eSports is growing at a rapid rate here in New Zealand with lots of new competitions being announced. Today, a new event centers on Rainbow Six Siege.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege came out in 2015 and has quickly become one of the most popular online games out on the market. If you live in New Zealand or Australia, you can now participate in a special LAN event being held in Auckland.
Ubisoft has teamed up with Let’s Play Live (LPL) to make this competition happen. This is the first time both companies have been working together. You can read more in the full press release posted below.
“The LPL PRO Six Oceanic Cup NZ Qualifier will commence next month with online open qualifiers taking place Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th February, 2019. A prize pool of NZ$1,000 will be on offer, with 1st place taking home NZ$750 and 2nd place taking home NZ$250. Registration is open to Australian and New Zealand players aged 15 years or older. Teams will be required to have at least three out of five players be residents of New Zealand in order to compete. An offline LAN Final will take place at LPL Studios in the Sky Tower in Auckland the weekend commencing Saturday 23rd February, 2019. The top 2 teams from this event will qualify for the Six Oceanic Cup in March. Teams and players can register for the LPL PRO Six Oceanic Cup NZ Qualifier via https://letsplay.live/lpl-pro-six-oceanic-cup-nz-qualifier. The LPL PRO Six Oceanic Cup NZ Qualifier can be watched live at twitch.tv/rainbow6anz and youtube.com/c/rainbow6anz.
Duane Mutu, LetsPlay.Live Director, said, “LPL is delighted to be supporting Ubisoft in bringing competitive Rainbow Six Siege to New Zealand for the first time. The LPL PRO Six Oceanic Cup NZ Qualifier will be an incredible opportunity for our regional gamers to bring their skills into the spotlight and offer a potential pathway into competitive esports.”
The Six Oceanic Cup will be a 2-week, single elimination, best-of-3 tournament featuring 8 teams and will commence with the online quarter finals on March 16th and 17th, 2019. The semi-finals and grand final will take place in Auburn, NSW on Saturday 23rd March, 2019. More details about the Six Oceanic Cup, including the prize pool and ticket availability will be shared in the near future.”
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is out now for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. You’ll have to practice the game a lot if you want to be successful at this LAN event.