Rainbow Six Siege pro league announced with ESL, $100K prize pool

Rainbow Six Siege is the next great eSports game, having just formed a proper league within the ESL. It starts in March, so get prepared now.

Published Fri, Jan 29 2016 11:03 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:01 PM CST

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is a natural choice for a competitive sport, with it's fast-paced, team-based gameplay. The ESL has teamed up with Ubisoft to start the very first professional gaming competition with a large $100,000 prize pool.

Rainbow Six Siege pro league announced with ESL, $100K prize pool | TweakTown.com

Season One is going to kick off with European matches at the Intel Extreme Masters being held at Katowice, Poland on March 4th 2016. Eight total matches will determine the top competitors. North American matches will begin a few weeks after the Intel Extreme Masters. The ESL has partnered with Microsoft and will be using the Xbox One as their preferred platform to compete on.

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

Jeff grew up in the Pacific Northwest where he fell in love with gaming and building his own PC’s. He's a huge fan of any genre of gaming from RTS to FPS, but especially favors space-sims. Now he's stepped into the adult world by becoming a professional student looking to break into the IT Security world. When he’s not deep in his studies, he’s deep in a new game, revisiting an old game, or testing the extreme limits of his own PC. He's now a news contributor for TweakTown, looking to bring a unique view on technology and gaming.

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