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Your Guide to Stage 2 Of The Rainbow Six North American League

Posted in Commentary with tags on June 9, 2021 by itnerd

It’s time to muster all the Canadian Pride you can and get ready for the upcoming kick-off to Stage 2 of the Rainbow Six North American League!

The North American League was truly exciting during Stage 1. With Oxygen Esports taking everyone by surprise with their place at the top of the standings; we all witnessed the pure talent that NA has to offer. We are ecstatic to continue this emotional rollercoaster with our 9 NAL teams during Stage 2.

STAGE 2 SCHEDULE

WHERE TO WATCH

For more information, please see the full guide to Stage 2 of the North American League HERE.

Your Event Guide To The Rainbow Six Invitational – 2021

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 7, 2021 by itnerd

The Six Invitational is finally right around the corner! Taking place in Paris, France, from May 11th to 23rd. watch your favourite Rainbow Six Siege Pro’s battle it out for the top prize of $1 million dollars and the title of Six Invitational Champions.

You can access the full guide to the Six Invitational HERE and see below for a visual of participating teams and the first group stage!

Six Invitational Participating Teams:

Group Stage (May 11 – 16):

Stage 1 of The Rainbow Six Siege North American League Is Done

Posted in Commentary with tags on April 26, 2021 by itnerd

The past several weeks of the Rainbow Six: Siege North American League have been action packed, with not a dull moment in sight. Stage 1 has come to an end, so that means it’s time to take a peek at current standings, and get ready for an intense Stage 2 ahead.

It’s time to break out the Canadian flag and start cheering for your Canadian stars (if you haven’t been already) because Mirage from out of Montreal are currently taking the league by storm and sitting in a comfortable third place overall!

Going into Stage 2 sitting nice and pretty, Oxygen is leading the series with Soniqs right on their tail. Finally, a crowd favourite and the NAL Stage 1 MVP goes out to ICONIC, leading his team to the top four in the series.

Rainbow Six: Your Guide To The 2021 North American Season

Posted in Commentary with tags on March 12, 2021 by itnerd

With the debut of the North American League in 2020, Ubisoft is excited for a brand new 2021 Season! After the Canadian and US Division merger, they are continuing forward with 9 teams in the North American League who will be playing in an offline environment at the Esports Arena in Las Vegas, NV, the home of the North American League.

This year, nine teams will be playing in a best-of-1 round robin format with no draws. While they may not have a Canadian division per say anymore, that just means that Canadian teams like Mirage and other Canadian players need Canadian love and support more than ever!

Make sure you tune into the action for the 2021 Season kick-off on March 24th and bring that Canadian pride with you. As always, you can tune into the action on Twitch.tv/Rainbow6. You can also take a look at the full guide to the 2021 NAL Season for more info.

Your Guide to the Rainbow Six Esports Season 2021

Posted in Commentary with tags on February 22, 2021 by itnerd

It’s time to leave the 2020 season in the dust and look towards an exciting fresh 2021 season of Rainbow Six Siege in Canada! With the Six Invitational and the 2021 NA League season on the horizon, it’s time to start blocking time off in your calendar to watch the action.

AN UPDATE ON THE SIX INVITATIONAL 2021 & THE MAY 2021 SIX MAJOR:

The Six Invitational 2021 will happen in May 2021. It will replace the Season 2021 Six Major of May. The 20 teams currently qualified for the Six Invitational will retain their slot and the prize money of the event will remain unchanged, with a prize pool cap set at USD $3,000,000.

NORTH AMERICAN LEAGUE 2021

With the merger of the US and Canada Divisions, 10 teams will be joining for the 2021 Season of the North American League. The 2021 Season will be broken down into 3 Stages and will be played offline at The Esports Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The health and wellbeing of our pro players, partners and staff is the main priority, which is why, throughout the season, work will be done to ensure the set up and respect of strict sanitary measures.

Where to watch:

English: Twitch.tv/Rainbow6

English: Twitch.tv/R6EsportsNA

Information on other regions can be found here.

It’s Time To Celebrate Rainbow Six Siege

Posted in Commentary with tags on February 12, 2021 by itnerd

While the competitive aspect of the Six Invitational is postponed to a later date due to the ongoing global pandemic, Ubisoft still wants to celebrate all things Siege and get the community excited for the incredible year ahead.

