Ubisoft announces new Rainbow Six Siege European League following NA League
Since the recent announcement of Rainbow Six Siege’s North American League, quite a few things have happened in the Six universe. We’ve got new operators to look forward to and a reworked map.
Interestingly enough, Ubisoft has also announced thier new European League. The Rainbow Six Siege league is a successor to the older Rainbow Six Pro League. This is a part of an effort to develop regionalised leagues for the tactical first-person shooter which first came out in April 2015.
Rainbow Six esports structure
The new Rainbow Six esports global structure will feature four regional leagues across Europe, North America, South America, and Asia-Pacific. Each regional league will span three stages of league play, each lasting five weeks. Teams will earn points towards the global standings.
These global standings will help teams secure a spot in the Six Major events, which is going to remain an international event. As for the European League, there will also be a European League Championship featuring the top four teams as across the three regular-season stages.
Tournament structure and schedule
The Rainbow Six European League will begin on June 22nd and will feature 10 teams. Eight Pro League teams will be carried over along with the top two teams from the European Challenger League. Owing to the transition from the Pro League, the 2020 season will only include two regular season stages, rather than the usual normal three.
Ubisoft will also expand the European Rainbow Six Siege esports ecosystem by creating a clearer path to the European League through national leagues and the Challenger League.
That said, there is a lot to look forward to for the Rainbow Six fans. The EU and NA tournaments will certainly be interesting to see and the new operators take the excitement level to an all new high.