As Rainbow Six Siege continues to grow as an esport, Ubisoft are now shooting for domination with their own World Cup in 2021.
Announced during the Ubisoft Forward presentation, the Rainbow Six Siege World Cup will be the game’s first country-based competition.
Details were scarce on how it’ll work, although it’ll feature 20 teams in total, while 45 countries will compete in qualifiers.
14 countries and regions will receive a direct invite to the Final Stage, listed below.
- United Kingdom
- United States
- South Korea
- Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)
The other 31 regions will have to fight it out in qualifiers to compete.
An official description reads: “The Rainbow Six World Cup brings players and coaches from 45 countries together in a global competition that celebrates Rainbow Six Siege and sparks new rivalries in pursuit of the World Cup trophy.”
They’ve also, randomly, enlisted NBA legend Tony Parker as an official ambassador for the World Cup event.
This announcement follows a revamped format for the Rainbow Six Siege esports scene as a whole.
This wasn’t the only good news for Rainbow Six Siege players, with Ubisoft confirming the title will release on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X this year - with current owners eligible for a free next-gen upgrade.