ESL, the world’s largest esports company, has partnered with Ubisoft® and Xbox to host the global Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Pro League competition starting the first week of March 2016 for Xbox One and Windows PC.
In a statement, Siege creative director Xavier Marquis said the formation of the league is a natural extension of the the game, due to its competitive nature.
“Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege was built from the ground up with competition in mind,” he explained. “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.”
The opening ceremony will take place at the Intel® Extreme Masters in Katowice, Poland on March 4 and will showcase eight matches played on PC for the European competition, with gameplay in the North American region and on the Xbox platform to commence in the weeks after.
The Siege Pro League Season One has a prize pool of $100,000; the top two teams at the end of the season will face off at a live event, with the winning side taking home $50,000.
More details on Siege’s Pro League are available at this website.