Ubisoft's "Pilot Program" is a revenue-share initiative that continues to shape the best Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Pro League possible for our teams, players and talents. This Program will allow revenue sharing with a selection of Pro League teams as well as with the Six Invitational 2019 prizepool, based on specific in-game items. It will provide organizations and pro players additional revenue directly from the game to help foster a more stable environment. The Pilot Program will launch at the start of Pro League Season 8, June 11 2018 and will cover Seasons 8 and 9, until May 2019. It will be a test period, designed to learn and iterate before reaching a more finalized revenue-share format next year.
Eleven teams will be part of the Pilot Program, from all 4 Pro League regions (Europe, North America, Latin-America, Asia-Pacific). Here is the complete list of these organizations:
- PENTA Sports (EU)
- Vitality (EU)
- Evil Geniuses (NA)
- Rogue (NA)
- SK Gaming (NA)
- Mousesports (NA)
- FaZe Clan (LATAM)
- Team Liquid (LATAM)
- Immortals (ex-BRK esports - LATAM)
- FNATIC (ANZ)
- Ninjas in Pyjamas (roster announced soon)
This list includes the two latest additions to the Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Pro League, joining us as of Season 8: Immortals, acquiring BRK e-sports (Brazil), and Ninjas in Pyjamas, acquiring a roster to be announced.
"For us, the Pilot Program is a way to reward the teams that are contributing to the League and help it grow," said François-Xavier Dénièle, Esports Director, Ubisoft EMEA. "For fans, we believe it is one of the most direct ways to show their support to specific teams and players. With this program, we are expanding on the Team Charm initiative we ran with different teams during last year's Pro League seasons."
The Pilot Program is part of a more global evolution of the Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Pro League towards further professionalization. With a new format, each year now comprised of two six-month long Pro League Seasons, and more LAN events, such as the Six Major Paris happening from August 13 to 19.