ESL Premiership Rainbow Six® Siege Esports returns for 2020 Spring Season

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ESL Premiership Rainbow Six® Siege announces return for the 2020 Spring Season on February  27​th​, and confirms Live Finals in Leicester for March 28​th​. 

The UK and Ireland’s longest standing tournament is returning for its first season of 2020 with  the hugely successful competitive title Rainbow Six® Siege. The Spring Season will see the  introduction of a new broadcast schedule, teamed up with a returning prize pool of £20,000,  creating the most competitive season yet.    

The ESL Rainbow Six® Siege Premiership operates in order to create opportunities and  experiences for homegrown talent to develop into world class players. The tournament has  seen huge success, with players from all backgrounds becoming global competitors flying the  flag for UK and Ireland esports. Previous national champions have gone on to participate, and  dominate, at international tournaments, including the scene’s most prestigious event – the SIX  INVITATIONAL – proving the tournament is the perfect testbed for aspiring pros.   

The 2019 champions - Rainbow Six Pro League winners and three-time ESL Premiership  Champions, Natus Vincere – will be stepping away from the Premiership in 2020, owing to  other commitments, meaning that this season is guaranteed to see a new team become  Premiership Champions!   

The Spring Season Finals will be held in the tournament’s home city of Leicester, at De  Montfort University’s ​The Venue​ on Saturday March 28​th​. Tickets are now on sale, priced at  £8 for a full-day pass, with the doors opening at 10am to welcome fans from up and down the  country.    

Format  
The first playday of the ESL Premiership Spring Season 2020 will be February 27​th​, with group  stages consisting of a single round-robin format. The following three weeks will feature two  playdays per week which will decide the first two Live Finalists. Once group stages have been  completed this will lead into Playoffs, where the last two Live Finals spots will be secured on  Saturday 21st March. The first season of 2020 will then finish on a high with the Live Finals on  Saturday 28th March.   

Teams 
The ESL Premiership will see the return of inaugural PC champions Team Secret, MnM  Gaming, Randy's and Fierce Esports meaning that the stakes will be higher than ever before  with the title up for grabs. Up-and-comers from Relegations Enclave Gaming, Burning Foxes  GG and Audacity Esports also come into the fold and will be joined by the winner of the Open  Qualifier final between DemiseGG and Squids.     

Follow the action 
The season will commence on ​twitch.tv/rainbowsix_uk​ at 7pm GMT on Thursday 27th for  week one with the action then continuing on for the following weeks of play on Wednesday  and Thursday evenings subsequently.   

Follow ESL UK’s social media - ​Twitter​ for live updates and highlights from the shows.   

Follow Ubisoft UK’s ​Twitter​ for updates from the Rainbow Six Siege developer.    

Tickets to attend the live finals are available from Eventbrite - ​esl.im/R6SFinals

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Press: 
If you would like to work with ESL UK to cover the season please feel free to reach out to ESL  UK Press Team by sending an email to ​press.uk@eslgaming.com​ where they can assist with all  requests.   

About ESL: 
ESL is the world’s largest esports company. Founded in 2000, ESL has been shaping the  industry across the most popular video games with numerous online and offline  competitions. It operates high profile, branded international leagues and tournaments such  as ESL One, Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL Pro League and other top tier stadium-size events, as  well as ESL National Championships, grassroots amateur cups and matchmaking systems,  defining the path from zero to hero as short as possible. With offices all over the world, ESL is  leading esports forward on a global scale. ESL is a part of MTG, the leading international  digital entertainment group.    

More information can be found at eslgaming.com   

About Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege 
Alongside a thriving professional esports scene and a community of over 50 million registered  players, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege puts players in the middle of a fast-paced,  ever-evolving multiplayer experience grounded in the selection of unique Operators. Using  the right mix of tactics and destruction, Rainbow Six teams engage their enemies in sieges,  where both sides have exclusive skills and gadgets at their disposal. Defenders prepare by  transforming the environments around them into modern strongholds, while attackers use  recon drones to gain intel for carefully planning their assault. With access to dozens of  Operators inspired by real world counter-intelligence agents from around the globe, players 
can choose exactly how they want to approach each challenge they encounter. Through the  constant addition of new Operators and maps that add to the depth of both strategy and  combat, the unpredictability of each round of Rainbow Six Siege sets a new bar for intensity  and competition in gaming.     

About Ubisoft 
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and  services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just  Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. The teams  throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to  delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including  consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2018-19 fiscal year Ubisoft generated Net  Bookings of €2,029 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoft.com.   

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