Ubisoft announced that the eight best Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Pro League teams worldwide will compete in the Season 8 Finals, taking place at the Jeunesse Arena in the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on November 17-18. These Finals will include two teams from each of the four regions represented: Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America and Latin America represented by two Brazilian teams: FaZe Clan and Immortals. These two teams bear the hopes of the local crowd as the current Pro League Champion, Team Liquid of Brazil, could not qualify as they ranked fifth this past Season. In Rio, teams will compete for a total prize pool of $275,000.
Tune in November 17 and 18 starting on [Insert local streaming channel(s)] to follow the competition live and watch key announcements on the Six Invitational 2019 and on the game’s next update, Operation Wind Bastion.
Find below the complete list of the eight teams competing in Rio de Janeiro, based on the Quarter Finals all being played on November 17:
Quarter Final 1:
FAZE CLAN: as of Season 7, the Brazilians maintained their position as the first seed in Latin American. This time, they will try to imitate their compatriots Team Liquid and reach the Grand Finale in front of their home crowd.
MOCK-IT: the newly acquired German/Swiss roster, formerly competing as Orgless, will represent the European organization as the surprised Old Continent’s second seed.
Quarter Final 2:
NORA RENGO: the Japanese team strongly defeated tournament favorites FNATIC in the Asia-Pacific Finals last October, and their presence in Pro League Finals is no longer a surprise to anyone, anymore.
ROGUE: participating in all Pro League Finals and Majors in 2018, Rogue took this time the second seed in the North American region. With new changes to their roster, let’s see up where they can get this time.
Quarter Final 3:
EVIL GENIUSES: as the first seed in North America, the team led by Canadian will try once again to defeat their nemesis, G2 Esports, this time at the Semi-Finals level. If favorites, they will have to get through FNATIC first.
FNATIC: the Australian roster is now used to LAN events, but will need to play at the top of their game in order to beat Evil Geniuses. Despite this, Magnet and his teammates have shown in the past that they can achieve very strong performances against tournament favorites.
Quarter Final 4:
G2 ESPORTS: the World-Champions are once again the clear favorites for these Finals after sweeping Evil Geniuses in the Six Major Paris Grand Finale. However contending with Brazilian teams is not their cup of tea as Atlantic City Finals shown dramatically.
IMMORTALS: as the second Latin America seed, the surprise Brazilian attendee will do its best in front of their home crowd to create an even bigger surprise: beating the top dogs from Europe, G2 Esports.
Kicking off in early June 2018, Season 8 is the first to apply the new Pro League format, announced back in January: each Year will now be comprised of two six-month long Pro League Seasons. Additional details on Years 2018-2020 Pro League formats can be found here.