A new structure designed to support the growth of the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® e-sports 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 month-basis 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 Summary 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 follow the Season 7 (transition season) format.
Another fundamental change is that 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 Paris in August. The Six Paris Major and the Six Invitational will grant $350,000 and $500,000 respective prize pools. Both events will feature 16 teams from all over the world.
Before getting to the Pro League or the Majors, players can hone their skills in Weekly Online Tournaments, including Go4s every Sunday on all platforms. There will also be community cups and local ladders. Several local events will also be organised throughout each year in different territories, including the UK ESL Premiership. The complete calendar will be shared soon.
Year 2 is currently on-going as all top-placing teams in Asia-Pacific, European, Latin American and North American regions, will face off again in the second Six Invitational, which takes place February 13th – 18th, 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.