See What Rainbow Six Siege Has Planned for its Esports Scene this Year

Time to make changes.
Time to make changes. Ubisoft

The Six Invitational 2022 is over and TSM has been declared the champion. That means a new year is starting for Rainbow Six Siege and with it a new esports season. Today, we'll take a look at the game's esports roadmap for Year 7.

Season 2022 officially begins March 9 with the start of Stage 1 of the regional leagues in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific. Below are some of the events for the new esports season:

  • Stage 1 Major - May 2022: United States.
  • Stage 2 Major - August 2022: United Arab Emirates.
  • Stage 3 Major - November 2022: Asia.

For the Six Invitational, Ubisoft is planning to explore new locations. While they're still looking at all possibilities for the 2023 tournament, the Six Invitation won't be held in Montreal for 2024.

Finally, for the Rainbow Six World Cup, the plan is to turn this into a unique event so that everyone can enjoy, with local communities being able to show support for the team that represents their country or region. For now, the Rainbow Six World Cup is postponed to 2023.

Tier System

For the upcoming 2022 season, the tier allocation system for the program is moved from a three-tier system to a two-tier system. It seems that Ubisoft has recognized the investments and efforts of the member organizations. To ensure that the efforts are rewarded, it should be easier to move to Tier 1.

Teams should be happy to know that there will be no tier demotion in 2021. What’s going to happen is that the top 5 Tier 2 teams from the last ranking join the 10 teams currently in Tier 1. The remaining organizations are placed in Tier 2.

Revenue Distribution

The revenue distribution has been balanced to better show the successes experienced by member organizations, especially when it comes to promoting and selling their branded items. The revenue sharing has been adjusted as follows:

  • Team items (the in-game items branded to the colors of each of the professional teams involved in the program) are adjusted from a 70/30 Ubisoft/Organization split to a 50/50 revenue distribution.
  • League items (in-game items for fans wanting to embrace and support their region in Rainbow Six Esports) are being changed from a 70/30 split to an 80/20 split between Ubisoft and all member organizations, with Ubisoft's share purposed to funding the Esports Circuit.
  • Major items (in-game items celebrating the Six Majors): 20% of the net revenue from these items is contributed to the prize pool of the corresponding Six Major events.
  • Road to Six Invitational BattlePass items (in-game items branded to the colors of the Six Invitational): 20% of the net revenue from these items contributes to the prize pool of that year's Six Invitational, up to a maximum cap of $3 million.

Rainbow Six Siege is available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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