Ubisoft has confirmed that the second season of the ongoing competition, which was originally on Xbox One and PC, will now be PC exclusive, “to ensure a bigger and better development of the competition.” That said, console players can still take part somewhat, with the Major Leagues.
“By going all-in with PC, we wish to bring a higher level of engagement and entertainment to the competition, promoting the positive values that we embrace: the dedication our pros have for the game, their discipline, their hard work and the sacrifices they make,” said Alexandre Remy, brand director for the Rainbow Six franchise.
This is likely going to tick off a few players who were looking to compete with their Xbox One console, even though they’ll still have Major League access.
Ubisoft has detailed the tournament, which will include three seasons of Pro League, with the top teams at the end of each season in Europe, North America and Brazil going against one another during a live showdown, in which $100,000 in prize money will be on the line. There’s still plenty of time to get into the competition, though, as the finals aren’t set to take place until May 20th and 21st in Poland.
The official tournament page has a breakdown of the many teams involved with Season 2, including European teams like PENTA Sports and Team Vitality; North American teams like Ominous and eRa Eternity; and Latin American teams like Santos Dexterity and paiN Gaming.
Live competition starts next week, and can be watched on either the official Twitch channel, or streaming through YouTube. If you’re a fan of esports, it’s well worth checking out, even though the competition is (mostly) limited to the PC front this time around. We certainly wish the teams taking part the best of luck!
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas is available now for PC, as well as Xbox One and PlayStation 4.