Rainbow Six Siege Pits Best Asia-Pacific Pro Teams In Online Tournament From 4 August

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is in a good place, having made its mark as a sleeper hit among the shooter community, and solidifying its position as a mainstay title in the esports scene. After unveiling a brand-new regional league called the Rainbow Six Asia-Pacific League back in May, Ubisoft is kicking things into high gear with the impending Asia-Pacific August 2020 Major, set to take place from 4 August to 9 August 2020.

The online tournament will pit 13 of the best pro teams from the Asia-Pacific region against one another to clinch the crown, as well as their share of the US$125,000 total prize pool. Three independent online tournaments are planned for the North Division, Oceania, and South Asia categories, with each one receiving a specified prize pool split. More details on the cash winnings may be found on the official Ubisoft website.

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The game company has also detailed the format for each standalone tournament. The six highest-placing teams from the North Division will compete in a single elimination bracket, with the top two starting directly in the semi-finals. Giants Gaming, Cloud9, Guts Gaming, Xavier Esports, Fav Gaming, and Cyclops are the stars for this group.

Likewise, the Oceanic Nationals takes on the same single-elimination approach, and will have the top three teams duking it out against one another: Wildcard Gaming, Okami, and Pittsburgh Knights. Wildcard starts directly in the grand finale.

The South Asia bracket, meanwhile, consists of MercenarieZ, Union Gaming, KIRA E-Sports, and MonkaS, the best four teams looking to assert their dominance through a single-elimination format.

Interested parties can tune in to Twitch to catch the action during the following times, along with the opportunity to win in-game Charms via Twitch Drops:

  • Tuesday, 4 August starting at 4PM UTC+8: North Division Quarter Finals
  • Wednesday, 5 August starting at 4PM UTC+8: North Division Semi-Finals
  • Thursday, 6 August starting at 4PM UTC+8: Oceania Preliminary Final between Okami and Pittsburgh Knights
  • Thursday, 6 August starting at 7:30PM UTC+8: South Asia Semi-Finals
  • Friday, 7 August starting at 7:30PM UTC+8: South Asia Grand Finale 
  • Saturday, 8 August starting at 3PM UTC+8:  Oceania Grand Finale 
  • Sunday, 9 August starting at 4PM UTC+8: North Division Grand Finale

The esports thrills don’t just stop with the Asia-Pacific August 2020 Major, however. Hot on its it heels are the Latin-American Major, North American Major, and the European Major, which will kick off on 7 August, 14 August, and 21 August respectively.

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