Game developer Ubisoft has revealed new skin bundles for Rainbow Six: Siege, featuring some of its esports ecosystem’s leading teams.
These esports team bundles are a part of the R6 Share Tier 2 programme and can be acquired from the in-game store’s dedicated esports section.
R6 Share, previously recognised as the Pilot Program, represents a revenue-sharing agreement between Ubisoft Entertainment and specific esports teams in Rainbow Six. The programme offers unique uniforms, headgear, weapon skins, and charms to players, all of which are themed around the BLAST R6 tournament and the esports teams taking part in it.
The revenue acquired from the sales of these items is subsequently distributed among the teams participating in the programme. In this case, for each team branded-bundle sold, R6 Share member organisations will receive 50% of the proceeds from their respective team-branded items.
Moreover, for every R6 Share Esports Set sold, R6 Share member organisations will receive 20% of the proceeds, with the remaining funds dedicated to supporting the Rainbow Six esports circuit.
The 10 teams commemorated in this collection include North American esports organisations Beastcoast, Oxygen Esports and Knights, Brazilian esports organisations Black Dragons and MIBR, UK-based esports organisation MNM Gaming, South Korean esports organisation Sandbox Gaming, Armenia-based esports organisation Virtus.pro, Oceanic Rainbow 6 team Wildcard Gaming and Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Wolves Esports.
In the initial Tier 1 drop of the R6 Share programme, pro team skins for various in-game characters were introduced, showcasing popular esports teams BDS, DarkZero, Elevate, FaZe Clan, KOI and Soniqs.
The Tier 2 drop comes as all eyes are set on Rainbow 6 Esports’ Stage 2, with the second part of the season scheduled to kick off on Friday, 1st September. Since its introduction in March, the Rainbow Six esports ecosystem has witnessed the inclusion of nine regions in a brand-new format.
For Stage 2, the format will remain unchanged, providing teams with the same pathway to secure their spot for the BLAST R6 Major Atlanta, which is set to commence at the end of October.