Ubisoft has today announced fresh details about the new Rainbow Six Siege UK Ireland Nationals, which was first revealed last month.
The Summer 2020 season will feature £25,000 in prize money, the largest prize pool to date for a season of Rainbow Six Siege esports in the UK.
Ubisoft has also appointed Promod Esports as its delivery partner for the UK Ireland Nationals. Promod is a specialist esports solutions agency that was announced last month and set up by former ESL UK COO Rob Black.
The team behind Promod Esports are responsible for some of the UK’s top esports events, having worked on tournaments such as Rainbow Six Siege ESL Premiership Spring 2020 and the UEFA Euro 2020 esports tournament.
The UK Ireland Nationals qualifiers will take place on June 20th and 21st.
In terms of the format, the UK Ireland Nationals will kick off with a round-robin group stage. The top two teams from this stage will progress directly to the finals. The teams who place third to sixth in the round-robin group stage will then battle it out in the playoffs, with the best two teams taking the remaining places in the finals.
The finals will be played over two days, with the top four teams from the season competing to win the UK Ireland Nationals and become the champions for Summer 2020.
The winners of the UK Ireland Nationals will qualify for the EU Challenger League, representing the very best the UK has to offer at an international level.
“After the successes of UK Rainbow Six Siege esports over the past few years, we’re excited to build upon that with the UK and Ireland Nationals,” commented Will Attwood, esports marketing manager at Ubisoft UK.
“We’ve been able to foster the growth of UK teams like Na’vi who have gone from strength to strength, developing from UK champions to winning the Tokoname Pro League last year.
“The addition of a second division to help more teams make the transition to top national level play as well as a number of broadcast upgrades, will help take the UK scene to the next level.”
Rob Black, CEO of Promod Esports, added: “We’re delighted to be able to work with Ubisoft on the newly announced UK Ireland Nationals, the Promod Esports team have loved working with Rainbow Six Siege over the last few years and we cannot be more excited to continue to be a part of developing the domestic competitive scene.”
To find out more about the UK Ireland Nationals or sign up to the qualifiers on June 20th and 21st, head to UKIN.GG
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.