Posted 25/03/2022 13:00

Get ready for the new challenge in the north! 

Today we announce that the UK Ireland Nationals (UKIN) and Nordic Championship esports leagues will combine to create the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege Northern Premier League, a highly competitive revamped league that will gather the best players and teams from both UKIN and Nordic local scenes to compete in an exciting new competition and prize pool of €25,000.

“We’re excited to bring this new Rainbow Six Siege esports competition for our UK, Ireland and Nordic players” says Mark Slaughter, UK Marketing Director, Ubisoft. “This new tier will help further develop both local scenes from grassroots through to the Northern Premier League and ultimately to the European Challenger League, giving our players and teams more opportunities to participate and to win.”

“Rainbow Six Siege has steadily become one of the most popular esports games in the world and the new Northern Premier League will expose this wonderful title to even more people” says Peter Weile, Nordic Managing Director at Ubisoft. “The future is extremely exciting for Rainbow Six Siege.”

The Northern Premier League will have 10 teams compete across nine weeks from 19th April to end of August 2022. Each week there will be 2 days of broadcast, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. At the end of the Northern Premier League season, the top two teams will qualify for the European Challenger League, where teams from across Europe compete to be promoted to the European League, the highest level of competitive Rainbow Six Siege in the region. The middle four teams will retain their place in the Northern Premier League, while the seventh and eight positions enter relegation playoffs and the bottom two are automatically relegated to their respective local league.

At a grassroots level the existing UKIN 2nd Division will rebrand as UKIN and along with the Nordic Championship will act as feeder leagues to the Northern Premier League, with a continued aim on supporting local grassroots tournaments with qualification spots plus open qualifier spots. More details will be shared about these leagues soon.

More updates about NPL will be dropping over the coming weeks so keep an eye on our social channels for all updates and coverage:

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