Rainbow Six Pro League Announced by Ubisoft
Ubisoft have announced that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six is going pro with a $100,000 first season. The events will focus on the use of Xbox One and PC as the platforms of choice.
Ubisoft’s latest Rainbow Six Siege game has proven popular, and this has led to it being pushed into eSports in association with ESL and Xbox. The first season will kick off at the Intel Extreme Masters in Katowice, Poland on March 4, 2016.
“Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege was built from the ground up with competition in mind,” said Xavier Marquis, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege creative director, Ubisoft Montreal. “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.”
ESL’s David Hiltscher of VP Gaming Communities at ESL also added:
“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,” said David Hiltscher. “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.”
The event will feature eight teams from each region on both Xbox One and Windows PC. The best four teams on each platform (two from each region) will then go into the season finals for a chance to witn the $100,000 prize pool.
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