Ubisoft® announced that Operation Blood Orchid, the second Year 2 map of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege will be available on August 29 for Windows PC, Sony Playstation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One. After a focus on improving the game’s health for the past 3 months, this content update introduces a both a free news map and three brand new operators (2 from Hong Kong and one from Poland) as well as a series of customization items.
This time, three new Operators will be available for Year 2 Pass holders from August 29 and to all players on September 5.
To learn more about our upcoming Operators and Blood Orchid update, be sure to tune in for the livestream during the Pro League finals at Gamescom on August 27 at 1:15AM (UTC+8) on: https://www.twitch.tv/rainbow6
On August 25 and 26, the eight best teams from Europe, North America and Latin America will compete for the Year 2 Season 2 Pro League Champion title in the ESL Arena at Gamescom in Köln, Germany.
With a $237,500 USD total prize pool on the line and two days of live showcases revealing new content, developer and community panels as well as the first live demo of the new Blood Orchid map, this season final promises to be thrilling.
Meet the Teams:
- PENTA Sports
The current holder of the Pro League title managed to break the curse of year one and re-qualify for the Finals. Fabian, Pengu, KS, Goga and Joonas will come to Gamescom to defend their title. They will represent Europe as seed #2 and will face Excellence Gaming in the first match.
- ENCE esports
A Rainbow Six LAN Finals would not be complete without Willkey and its members who represent Finland & Europe. With Kantoraketti, Pannari and Shatte on their side, Willkey and Bounssi secured their LAN spot and took seed #1 in Europe and will face Elevate in their first match.
The French squad won the second season of Pro League back in year one and will try to repeat the success story in this year two. Joghurtzz, Renshiro and Falko already have one Pro League championship to their name but with Liven & siTiZze, Millenium will have the face Team Fontt, the strong LATAM team of the moment, in their first match to get a chance to move forward in the bracket.
- eXcellence Gaming:
GurmyWormy and his teammates fell short in Season One, one step away from the playoff. However, in Season two, they managed to pull it off in an amazing way. With only one map dropped during the entire season, GurmyWormy, Mahman, Geo, Bryan, & FoxA won their ticket to Gamescom and will represent North America as the first seed.
- Vertical Gaming
They are not new to the LAN scene as all their players already faced Europe & Latin America both in Year One, Six Invitational and Year Two. KingGeorge, Avian, Slashug, Yung and Ecl9pse will have to rebuild the pride of North America by taking over BRK esports in the quarterfinals.
Elevate was the top team in the world back in 2017 when they were playing on Xbox. After their transition on PC they showed that they still belong in the top. SkyS, LaxinG, Shuttle, England and Chapstick will fly to Germany as the 3rd seed of NA and try to break ENCE in the first round.
- BRK e-Sports
Zigueira and Nesk will have to get all the support from their mates; and with Yuuk, Julio and oNe try to take Vertical Gaming to move forward in the Pro League Finals and may be get a rematch against PENTA Sports.
- Team Fontt
The former Dexterity Team failed to qualify to the LAN Finals in Season One but Gohan, Cameraman, Astro, Muringa & Mav showed that this was a onetime mistake. Not even one map dropped during the full season and Team Fontt will be on stage, defending the Brazilian colors against Millenium.
Starting with this year’s Season 3, Rainbow Six Pro League will feature a fourth major region – APAC. Teams from Japan, South Korea, South East Asia* and Australia-New Zealand will be competing for the title during the Rainbow Six Pro League Season 3. Get ready and register your team to your region qualifiers:
- South East Asia* sub-region :
*South East Asia is limited to: Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.
For more information about Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Pro League, please visit http://www.rainbow6.com/esports