National Student Esports (NSE) and Ubisoft UK have announced a partnership to bring Rainbow Six Siege to the British University Esports Championship this spring.
The tournament for university students in the UK will start on February 10th.
Alongside this, NSE and Ubisoft UK announced a caster competition for students. Entrants will compete for the chance to cast the Rainbow Six Siege finals.
The new Rainbow Six tournament joins NSE’s other British University Esports tournaments including League of Legends, CSGO, Dota 2, Hearthstone, Rocket League, Overwatch and FIFA.
These tournaments will culminate in the live final on April 18th where the points accrued from each tournament will be totalled to crown a winning university team.
“We are delighted to officially include Rainbow Six Siege in the British University Esports Championship,” commented Jon Tilbury, executive director at NSE.
“Rainbow Six Siege has grown from strength to strength as an esports title over the last few years and has a popular following in the UK.
Chris Place, head of brand and media at Ubisoft UK, added: “We’re really excited to be partnering with NSE for the British University Esports Championship.
“We understand the importance of the UK grassroots community and are looking forward to welcoming a whole new generation of players into the Rainbow Six competitive esports scene.”
Students can sign up for the Rainbow Six Siege spring tournament via the NSE website
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.