The first of two new Rainbow 6 Siege tournaments starts next week

Late last year, Ubisoft revealed that there would be two huge new Rainbow 6 Siege tournaments coming to the ANZ region in 2019. The first of those tournaments kicks off next week.

The Rainbow Six Summer Series is a four-week online tournament and will see teams face single-elimination in a best-of-three format. The Rainbow Six Summer Series starts on January 19 and includes 16 teams across Australia and New Zealand vying for a share of the $5,000 AUD prize.

All nine of the current ANZ Pro League teams will be invited to participate in the Summer Series with seven other teams being drawn from the PC Go4 tournament on January 13. To sign your team up, head to the ESL page.

To enter Go4R6 (PC) ANZ Cup #57 teams will need to comply with the following;

  • Teams must have at least 5 players
  • Players must enter their Uplay Nickname game ID
  • Players must play using ESL Anticheat (Wire)
  • Teams must have all members with residence in one of the following countries:
  • au, nz
  • Players must be at least 15 years old

Additional rules are set out on the ESL page, however, players should know that “New Operators (Wind Bastion) and Lion are NOT allowed.”

The prize pool for the Summer series will be split as follows;

  • 1st Place – $2,000
  • 2nd Place – $1,000
  • 3rd-4th Place – $500 each
  • 5th-8th Place – $250 each

Rainbow 6 Siege Tournaments

The second of the new Rainbow 6 Siege Tournaments coming in 2019 is the Six Oceanic Cup. The top four teams from the Summer Series will automatically qualify for the Six Oceanic Cup, with four other teams being drawn from additional tournaments.

A two week, single elimination, best of three tournament, the Six Oceanic Cup begins on March 16. Semi-Finals and the Grand Final will be held on March 23. More details are to be released in the lead up to the event. 

The success of Rainbow 6 Siege as an esport has seen the introduction of these two new tournaments and according to Sebastian Østfeldt, Brand & Esports Manager at Ubisoft Australia, “These new tournaments represent the next step in our long-term plan to establish Rainbow Six as a mainstay esports title in the ANZ and APAC regions and remind the industry why the game is deserving of Esports Title of the Year.”

Stay tuned for more details.

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