Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, a tactical shooter by Ubisoft is now getting an eSports league for Windows PC and Xbox. With help from ESL and Xbox, the publishers are trying to make the eSports league a reality. It will be named Rainbow Six Pro League. The league will begin in the first weeks of March, 2016. Specifically at the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship on 4th March, in Katowice, Poland; the competition will be kick-started.
For the first time, Ubisoft is diving head first into the world of eSports, and is making a full commitment along with ESL to create a wonderful and competitive environment for the game.
“The 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” says Ubisoft.
There will be a prize pool of $100,000 which will be distributed evenly for Xbox One and PC versions for the competition. Each season will have about eight teams. As the seasons conclude, the four top tier teams from North America and Europe will face off each other head to head at a live event; to claim their share of the staggering $100,000 prize.
Rainbow Six Siege creative director Xavier Marquis claims “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege was built from the ground up with competition in mind”. The game itself comprises of team based first person shooting, which is made more challenging by gaining tactical advantages over your opponents.
Players are already allowed to part-take in weekly community cups and other events by signing up here.