MONTREAL, CANADA – May 28, 2019 – Today, Ubisoft Canada announced the second year of the Rainbow Six Canada Nationals. The video game publisher is partnering with Enthusiast Gaming for this year’s competition, featuring the popular Canadian-made Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, to once again crown Canada’s best R6 team!
Presented by Ubisoft Canada and powered by Enthusiast Gaming, the Rainbow Six Canada Nationals will kick off in June 2019. This year’s competition will consist of two stages, with the live LAN finals taking place on October 20 in Toronto at the Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo (EGLX), Canada’s largest video game expo. The top four Canadian teams that make it through the group stage will earn their chance to compete for a $15,000 CAD prize pool.
The tournament will begin with the first two-day Open Qualifier, where each team (made up of all Canadian players) will compete for their chance to participate in the elimination rounds of the Canadian league. Once league play begins, each team will face off over eight weeks, ending with the top four teams securing their spot at the finals. This year will also see the return of last year’s champions, Team Canada, who will earn a buy into the Stage 1 elimination round. For more information on the format and rules, please visit the official Rainbow Six Canada Nationals page.
Stage 1 Open Qualifiers will take place on June 29 and 30 and then again on July 6 and 7, followed by the Stage 1 elimination league play broadcast live each weekend in July. Stage 2 Open Qualifiers will start on September 7. At the end of each stage, the two top-ranked teams will have secured their place at the live Grand Finals in Toronto.
“We are very excited to bring back the Rainbow Six Canada Nationals for Year 2. Partnering with Enthusiast Gaming, this year promises to be a year of stellar matches, great times and exciting moments for players and fans alike! We cannot wait to see how this year will unfold!” says Adam Climan, esports and communications manager at Ubisoft Canada.
Additional details regarding spectator opportunities for the Grand Finals will be revealed closer to the event in October and fans are encouraged to follow Ubisoft Canada on social media for real-time updates with #R6CN.
Canadian Rainbow Six Siege players can register their team for the Canada Nationals today, and find more information about the tournament at r6canadanationals.com.