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Ubisoft Unveils Rainbow Six Esports Global Circuit; Announces Multi-Year BLAST Deal

Game developer and publisher Ubisoft has announced a significant eSports ecosystem update for Rainbow Six: Siege .

Ubisoft Unveils Rainbow Six Esports Global Circuit; Announces Multi-Year BLAST Deal
By Shubham Dalal | Dec 14, 2022 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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Game developer and publisher Ubisoft has announced a significant eSports ecosystem update for Rainbow Six: Siege (Rainbow Six).This includes the introduction of a new Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Esports global circuit, changes to the overall competitive format, ‘closed’ leagues and a partnership with tournament organizer Blast.Ubisoft has announced that the global circuit will begin in March 2023. The competition will consist of six ‘closed’ regions: Europe, North America, Brazil, Japan, South Korea and Hispanic Latin America. If you need more information about Ubisoft Unveils Rainbow Six Esports Global Circuit; Announces Multi-Year BLAST Deal then read carefully and share with your friends.

Ubisoft Unveils Rainbow Six Esports Global Circuit; Announces Multi-Year BLAST Deal

It was also noted that regional programs in Asia, Oceania and MENA are being refined.The season will run from March to February next year, and will have off-season breaks during which third-party tournament organizers can create their own tournaments, similar to Valorant’s.The closed system would apply for all major regions, meaning that there would be a fixed number of competing teams. However, each region will have open qualifiers, giving smaller teams a chance to qualify for the Major. Details like how many spots are available for qualifying for specific teams and majors are yet to be revealed.

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The Majors themselves will also now include a new stage that will precede the group stage and playoffs, but Ubisoft hasn’t detailed what exactly that means.For the time being, 10 teams will compete in all regions apart from Asia, Oceania, MENA, South Korea and Latin America. South Korea and Latin America will have eight teams, and Asia, Oceania and MENA are yet to be decided.

Another new addition to the Rainbow Six ecosystem is its partnership with tournament organizer Blast. The partnership will see Blast Run Rainbow Six events in all regions except Japan. Ubisoft and BLAST described it as a ‘historic multi-year partnership’.For Blast, this is another major new endeavor for the tournament organizer, which has expanded from its original remit in CS:GO to now run tournaments in Fortnite, FIFA, Apex Legends, and now Rainbow Six. Blast is also hosting the next CS:GO Major in Paris, France.

The Rainbow Six circuit will have two stages; One runs from March to May, followed by an off-season period during the summer months of June to August. The second phase will start in September and end in November. Another off-season break will end in February with the Six Invitational.Ubisoft additionally announced in a blog post that its revenue sharing model with teams, called R6 Share, would continue.

Rainbow Six is ​​a popular multiplayer FPS title, which pits two teams of operators against each other in an assault and defense scenario. The game has gained substantial popularity and prominence as an eSports title, often compared to the likes of CS:GO.Leo Matlock, Managing Director of Development at BLAST, commented: “We have exciting plans to elevate and grow the Rainbow Six Siege eSports scene and we look forward to taking full advantage of our export expertise and first-class technology in broadcast, production and direct. Looking forward to .-to-consumer streaming, building an ecosystem that the community can be proud of, and excited about.

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