Ubisoft are partnering with ELS for another year of Rainbow Six Siege eSports, beginning March 20 in North America, with Europe following on March 23 and Brazil kicking off on March 26.
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Ubisoft say the first year’s final, which ended at the Six Invitational in Montreal, was watched by 120,000 concurrent viewers, with over 1,300,000 hours of the event watched over three days. That proved to them that there was an appetite for crumbling walls, breached windows, and barbed wire-filled corridors.
The second year of competition will take place exclusively on Windows PC, though console players will be able to participate in the Major Leagues.
“By going all-in with PC, we wish to bring a higher level of engagement and entertainment to the competition, promoting the positive values that we embrace: the dedication our pros have for the game, their discipline, their hard work and the sacrifices they make,” says Alexandre Remy, brand director.
This year’s competition will include three seasons of Pro League and a grand final. When the season ends, the top placing teams from each region will face off in a live final where there will be a $100,000 prize pool up for grabs. The Season One finals will take place in Katowice, Poland, on May 20-21.