Ubisoft and ESL UK will be hosting the first ever Rainbow Six Siege ESL UK Premiership finals at the ESL UK’s Studio 1 facility in Leicester.
The Rainbow Six Siege ESL Premiership is the first time that ESL UK and Ubisoft have partnered on an esports league, and the first time that the ESL Premiership has run a season on console. The partnership is part of a wider initiative by ESL UK to bring more diverse esports competitions, across different platforms, to the UK esports scene.
The final group stage of the premiership took place on 26 February, with four teams battling it out on Saturday 10 March for a spot in the grand finals. The final two teams will go head-to-head on Sunday 11 March, with a prize pool of £10,500 up for grabs. The teams competing in Saturday’s matches are as follows:
- Team Enyx
- Radix Esports
- Horizon Union
The Rainbow Six Siege ESL Premiership initially kicked off on 15th January to accompany ESL UK’s other Premierships in League of Legends, Hearthstone and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
“We’ve brought a brand-new game to the UK’s biggest esports league, and the fans have been incredible,” said James Dean, Managing Director at ESL UK. “Running a premiership on Xbox One is an important milestone for us, too, as console based esports is a big part of the UK grassroots scene. It presents a fantastic opportunity for more UK players to go pro and superb esports viewing!”
“The ESL Premiership Finals on 10th and 11th March should make for a thrilling competition,” said Chris Place, Ubisoft UK Group Marketing Manager. “This is just the start of our local plans to develop and grow the Rainbow Six Siege esports scene in the UK and is a great opportunity for players to really make their mark.”
More information can be found on the ESL Premiership website.
Esports Insider says: With Rainbow Six Siege making continuous improvements over the last year, it’s great to see the grassroots scene still being supported. With such a huge console player-base in the UK too, it’s good to see console players having their own ESL Premiership, and support in their potential career, too.