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  THE TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX ® PRO LEAGUE WILL RENEW ITS FORMULA FOR 2018-2020
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01/23/2018
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

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LONDON, UK — JANUARY 23RD, 2017 — Today, Ubisoft® announced a new formula for the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Pro League and for all Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege worldwide competitions, from amateur to professional levels, for the 2018 - 2020 period. A new structure designed to support the growth of the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® esports scene after two initial successful years, will kick off on June 2018.

The Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Pro League itself will be composed of two Seasons, six months each, from June to November and December to May. Each Season will be concluded by Season Finales, where the eight best teams of the Season – two per region: Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America – will compete for a prize pool of $275,000. This six month-basis format will start on June 2018, after a season of transition lasting from March to May 2018. This season of transition, our seventh Pro League season, will last 3 months, and a Season Finale will take place in the United States mid-May 2018.

Schedule Summary for Year 2018-2019:

  • Pro League Season 7 (transition season): March - May 2018
  • Pro League Season 8: June - November 2018
  • Pro League Season 9: December 2018 - May 2019
 

The Challenger League will have two, three-month seasons per year, starting in September and March. It will also follow the Season 7 (transition season) format.

Another fundamental change is that each year will now feature two Majors, events where the most intense Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege action unfolds. In addition to the Six Invitational each February, a “Six Major” tournament will take place in Paris in August. The Six Paris Major and the Six Invitational will grant $350,000 and $500,000 respective prize pools. Both events will feature 16 teams from all over the world.

Before getting to the Pro League or the Majors, players can hone their skills in Weekly Online Tournaments, including Go4s every Sunday on all platforms. There will also be community cups and local ladders. Several local events will also be organised throughout each year in different territories, including the UK ESL Premiership. The complete calendar will be shared soon.

Year 2 is currently on-going as all top-placing teams in Asia-Pacific, European, Latin American and North American regions, will face off again in the second Six Invitational, which takes place February 13th – 18th, 2018, in Montreal. The Six Invitational 2018 will determine the world’s best players of Year 2 as they compete for a prize pool of $500,000 in the biggest competition to date.

For more information about Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Pro League, please visit http://www.rainbow6.com/esports and follow us at https://twitter.com/R6ProLeague.

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 Tom Clancy’s 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 to 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 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 2016–17 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,460 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com .

©2017 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Tom Clancy’s, Rainbow Six, The Soldier Icon, Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries.