Time to get your Rainbow Six Siege training regimen off the ground. Ubisoft, in partnership with ESL, announced today the Rainbow Six Pro League, an international multi-week tournament in which the top eight teams from North America and Europe compete for a share of a sizable $100,000 prize pool. Teams are limited to Xbox One and PC players, and the games officially kick off on March 4 at the Intel Extreme Masters event in Katowice, Poland, one of the premier events for esports fans. The tournament will conclude with a World Championship event between the top two teams of each region.
Rainbow Six Siege stands out from other first-person shooter esports games in its extreme emphasis on slow and tactical combat. The game should make for interesting viewing since it features a pretty robust spectator mode that should give anyone watching the live streams a great view of each match, with the opportunity to see the carnage unfold from a variety of vantage points. The assortment of operators available, each with their own synergies and strategies, should mix things up each match as well.
For those just looking to dip their toes into the competitive scene, starting Feb. 7 you will be able to participate in weekly Go4R6 competitions where $100 will be rewarded to the best team per region, per platform. The top eight teams in the Go4R6 monthly rankings will compete in a monthly final competition where the final two teams per region and platform will split $500. The top teams in Go4R6 monthly rankings on Feb. 22 will also have a chance to transition to the Pro League.
You can watch the weekly live broadcasts at twitch.tv/rainbow6 and the full match videos on YouTube shortly following the shows each week. If you want to improve your own game, check out all of our Essential Tips on the Rainbow Six Siege Super Walkthrough.