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Rainbow Six 2021 Invitational Open Qualifiers Are Now Open

Posted in Commentary with tags on December 4, 2020 by itnerd

Today, Ubisoft® announced that teams can now register for the four regional Open Qualifiers that will be held online in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America and compete for a chance to qualify for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Invitational 2021.

The fifth edition of the Six Invitational will be held in Europe in February 2021 and will gather 20 teams across the four main regions of the Rainbow Six Esports circuit, competing offline in a LAN environment following strict sanitary measures. For health and safety reasons, there will be no audience on site.

Sixteen teams have already secured their spot in the competition by earning points through regional leagues and Six Majors during the Rainbow Six Esports Season 2020. These points contributed to their ranking in the Global Points Standings and have determined their qualification for the Six Invitational.

  • BDS Esport (Europe)
  • TSM (North America)
  • Cloud9 (Asia-Pacific)
  • Ninjas In Pyjamas (Latin America)
  • DarkZero Esports (North America)
  • Team Liquid (Latin America)
  • Giants Gaming (Asia-Pacific)
  • Spacestation Gaming (North America)
  • Team oNe eSports (Latin America)
  • Virtus.pro (Europe)
  • Wildcard Gaming (Asia-Pacific)
  • Team Empire (Europe)
  • FaZe Clan (Latin America)
  • Oxygen Esports (North America)
  • G2 Esports (Europe)
  • MIBR (Latin America)

Four additional slots – one per region – are now up for the taking in the Open Qualifiers. Each regional Qualifier follows its own dedicated format. 

All details on the Qualifiers for the Six Invitational, including registration links, are available here: http://www.rainbow6.com/SI2021qualifiers

The Six Invitational 2021 prize pool cap is set at USD $3,000,000. Adding to the starting amount of USD $500,000, 30% of all revenue from the Road to S.I. 2021 Battle Pass will directly contribute to the prize pool of the competition, and any amount above the 3-million-dollar cap will be redistributed to support the Rainbow Six Esports scene in Year 6.

More than just a tournament, the Six Invitational also marks the kick-off of a new year in Rainbow Six Siege. Throughout the Six Invitational 2021, the Rainbow Six Siege community will get a glimpse at everything the development team has in store in Year 6, including a few surprises. The event will feature panels on the game and the esports scene, as well as renowned content creators from the community. 

More information on the format, dates and sanitary protocols of the Six Invitational 2021 will be shared soon.

For more information about Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six esports, please visit http://www.rainbow6.com/esports and follow us at https://twitter.com/R6esports and https://instagram.com/R6esports with the hashtag #SixInvitational.

Watch Dogs: Legion – Toronto Adventure Is Live!

Posted in Commentary with tags on November 24, 2020 by itnerd

Ubisoft would like to announce that the Watch Dogs: Legion – Toronto Adventure is now live! If you’re looking for more Watch Dogs action and fancy exploring interesting locations in Toronto and solving questions to form your own IRL resistance, you’re in luck.

Starting today until December 31st, put yourselves in the shoes of a resistance recruiter, tasked with exploring various locations in Toronto to virtually recruit unique individuals into the resistance. The Watch Dogs: Legion – Toronto Adventure will put your knowledge and wits to the test as you explore Toronto and meet some of Watch Dogs: Legion’s many characters with their own personality and story.

You’ll need the Adventure Lab mobile app available for iOS and Android along with the QR code below.

*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.

Ubisoft Serves Up A Roadmap Of The Upcoming Rainbow Six Esports Events

Posted in Commentary with tags on November 23, 2020 by itnerd

With so much going on in the realm of Rainbow Six Esports, here is a summary of updates on the most anticipated upcoming events! The full update on the roadmap for the upcoming R6:S events is available here on Ubisoft.com.

  • North-American League Finals: The Canada Division Finals and relegation match will be held online from December 11th to 13th 2020. More details will be shared by the region in the coming weeks for this event as well as updates regarding US Division Finals.
  • SIX INVITATIONAL 2021:  Ubisoft is thrilled to announce that the fifth edition of the Six Invitational will happen in late February 2021. We have all been longing for a clash of the regions, a truly international tournament to determine which team and region is the best this season. All of us at Ubisoft are excited and hard at work to offer the best experience possible for our pro teams and viewers. The Six Invitational 2021 will gather 20 teams across the 4 main regions of the Rainbow Six Esports circuit, competing offline, in Europe and following strict sanitary safety measures. For safety reasons, there will be no audience on site. As unveiled during the Six Invitational 2020, the competition will now feature 20 teams battling it out to be crowned World Champions. 16 teams will qualify for the Six Invitational 2021 based on their ranking in the Global Points standings, while four additional slots – one per region – will be up for grabs through Open Qualifiers that will be held in December 2020.  
  • RAINBOW SIX WORLD CUP: Announcing the Rainbow Six World Cup last September was an exciting moment for all esports teams at Ubisoft. This competition will be a unique opportunity for local Rainbow Six communities around the world to share their love, pride and unconditional support to the team that will represent their country or region on the worldwide stage.  Considering the uncertainty around the evolution of the pandemic around the world in the coming months, they felt that they needed to take a step back and assess what they wanted to offer to the wider Siege family with the World Cup. Looking at learnings from other entertainment industries and considering that the World Cup is an independent layer of competition with no impact on the regular Rainbow Six Esports circuit, they took the difficult decision to postpone the Rainbow Six World Cup to 2022.   

Ubisoft Announces Rabbids Coding For Kids

Posted in Commentary with tags on October 26, 2020 by itnerd

Today Ubisoft announced that Rabbids Coding, a free game designed to introduce kids to coding, is now available to play on mobile devices. The game will also add Simplified Chinese to its list of language options, which already includes English, French and German. These updates come one year after Ubisoft launched Rabbids Coding on Uplay for Windows PC.

