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  R6 - SIX MAJOR PARIS TO BE HELD AUGUST 17TH – 19TH : WHICH TEAM WILL SHINE BRIGHTER IN THE CITY OF LIGHTS? TICKETS ON SALE FOR ALL MAY 3RD
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04/26/2018
 


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LONDON, UK— APRIL 26TH, 2018 — Today, Ubisoft® announced that a worldwide selection of sixteen of the best Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Pro League teams will meet in France for the Six Major Paris, from August 13th to 19th. After an intense group phase, the eight qualifying teams will face-off during the Major’s final phase, held at the Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles on August 17th – 19th, in front of one of the wildest esports crowds there is. Teams will be competing for a total prize pool of $350,000, bringing the grand total prize pool across all official Year 2018-2019 tournaments to an unprecedented $1,400,000.

Tickets for the Six Major Paris will be available for purchase starting May 3rd at 9am UK time. Fans will be able to acquire either a 3 Day Standard Pass or a 3 Day Diamond Pass, the latter including exclusive benefits and gears. Additionally, all fans attending the event either with Standard or Diamond Passes will be granted an in-game Six Major Paris charm. All details on ticketing and the Six Major can be found at this address: LINK

The Six Major Paris exact schedule will be as follows:

  • August 13th – 15th: Group Phase (not opened to public)
  • August 17th: Quarter Finals
  • August 18th: Semi Finals
  • August 19th: Grand Final
 

The Six Major Paris qualification format will be unveiled during the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Pro League Season 7 Finale, held in Atlantic City, New Jersey in the United States, from May 19th to 20th.

The Six Major Paris is part of the new Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Pro League format, announced back in January and kicked off this June with the launch of Pro League Season 8. Each Year will now be comprised of two six-month long Pro League Seasons (June-November and December-May), supported by two Majors: the traditional Six Invitational in February, and a new summer event, the Six Major, the first edition of which will take place in Paris. Additional details on Years 2018-2020 Pro League format can be found here.

For more information about the 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 .

©2018 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.