Esports platform and tournament organiser FACEIT and game developer Ubisoft have announced the launch of the North American FPL ladder for Rainbow Six Siege.
The launch follows on from the introduction a European FPL ladder created in August this year.
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According to the press release, the North American FPL is said to ‘give the community a clear and robust path to pro’. All Rainbow Six players on FACEIT will have the opportunity to qualify for FPL by playing in daily and weekly tournaments. The top 100 players will compete in private matchmaking, with the top two competitors receiving invitations to the ladder.
Milos Nedeljkovic, FPL Project Lead at FACEIT, spoke on the launch: “The response from the Rainbow Six Siege community in Europe to the FPL has been fantastic and we’re really excited to expand into North America. In Europe, we’re already seeing some impressive new talent rising through the ranks, and some fantastic content and storylines being generated by the pro community, and we can’t wait to see the North American scene shine.”
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FACEIT has been in control of North American Rainbow Six Siege esports since May, after signing a multi-year deal with the Ubisoft to design and operate the ecosystem in the region.
Rainbow Six esports has endured a multitude of changes this year alone. In February, it was announced that a regionalised structure would be implemented and in September, Ubisoft unveiled plans to host the Rainbow Six World Cup in 2021.
Esports Insider says: Ubisoft and FACEIT have already collaborated on several Rainbow Six Siege esports programmes. Seeing them continue this by expanding the popular FPL ladder into North America will provide aspiring players with the opportunity to compete against the best players in the region.