[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]
LONDON, UK— 13TH JANUARY, 2021 — Today, Ubisoft® announced that the best professional teams of the 2020 European League Season of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six®: Siege will compete in the European Finals between 15th and 17th January. For health and safety reasons, the tournament has been adjusted to a fully online format.
The European Finals will mark the end of the 2020 Season of the European League. The four top organisations from the tournament will battle it out for the title of European Champion, while a European Challenger League team will compete in an anticipated promotion/relegation match to join the highest level of competitive play in the region next season.
The European League semi-finals and third-place matches will be played in a best-of-three format, while the Challenger League Grand Final, the Promotion/Relegation match and the European League Grand Final will be played in best-of-five format.
The full schedule will be as follows:
Friday, 15th January starting at 2pm UK time:
European League Semi-final 1: BDS vs. Natus Vincere
European Challenger League Final: Cowana Gaming vs. MNM
Saturday, 16th January starting at 2pm UK time:
European League Semi-final 2: G2 Esports vs. Virtus.pro
Relegation match: Rogue vs. Loser of the European Challenger League Final
Sunday, 17th January starting at 2pm UK time:
European League third-place match: Loser of semi-final 1 vs Loser of semi-final 2
European League Grand Final: Winner of semi-final 1 vs Winner of semi-final 2
The tournament will see the participants battle it out for the regional crown as well as a share of the USD $100,000 total prize pool. All the details about the tournament can be found at http://www.rainbow6.com/EUFinals2021.
To watch the European League Finals and relegation match online, tune in on Twitch and YouTube.
To follow or take part in the conversation on all things European Finals, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/R6esports and twitter.com/R6esportsEU with the hashtag #R6EUL, or on instagram.com/R6Esports.
About the Rainbow Six Esports global program
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege’s Esports includes 4 main regions, Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. All four regions run in parallel their own dedicated regional leagues, all feeding into one unique and global race towards a qualification for the Six Invitational, the pinnacle of the Rainbow Six Siege competitive year. Each regional league ties into a coherent global program, one unique race towards a qualification for the Six Invitational. As teams across the four regions face off in regional and global competitions, featuring 3 Majors and regional leagues, they will be ranked based on a new and in-depth point system that rewards sustained performance. Each competitive Season runs for nearly a year, from March through the following February. Each Season will be divided into 4 quarters. The first three quarters correspond to the 3 “Stages” of the regional leagues and conclude with a Six Major bringing together 16 of the world’s best teams – four per region across the four regions. Each stage awards prize money and points for the Global Standings. The Global Standings determine the sixteen teams earning a spot to the annual Six Invitational. Following the 3 stages, the last quarter of the season will be dedicated to regional finals and relegations. The season will then conclude with the Six Invitational that will crown the world’s best team. Four additional teams will also have a chance to qualify for the Six Invitational through Regional Open Qualifiers, making the Six invitational a 20-team competition. A notable exception to the global structure will be the first Season of 2020. As the transition and sunset of the legacy Pro League program, this year will shorten the program to only 2 stages with two Six Majors this year.
To learn more about Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Esports, please visit www.rainbow6.com and follow us at twitter.com/R6esports and instagram.com/R6esports.
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, Far Cry, For Honor, Just Dance, Watch_Dogs, Tom Clancy’s video game series including Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six and The Division. 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 2019-20 fiscal year, Ubisoft generated net bookings of €1,534 million. To learn more, please visit: www.ubisoftgroup.com.
© 2021 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are registered trademarks in the US and/or other countries