Ubisoft has announced a new esports program for Rainbow Six Siege, entitled the US Nationals.
This program is open to all players in the United States, allowing them to make a name for themselves and win a portion of the $50,000 prize pool in the process. Not only that, the winning team will earn the title of Team USA.
The US Nationals commence on July 14th with any and every American team welcome to compete. The program will be split into two divisions – the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference – with both conferences hosting teams in open, online qualifiers.
The top teams in each conference after the open qualifiers will advance to another stage on the following Friday, playing their conclusive matches live on an official broadcast. The National Finals is the culminating event for the program and will take place in December of this year with eight teams being invited to compete at a live event.
Robb Chiarini, Esports Associate Director at Ubisoft said the following in a statement: “The phenomenon that is Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege esports has been truly amazing to witness firsthand. With the US Nationals, we have entered into a new and exciting time for our community’s growth. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive esports ecosystem that offers our players and ever-growing community opportunities to participate, watch and aspire to. The US Nationals expands this initiative by offering another layer of activity for all players across the United States.”
The top placing team in each of the three Stage Finals, alongside a Wildcard team from the Last Chance Qualifier in October, will be invited to compete in December. Players are able to sign up to participate in the US Nationals program now.
Esports Insider says: Ubisoft has done some amazing things with Rainbow Six Siege esports, hence why it continues to grow in popularity and more organisations are entering the title, and we’re glad to see these improvements and advancements haven’t stopped just yet.