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Rainbow Six Siege Update Esports Roadmap, Details Delays

COVID-19 continues to make all of the things we love a little less fun and a lot less social.

This is definitely the case for Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six Siege esports wing. The company announces that due to the ongoing pandemic, the Rainbow Six Siege World Cup teased back in September during a “Forward” event will be put on hold until 2022. While this means we have to wait a while to put our national pride on display, here’s hoping it also means we get an even better event! Ubisoft is pledging that they’ll use the newfound extra time to study other entertainment and competitions to put on the best event when it’s safe to do so!

“We wanted to share today an update on the upcoming Rainbow Six Esports competitions for the remainder of 2020, as well as part of 2021. While we have recently taken difficult decisions to switch live events to online competitions, we continue to explore options that would allow us to bring back physical events while ensuring everyone’s health and safety,” says Ubisoft. ”We are dedicated to offering the best experience possible for both our professional teams and our passionate community. While hosting an audience at a Rainbow Six esports event is still excluded, for the time being, we are looking at increasing the frequency of LAN events with teams competing on-site.”

However, we can still put our regional pride on the line as we do with each Six Invitational! Ubisoft is happy to announce that in February of 2021, they will host the annual war of the regions in a special offline event held in Europe. Stay tuned for more details, but we can tell you that qualifiers will begin in December for 20 teams! With 16 teams taking part in the grand event! It’s time to get those Zoom watch parties planned!

Closer to home, the inaugural Canadian Division Finals and relegation will occur on the weekend of December 11th to the 13th. In case you have forgotten, our crazy canucks are playing for a prize pool of $50,000 that will be split 60-40 between the two teams that show up in the final game.

So it may suck that COVID is forcing the “L” on the world stage at the moment, but there’s going to be lots to cheer about through December!