The Cyberathlete Championship Series plans to hold an all-women’s Rainbow Six Siege league this fall, culminating in a playoff series and championship round. CCS hopes to attract eight teams per region, with sign-ups starting up later this month.

CCS has run several seasons of women’s competition in North America and Europe, and reports the promotion now plans to run a full league. As the site notes, there are only two women pro players in Siege at the moment, and the CCS hopes its women’s league helps develop and showcase talented women players with an eye toward eventually increasing the number of women pros.

Jessica “Jess” Bolden, who has served as coach for PENTA’s Pro League Siege team, is helping organise CCS’s women’s league. She tells that her hope is that the women’s league can serve as a “scouting ground” in order to highlight female players who might be good candidates for Challenger and Pro League.

“We want to use this league to provide further competitive options for the already growing amounts of female teams that exist throughout North America and Europe,” she said. “Short term, it is to provide another platform of competitive outlet for women.”

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