Rainbow Six Siege Pro League Season 11 Finals Cancelled Due To Coronavirus

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Rainbow Six Siege Season 11 Pro League Finals have been officially canceled according to Ubisoft. The company tweeted out the news of the cancellation, explaining they are planning to end events all over the globe.

Even though the online qualifiers and play days will be going on regularly, this time the prize will be distributed among the top teams in each region. This is becoming a common occurrence now as most games are either canceling or postponing their esports tournaments due to the coronavirus pandemic. “We are closely monitoring the global situation and the latest recommendations from the WHO, and we will be sharing more on our plans for 2020 soon,” Ubisoft stated in their post

Following the cancellation of the Season 11 Finals and the APAC Finals, the prize pools dedicated to those events will be split among the regions and top teams. It should also be noted that the APAC region is splitting into subdivisions, which are Japan, South Korea, Oceania, and South East Asia. The prize pool will be rewarded as follows:

APAC Finals prize pool

  • Total amount to be distributed: $50,000
  • The total amount of this event’s prize pool will be split evenly between the four sub-regions that are part of the APAC region: Japan, South Korea, Oceania, South East Asia.
  • The teams that will rank in first place at the end of the online season in each sub-region will get $7,500
  • The teams that will rank in second place at the end of the online season in each sub-region will get $5,000.

Season 11 Pro League Finals prize pool

  • Total amount to be distributed: $290,000.
  • The total amount of this event’s prize pool will be shared evenly among the four regions of Pro League. $72,500 will be distributed to each region as follows:
    • For Europe, North America and Latin America:
      • The teams that will rank in first place at the end of the online season in those regions will each get $50,000.
      • The teams that will rank in second place at the end of the online season in those regions will each get $22,500.
    • For Asia-Pacific:
      • The amount dedicated to the region - $72,500 – will be split evenly between the four sub-regions that are part of the APAC region: Japan, South Korea, Oceania, South East Asia.
      • The teams that will rank in first place at the end of the online season in each sub-region will each get $12,500.
      • The teams that will rank in second place at the end of the online season in each sub-region will get $5,625.

It is going to be an interesting season of Pro League this time around because of the meta change Wamai and Kali will bring into the operator pool. The new pro league map Theme Park will also finally be in action. We'll be able to get insight from pro players on how to attack and defend Theme Park properly and we can implement their strategies in our own ranked and competitive games.

We are also excited to see the brand new Frag-only G2 Esports roster. They will bring a whole new level to fragging with their new members Ben ‘CTZN’ McMillan and Jake ‘Virtue’ Grannan along with Niclas ‘Pengu’ Mouritzen, Juhani ‘Kantoraketti’ Toivonen. Aleksi ‘UUNO’ Työppönen is also rejoining G2 from the team's old roster.

Also with multiple organizations making roster changes, it will be interesting to see who will take the win this year. It seems every team is looking insanely strong, and with Challenger League being fixed there is no relegation or promotion. The two teams that enter CL this season are Susquehanna Soniqs and Disrupt Gaming.

Ubisoft is also prioritizing the health and well-being of their teams, developers, players, and partners. They have taken the difficult decision to cancel May’s Rainbow Six Siege Pro League Season 11 Finals in Sao Paulo, Brazil, as well as the APAC Finals LAN event through which the teams from the Asia-Pacific region would have qualified for the Season 11 Finals.

So, what are your thoughts on Ubisoft’s decision on canceling the Season 11 Pro League finals? Are you disappointed by the fact you won't be able to watch every region competing against each other for the top prize? Personally, I think it’s a good idea to stop all activities due to the ongoing pandemic and wait for it to subdue so that it doesn’t spread. Whatever your thoughts may be, let us know in the comments below.

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