FAQ

Participation requirements

On what platform will the Rainbow Six Canadian Nationals be played?

The tournament will be played on PC.

Do I need to own a copy of the game to participate?

Yes, every member of your teams needs their own copy of the game to participate. You can purchase one on UPlay.

If you are Canadian but live in another country, can you still take part?

No, you need to reside at a Canadian address for the duration of the entire competition.

What is the age restriction for participants?

All players must be 18 years or older.

Registration to the Open Qualifiers

How do I register?

One member of each team must register his or her whole team by following the steps listed here: northernarena.ca/rainbowsix/registration

Do all my teammates need to register on the site?

Only the team leader must go onto this page and fill out the form.

When does registration close?

Registration will close on Wednesday September 19 at 11:59pm EDT

How can I find new team members or a team to join?

You can connect with other players on GamerLink https://gamerlink.gg/

During Open Qualifiers

Will the Open Qualifiers be streamed?

No, the Open Qualifiers will not be streamed.

Can I stream my individual match?

Yes! Feel free to stream your POV in any Open Qualifiers games.

What will the format be? How many rounds per match?

The Open Qualifier will be best-of-threes. Each match will consist of up to three games, each of which will be first-to-five round wins. If both teams are tied 4-4 after eight rounds, the game goes to Overtime. In Overtime, the first team to get two (2) points advantage will be the winner.

The winning team will receive points based on the result of the best-of-three. A 2-1 match win earns 2 points, but a 2-0 match sweep earn 3 points.

Online circuit

Will all matches be streamed?

You can watch all the the Online Circuit Matches on YouTube and on both the Northern Arena Twitch page and Rainbow Six Twitch page

Where can I watch the matches?

You can watch all the the Online Circuit Matches on YouTube and on both the Northern Arena Twitch page and Rainbow Six Twitch page

What will the format be? How many rounds per match?

The Online Circuit will be best-of-one round robin. Each match will consist of one game, which will be first-to-six round wins. If both teams are tied 5-5 after ten rounds, the game ends in a draw.

Points will be given in the standings to teams based on map result. 3 points for a win, 1 point to each team for a tie, and 0 points for a loss.

Ties in the standings will be decided by round differential. Eg. If “Team A” wins 32 rounds and loses 12 rounds, and “Team B” wins 31 rounds and loses 22 rounds, and both teams are tied in standing points, Team A takes the higher placement in the standings.

At the end of four weeks of play, the top two teams advance to the Season One LIVE finals.

What days is the online circuit on?

The online circuit will be played across four weekends in October. They are October 6-7th, 13-14th, 20-21th and 27th.

What time will matches start each week?

Matches will start at 8pm ET. A more detailed schedule is available here.

Finals

Where will the live finals take place?

The Season One live Grand Finals will take place on August 4th in Montreal at the Olympia Theatre.

How much does it cost to attend?

The Season One Live Finals will be FREE to attend.

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