Ubisoft announced Monday that it is teaming up with tournament organizer BLAST for a multi-year partnership across the entire Rainbow Six Esports Global Circuit, which will include a wide range of regional programs and international events.
Beginning in March 2023, they will launch a reimagined version of the global esports circuit that will include nine regions (Europe, North America, Brazil, Japan, South Korea, Hispanic Latin America, Asia, Oceania, and MENA) and will build out what it calls “more opportunities for high-stake international matches” as well as a path for “up-and-coming teams” to “compete in top level” competitions.
Ubisoft did not reveal details on the overall prize pool for the 2023 season, but information on the format including a new point system can be found in this blog post. In addition, BLAST offers its take on the new partnership here. More importantly for esports organizations competing in Rainbow Six Siege Esports, Ubisoft said that its R6 SHARE program–a revenue-sharing deal between Ubisoft and select esport teams–will continue.