Ubisoft Launches Rainbow Six Siege NA League
We’re all in need of some good news this week, so how about some esports? Ubisoft launched their Rainbow Six Siege NA League yesterday! That means there’s going to be some awesome matches to take in, as we move towards the August 2020 Majors!
Some of the best of the best in North America is coming to do battle, and see who has the hottest trigger fingers and sickest strats in Rainbow Six Siege! We do know that the United States and Canadian division sare just a part of this global esports program, all moving towards the Six Invitational. So let’s talk FPS!
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The United States is going to be represented by TSM, DarkZero Esports, Spacestation Gaming, Disrupt Gaming, Soniqs, Tempo Storm, United, and Oxygen Esports. That is a stacked roster of Rainbow Six Siege NA league teams right there! But Canada’s not going to be left out.
Canadian esports are fielding Mirage, Nordik Esports, Squires, and The North. However, if you want my thoughts, I think you better not overlook TSM, Tempo Storm, or The North. I’m not an FPS pro though, so your mileage may vary.
Hosting this series is Jacki Jing, and we’ll have a pair of Analysts too. Loviel “Velly” Cardwell and Jessie Chick will have those duties. The commentary team is stacked: Parker ‘Interro’ Mackay, Michael ‘KiXSTAr’ Stockley, John ‘Blu’ Mullen, Samuel ‘Stoax’ Stewart.
However, the US Division of the NA League for Rainbow Six Siege has a higher prize pool. The Premier Season of this esports league sees 250,000 for North America, and Canada’s Division will see 90,000 dollars to claim. That’s still a lot of money, but I can’t help but wonder about the difference. Probably the number of teams and people viewing.
There will also be a Challenger League for both Divisions, with NA having a 54,000 prize pool, and Canada being offered 18,000. All of these amounts are also in USD. What about dates and times? Those would be handy!
- June 22 – July 22: Stage One Playdays for the US Division are every Monday and Wednesday, 6 PM ET.
- June 26 – July 24: Stage One Playdays for Canadian Division are every Friday at 6 PM ET.
- June 26 – July 24: Stage One select match from the Playdays for US Challenge League every Friday will air, directly following the Canadian Division playday.
So there is a ton of Rainbow Six Siege NA action for you to follow in this League. However, thanks to COVID-19, the Six August 2020 Major will be shifted to online, instead of via LAN play. But don’t worry, friends! Across Europe, North America, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific there will be a host of online events for teams to take part in, to prove they’re the best of their region.
If you’re a fan of Rainbow Six Siege (and why wouldn’t you be?), be sure to note these dates too!
- Asia-Pacific: August 3 – 9
- Latin America: August 7-9
- North America: August 14 – 16
- Europe: August 20 – 23
So, at the end of the Playdays, 4 teams from the North American Region will move on to the Six August 2020 Major. At the end of Stage 1, the top 3 US teams will automatically be invited. That 4th team will go through a North American Qualifier against the 4th, 5th, and 6th teams of their division, as well as the 1st place team of Canada. Man, it feels stacked hard against Canada, huh?
I wonder if it would be different with more Canadian teams. Based on the performance during the online events, these teams will get a share of 125,000 dollars, which is big-time cash. So it sounds like we’ll have lots of Rainbow Six Siege to look forward to as the months roll on! Do you have a team you’re looking forward to seeing come out on top in North America? Let us know below!