Ubisoft, Xbox, and ESL – the world’s largest international eSports organisation – have teamed up to announce the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Pro League global competition. Oh, and there are cash prizes of around £35,000 ($50,000) to be won.
Season one of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Pro League will premier at the Intel Extreme Masters in Katowice, Poland on March 4. There’ll be a total of eight matches to kick off the European PC competition. Games on the Xbox One and in the North American region will commence a few weeks after.
The Pro League’s first season will feature a prize pool of roughly £70,000 ($100,000). At the end of each season, the best of the best in Europe and North America will go head-to-head against at a live event with £35,000 in prize money on the line for both the Xbox One and PC Season Finals.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege creative director Xavier Marquis said:
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege was built from the ground up with competition in mind.We’re excited to partner with ESL, one of the biggest names in eSports, to deliver a league for Rainbow Six Siege fans to compete and enjoy the game they love.
If you want to make some cold, hard cash for playing videogames (and why on Earth wouldn’t you) then go and have a go in March, if you think you’re ‘ard enough. You can find more details here, or assemble your team and get practising in weekly cups here.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.