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R6 United States Nationals 2019 Betting

R6 United States Nationals 2019 Betting Odds and Preview

United States Nationals 2019 is one of the most significant Rainbow Six events of the season. Scheduled to take place in Las Vegas between December 13th – 15th, the tournament has a prize pool of $140,000 and is an excellent esports betting opportunity for everyone who likes to bet on Rainbow Six.

Rainbow Six US Nationals 2019 Betting Odds

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Betting Odds for R6 United States Nationals

R6 United States Nationals 2019 Participants

United States Nationals 2019 brings together eight dominant teams.

Susquehanna Soniqs
Tempo Storm
Spacestation Gaming
DarkZero Esports
Team Reciprocity
Luminosity Gaming
Team SoloMid
Evil Geniuses

Given these competitors, it’s probably safe to say that the big favourite here is Evil Geniuses. Other teams are strong in their own way as well, but EG is a level above everybody else.

R6 United States Nationals 2019 Prizes

United States Nationals 2019 offers $140,000 in prizes. This amount is to be divided among the eight participants in the following way.

1st place: $65,000
2nd place: $35,000
3rd – 4th place: $10,000
5th – 8th place: $5,000

Competitive Format

United States Nationals 2019 will be played in a single-elimination format with just seven matches in total: 4 Quarterfinals, 2 Semifinals and one Grand Final.

Team Analysis

Here’s a brief analysis of the eight teams that will compete at United States Nationals 2019.

Susquehanna Soniqs

Susquehanna Soniqs is a North American team made up of five players: Neptunez, supr (captain), Goddess, SlebbeN, and Gomfi. All of these players joined the roster this year. Three of them in March and the other two in September. The entire team was created in 2019 and had a very little history behind it. However, this does not mean that it doesn’t have any notable results.

In 2019, Susquehanna managed to finish 2nd at Challenger League Season 9 NA, 5th – 8th at DreamHack Montreal 2019 and 8th at Pro League Season 10 NA. Overall, these results aren’t all that impressive, but it’s still something worth considering going into United States Nationals 2019.

Tempo Storm

This is a team that got created on November 26th this year, so you might think that they have no experience whatsoever in playing together. However, Tempo Storm signed an existing roster that used to be known as 2 Faced. As for the players themselves, they’ve all been playing for a few years, with varying degrees of success.

Like Susquehanna Soniqs, Tempo Storm is one of the underdogs at United States Nationals 2019. And it’s very likely that they’ll finish 5th – 8th.

Spacestation Gaming

Spacestation Gaming was created in March last year. However, there have been many changes to the roster since then, the latest one taking place in September 2019. At least on the surface, this team looks to be quite strong for this competitive level. Their total earnings for 2018 and 2019 surpass $150,000, which is a significant amount in Rainbow Six, a game whose professional scene is just starting to develop.

In 2019, Spacestation Gaming got multiple remarkable results and tournament participation, including the following: 5th – 8th place at Six Invitational 2019, 5th place at Pro League Season 9 NA, 5th – 8th place at Allied Esports Vegas Minor 2019, 5th – 8th place at Six Major Raleigh 2019, 5th – 8th place at DreamHack Montreal 2019 and 5th place at Pro League Season 10 NA. Along the way, Spacestation Gaming has fought valiantly against the likes of G2 Esports, Team Liquid, Team Secret and Evil Geniuses.

Going into United States Nationals 2019, we expect Spacestation to be among the favourites and get at least a top 4 result. However, given their first opponent (DarkZero), their run will probably be quite challenging.

DarkZero Esports

DarkZero Esports, a team created not more than a year ago. And since then, they’ve already changed three of their players. What’s worrying is that two of these changes came in the last 30 days, after DarkZero finished 2nd in Pro League Season 10 Finals, where they lost 0 – 2 against Natus Vincere.

The fact that the split took place immediately after this match suggests the presence of internal tension. Perhaps because of how the money got split, or possibly because of the poor performance against Na’Vi. It’s hard to say what caused the disappointment but the result is the same: DarkZero is now considerably weaker than it was one month ago, which should cause them to lose the match against Spacestation Gaming in the Quarterfinals of United States Nationals 2019.

Team Reciprocity

Team Reciprocity has had several impressive results in 2019, including the following: 3rd – 4th place at Six Invitational 2019, 3rd place at Pro League Season 9 NA, 5th – 8th place at DreamHack Valencia 2019 and 3rd – 4th place at Pro League Season 10 Finals. After this last result, Reciprocity made one last roster change for the year, bringing in Nyx from DarkZero Esports.

Overall, this looks to be a strong team with excellent chances to qualify for the Semifinals of United States Nationals 2019. Their opponent in the Quarterfinals will be Luminosity Gaming.

Luminosity Gaming

Luminosity Gaming is no doubt an underdog at this competitive level, having almost no results to speak of. In 2019, Luminosity finished 4th at Pro League Season 10 NA and 4th at OGA PIT Season 3. But other than that, the team is light years behind the other participants. So unless something totally unexpected happens, Luminosity should finish 5th – 8th at United States Nationals 2019.

Team SoloMid

The name is impressive. Everyone in esports has heard of TSM, mostly thanks to their League of Legends team. But in Rainbow Six, TSM is not exactly the star of the show. They do get good results from time to time, but at United States Nationals 2019 it’s going to be almost impossible for them to beat their first opponent in the Quarterfinals.

In 2019, TSM managed to get four notable event participations and results: 5th – 8th place at DreamHack Valencia, 5th – 8th place at Six Major Raleigh, 1st place at DreamHack Montreal and 6th place at Pro League Season 10 NA.

Evil Geniuses

And finally, we have EG, a team with total earnings of $350,000 in Rainbow Six and experience of two years. Their roster is relatively stable: three of the five players have been competing as a unit for 1-2 years. The other two players joined in the last three months. In particular, Gotcha joined at the end of November. So the roster is a little bit vulnerable in that regard.

Evil Geniuses got three notable results in 2019: 5th – 8th place at Six Invitational 2019, 2nd place at Pro League Season 9 Finals and 3rd place at Pro League Season 10 NA. It remains to be seen what they can do at United States Nationals 2019. Their first match should be a walk in the park. But the Semifinals match, which they’ll most likely have to win against Reciprocity, is going to be quite a challenge. If they can beat both TSM and Reciprocity, they’ll likely encounter Spacestation Gaming in the Grand Final. At which point anything can happen.