Rainbow Six Siege, First North American qualifier to begin next month

FACEIT and Ubisoft® are pleased to reveal the FPL NA Rainbow Six. Beginning with the first qualifier in November, the FPL will give the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege community in North America a clear and robust path to pro, whilst challenging the pro talent pool in a highly competitive environment. FPL Rainbow Six Siege launched in Europe in August and has already seen some fantastic rivalries and storylines come to life. Following the success of the product in Europe, FPL is now expanding across the Atlantic to further support the global Rainbow Six Siege esports ecosystem.

FPL is a highly competitive and moderated solo-queue environment for players to socialize, practice and improve. Whilst supporting new players with a clear infrastructure to progress, NA Rainbow Six FPL will also distribute prize pools that support talent development and incentivize practice. Since the FPL EU Rainbow Six launched last month, it has already showcased the potential for how the FPL can improve the competitive ecosystem. New and existing talent are already thriving in FPL, including Stéphane “Shaiiko” Lebleu who emerged the winner of the first monthly season in September, having played 106 matches and finishing with almost 300 points more than the second highest scoring player. Niklas “KS” Massierer and Alexandre “BlaZ” Thomas came second and third respectively.

FPL is renowned for its role in CS:GO, where it has been linked to some of the best success stories in in the world, including the rise of HLTV #1 ranked player Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut, Robin “ropz” Kool, and Nils “k1to” Gruhn.  Since 2015, FPL has seen over 30 rising stars become professional players and the objective for FPL Rainbow Six will be to replicate this success. New players qualifying for the FPL will play and network with pros, and be given the opportunity to be picked up by top teams.

Rainbow Six Siege players on FACEIT will have the opportunity to hone their skills on the ultimate competitive battleground, competing and training with some of the biggest stars in Rainbow Six Siege, such as Troy “Canadian” Jaroslawski, Jason “Beaulo” Doty, Gabriel “LaXInG” Mirelez, and Alexander “Skys” Magor, who have been invited to compete. As well as providing opportunities to new players, the FPL will encourage professional Rainbow Six Siege players to interact more with each other, building new storylines and encouraging live streaming and content creation around Rainbow Six Siege, expanding the community around playing competitively. The starting player pool will be made up of pro players from NAL, Challenger League, and other top teams and free-agents.

All Rainbow Six Siege PC players on the FACEIT platform in North America will have the opportunity to begin their journey to FPL, by earning Elo (the measure representing a players skills on FACEIT) by competing in Elo-eligible competitions, including Daily and Weekly Cups. In the last week of every month, FACEIT will invite the top 100 players from the FACEIT Elo rankings to the FPL Qualifier Hub where they will compete in a private matchmaking. The two players who top the FPL Qualifier leaderboard will be invited to the FPL for the chance to play amongst pros. To level the playing field and offer all players an equal opportunity, FACEIT Elo will be soft-reset on the platform for a fair race towards the top 100 slots. Demotions and new invites will be managed by general consensus of the players competing in FPL.

The expansion of FPL Rainbow Six to North America marks the latest announcement in the partnership between FACEIT and Ubisoft to deliver the European esports ecosystem for Rainbow Six Siege. The multi-year partnership spans the whole North American and European Rainbow Six esports structure from pro to amateur, including Ubisoft Collegiate Esports, its first ever proprietary collegiate esports league.

“The response from the Rainbow Six Siege community in Europe to the FPL has been fantastic and we’re really excited to expand into North America. In Europe we’re already seeing some impressive new talent rising through the ranks, and some fantastic content and storylines being generated by the pro community, and we can’t wait to see the North American scene shine,’ said Milos Nedeljkovic, FPL Project Lead, FACEIT.

The first FPL NA Rainbow Six Qualifier takes place from 24th-30th November on FACEIT.

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