Ubisoft UK announced a new Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege esports league as part of the UK Ireland Nationals, the UK Ireland Nationals Second Division. Ubisoft’s new programme hopes to help up and coming esports teams progress into the main national league and beyond.
This season will support 10 emerging teams. Ubisoft will be working closely with tournament partners NSE and The NUEL, epic.LAN & one more partner soon to be announced, to fill four team spots from their tournament winners. Plus two teams will be relegated from the first division of UK Ireland Nationals Summer 2020. For the remaining four team spots, players will be able to take part in the open qualifiers for a chance to join the UK Ireland Second Division.
“We are really looking forward to the new program kicking off and giving aspiring professional esports teams a chance to qualifying for the UK Ireland Nationals. I wish all the teams good luck!” – Will Attwood, Esports Marketing Manager at Ubisoft UK.
On the week commencing 12th October, Ubisoft will announce the winning teams from the partner tournaments, NSE and The NUEL, epic.LAN and another soon to be announced. The open qualifiers for the remaining four teams will then take place on 17th – 18th October. On 19th October, Ubisoft will announce the final 10 teams taking part in the new UK Ireland Nationals Second Division.
From the 5th November, the UK Ireland Nationals Second Division will kick off. The teams will compete across a 5-week season, with two ‘playdays’ a week. These ‘playdays’ will take place on Thursdays and Saturdays (10 ‘playdays’ in total).
At the end of the 5-week season, the top four teams will enter a final bracket. The winner from each match will be our two selected teams that join the UK Ireland Nationals Spring Season 2021! All the other teams will have the chance to qualify for the next season of UK Ireland Nationals Second Division, through their chosen route.
Three grassroots competitions will qualify directly into the UK Ireland Nationals Second Division NSE and The NUEL, Epic.LAN and one more soon to be announced.
NSE and The NUEL
NSE and The NUEL organise mass participation tournaments for university students across the UK. Throughout the academic year, participants compete to have fun, represent their universities and test their skills against fellow students
Epic.LAN is a tri-yearly gathering of gamers from all walks of life coming together to compete in tournaments against some of the best gamers in the UK and Europe. Epic.Lan also serves as a gathering point for esports communities throughout the year.
To find out more about the UK Ireland Nationals, including how to apply for the open qualifiers, please visit the website UKIN.gg.
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