Rainbow Six Siege Esports Expands Into New Zealand With First Ever LAN Event
Today, Ubisoft announced that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege esports will expand in the New Zealand market with the first ever LAN event in Auckland. The LPL PRO Six Oceanic Cup NZ Qualifier will be operated by LetsPlay.Live, marking the first time the tournament operator and Ubisoft have worked together.
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 quarterfinals 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.