Ubisoft is making some changes to the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Pro League formula. In the future, the Pro League will consist of two Seasons. Each season will last six months. A "Six Major" tournament will take place in Paris in August, on top of the Six Invitational.
Ubisoft has announced some changes that are coming to the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Pro League formula. The same formula is also inbound to all Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege worldwide competitions, from amateur to professional levels, for the 2018 - 2020 period and will kick off in June 2018.
The Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Pro League will consist of two Seasons. Each season will last six months: from June to November and December to May. Season Finals will see the eight best teams (two per region) of the season competing to win a prize pool of $275,000 (£195.167). The regions will be: Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America.
The transitional season will kick off in March and end in May 2018. The Season Finale will go down in the United States mid-May 2018.
The schedule summary for the period from 2018 until 2019 looks like this:
- 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 Rainbow Six Challenger League will occur biannually - in September and March - and last for three months. It will follow the transition season format.
On top of all this, each year will now include two Majors: in addition to the Six Invitational each February, a "Six Major" tournament will take place in Paris in August. Both events will feature 16 teams from around the world.
You'll have to start somewhere if you want to make it to the Pro League. Weekly Online Tournaments, including Go4s each Sunday on all platforms might help you do that. There will also be community cups and local ladders. Several local events will be organised throughout each year in different territories, including the UK ESL Premiership.
The second Six Invitational, will take place from 13 until 18 February, 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 (£354,805).