placed in Group B of the tournament along with the rest of the other teams, as listed: Spacestation Gaming, Oxygen Esports, Parabellum Esports, Giants Gaming, Mkers, MIBR, Team SoloMid, and Ninjas in Pyjamas.
Now that in the absence of these two teams, Group B has been reduced to 8 participants followed by a further clarification made by R6 Esports in the Tweet attached above.
As per Rule 126.96.36.199 from the Six Invitational 2021 May Rulebook, If the total no of participants is lower than 19, at least 1 team would be eliminated from each group. Both Virtus Pro and Wildcard Gaming teams have been placed in the 19-20th spot on the table and will receive 1% from the total prize pool i.e. $30,000 USD ( Approximately INR 21,98,000)
The Six Invitational 2021 will kick off from May 11, 2:30 IST. Catch the entire action live here.
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