Ubisoft Launches The Rainbow Six Esports North American League

This morning, Ubisoft officially launched the Rainbow Six Esports North American League with details of how the next few months will play out. The company originally revealed the league back in early May along with the news that there would be a United States and Canadian division, and the NA League would be part of four regional leagues making up a global program competing towards the Six Invitational. We now know the teams for each division to as the US will be represented by TSM, DarkZero Esports, Spacestation Gaming, Disrupt Gaming, Soniqs, Tempo Storm, United, and Oxygen Esports. Meanwhile, the Canadian side will be Mirage, Nordik Esports, Squires, and The North. We have more info for you on how the online tournaments will play out all the way to the August 2020 Major.

Rainbow Six Siege North American League Logo
Credit: Ubisoft

Rainbow Six Esports Talent

We are proud and excited to announce the North American League talent line up!

  • Host: Jacki Jing
  • Analysts: Loviel 'Velly' Cardwell and Jesse Chick
  • Commentators: Parker 'Interro' Mackay, Michael 'KiXSTAr' Stockley, John 'Blu' Mullen, Samuel 'Stoax' Stewart

Prize Pools

The prize pool for the US Division's premier season is $250,000 USD. The Canada Division's premier season will have a $90,000 USD prize pool to claim. The US Division Challenger League will have a $54,000 USD prize pool, and the Canada Division Challenger League will have a $18,000 USD prize pool.

Broadcast Dates

  • June 22–July 22: Stage One Playdays for the US Division every Monday and Wednesday at 6:00 PM EDT.
  • June 26–July 24: Stage One Playdays for the Canada Division every Friday at 6:00 PM EDT.
  • June 26–July 24: Stage One select match from Playdays for the US Challenger League every Friday directly following the Canada Division playday.

Update On Six August 2020 Major

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and as the health and well-being of our teams, developers, players, partners, and audience is our first priority, we have taken the decision to switch the format of the Six August 2020 Major from LAN to online. Throughout the entire month of August, online events will be held across Europe, North America, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific to provide a change for teams to prove that they are best in the region. Rainbow Six Esports fans can already mark the dates, the schedule for each of the regional events is as follows:

  • Asia-Pacific: August 3 – 9
  • Latin America: August 7 – 9
  • North America: August 14 – 16
  • Europe August 20 – 23

The North American Region will see 4 teams compete online in the Six August 2020 Major. At the end of Stage 1, the top 3 US Division teams will be invited automatically to join the Major. The 4th team will be selected through a North American Qualifier opposing the 4th, 5th, and 6th ranking teams of the US Division and 1st place team of the Canada Division. Based on their performance during the online event, the teams will get a share of the $125,000 total prizepool. For our revamped online Six August 2020 Major, each region will run its dedicated format, tailored to the structure of its league. More details on the specifics of the formats and schedules will be shared by each region later on.

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