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Rainbow Six Siege gives 50% more Renown this weekend, and there’s a $100,000 prize pool pro league starting soon

R6 Siege Pro League

Every special forces operative in the world – especially the balaclava-wearing, identity concealing ones – love a bit of renown, it’s a fact. It really helps with covert ops for everyone to know about you, so that’s why you should probably jump into Rainbow Six Siege this weekend, where there will be a 50% increase in Renown earned. 

If you like the brilliant Rainbow Six Siege, you’ll likely enjoy the titles in our list of the best FPS games on PC. Probably best to save them for after the weekend, though, yeah?

This extra Renown should get you ready for the imminent DLC pack, which smashes through the window, launching wood splinters straight into your eye, on February 2.

You’ll need that Renown to unlock new operators – unless you have the Season Pass – which you’ll presumably need to do because your old operators are dead: tracked down for being too renowned.

Renown aside, now’s a good time to get practicing, because Ubisoft are partnering with Microsoft and ESL to bring a pro league to Rainbow Six Siege, kicking off the first week of March.

“Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege was built from the ground up with competition in mind,” said Rainbow Six Siege creative director Xavier Marquis. “We’re excited to partner with ESL, one of the biggest names in eSports, to deliver a league for Rainbow Six Siege fans to compete and enjoy the game they love.”

To compete, you need to either be among the top teams in Go4R6 monthly rankings(register for that here)on February the 22, or join some of the local competitions with access to the Pro League.

Season One of the Rainbow Six Pro League will feature a prize pool of $100,000, and at the end of each season the top placing teams in Europe and North America will compete head-to-head against one another at a live event with a $50,000 prize.

This will premiere at the Intel Extreme Masters in Katowice, Poland, on March 4, 2016. A total of eight matches will kick off the European PC competition. You can watch the action unfold over on Twitch.