Ubisoft’s ‘Pilot Program’ is a revenue share program of cosmetics in Rainbow Six Siege with select esports organizations. Phase 1 of this program started back in 2018 with only 11 teams, and now ahead of the new Phase 3 launch, Ubisoft has decided to give it a new name: “R6 SHARE“.
WHAT IS R6 SHARE?
R6 Share aims at ensuring a mature and virtuous environment for partner organizations engaged in the Rainbow Six professional scene while ensuring a supportive environment for our teams and players.
R6 Share will now support a total of 42 organizations worldwide, including all organizations participating in each of the pro-level regional leagues. The new program will run for the next 4 years, allowing the organizations to think long-term and also ensuring the sustainability of Rainbow Six Esports.
The new multi-tier support system with 3 different tiers of organizations will allow Ubisoft to give more priority to the top organizations, who contribute more towards the scene’s growth, while also giving more opportunities to the small teams.
SUPPORT TO ORGANIZATIONS
The new R6 Share will work similarly to the old Pilot Program, but will also add more revenue sharing system, allowing organizations to earn more from the new Major, League items as well as their own specific team-branded items.
- Major items: An Operator Bundle for the November Six Major will be available at the launch of the new Rainbow Six Siege season. 30% of the net revenue from these items will contribute to the prize pool of the Major.
- League items: for every set of League items sold, 30% of the net revenue will be split 4 ways between R6 SHARE organizations in Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3. A Performance Pool is the 4th beneficiary, which will distribute the revenue it accumulates amongst top-ranked organizations within each Tier.
- Team items: for every team-branded item sold, 30% of the net revenue will be shared with the organization whose branded item is purchased. Details on the teams that were selected to be part of R6 SHARE will be communicated soon.
The first R6 SHARE items will be launched “over the course of September”, so stay tuned for the latest updates.