Ubisoft has today announced the 2021 Summer Season for the Rainbow Six Siege UK Ireland Nationals (UKIN).
The prize for the winning team will secure a place in the 2021 Challenger League and a chance to qualify for the 2022 European League.
The group stage of the league will start June 29th 2021 and run until July 27th on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, for a total of seven playdays.
The top two teams will automatically qualify for the UKIN finals weekend on August 28th and 29th. The third and sixth placed teams will participate in a best-of-three playoffs that will take place on July 29th and the two victorious teams will also participate in the finals weekend.
“We are delighted to be back for our second UK Ireland Nationals season this year”, said Will Attwood, esports marketing manager at Ubisoft UK.
“With £25,000 in prize money up for grabs alongside the coveted Challenger League qualification spot, there is all to play for between the best eight teams from the UK and Ireland. We can’t wait to see how it all pans out.”
Once again, Promod Esports remains Ubisoft’s delivery partner for the UK Ireland Nationals. Promod is a specialist esports solutions agency that was announced last year and set up by former ESL UK COO Rob Black.
The team behind Promod Esports are responsible for some of the UK’s other top esports events, having previously worked on tournaments such as Rainbow Six Siege ESL Premiership Spring 2020 and the UEFA Euro 2020 esports tournament.
Previous qualifiers Natus Vincere, Cowana Gaming, MnM Gaming and Wylde gaming will join qualifying teams from the UK Ireland Nationals Second Division.
Back in March 2021, Navi won the Rainbow Six Siege UK Ireland Nationals Season 2, after beating Cowana Gaming 3-1 in the grand final.
To find out more about the UK Ireland Nationals visit UKIN.GG
In other Rainbow Six news, the Rainbow Six Siege official esports headset was recently revealed: The Razer BlackShark V2 Pro – Six Siege Special Edition.
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.