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The Rainbow Six Year 2 Pro League competition begins its second year.

Ubisoft and ESL have announced details of the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Year 2 Pro League competition’s second year. The fun begins next week, starting on March 20 in North America, March 23 in Europe, and March 26 in Brazil.

The competition’s first year was hugely successful, with Ubisoft and ESL saying that at its peak there were 120,000 simultaneous livestream viewers watching its conclusion at the Six Invitational in Montreal. More than 1,300,000 hours of competition were watched also over the course of the three-day event.

For the Rainbow Six Pro League’s second year the decision has been made to play Rainbow Six: Siege exclusively on Windows PC. It’s a controversial move, but one that organisers hope will the ensure the long-term growth of the competition.

Alexandre Remy, the competition’s brand director, explained more in a press statement:

“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.”

If it’s a crumb of comfort, console players will still be able to participate in the Major Leagues.

This year’s Rainbow Six competition will include three seasons of Pro League, plus a grand final at which the global Rainbow Six Champion will be crowned. The first placed teams in Europe, North America and Brazil at the end of each season will then compete head-to-head at the final with $100,000 in prize money up for grabs. The Season One finals will be held on May 20-21 in Katowice, Poland.

Each round of the competition will be live-streamed on the tournaments official Twitch and YouTube channels.

Rainbow Six Year 2 Pro League schedule

North American Pro League competition

  • Begins Monday, March 20.
  • Streamed every Monday at 7 PM, Eastern Time (EST)

European Pro League competition

  • Begins Thursday, March 23.
  • Streamed every Thursday at 1 PM, Eastern Time (EST)

Latin American Pro League competition

  • Begins Sunday, March 26.
  • Streamed every Sunday at 1 PM, Eastern Time (EST)

To find out more about the competition and its teams, head over to the Rainbow: Six Siege website.

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