Ubisoft is thrilled to still move forward with the Rainbow Six Siege Community and Game Celebration on Sunday, February 21st at 6:00 PM CET/12:00 PM EDT. As always, you can tune into the action onTwitch.tv/Rainbow6.

FUTURE OF SIEGE PANEL:

The development team will share their plan and priorities for the upcoming year during the the Future of Siege panel, including the brand new Rainbow SIx Siege season. Many surprises are planned during the celebration, so tune-in on February 21st to discover what is coming next in Rainbow Six Siege.

COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS:

As a community, you express your love for Rainbow Six Siege by capturing unforgettable moments, crafting impeccable cosplay, or creating stunning art. We want to showcase some of our community’s talents throughout the show, and celebrate all of you, who bring this game to life.

CREATORS SHOWMATCH

Some of your favorite Rainbow Six Siege content creators will be competing online in a show match for a charity prize of $50,000 USD for AbleGamers, a charity that continually strives to create opportunities to enable play in order to foster inclusive communities, combat social isolation, and improve the quality of life for people with disabilities.

The competitors will face each other on a Bo3 on the most iconic Rainbow Six Siege in-game events: Rainbow is Magic, Golden Gun and of course, Stadium.

Muster all the community pride you can for February 21st and let’s celebrate Rainbow Six Siege together!

Time To Beat Down Those Winter Blues With Immortals Fenyx Rising & Watch Dogs: Legion

Posted in Commentary with tags on January 7, 2021 by itnerd

The days are still short and the cold weather isn’t helping, so let’s take our minds off blues by beating down the blues in Immortals Fenyx Rising and Watch Dogs: Legion!

The mythological game of the winter will transport you to the Golden Isle, where you will be tasked with saving Zeus and the rest of the Gods from the Typhon, a grisly monster who has been released from the underworld and wants to take vengeance. He and his squad of evil beings will meet you at every turn to try and keep you blue, but you have what it takes to ensure that you and the Gods succeed in ensuring the world does not capitulate into evil.

If you want to stay a little closer to home, Watch Dogs: Legion is for you! With online co-operative play available early this year, not only will you be able to create your own resistance to take back London with every and any person in the game, you’ll be able to do it with your friends. Everyone has a unique set of skills and abilities, from the innocent granny on the sidewalk, to the construction worker and the badass militants with big scary weapons.

Both games are now available on all next-gen consoles, as well as the Switch, PS4 and Xbox One, on the Ubisoft Store for Windows PC!

Dodge The Winter Blues With Some Good Old Fashion Adventure With Watch Dogs Legion

Posted in Commentary with tags on January 6, 2021 by itnerd

The days are still short, the weather might be dreary, and we need a reason to get outside – so let’s take our minds off the upcoming winter blues by immersing yourself into the exciting dystopian streets of London in Watch Dogs: Legion.

Options for adventure in the real world might be limited for the time being, Watch Dogs: Legion is chalk full of thrilling adventure for you to virtually embark on. Even better, online co-operative play will be available early this year for you to dive into the fun with your best friends by your side!

If your four walls at home are bringing you down and you fancy a walk in the park, consider the Watch Dogs: Legion Toronto Adventure and recruit your own resistance in real-life!

*Please note that it is safe for players to participate as long as they abide by social distancing guidelines and wear a mask. There is no requirement to enter a business or interact with others to play the Adventure.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s Yule Season Begins Today With Free Content

Posted in Commentary with tags on December 17, 2020 by itnerd

Today, Ubisoft announced that Assassin’s Creed® Valhalla’s first Season named “Yule Season” is available, lasting for three months with exclusive narrative content and in-game events accessible to all players for free. Starting today, players can celebrate winter as part of the Yule Festival with new challenges and rewards.

Seasons are coming to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla to extend the post-launch experience throughout 2021, delivering a variety of new free content for all players focused on gameplay and world evolution, with updates coming in at different points during the Season.

