What’s next for Ubisoft’ Rainbow Six Siege?

As the contract between ESL and the R6 scene has hit a permanent hiatus, the future of Six Siege Esports might have grafted a new look.

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Amidst of the Coronavirus outbreak, ESL had called of it’s Pro League Season 11 for Six Siege following the former situation. But on 4th May 2020, a schedule featuring a plethora of events for it’s FPS title was revealed by Ubisoft. With ESL completely out of the scene for now, the operations for the 6Siege tournaments will now be handled the UK based 3rd party client FACEIT, a platform which has previously run Counter-Strike LAN events in London six times, Arlington twice, and one time each for Milan, Anaheim, and Cancun. At the moment, Ubisoft hasn’t revealed any of the locations for it’s majors.

Recently at the Six Siege Invitational, it was confirmed that a set of “Yearly International Tournaments” will be played along with the annual 6Siege Invitational Series to be played in Canada. These Yearly International tournaments have been allotted a set of dates on which they would be conducted with the ESL Pro League already been cancelled amidst of the global health situation.

  • August 2020 – NA Major
  • November 2020 – EU Major
  • February 2021 – Six Invitational in Canada
  • May 2021- EU Major
  • August 2021 – NA Major
  • November 2021 – APAC Major
  • February 2022 – Six Invitational in Canada

Each year we would witness 4 teams qualify from their respective regions where three among them would come from their Pro League replacements Leagues and the remaining 1 team through an open qualifier summing up to a total of 16 teams. These announced replacements leagues will be known as North American League (NAL), European League (EUL), and Latin American League (LAL), as well as APAC North and APAC South.

On the basis of their results, top 16 consistent high-level performing teams would be allotted a berth at the Annual Invitational series which will be held in Canada after a points system would determine their fate. After these 16 teams would be confirmed, more 4 teams would join them who would compete for a slot via the open qualifiers from each region which will in due course culminate into the largest events in R6 history.

APAC set to explore some raw potential

Finally, APAC has been cut into two regions; APAC North and South, both to be run by ESL Asia-Pacific.

APAC North consists of all the Asian sub regions from the Pro League format and will thus include some of the top teams across the region with likes of Cloud9 from South Korea, CYCLOPS athlete gaming from Japan with 4 teams yet to be announced from the South East Asia Region.

While we are thrilled to call it a “Dream Run” for the South Asia region) where an unknown number of teams are all decked up to unleash their potential and have awaited this moment to show their true tactical approach in the game on a professional level. The South-Asian sub-region usually includes the nations of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Nepal, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The teams from these regions would compete with the Oceanic teams on a LAN Tournament after they would have to qualify from a separate qualifier or, like the other sub-regions, the local national event of the 2020 Six Masters. The winner of APAC South League would count on its lucky stars as the former would directly qualify for the main APAC LAN event.

Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Nepal, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The teams from these regions would compete with the Oceanic teams on a LAN Tournament after they would have to qualify from a separate qualifier or, like the other sub-regions, the local national event of the 2020 Six Masters. The winner of APAC South League would might to count on it’s lucky stars as the former would directly qualify for the main APAC LAN event.

Pilot Program

As a part of the Revenue sharing program, the 6Siege community would be witnessing 44 organizations that will be involved in the Pilot Program.

over the next four years where the phase one will consist of 11and 14 in phase two. These 44 will be trifurcated in tiers; 10 in Tier One, 15 in Tier Two, and 19 in Tier Three, with the biggest teams offering the greatest support in Tier One. All of these 44 Orgs will be receiving at least one gun skin. Unlike the rest, organizations in Tier 1 will have greater involvement in choosing their operator, weapons, and design for the uniforms, weapon skins, and charms.

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