Ubisoft Announces Rainbow Six World Cup for Summer 2021

At the recent Ubisoft Forward panel, the company announced plans for a Rainbow Six World Cup tournament that will feature 45 national teams from around the world.

This will be the first Rainbow Six tournament featuring nations competing for glory.

I love the idea, as while cheering on local teams is great, there’s something special about cheering on your country in a World Cup tournament. This was a great move by the Rainbow Six eSports team.

Retired NBA star Tony Parker has also been named as a Rainbow Six World Cup ambassador.

This event will draw a lot of interest among eSports bettors. Being able to back your country in the first Rainbow Six World Cup is awesome. You can bet on this event and all of the other major eSports tournaments at PNXBet. They accept players from most countries outside of the USA.

Building the Rainbow Six National Teams

Ubisoft has revealed a two-step plan for building the national teams for this World Cup.

Step #1: Selecting the three team managers.

Each national team will have three managers. The process will begin on Monday. Ubisoft will select one of the team managers for each country, local pros will select the second manager and then the local fans will select the third team manager. This process will be completed this fall.

Step #2: Team managers select the five players.

The managers will select the five players representing the national team. The only rule is no more than two players from the same professional organization can be selected to play for a country.

A total of 45 countries will build national teams to compete in the Rainbow Six World Cup.

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Only 20 Teams Make the Rainbow Six World Cup Final

Ubisoft has invited 14 countries to compete directly in the Rainbow Six World Cup next summer.

Those countries include the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Russia, Australia, Japan and Taiwan. The other 31 countries will compete for the final six spots.

Here’s how the qualifying stage will work:

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There are going to be five regions competing for the final six spots in the World Cup tournament.

Europe: 12 countries competing for two spots in the World Cup.

Latin America: 4 countries competing for one spot in the World Cup.

Asia-Pacific #1: 5 countries competing for one spot in the World Cup.

Asia-Pacific #2: 4 countries competing for one spot in the World Cup.

Middle East and North Africa: 6 countries competing for one spot in the World Cup.

The qualifying stage is expected to get underway in Winter 2021.

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Based on the format, I’ll be looking to target one of the invited teams.

Three teams that stand out are the Americans, Brazilians and French. It’ll be interesting to see how the team managers build the teams, though, so we have to wait until rosters are released.

This is going to be a huge eSports event next year and I can’t wait to watch the action.

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