Rainbow Six Siege Esports expands to New Zealand in February

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The LPL PRO Six Oceanic NZ qualifer will take place in Auckland.

Rainbow Six Siege Esports will kick off in New Zealand with the LPL PRO Six Oceanic Cup NZ qualifier scheduled for February.

Taking place over 16-17 February, the LPL PRO Six Oceanic Cup NZ qualifier will offer up at $1,000 NZD prize pool and will be livestreamed on Twitch.

Those over 15 years of age can register for the event, though 3 of 5 players in each team must be residents of New Zealand. Teams will duke it out for a shot at the offline LAN final to be hold on 23 February, with the final’s top 2 teams qualifying for the Six Oceanic Cup later in March.

“LPL is delighted to be supporting Ubisoft in bringing competitive Rainbow Six: Siege to New Zealand for the first time,” Duane Mutu, LetsPlay.Live Director, said. “The LPL PRO Six Oceanic Cup NZ Qualifier will be an incredible opportunity for our regional gamers to bring their skills into the spotlight and offer a potential pathway into competitive Esports.”

The Six Oceanic Cup is single elimination, best-of-3 tournament with online quarter-finals taking place over 16-17 March with a finale on 23 March.

Rainbow Six: Siege is available now on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4.