The first Seasonal content of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the Yule Season, invites players to discover the Yule Festival, an in-game event active until January 7 in a dedicated area of the settlement. During the Yuletide celebration, players can join in the festivities with a new Drinking game, an Archery mini-game, a Fist Fight tournament, and two new character quests available in the settlement. In addition, players can earn exclusive rewards including a new gear set, settlement decorations, and more.

To experience the Yule Festival, players must reach England and complete one of the first narrative arcs, either Grantebridgescire or Ledecestrescire. The festival will then be triggered automatically when players visit the settlement.

The real-life Ravensthorpe (population 498) is also celebrating the in-game Season 1 launch, with the Lord of the Manor, Charlie Reeve, declaring a week-long Valhalliday. From now until December 24, the local Chequers Pub & Village Shop, the village hub, will offer an Assassin’s Creed Valhalla-themed takeaway menu to patrons. Finally, a donation of $5,000 from Ubisoft will go towards supporting Ravensthorpe’s playground project, as well as other community projects.

A second update will add more content for the Yule Season in February:

  • River Raids: a new game mode building on the core raiding mechanic will be introduced, delivering a dynamic, challenging, and highly replayable raid experience. As the River Raids rely heavily on the Jomsviking recruits, players can hire Jomsviking from their friends online to take on an entire crew. The River Raids game mode features raids with higher stakes and different difficulty levels. 
  • Ranks for Jomsviking: In the Yule Season, an update to the Jomsviking feature will allow players’ Jomsviking to earn XP and rank up – the higher the rank, the more silver players can earn when their Jomsviking are recruited by other players
  • Additional new abilities and rewards

With development led by Ubisoft Montreal, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla offers players the captivating experience of playing as Eivor, a legendary Viking warrior, driven from Norway by endless wars and dwindling resources in ninth century AD. Players can relive the ruthless fighting style of Viking warriors with a revamped dual-wielding combat system and experience new gameplay features such as raids, assaults, and the settlement, as well as a revamped progression and gear upgrade system. Political alliances, combat decisions and dialogue choices can influence the world of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, so players must choose wisely to protect their clan’s home and their future.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is available on Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One consoles, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, the Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Store on Windows PC, as well as on Stadia, Amazon Luna and Ubisoft’s subscription service, Ubisoft+.

For more information about Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, please visit: assassinscreed.com

For the latest news on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and other Ubisoft games, visit news.ubisoft.com.

Hyper Scape Coming To Epic Games Store On Thursday, December 17

Posted in Commentary with tags on December 15, 2020 by itnerd

Today, Ubisoft® announced that Hyper Scape will release on Epic Games Store on Thursday, December 17th. In addition, console crossplay is now available alongside Hyper Scape’s Winter Festival. Along with these major updates, new improvements have been made to the Team Deathmatch Mode (Beta)  that was recently added to Hyper Scape, but also to combat, Arcadium free roam mode, and the marketplace as part of the Title Update that released December 10th. Additional details on Title Update 3 can be found here.

CONSOLE CROSSPLAY

Console crossplay is now available for Hyper Scape, allowing matchmaking between PlayStation and Xbox players across all modes of Hyper Scape, including Crown Rush Battle Royale modes and Team Deathmatch. This includes players on both current and next-gen consoles. PC players will be able to party up with console friends in the same squad, in this case the full squad will be placed in the PC matchmaking pool.

EPIC GAMES STORE

Hyper Scape will be available on the Epic Games Store starting December 17th. PC players will now be able to download, install and play Hyper Scape for free on both Ubisoft Connect and the Epic Games Store.

WINTER FESTIVAL

Winter is coming in the Hyper Scape from December 15th to December 29th! Discover a snow-covered Neo-Arcadia and brand new festive cosmetics to partake in the holiday celebrations.

TEAM DEATHMATCH (BETA)

Following a first release on November 18th, improvements have been made to the Team Deathmatch Beta in the December 10th Title Update:

  • Random Map Rotation: Random map rotation available to feature three Team Deathmatch maps (The Foundry, Hillside, Bus Depot)
  • New Score Cap: Kill cap for a match has been increased to 50, and max match length extended to 12 minutes
  • Activated Challenges: Standard challenges are now enabled in Team Deathmatch

For more information about Hyper Scape, please visit: hyperscape.com