Rabbids Coding was developed by Ubisoft Montreal with the goal of making coding training accessible and fun for everyone. In the game, players must use basic programming commands to clean up after the mischievous Rabbids, who have invaded a space station and left a mess in their wake. Simple and intuitive, Rabbids Coding can help players as young as seven (reading skills required) learn coding basics, including sequential programming, loops and conditions. 

The game has also taken on a newfound importance during the global pandemic, as families have turned to digital solutions for home learning: since March, the number of Rabbids Coding players has increased by 150%. In July, Rabbids Coding won Best Learning Game at the 2020 Games for Change Awards.

Players can download the game for free on mobile through the App Store and Google Play, or play on Windows PC by logging in or creating a Uplay account at uplay.ubisoft.com

For the latest news on all Ubisoft games, please visit news.ubisoft.com

R6 North American Qualifier: Mirage VS Spacestation Gaming!

Posted in Commentary with tags on October 23, 2020 by itnerd

It’s time to muster all the Canadian pride you can for this Saturday’s match-up between Mirage & Spacestation Gaming for a spot in the Rainbow Six Siege November 2020 Major.

It’s a classic match-up between Canada and our southern friends in the U.S. It’s bound to be an action-packed intense series of matches as each team will be battling for a spot in the November 2020 major.

Set your alarm clock for 1PM EDT/10AM PDT this Saturday to ensure you don’t miss a single piece of the carnage.  As always, you can tune into the action on Twitch.tv/RainbowSix

Rainbow Six Siege: Collegiate League Pre-Season Kicks Off + Friday Canada Division Playday!

Posted in Commentary with tags on October 9, 2020 by itnerd

Friday brings us more Rainbow Six Canada Division action, and tomorrow marks the pre-season kickoff of the brand new Rainbow Six Siege Collegiate League! The Stage 1 Pre-Season kicks off on October 10th and will be four weeks long. Each Championship League team will be placed into one of four regional conferences based on state/province and play their matches in a round robin style.

Teams are participating for a $5,000 USD prize pool for the 2020 Pre-Season! The Regular Season happening from January to March offers a $30,000 USD prize pool and prizing at the end of Stage 3 – The Collegiate Championship, which will be played online over one weekend in a GSL style format.

Canadian Collegiate League Schools:

  • Carleton University
  • Fanshawe College
  • Humber College
  • Ryerson University
  • St. Clair College
  • U. of AB
  • U. of BC
  • U. on Montreal
  • U. of Ottawa
  • U. of Manitoba

Today’s regular Canada Divison match will be between @AltioraGG vs @MirageSportE.

It’s bound to be an action packed and intense match-up. As always, you can tune into the matches every Friday at 6PM EDT/3PM PDT on http://Twitch.tv/Rainbow6.

Rainbow Six Siege Canada Divison: Nordik vs. LiVid

Posted in Commentary with tags on October 1, 2020 by itnerd

If you haven’t made any plans for your Friday night yet, make sure to order some food, kickback with a cold beverage and get ready for more Rainbow Six Siege Canada Division Stage 2 action!

Friday’s match will be between @NordikGG vs @LiViDGG. It’s bound to be an action packed and intense match-up. As always, you can tune into the matches every Friday at 6PM EDT/3PM PDT onhttp://Twitch.tv/Rainbow6.

Take Control Of Your Gaming With Watch Dogs: Legion

Posted in Commentary with tags on September 30, 2020 by itnerd

Some of our favourite video games are continuously sculpted by the decisions we make as players, and the choices we make throughout our video game journey. From character customization, to the NPC’s we choose to interact with, to the activities we choose to partake in. But at the end of the day, they’re often linear and our choices for customization are limited.

Watch Dogs: Legion tosses aside the expected when it comes to video game culture and puts you in control of your gaming experience. You have the ultimate freedom to do as you please and play whomever you please. There are no NPC’s and you can play as anyone you see in the futuristic dystopian streets of London.

Play as anyone, from the sweet (or not so sweet) granny on the street to the punk vigilante hacker. The choice is yours, and there are plenty more choices where that came from.

Watch Dogs: Legion is available for pre-order right now, and is launching on PC, Xbox One, Playstation 4 (New-Gen compatible) and Stadia on October 29th 2020.

Get a little taste of what’s to come in the Watch Dogs: Legion Tipping Point Trailer:

Just Dance 2021 – Gets The Family Moving

Posted in Commentary with tags on September 28, 2020 by itnerd

Get ready to get your family up and moving this holiday season with Just Dance 2021! Just in time for the holiday celebrations whether gifting or grooving with your guests, Just Dance is accessible to any level of dancer through four classic modes. In the 2021 edition, players will enjoy dancing using the new improved world dance floor while listening to 40 new songs like “Señorita” by Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello and “Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa. With bangers like these, you won’t want to do anything else during the time off.

Don’t miss out on the launch! Starting November 12, you can get Just Dance 2021; available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation®4, the Xbox One family of consoles and Stadia, Xbox Series X and PlayStation®5!

Rainbow Six Siege Canada Division: Mirage VS LiViD

Posted in Commentary with tags on September 25, 2020 by itnerd

TGIF! Time for some much needed relaxation, cold drinks, and of course moreRainbow Six Siege Canada Division Stage 2 action!

Today’s match will be between @MirageSportE vs @LiViDGG. It’s bound to be an action packed and intense match-up. As always, you can tune into the matches every Friday at 6PM EDT/3PM PDT onhttp://Twitch.tv/Rainbow6.