Ubisoft reveals R6 Siege North Rainbow Rumble

Ubisoft reveals R6 Siege North Rainbow Rumble
Ubisoft

Written by 

Sascha Heinisch

Published 

20th Jun 2023 12:40

No off-switch in the offseason. This summer, European Rainbow Six Siege fans will have a new reason to cheer as the second off-season tournament, R6 North Rainbow Rumble, is set to make waves. 

Following the introduction of the R6 Central Combine that focused on central Europe, this new competition is sharing love and opportunities for the Northern European teams to test their mettle against diverse opponents and make their mark on R6 Esports.

Rest assured, there is a ton of R6 Esports to be played and watched this summer.

The R6 North Rainbow Rumble Details

Starting on July 1 and ending on August 27, 2023, the tournament is more than a battle of gaming prowess; it's also a chance for teams to win a cash prize of €40,000.

The competition's format will be broken down into qualifiers, group stages, and playoffs. The qualifiers have four stages that cater to teams depending on their region and previous competitive standing. At the heart of it, the competition allows for up to 128 teams from all levels of play to participate. 

Qualifiers Breakdown and Timeline

R6 North Rainbow Rumble schedule
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Teams that participated in the first stage of the Blast Europe League 2023 will be given the opportunity to compete in the first qualifier, with the top 2 progressing to the group stage.

The second stage of qualifiers opens doors for teams from several Northern European countries, including  Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Six teams from this round will advance to the closed qualifiers.

The third qualifier stage is a bit more open, welcoming any teams composed of players from the EU region. Similarly, six teams from this stage will advance to the closed qualifiers.

The fourth and final qualifier is an invitation-only round where teams from the previous Northern Premier League, the Nordic Championship 2022/23 winner, and the UK and Ireland Nationals 2023 winner.

Moreover, any teams which has to play in relegations will compete with teams that made it through the open qualifier stages. Quick maths, and this makes for 24 teams total, with the top 10 moving on to the group stage.

Once the qualifiers are over, the group stage begins with 12 teams split into two groups of six for a round-robin face-off. The top two teams from each group will then advance to the playoffs, culminating in a double-elimination tournament to crown the first R6 North Rainbow Rumble Champions!

Fans will get the opportunity to watch the group stage and playoff matches on an official Ubisoft channel alongside co-streams which are encouraged by the organiser. For a more detailed timeline and sign-up links, participants and fans can visit the dedicated R6 North Rainbow Rumble site.

Sascha "Yiska" Heinisch is a Senior Esports Journalist at GGRecon. He's been creating content in esports for over 10 years, starting with Warcraft 3.

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