Ubisoft, Xbox And ESL Announce Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Pro League
Ubisoft, together with Xbox and ESL, the world's largest international eSports organization, have announced the Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Pro League global competition program starting the first week of March 2016 for Xbox One and Windows PC. The new league marks an unprecedented commitment by Ubisoft and ESL to directly support the growing community of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege fans and will provide a platform for casual players and aspiring competitors to enjoy the thrill of competition.
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 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 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.
"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 Rainbow Six Siege fans to compete and enjoy the game they love."
Season One of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Pro League will premiere at the Intel Extreme Masters in Katowice, Poland on March 4, 2016. A total of eight matches will kick off the European PC competition, with gameplay both in the North American region and on the Xbox platform to commence in the weeks after.
Season One of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Pro League will feature a prize pool of $100,000 and support competition across Europe and North America on Xbox One and PC. At the end of each season, the top placing teams in Europe and North America will compete head-to-head against one another at a live event with $50,000 in prize money on the line for both the Xbox One and PC Season Finals.
Details on the competition program and the qualifiers are available at www.rainbow6.com/ProLeague.
Players can assemble their team and start practicing right now in weekly cups at http://play.eslgaming.com/rainbowsix.