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Rainbow Six North American League Preview

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The 2021 Rainbow Six North American League inaugural season debuts on Wednesday, March 24th in Las Vegas, Nevada…

Rainbow Six North American League Preview 

The 2021 Rainbow Six North American League inaugural season debuts on Wednesday, March 24th in Las Vegas, Nevada. During the past offseason, the North American League was formed when Ubisoft announced the merger of the Canadian and U.S. divisions. Nine teams will be playing in an offline environment at the Esports Arena in Las Vegas, NV, the North American League’s home. The entirety of the 2021 Season of the NAL will be played in an offline environment.

The merger of the U.S. and Canadian division of the Rainbow Six League came as a surprise to the league’s followers. The Canadian League was created to raise talent in our northern neighbor but only lasted one season. Issues were near and wide; before the competition, two teams pulled out of the eight-team league due to funding issues. The pandemic did not help either. Ubisoft, the creator of Rainbow Six Seige and many other famous titles, pulled the plug and merged the Canadian and U.S. divisions.

  • TSM
  • Spacestation Gaming
  • DarkZero Esports
  • Disrupt Gaming
  • Susquehanna Soniqs
  • Oxygen Esports
  • Mirage
  • XSET
  • Beastcoast

Format For Rainbow Six North American League

Nine teams will be playing in a best-of-1 round-robin format with no draws.

Stage 1 kicked off on March 24th. Beastcoast sits in first place after sweeping TSM 7-3 on map Villa. Second place is a tie, Oxygen Esports took down XSET 7-5 on map Clubhouse. The other second-place team is the Soniqs after also winning 7-5 against Disrupt on Clubhouse.

There are eight more Playdays over 5 weeks. A Super Week will finish the regular season to determine the final stage standings. During the Super Week, 3 back-to-back action-filled days of Rainbow Six Seiger Esports will be broadcasted from Tuesday- Thursday of April 20th-22th

Stage 2 and on will consist of 9 playdays over a 7- week period—one Playday per week, with 4 matches taking place on Wednesdays. The matches will be broadcasted at 4pm ET / 1pm PT. This will give all the teams the same amount of time to prepare for the upcoming match. The 7th and final week will be a Super Week with the same format as stage 1.

STAGE 1 Rainbow Six NAL Schedule

All matches will begin at 4 PM ET/1 PM PT.

Playday 1 – Wednesday, March 24th

Playday 2 – Wednesday, March 31st

Playday 3 – Tuesday, April 6th

Playday 4 – Wednesday, April 7th

Playday 5 – Tuesday, April 13th

Playday 6 – Wednesday, April 14th

Playday 7 (Super Week) – Tuesday, April 20th

Playday 8 (Super Week) – Wednesday, April 21st

Playday 9 (Super Week) – Thursday, April 22nd

Prize Pool

A $300,000 prize pool will be split over the 3 stages and NAL Finals. Each stage with $50,000 prize pool while $150,000 will be on the line in the NAL Finals

1st: $15,000

2nd: $7,000

3rd: $6,000

4th: $6,000

5th: $5,000

6th: $3,000

7th: $2,000

8th: $2,000

9th: $2,000


Rainbow Six Challenger League

The Challenger League is the lower competition league. There are 16 teams in this league mixed from the Canadian and U.S. challenger leagues. 

Teams in Challenger League

  • Team Generation
  • Slaughter House
  • The Favelas
  • Team Vale
  • APE
  • Hype Unit
  • Honor Esports
  • Nemesis
  • Delete
  • Windstorm
  • LennyGG
  • Livid
  • Orgless
  • Parabellum Esports
  • PDHM

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Teams will play in a best-of-one Round Robin format in two groups over 14 playdays throughout 7 weeks. Starting April 3rd, there will be four matches played every Saturday and Sunday. Relegation will take place at the beginning of each stage, where the bottom 2 teams will face off against the Closed Qualifier winners.

Prize Pool

Each of the 3 Challenger League Stages will have a $40,000 USD prize pool. The prize breakdown is as followed.

1st: $12,000

2nd: $8,000

3rd: $5,000

4th: $3,000

5th – 6th: $2,400

7th – 8th: $2,200

9th- 10th: $1,400

11th – 16th: $0

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