Ubisoft and ESL have announced a new partnership alongside Xbox to host the first global competition for Rainbow Six Siege with the upcoming Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Pro League. The event is scheduled to begin the first week of March 2016 and will be playable across both Xbox One and PC platforms. The Opening Ceremony will be held at the Intel Extreme Masters in Poland on March 4th and will demonstrate the hugely impressive level of competitive play in the European market.
“Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege was built from the ground up with competition in mind. We’re excited to partner with ESL, one of the biggest names in esports, to deliver a league for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege fans to compete and enjoy the game they love.”Xavier Marquis, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Creative Director, Ubisoft Montreal.
“ESL Pro Leagues have become synonymous with professional gaming across the esports industry. We are delighted to add Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege to the line-up of games, and are excited for what is sure to be a great opening season of play. Our online ESL Play community has rallied around Rainbow Six Siege competition, and we’re sure that with our partners at Ubisoft and Microsoft, we can take the Pro League to the next level.”David Hiltscher, VP Gaming Communities at ESL.
Each League season will feature 8 different teams fighting to take the crown for their specific region. The best 4 teams on both the Xbox One and PC will be invited to participate in the Season Finals for a chance at a share of the $100,000 prize pool.
Source: Press Release