Ubisoft will be closing out the 2020 season of the North American esports circuit with the ‘US Finals’ tournament, which is set to take place in a LAN environment in Las Vegas.
On January 22nd and 23rd, the top four teams of the region will compete at the top stage of Siege esports for the title of the US Division 2020 Champions, and the winners will be taking home the $75,000 USD prize money.
US Finals PARTIPCIATING TEAMS
This tournament won’t play any part in the upcoming Six Invitational 2021, but not to worry as the four participating teams have already qualified for SI’21, which is set to be held in February.
Teams are competing for a share of a $150,000 USD total prize pool, based on their performance.
1st Place: $75,000 USD
2nd Place: $45,000 USD
3rd Place $15,000 USD
4th Place: $15,000 USD
Host: Loviel ‘Velly’ Cardwell
Correspondent: Jess Brohard
The US Finals will be taking place at the Esports Arena in Las Vegas; however, without the presence of an audience. Ubisoft also confirmed that they will be following strict safety precautions for COVID-19. They’ll be working hard with FACEIT and The Esports Arena to bring the best possible viewing experience for all esports fans, at the same time, maintain the utmost safety for all the players and staff. Here are some of the safety protocols that will be followed:
Before the event:
- Two-week mandatory quarantine for all players.
- COVID-19 testing before and after the quarantine period.
During the event:
- Daily temperature checks and COVID-19 screenings.
- Face masks required.
- Social distancing required.
- Frequent sanitation of all high-touch surfaces.
- COVID-19 test before departure on Sunday.
All the matches of the US Finals will be streamed live on Rainbow Six Siege’s official Twitch and YouTube channels. Unfortunately, unlike the Major events, there will be no in-game charm drops for the viewers watching the US Finals. But not to worry as there will be some intense Rainbow Six Siege gameplay put to the show.