APACs Elevate will be removed from the Six Charlotte Major due to visa concerns, according to Rainbow Six Esports.
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Elevate has had a problem posing no longer compete at the Six Charlotte Major, according to Rainbow Six Esports on their Twitter page. Despite their collaboration with the team and our tournament organizer, their request has been denied.
Elevate made a strong comeback in the losers bracket before dominating the rematch against CYCLOPS in the Grand Final.
Elevate was viewed as one of the dark horses for the whole event following the impressive qualifying performance. Now, visa issues have halted the run before it could begin.
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Without the possibility for them to obtain a visa to enter Mexico in time for the start of the competition and in order to preserve the competitive integrity of this international competition, we made the difficult decision to remove the team from the Six Charlotte Major, according to Rainbow Six Sports.
The Six Charlotte Major will be the first Rainbow Six international event to feature a live audience in two years. The 16 teams were divided into four groups of four, where the top two teams from each group will compete for the playoffs in a single-elimination bracket.
Elevate was initially enlisted in Group A with Dire Wolves, Oxygen Esports, and Team oNe Esports, but with their removal, the format will be redesigned to accommodate a 15-team tournament. In the near future, Rainbow Six Esports will release additional information on how Elevates'' removal will alter the tournament structure.
For the time being, the remaining three teams in Group A will compete for two playoff spots, while Elevate will receive the 13th-16th place share of the total prize pool, along with 50 SI points for qualifying.
The Six Charlotte Major will be on trial on May 16 and will last until May 22 as 15 teams compete for their share of $500,000, 375 SI points, and the first Rainbow Six LAN title in two years.