Rainbow Six Siege keeps on going from strength to strength in the UK esports scene.
The game has enjoyed solid growth these past few years, with majors, invitationals and other third-party tournaments taking place across the globe.
In the UK we have a raft of Rainbow Six talent, as well as the RB6 ESL UK & Ireland Premiership, the latest of which recently concluded.
And now the game is heading to epic.LAN, with a prize pool of up to £3,500 at epic26, which takes place from February 7th to 10th 2019 at Kettering Conference Centre. And the prize pool could rise further depending on sponsors.
Organisers confirmed the news on Twitter after a series of tweets hinting that a Rainbow Six tournament may be introduced at the well-known LAN event:
Right, enough teasing…
Excited to confirm that Rainbow Six Siege (@Rainbow6_UK) is coming to #epic26 as we introduce Siege in to our official 2019 esports lineup!
?️ 7-10 February 2019
?️ Kettering Conference Centre, UK
?️ https://t.co/RW7W14UFcg pic.twitter.com/YzE5xgGReH
— epicLAN (@epicLAN) December 15, 2018
epic.LAN said in this news announcement post on its website: “With the massively growing popularity of Rainbow Six Siege, we’re really excited to confirm that it will be part of our 2019 esports lineup, kicking off at epic26 in February.
“We’ve been working closely with Ubisoft UK to launch the 5 on 5 PC tournament which will kick off on Friday February 8th, running through to the finals on Sunday February 10th February.”
The tournament is for those aged 18 and above, and you can sign up to it here.
Expect more Rainbow Six tournaments at other epic.LAN events throughout 2019. Now, excuse us while we pester Jon to add League of Legends back into the mix…
More content: Check out our interview with epic.LAN MD Jon “winbar” Winkle from 2017 here
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.