UK esports org Vexed Gaming have moved into console esports after acquiring Rainbow Six Siege team Proggie Carries.
The roster – consisting of Proxeh, Diff, EJ, Nix and Kurrupted – recently finished in first place in the ESL UK & Ireland Rainbow Six Premiership Qualifiers.
They will be taking part in the first Rainbow Six ESL Premiership, which kicks off on January 14th 2018.
Eight qualifying teams will be split into two groups, with matches streamed every Monday.
The finals will be held on March 10th and 11th, with teams competing for their share of £10,500 prize pool.
Vexed COO Mark Weller told Esports News UK: “Rainbow Six Siege is a very interesting game and has all the ingredients for a fantastic esport in my opinion. Its easy to follow, easy enough to pick up and play but hard to master. I have been a fan of the game since playing early beta and followed the pro scene along the way.
“We were looking to enter during season 3 of Pro League on PC but when we saw R6S was entering the ESL UK Premiership, we knew we had to be a part of it and everything just felt right.
“We are here to support the team and help turn them into young professionals and support the Rainbow Six scene.”
Mark Weller, Vexed Gaming
“We are primarily a PC-based organisation and this offered a great chance for us to further expand our console-based games alongside our Halo team. We are here to support the team and help turn them into young professionals and support the Rainbow Six scene.
“Many players are turning towards PC to climb the Pro Ladder of which is still of great interest to us, but for now we are excited to see what Ubisoft and ESL UK bring to the competitive scene for Xbox.”
Proxeh added: “We are extremely excited to be part of an established and professional organisation such as Vexed, and look forward to proving ourselves further within the ESL UK Premiership in January.”
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