The Australian esports scene is going from strength to strength and one of the most dominant gaming scenes right now is Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege.
Ubisoft announced the Australian Rainbow Six Siege Summer Series in early January. Sixteen Australian teams go head-to-head in elimination bracket series.
- Each match is a best of three.
- Each team has the opportunity to ban and pick maps.
This means teams play maps they are most confident on. Series winners will be showered with praise, glory and prize money. As well as the all-important ‘season points’ to secure an invite to future events.
The top four teams automatically qualify for the Six Oceanic Cup, which will be played at the end of the first quarter of 2019. Eight teams received a direct invitation to the Summer Series. The other eight have fought tooth and claw for a qualifying spot just for their chance to play on the big stage.
Rainbow Six Siege Summer Series
Games are played every weekend from January 19. As we have now wrapped up week two of the four-week series, already some giants have fallen.
Most notably, the direct-invite Avant Gaming lost to underdog qualified ex-Frontline in the first round. In fact of the six matches already played, three of them have seen the qualifying under-dog squads beating the favourites.
Rainbow Six Siege is a game that rewards patience, planning and precision. These latest results suggest that some of the established esports organisations grossly underestimated their opponents. Some of these younger teams are finding their groove at their first big LAN and are looking unstoppable.
You can check out all the live action of week three on Twitch, YouTube and Facebook. Be sure to follow the channels for live announcements and replays.