Pro League


[e][h] Pro League
Series Information
Organizer:
Ubisoft
ESL
Location:
Europe Europe
North America North America
South America South America
Japan Japan
Oceania Oceania
South Korea South Korea
South East 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
Nov 9 - 10, 2019
 
8 teams
Japan Tokoname, Japan
  TBD
  TBD
May 18 - 19, 2019
$290,000
8 teams
Italy Milan, Italy
  Empire
  EG
Nov 17 - 18, 2018
$167,000
8 teams
Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  G2
  FaZe
May 19 - 20, 2018
$167,000
8 teams
United States 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
United States Burbank, United States
  Sy
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
Jul 30, 2016
$62,500
4 teams
United States Burbank, United States
  Denial
  SB
May 7, 2016
$50,000
4 teams
Germany Cologne, Germany
  PENTA
  GiFu
Apr 22, 2016
$50,000
4 teams
United States Boston, United States
  eX

Regions[edit]

North America[edit]

Europe[edit]

Latin America[edit]

Asia Pacific[edit]

G & S   Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Apr 13 - 14, 2019
 
8 teams
Australia Sydney, Australia
  Fnatic
  nR
Jan 16 - Mar 27, 2019
$9,000
8 teams
Japan Online, Japan
  nR
Jan 24 - Mar 27, 2019
$9,000
4 teams
South Korea Online, South Korea
  mantis
Jan 16 - Mar 27, 2019
$9,000
8 teams
South East Asia Online, Southeast Asia
  Xavier
Jan 16 - Mar 27, 2019
$9,000
8 teams
Oceania Online, Oceania
  Fnatic
Oct 13 - 14, 2018
 
8 teams
Japan Tokyo, Japan
  nR
  Fnatic
Jun 27 - Sep 27, 2018
$9,000
8 teams
Japan Online, Japan
  nR
Jun 27 - Sep 19, 2018
$9,000
8 teams
Oceania Online, Oceania
  Fnatic
Jun 27 - Sep 14, 2018
$9,000
8 teams
South East Asia Online, Southeast Asia
  Xavier
Jun 27 - Sep 13, 2018
$9,000
8 teams
South Korea Online, South Korea
  NL
  mantis
May 16, 2018
 
4 teams
Oceania Online, Oceania
  TBD
Apr 14 - 15, 2018
 
8 teams
Australia Sydney, Australia
  Fnatic
  nR
Mar 17 - Apr 7, 2018
$9,000
8 teams
South Korea Online, South Korea
  Yetti
Mar 20 - Apr 4, 2018
$9,000
8 teams
Japan Online, Japan
  nR
Mar 13 - Apr 4, 2018
$9,000
8 teams
Oceania Online, Oceania
  MF
  DS
Mar 13 - Apr 4, 2018
$9,000
8 teams
South East Asia Online, Southeast Asia
  Scrypt
Oct 21 - 22, 2017
 
8 teams
Australia Sydney, Australia
  eiNs
  mantis
Sep 12 - Oct 3, 2017
$9,000
8 teams
Oceania Online, Oceania
  MF
Sep 12 - Oct 3, 2017
 
8 teams
Japan Online, Japan
  nR
  eiNs
Sep 17 - Oct 1, 2017
$9,000
6 teams
South Korea Online, South Korea
  mantis
  NL
Sep 12 - 26, 2017
$9,000
7 teams
South East Asia Online, Southeast Asia
  Tyde
  UM

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