Rainbow Six Invitational in Paris Suspended Due to COVID-19

The Rainbow Six Invitational planned to begin on Feb. 9 in Paris, has been suspended due to new COVID-19 protocols imposed by the French government, which closed the borders of the country to visitors coming from outside the European Union. 

The Rainbow Six Invitational is one of the main Rainbow Six Siege tournaments on its competitive calendar, featuring some of the best teams around the world and considered by Ubisoft as a “worldwide celebration” for its community. The event was set to be held in-person following protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but despite efforts to keep up with the schedule, Ubisoft says that “the official determination is that in-person esports events are no longer possible in the current context.” 

Organizers Ubisoft and Live Nation informed the teams, which were ready to travel to Paris for it on Feb. 3, and officially confirmed the cancellation on Thursday. It is said that the event is delayed but not canceled and that Ubisoft is working with the organizations to find the best solution. Ubisoft also said that “we will have more details on the exact impact of this decision for the teams and for the 2021 season soon.”

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