BLAST enters Rainbow Six Siege circuit

December 16, 2022

Global esports tournament organiser BLAST has announced a multi-year partnership with Ubisoft, which will see the two parties team-up for the Rainbow Six Esports Global Circuit, covering regional to international events.

Starting March 2023, BLAST will launch the new Global Esports Circuit consisting of nine regions, which include:

  • Europe
  • North America
  • Brazil
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Hispanic Latin America
  • Asia
  • Oceania
  • MENA (Middle East and north Africa)

The competitive season, which will start in March 2023 and run till February 2024, will be structured in the following manner:

  • March to May: Stage 1, concluded by an extended Six Major in May
  • June to August: Off-season
  • September to November: Stage 2, concluded by an extended Six Major in November
  • December to February: Off-season
  • February: Six Invitational

BLAST has also revealed that the format all regions will follow is a closed system, which will have a select number of teams participating. All regions will have an open qualifier, which will allow smaller teams a chance to qualify for the Majors.

Further details about the number of spots and exact number of teams are yet to be announced. 

Leo Matlock, Managing Director of Development at BLAST, commented:

We have exciting plans to elevate and grow the Rainbow Six Siege esports scene and we look forward to leveraging the full extent of our esports expertise and first class technology across broadcast, production and direct-to-consumer streaming, to create an ecosystem that the community can be proud of, and  excited about.

Aditya Chaudhuri

Hailing from the City of Joy, the things that bring me joy are cricket, a good non-tilt CS:GO session, F1 and movies.

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