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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Release Date: Dec. 1, 2015

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'Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege' (ALL) Gets North American Esports League

by Rainier on June 25, 2020 @ 2:51 p.m. PDT

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.

This week, Ubisoft launched their North American League for Rainbow Six esports, part of four regional leagues making up a global program competing towards the prestigious Six Invitational. Rainbow Six esports premiers their new Rainbow Six Circuit with a partnership with FACEIT, along with sponsors CORSAIR and Acer Predator.





  • PogChamp
  • RentFree
  • Oblation
  • Bruh
  • The Last Dance
  • Joe Esports
  • The Favelas


  • Team Rose
  • Les Cornets
  • Oceanus Gaming
  • Axios
  • Honor
  • Team Madness
  • Valors
  • Codes 6


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


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.


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



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.

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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