The UK arm of the Esports League has paired up with Ubisoft to host the very first Rainbow Six Siege ESL Premiership Finals, which will take place on March 10th and 11th at the ESL UK’s Studio 1 facility in Leicester, and will be broadcast on Twitch. The matches will run using the latest version of Rainbow Six Siege for Xbox One.
The Rainbow Six Siege ESL Premiership is the first time that ESL UK and Ubisoft have partnered on an eSports league, and the first time that the ESL Premiership has run a season on console. The partnership is part of a wider initiative by ESL UK to bring more diverse esports competitions, across different platforms, to the UK esports scene.
It also presents Ubisoft with the ability to host their own eSports league, with some talented assistance. Thanks to the success of the Overwatch League, having game specific eSports leagues controlled in-house by the publisher is definitely the way to go.
The Finals will comprise of the semi-finals on Saturday, where four teams go head-to-head to win a spot in the Grand Finals on Sunday. The last two teams standing will fight it out on Sunday for bragging rights and the £10,500 prize pool.
The four semi-finalists competing in Saturday’s matches are 1UpEsport, Team Enyx, Xenos.gg and Horizon Union.
“We’ve brought a brand-new game to the UK’s biggest esports league, and the fans have been incredible,” said James Dean, UK managing director at ESL. “Running a premiership on Xbox One is an important milestone for us, too, as console based esports is a big part of the UK grassroots scene. It presents a fantastic opportunity for more UK players to go pro and superb esports viewing!”
“The ESL Premiership Finals on 10th and 11th March should make for a thrilling competition,” said Chris Place, Ubisoft UK Group Marketing Manager. “This is just the start of our local plans to develop and grow the Rainbow Six Siege esports scene in the UK and is a great opportunity for players to really make their mark.”
If you want to watch the action in person, you can pick up tickets at esl.pm/siegefinals.