Ubisoft® has announced that Team Empire are the champions of Rainbow Six Pro League Season IX, following success at the two-day Finals in Milan on Sunday May 19th.
RAINBOW SIX PRO LEAGUE G2 esports present at the tournament
Without Pro League favourites G2 esports present at the tournament, the Rainbow Six Pro League Season IX Quarter Finals had an exciting new landscape for the eight qualifying teams that faced each other in Milan this weekend. Every team put up a valiant fight, with the first day of competition ending with a 2-0 score across all Quarter Final matches. This lead to the first time in Pro League history that one team from each of the four Pro League regions – Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia-Pacific – qualified for the Semi-Finals.
In the first Semi-Finals, the runner-up of the Six Invitational, Team Empire proved its superiority against Fnatic despite the Australian team taking the second map, closing the match in a dominant fashion (7-4 / 3-7 / 7-0). With this victory, the Russian team moved a step closer to the Pro League Championship title where they were to square off against Evil Geniuses. Evil Geniuses qualified during the second Semi-Finals after a tense back and forth against LATAM’s FaZe Clan (7-5 / 8-6). Despite a hard fight from the North-Americans, JoyStiCK and his teammates won the match (Bank 7-4 / Oregon 6-8 / Clubhouse 7-3) and the overall Season IX Rainbow Six Pro League Finals.
After their defeat against G2 esports during the Six Invitational 2019 Grand Final, Team Empire finally claimed a Rainbow Six esport Grand Final crown and are now officially the Rainbow Six Season IX Pro League Champions.
After an epic Pro League Season IX Finals in Milan and the recent reveal of the Six Major Raleigh bringing Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six esport frenzy to North Carolina this summer, Ubisoft announced during the Milan panel that next season’s Pro League Finals will be coming to Tokoname, Japan on November 9th-10th, 2019 at the Aichi Sky Expo. Hosted for the first time ever in the Asia-Pacific region, the Tokoname Pro League Finals will gather the best pro teams in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Pro League Season X, with two teams from each of the four regions represented: Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and North America.
Pre-sales applications for tickets for the two-day weekend live event will be available from June 4th. More information is available here.
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Alongside a thriving professional esports scene and a community of over 40 million registered players, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege puts players in the middle of a fast-paced, ever-evolving multiplayer experience grounded in the selection of unique Operators. Using the right mix of tactics and destruction, Rainbow Six teams engage their enemies in sieges, where both sides have exclusive skills and gadgets at their disposal. Defenders prepare by transforming the environments around them into modern strongholds, while attackers use recon drones to gain intel for carefully planning their assault. With access to dozens of Operators inspired by real world counter-intelligence agents from around the globe, players can choose exactly how they want to approach each challenge they encounter. Through the constant addition of new Operators and maps that add to the depth of both strategy and combat, the unpredictability of each round of Rainbow Six Siege sets a new bar for intensity and competition in gaming.
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