Get Ready for the Rainbow Six Canadian Nationals

Register now to compete for the $15,000 prize pool.

Do you love eSports? Are you a good shot? Then maybe you’ll want to try your luck in the Rainbow Six Canadian Nationals, presented by Ubisoft and Northern Arena.

Over the course of two seasons starting this month, teams of Canadian players will face off in the PC version of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege as they vie for a piece of the prize pool, which is valued at $15,000 CAD.

Each season begins with a two-day open qualifier, with Season One running on June 23rd and 24th, whereas Season Two will be on September 22nd and 23rd, and online league play for each will occur every weekend of the respective following month. A point-based system will be used to determine the winners over these eight days, spread across four weekends.

The two top-ranked teams for each season will go on to face each other in a Grand Final, with Season One’s being in Montreal on August 4th and Season Two’s held in Toronto on November 3rd. The winner of Season Two will be the national champion of Year 1.

“eSports is one of the most important and fastest growing industries globally, and we are proud to partner with a renowned Canadian organizer like Northern Arena to continue to build eSports in Canada,” said Ubisoft Canada’s Managing Director, Olivier Ernst, in a press release. “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is a Canadian-developed game and we are excited to help more Canadians perform at higher competitive levels. Partnering with Northern Arena allows us to offer a competitive eSports playground for Canadians, by Canadians.”

“eSports is our passion and partnering with Ubisoft, one of the leaders in video game publishing, is an honor for us,” added Northern Arena Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Carl-Edwin Michel. We are excited to create this organized platform for the growing Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six community in Canada. We look forward to fostering the amazing talent developing all over the country.”

For further updates as they develop, fans and those interested in participating are encouraged to follow Northern Arena and Ubisoft Canada on Twitter. To register and learn more about the competition, be sure to visit You can also learn more about Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege on its official website and Facebook group.


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