Together with Northern Arena, the largest esports organizer in Canada, Ubisoft has announced the Rainbow Six Siege Canadian Nationals competition. Through it, one Canadian gamer will be crowned the best player within the country in which the game was made.
Kicking off next month, these Canadian Nationals will consist of two seasons, with live finales taking place in both Toronto and Montreal. Each season, participating teams will compete for a $15,000 prize pool.
Each season will begin with a two-day Open Qualifier, where teams (made up of all Canadian players) will compete for their chance at a spot to compete in the Canadian league. Once league play begins, each season will consist of eight days of matches spanning four weekends. The tournament will follow a round robin format, and rankings will be determined on a point-based system.
Season One Open Qualifiers will take place on June 23-24, with online league play happening each weekend in July. Season Two Open Qualifiers will take place on September 22-23, with online league play happening over every weekend in October.
At the end of each season, the two top-ranked teams will move on to a live Grand Final in Montreal (Season One: August 4) and Toronto (Season Two: November 3). The winning team from season 2 will become the Year 1 national champion!
Details regarding spectator opportunities will be released at a later date. Fans are encouraged to follow both Ubisoft and Northern Arena on Twitter if interested.
“Esports is our passion and partnering with Ubisoft, one of the leaders in video game publishing, is an honor for us. We are excited to create this organized platform for the growing Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six community in Canada,” says Carl-Edwin Michel, founder and CEO of Northern Arena. “We look forward to fostering the amazing talent developing all over the country.”
Teams can register for the Rainbow Six Canadian Nationals by heading to this Northern Arena-hosted address.