Canada makes history with its inclusion in the new North American League for Rainbow Six

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      Ubisoft’s new North American League for Rainbow Six is a little closer to launching this morning, and, in what’s good news for competitive players on this side of the border, Canada is going to be a big part of the party.

      The eSports league, which is scheduled to make its debut next month, will have both Canadian and American regional divisions.
      Canada’s inclusion marks the first time it has a division in global Rainbow Six competition. There will be four teams in the Canadian Division with eight competing across the border in the American Division.

      The four Canadian teams have yet to be announced.

      Ubisoft also announced that it’s revamping its North American Challenger League. Operating as a feeder system to the pro ranks, the Challenger League will see eight teams per region competing against each other.

      In a news release, Ubisoft esports director Che Chou said: “Alongside the US Division, we believe the Canada Division and respective Challenger Leagues completes the competitive scene in North America, providing vast opportunities for players of diverse skill levels to pursue the esports dream.”

      Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is one of the most popular eSports games in the world with over 55 million registered players.

      A firm date for the kickoff of the league has yet to be announced.

      The U.S. division was originally scheduled to compete offline in Las Vegas, but has been forced to switch to on online format thanks to the COVID-19 lockdown. The Canadian division will play online.