Rainbow Six Siege is one of the few online games that still has a strong following since being released seven years ago. Some of that credit can go to its online Esports tournaments for gamers on various gaming platforms. With cash prizes in these tournaments, it’s much easier to win something on Rainbow Six Siege than on Preakness Stakes odds.
The game even has in-game purchases of outfits and skins branded by Esports gaming crews who play Rainbow Six Siege. These Esports clans even get money from the purchase of those skins, though it is only a small percentage. However, those are just some things helping keep Siege alive in the Esports world today.
PlayStation Network Holds Biweekly Cash Tournaments For Rainbow Six Siege Players
PlayStation users who play Rainbow Six Siege have the chance to enter their clan into a PlayStation cash tournament. Each clan must have a five member roster for this double elimination tournament. Clans interested in joining these tournaments must register their clan for the tournament before being able to play in them.
The registration deadline for these biweekly tournaments is one minute before check-in time. Check-in time is from 6:45 PM to 7:00 PM EST on the day of the tournament. The tournament has prizes for teams that finish between first and eighth place, with first place teams taking a prize of $250 plus 37,800 Rainbow Six credits for each team. They also qualify for the monthly finals tournament hosted by ESL.
The monthly final is restricted to the winners of the biweekly tournaments held for the month. The monthly final also starts at a different time, with a 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST check-in time. An increased prize pool of $1000 for each first-place team, $500 for second, and $200 for third and fourth place teams.
While the biweekly tournaments are open to everyone, the monthly ones are restricted to winners of the biweekly tournament. Games will also have clans matched with players of the same skill level as they have. So not only can these tournaments be rewarding, but they can also have a level of fun for players.
Chances To Have Your Clan Sponsored With In-Game Gear Adds To Siege’s Lifespan
The Rainbow Six Siege game has a shop in-game with sponsored content created by Esports teams that play Siege. There are 35 Esports clans who have their in-game weapons skins, charms, uniforms, and headgear for players to enjoy. These clans also make a percentage of the sales of the in-game content players purchase.
The 35 teams who have their content in the Siege game are from around the world. That means no matter where you are in the world, if your clan is good enough to make the national spotlight with Siege, your clan could be featured as well in the game. With little touches like this, Rainbow Six Siege has stayed relevant for seven years.
Rainbow Six Siege Joins Only One Other Game With A Long Shelf Life
While EA and Activision are creating new war games every year, while abandoning their old ones, Ubisoft has stuck with Siege for seven years. The only other game with consistent updates over the same time period is Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V. Both games have added content to their respective games over that seven-year period.
Had Ubisoft abandoned Siege like other game companies do with their game series, it wouldn’t have the success it does today. It also helps keep the game relevant in a time where people seem to move on to the next big thing. Other gaming companies can learn from the work Ubisoft put in with Siege.
What Platforms Is Rainbow Six Siege Available On?
Rainbow Six Siege is available on mobile devices, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S. Currently, only people with the same platform devices can crossplay with friends, meaning PS4 and PS5 users can crossplay while PlayStation users can’t crossplay with Xbox users. However, Ubisoft announced there are plans for crossplay between consoles during its Year 7 release of updates to the game.