Pro League

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[e][h] Pro League
Series Information
Organizer:
Ubisoft
ESL
Location:
Europe Europe
North America North America
South America South America
Japan Japan
Australia/New Zealand Oceania
South Korea South Korea
Southeast Asia Southeast Asia
Links

About[edit]

The Pro League is a professional esports league for Rainbow Six Siege, hosted and organized by ESL in association with Ubisoft.[1] The league was announced in January 2016 and began with Year 1 Season 1 on March 4, 2017. The league coincided with Rainbow Six Siege updates before Year 3, with three seasons per year; the fourth being taken up by the Six Invitational. Since Year 3, there are two 6-month seasons per year.

For Year 1, the Pro League featured divisions in both PC and Xbox One, the latter in association with Microsoft. For Year 2, the Xbox One division was cut in favor of expanding the PC Pro League, with the platform moving to the Major League. Challenger League was also introduced as the second best league on the competitive scene and the only path to qualify in Pro League.

Format[edit]

Year 1[edit]

The league consisted of two divisions, North America and Europe. Teams played in a round-robin format, playing every other team in a best-of-two, with the top 2 teams proceeding to world playoffs.

Year 2[edit]

At the beginning of the year, Latin America got its own Pro League while Asia Pacific had to wait until Season 3. The format was adjusted to accommodate for the newly added division and production. Teams now play in a GSL Group Stage, with the top two teams proceeding to regional playoffs. Prior to Year 2 Season 3, teams would play in a single-elimination bracket, with the top two teams and the winner of the third-place match proceeding to LAN playoffs for North America and Europe, with only the top two proceeding to LAN playoffs in Latin America. This was again rectified in Year 2 Season 3 where, while teams continue to play in a single-elimination bracket, only the top two teams proceed to LAN playoffs for each division.

For Asia Pacific, there are four regional divisions: Australia & New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, and Southeast Asia. Each division functions similarly to the regular seasons of other divisions, featuring a GSL group stage and a single-elimination bracket, but with the top two teams proceeding to the regional Asia Pacific finals. The Asia Pacific Finals are played on LAN with the top two teams proceeding to the Pro League Finals.

Year 3[edit]

A few weeks before the Six Invitational 2018, Ubisoft and ESL announced a few changes to the competitive roadmap. In Year 1 and 2, Pro League seasons were following game seasons. For this third year, they decided to make Pro League seasons six months long (twice as long as before). With this change, regional Pro Leagues were going back to a round-robin format but this time with best-of-three matches. Top 2 teams of each region still qualify to the world finals. Due to time constraints, Season 7 was a transitional season using the same format as Year 2 while Season 8 was the very first season to last 6 months.

Finals[edit]

G & S   Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
May 19 - 20, 2018
$167,000
8 teams
USA Atlantic City, United States
  Liquid
  PENTA
Nov 18 - 19, 2017
$167,000
8 teams
Brazil São Paulo, Brazil
  ENCE
  BD
Aug 25 - 26, 2017
$167,000
8 teams
Germany Cologne, Germany
  PENTA
May 20 - 21, 2017
$167,000
8 teams
Poland Katowice, Poland
  PENTA
  BD
Nov 12 - 13, 2016
$62,500
4 teams
Poland Katowice, Poland
  cTm
  Ducks
Aug 6, 2016
$62,500
4 teams
United Kingdom Leicester, UK
  yNk
  Orbit
May 7, 2016
$50,000
4 teams
Germany Cologne, Germany
  PENTA
  GiFu
Apr 22, 2016
$50,000
4 teams
USA Boston, United States
  eX

Regions[edit]

North America[edit]

G & S   Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Mar 12 - Apr 23, 2018
$27,000
8 teams
North America Online, North America
  Rogue
  EG
May 21, 2018
$27,000
8 teams
North America Online, North America
  TBD
  TBD
Sep 18 - Oct 30, 2017
$27,000
8 teams
North America Online, North America
  cTm
  1nFamy
Jun 12 - Jul 24, 2017
$21,000
8 teams
North America Online, North America
  eX
  VG
Mar 20 - May 1, 2017
$21,000
8 teams
North America Online, North America
  F3
  VG
Aug 29 - Oct 20, 2016
$6,250
8 teams
North America Online, North America
  cTm
Jun 2 - Jul 14, 2016
$6,250
8 teams
North America Online, North America
  Orbit
  T3
Mar 10 - Apr 18, 2016
 
8 teams
North America Online, North America
  Orbit
  VwS
Mar 7 - Apr 11, 2016
 
8 teams
North America Online, North America
  eX

Europe[edit]

G & S   Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Mar 15 - Apr 26, 2018
$27,000
8 teams
Europe Online, Europe
  PENTA
May 21, 2018
$27,000
8 teams
Europe Online, Europe
  TBD
  TBD
Sep 21 - Nov 2, 2017
$24,000
8 teams
Europe Online, Europe
  PENTA
  ENCE
Jun 15 - Aug 1, 2017
$21,000
8 teams
Europe Online, Europe
  ENCE
  PENTA
Mar 23 - May 4, 2017
$21,000
8 teams
Europe Online, Europe
  PENTA
  GiFu
Aug 29 - Oct 20, 2016
$6,250
8 teams
Europe Online, Europe
  GiFu
  Ducks
Jun 2 - Jul 14, 2016
$6,250
8 teams
Europe Online, Europe
  yNk
  GiFu
Mar 4 - Apr 18, 2016
 
8 teams
Europe Online, Europe
  PENTA
  GiFu
Mar 7 - Apr 11, 2016
 
8 teams
Europe Online, Europe

Latin America[edit]

G & S   Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Mar 14 - Apr 25, 2018
$27,000
8 teams
South America Online, South America
  FaZe
  Liquid
May 21, 2018
$27,000
8 teams
South America Online, South America
  TBD
  TBD
Sep 19 - Oct 31, 2017
$27,000
8 teams
South America Online, South America
  BD
  Fontt
Jun 17 - Jul 25, 2017
$28,500
8 teams
South America Online, South America
  Fontt
  BRK
Mar 26 - May 15, 2017
$28,500
8 teams
Brazil São Paulo, Brazil
  BD

Asia Pacific[edit]

G & S   Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
May 15, 2018
 
4 teams
Australia/New Zealand Online, Oceania
  TBD
Apr 14 - 15, 2018
 
8 teams
Australia Sydney, Australia
  Fnatic
  nR
Mar 17 - Apr 7, 2018
 
8 teams
South Korea Online, South Korea
  Yetti
Mar 20 - Apr 4, 2018
 
8 teams
Japan Online, Japan
  nR
Mar 13 - Apr 4, 2018
 
8 teams
Australia/New Zealand Online, Oceania
  MF
  DS
Mar 13 - Apr 4, 2018
 
8 teams
Southeast Asia Online, Southeast Asia
  Scrypt
May 21, 2018
 
8 teams
Australia/New Zealand Online, Oceania
  TBD
  TBD
Oct 21 - 22, 2017
 
8 teams
Australia Sydney, Australia
  eiNs
  mantis
Sep 12 - Oct 3, 2017
 
8 teams
Japan Online, Japan
  nR
  eiNs
Sep 12 - Oct 3, 2017
$9,000
8 teams
Australia/New Zealand Online, Oceania
  MF
Sep 17 - Oct 1, 2017
$9,000
6 teams
South Korea Online, South Korea
  mantis
  NL
Sep 12 - 26, 2017
$9,000
7 teams
Southeast Asia Online, Southeast Asia
  Tyde
  UM

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