Amid the reveal of Operation Void Edge and the Rainbow Six Siege Year 5 reveal, Ubisoft has also revealed some exciting changes to the format, structure, and sustainability of its flagship esports title.
For starters, Rainbow Six Esports is making a concerted push towards better regionalisation. For many years now the different competitive regions of Siege esports – EU, LATAM, NA, and APAC – have been treated in broadly the same way, which creates lots of issues for regions like APAC where huge distances between teams makes scrimming very difficult. APAC is now being split into two divisions in order to address that issue with Japanese, Korean, and Southeast Asian forming a single, highly competitive, online league of 12 teams, while a separate division is formed in the Oceanic region.
LATAM is gaining two more teams to form a ten-team league that will perform on LAN in Mexico. Other changes include an expansion into other countries in LATAM (Argentina, Peru, Chile, and Uruguay) and split into three divisions – one in Brazil, one in Mexico, and a general South America division.
Original source: https://www.pcgamesn.com/rainbow-six-siege/esports-year-5