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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Release Date: Dec. 1, 2015

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by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2018 @ 2:20 p.m. PST

Inspired by real world counter-terrorist organizations, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege puts players in the middle of lethal close-quarters confrontations.

For the first time in a Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six game, players will engage in sieges, a new style of assault where enemies have the means to transform their environments into modern strongholds while Rainbow Six teams lead the assault to breach the enemy’s position. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege gives players unprecedented control over their ability to fortify their position - by reinforcing walls and floors, using barbed wire, deployable shields and mines, and more - or breach the enemies’ using observation drones, sheet charges, rappelling, and more. The fast pace, lethality and uniqueness of each siege sets a new bar for intense firefights, strategic gameplay and competitive gaming.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege also features a technological breakthrough that redefines the way players interact with a game environment. Leveraging Ubisoft Montreal’s proprietary Realblast engine, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege incorporates procedural destruction that is realistic and unscripted, meaning the environment reacts authentically, distinctively and dynamically, based on variables like the caliber of bullets or the amount of explosives used. This advance allows players to leverage destruction in meaningful ways. Walls can be shattered, opening new lines of fire. Ceilings and floors can be breached to create new access points. This ability to modify the level design in real time enables players to create new gameplay opportunities directly within the game level.

Ubisoft announced a new formula for the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Pro League and for all Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege worldwide competitions, from amateur to professional levels, for the 2018-2020 period. A new structure designed to support the growth of the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six esports scene after two initial successful years, will kick off on June 2018.

The Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Pro League itself will be composed of two Seasons, six months each, from June to November and December to May. Each Season will be concluded by Season Finales, where the eight best teams of the Season – two per region: Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America – will compete for a prize pool of $275,000. This six months-base format will start on June 2018, after a season of transition lasting from March to May 2018. This season of transition, our seventh Pro League season, will last 3 months, and a Season Finale will take place in the United States mid-May 2018.

Schedule Sum-up for Year 2018-2019:

  • Pro League Season 7 (transition season): March-May 2018
  • Pro League Season 8: June-November 2018
  • Pro League Season 9: December 2018-May 2019

The Challenger League will have two three-month Seasons per year, starting in September and March. It will also exceptionally follow the Season 7 (transition season) format.

Other fundamental change, each Year will now feature two Majors, events where the most intense Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege action unfolds. In addition to the Six Invitational each February, a “Six Major” tournament will take place in August. As a first edition, the Six Paris Major will take place in Paris on August 2018. The Six Paris Major and the Six Invitational will grant respectively $350,000 and $500,000 prize pools, both events will feature 16 teams from all over the world.

Before getting to the Pro League or the Majors, players can challenge their inner competitor during Weekly Online Tournaments, including Go4s every Sunday on all platforms, along with community cups and local ladders. Several Minor events will be organized throughout each year in different territories, including upcoming Dreamhack events. The complete calendar will be shared soon.

While we detail the future of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six, Year 2 is still on-going as all top-placing teams in Asia-Pacific, European, Latin American and North American regions, will face off again in the second edition of the Six Invitational, which takes place February 13–18, 2018, in Montreal. The Six Invitational 2018 will determine the world’s best players of Year 2 as they compete for a prize pool of $500,000 in the biggest competition to date.

Key Features

  • Counter terrorist operatives are trained to handle extreme situations, such as hostage rescue, with surgical precision. As “short range” specialists, their training is concentrated on indoor environments. Operating in tight formations, they are experts of close quarter combat, demolition, and coordinated assaults.
  • For the first time in Rainbow Six, players will engage in sieges, a brand-new style of assault. Enemies now have the means to transform their environments into strongholds: they can trap, fortify, and create defensive systems to prevent breach by Rainbow teams. To face this challenge, players have a level of freedom unrivaled by any previous Rainbow Six game. Combining tactical maps, observation drones, and a new rappel system, Rainbow teams have more options than ever before to plan, attack, and diffuse these situations.
  • Destruction is at the heart of the siege gameplay. Leveraging Ubisoft Montreal’s proprietary Realblast engine, players now have the unprecedented ability to destroy environments. Walls can be shattered, opening new lines of fire, and ceiling and floors can be breached, creating new access points. Everything in the environment reacts realistically, dynamically, and uniquely based on the size and caliber of bullets you are using or the amount of explosives you have set. In Rainbow Six Siege, destruction is meaningful and mastering it is often the key to victory.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is currently available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.


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