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  TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX® SIEGE “OPERATION BLOOD ORCHID” UPDATE WILL BE REVEALED DURING PRO LEAGUE FINALS AT GAMESCOM
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08/11/2017
 


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New Hong Kong map and three new operators

Today, Ubisoft® announced that the second Year 2 map of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, Operation Blood Orchid, will be available on August 29 th for Xbox One, Sony Playstation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. After a focus on improving the game’s health for the past three months, this content update introduces both a free new map and three brand new operators (two from Hong Kong and one from Poland) as well as a series of customisation items.

This time, three new Operators will be available for Season Pass holders from August 29 th and to all players on September 5 th.

To learn more about our upcoming Operators and Blood Orchid update, be sure to tune in for the livestream during the Pro League finals at Gamescom on August 26 th at 5.15pm BST on: https://www.twitch.tv/rainbow6

Details of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Pro League Finals

On August 25 th and 26 th, the eight best teams from Europe, North America and Latin America will compete for the Year 2 Season 2 Pro League Champion title in the ESL Arena at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany.

With a $237,500 total prize pool on the line and two days of live showcases revealing, new content, developer and community panels as well as the first live demo of the new Blood Orchid map, this season final promises to be thrilling.

Meet the Teams:

 

  • PENTA Sports
The current holder of the Pro League title managed to break the curse of year one and re-qualify for the Finals. Fabian, Pengu, KS, Goga and Joonas will come to Gamescom to defend their title. They will represent Europe as seed #2 and will face Excellence Gaming in the first match.

 

  • ENCE esports
A Rainbow Six LAN Finals would not be complete without Willkey and its members who represent Finland & Europe. With Kantoraketti, Pannari and Shatte on their side, Willkey and Bounssi secured their LAN spot and took seed #1 in Europe and will face Elevate in their first match.

 

  • Millenium
The French squad won the second season of Pro League back in year one and will try to repeat the success story in this year two. Joghurtzz, Renshiro and Falko already have one Pro League championship to their name but with Liven & siTiZze, Millenium will have to face Team Fontt, the strong LATAM team of the moment, in their first match to get a chance to move forward in the bracket.

 

  • eXcellence Gaming:
GurmyWormy and his teammates fell short in Season One, one step away from the playoff. However, in Season two, they managed to pull it off in an amazing way. With only one map dropped during the entire season, GurmyWormy, Mahman, Geo, Bryan, & FoxA won their ticket to Gamescom and will represent North America as the first seed.

 

  • Vertical Gaming
They are not new to the LAN scene as all their players already faced Europe & Latin America both in Year One, Six Invitational and Year Two. KingGeorge, Avian, Slashug, Yung and Ecl9pse will have to rebuild the pride of North America by taking over BRK esports in the quarterfinals.

 

  • Elevate
Elevate was the top team in the world back in 2017 when they were playing on Xbox. After their transition on PC they showed that they still belong in the top.

SkyS, LaxinG, Shuttle, England and Chapstick will fly to Germany as the 3 rd seed of NA and try to break ENCE in the first round.

 

  • BRK e-Sports
Zigueira and Nesk will have to get all the support from their mates; and with Yuuk, Julio and oNe try to take Vertical Gaming to move forward in the Pro League Finals and may be get a rematch against PENTA Sports.

 

  • Team Fontt
The former Dexterity Team failed to qualify to the LAN Finals in Season One but Gohan, Cameraman, Astro, Muringa & Mav showed that this was a onetime mistake. Not even one map dropped during the full season and Team Fontt will be on stage, defending the Brazilian colours against Millenium.

Additional details on the content of the competition are available at: www.ubiblog.com and www.rainbow6.com .

You can also follow the competition with live online streaming at https://www.twitch.tv/rainbow6 and on https://www.youtube.com/rainbowsixproleague .

About Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Inspired by real-world counter-terrorist organizations, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege puts players in the middle of lethal close-quarter confrontations. For the first time in a Rainbow Six game, players will engage in sieges, a new style of assault where enemies have the means to transform their environments into modern strongholds while Rainbow Six teams lead the assault to breach the enemy’s position. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege gives players unprecedented control over their ability to fortify their position by reinforcing walls and floors, using barbed wire and deployable shields, laying mines and more, or breach the enemies’ position using observation drones, setting charges, rappelling and more. The fast pace and uniqueness of each siege sets a new bar for intense firefights, strategic gameplay and competitive gaming.

About ESL

ESL is the world's largest esports company, leading the industry across the most popular video games with numerous online and offline competitions. It operates high profile, branded international and national leagues and tournaments such as the Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL One, ESL National Championships and other top tier stadium based events, as well as grassroots amateur cups, leagues and matchmaking systems. ESL covers a broad field of services in gaming technology, event management, advertising and television production, fully catering to the needs of the esports ecosystem. With offices in North America, Germany, Russia, France, Poland, Spain, China, and partners in many other countries, it has a truly global footprint ( www.eslgaming.com ).

About Ubisoft

Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin's Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy's video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. The teams throughout Ubisoft's worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2015–16 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,394 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com .