Rainbow Six Siege Asia Pacific League Revealed by Ubisoft
Ubisoft has made a huge announcement for fans of Rainbow Six Siege in the Southeast Asia area. We can confirm that the two-division Rainbow Six Siege Asia Pacific League is on the way! It will have a North Division and South Division. In addition, it’s even deeper, as the South Division has a pair of subregions, Oceania and South Asia.
So what’s the deal? This is hot off the heels of a recent North America esports league, so it seems like Ubisoft is thinking globally.
Structure and High-Octane Action:
Twelve teams from across Japan, South Korea, and Southeast Asia will be coming together for the North Division of the Rainbow Six Siege Asia Pacific League. That’s a stacked region all on its own. The top six teams will then head to the Asia Pacific League Playoffs.
We can expect the top teams from the North and South Division will do battle for the top spots in the League. The top 4 teams from there will go to the Six Major. But what teams are going to be attending in the North Division? We’ve got you covered!
- Cyclops Athlete Gaming
- FAV Gaming
- Giants Gaming
- GUTS Gaming
- NORA Rengo
- Talon Esports
- Xavier Esports
- 7th Heaven
Wait, 7th Heaven? Tifa’s competing? Well wrap it up, we’ve got our winners. Jokes aside, Cloud9 and FNATIC are huge names on their own. The Asia Pacific South Division will also have 8 teams, this time hailing from Australia, New Zealand, Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia, in the Oceania Subregion.
Those teams will battle it out in the Oceanic Nationals, which will be an online format. The South Asia subregion features teams from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Srilanka, which will also be open online tournaments, that end with a closed bracket playoff. The top 2 teams from South Division will then qualify for the Playoffs.
I’m looking forward to seeing some teams from India make breakout performances here. India’s esports scene has really grown by leaps and bounds over the last few years, and so if you’re looking for a dark horse in the South Division, keep your eyes on India. The North and South Division of Asia Pacific League of Rainbow Six Siege will start on June 23rd, and you can catch the action on Youtube and Twitch.
The League Finals of the Asia Pacific Championship will take place in December, so there’s plenty of action to go in the meantime. We’re always glad to see the actual developers of a game take an interest in their esports. If only Nintendo would do that with Super Smash Brothers, it would be at EVO this year.
Just a thought.
Are there any teams you’re excited to see here, or does your country have a squad that will be participating? We’d love to know!