If you’re itching to know more about the upcoming year of Rainbow Six Siege content, Ubisoft has confirmed where and when to watch. The company announced that details for Year 5 of the online shooter will be shared at the 2020 Six Invitational, which is set for February 7-16 in Montreal.
Announcements will include details of the next Operation, along with dedicated panels for a deep-dive into both Siege and the game’s related esports scene. The company didn’t pinpoint exactly when in the festivities it will be going into detail about Year 5, but did share a basic schedule of events. The group stage starts on February 7, followed by playoffs on February 11. All of those preliminary events are not open to the public, but will be broadcast. The final days of the playoffs and the finals begin February 14, so any big announcements are likely to occur that weekend.
The championship is offering a $3 million prize pool, including a portion of the proceeds from the Road to SI 2020 Battle Pass. That in-game event includes a special map, unique sportswear for Operators, and other unique cosmetics. It costs 1200 credits (about $10) or you can jump ahead with a premium unlock for 2400 ($20).
Siege is one of Ubisoft’s most successful live games, a model it has tried to imitate to varying degrees of success in its other franchises. Last year the studio announced disappointing financial results and postponed several games, and has now begun a management restructuring–including bringing back the creative director for Rainbow Six: Vegas.
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Author: Steve Watts