With the Six Invitational 2022 done and dusted, teams from the Asia-Pacific League have proved they are a force to be reckoned with in the Rainbow Six Esports circuit as the community witnessed the impressive performances of DWG KIA and Elevate throughout the competition.
We are thrilled to announce that the Asia-Pacific League will be back on Wednesday, March 16th, 2022 for the beginning of Stage 1.
Stage 1 will be crucial for competing teams looking to qualify for the upcoming Six Major and score points in the Global Standings with hopes of earning a spot for the Six Invitational 2023.
Apac league format updates
To better cater to the specificities of the region, we have decided to change the format for the Asia-Pacific League Playoffs this season, to decide the 4 teams from the region to qualify for that stage's Six Major. At the end of each stage, the 4 best teams from the North Division and the South Division will compete in the Playoffs, for a total of 8 teams. As opposed to last season, the number one seed in the North and South Divisions will therefore not be automatically qualified for the Six Major, but will compete for their spot in the Playoffs.
- All 8 teams will compete in a double elimination bracket with the top 4 teams qualifying for the Six Major.
- While only the top 4 teams will get a chance to compete in the Six Major, all 8 teams qualified for the Playoffs in each stage will score points in the Global Standings in the race towards the Six Invitational 2023.
More details on the Asia-Pacific League Playoffs will be shared later on.
Asia-Pacific North Division
- DWG KIA
- CYCLOPS Athlete Gaming
- FAV Gaming
- Talon Esports
- SANDBOX Gaming
Asia-Pacific South Division
- Invictus Gaming International
- Dire Wolves
- Chiefs Esports Club
- Wildcard Gaming
- The Last Dance
STAGE 1 SCHEDULE
Matches start at 5:30 PM SGT for the APAC North division and 3:30 SGT for the APAC South division.
For the 2022 season, the map pool will increase from 7 to 9 maps. Please find below the complete map pool for Stage 1:
- BORDER - NEW
- SKYSCRAPER - NEW
- THEME PARK - NEW\
Thorn has finished her grace period and will now be added to the Asia-Pacific League operator pool.
WHERE TO WATCH
- English: twitch.tv/Rainbow6
- English: YouTube
- Japanese: twitch.tv/Rainbow6JP
- Japanese: YouTube
- South Korean: twitch.tv/Rainbow6KR
- South Korean: YouTube
- Mandarin: twitch.tv/Rainbow6CNTwitch
Twitch Drops are back for the 2022 season! Tune in online on our channels and earn Twitch Drops for Stage 1 of the Regional Leagues. Duplicate drops are no longer possible, and Battlepoints will be available to help you complete each seasonal BattlePass.
Drops will be enabled on all official streams of the European, North American, Asia-Pacific (South and North Division), and Latin American leagues.
Here is the content for the Drops for this season
Viewers will receive a pack for every 4 hours watched, with a weekly cap of 3 packs per viewer. Please note, that the watch time will not be carried on from one week to another.
Here are the details on how to redeem them
Register your account by heading over to https://drops-register.ubi.com and link your Twitch account to your Ubisoft account. You will then be prompted to opt into the drops feature. Please make sure that your account is linked before you tune in to the broadcast.
All drops will need to be claimed manually. You can track all the Drops progression on the Inventory page https://www.twitch.tv/drops/inventory. When the Drops condition is reached, you will need to click on the "Claim" button in the Inventory page to claim the reward and continue the progression towards the next reward. Please note that the "Claim" button will be available only 24 hours after the end of the campaign (the final playday of Stage 1). The delivery of claimed items will usually be done 48 hours after the end of the Stage.
More information: Twitch Drops are activated for all five platforms the game is currently available on: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. You do not currently need to own Rainbow Six Siege to be able to earn drops. If you have your Twitch account linked to your Ubisoft account, and your Ubisoft account has been linked with your console accounts or PC, then you will receive the items when you login for the first time after installing.
In Asia-Pacific, the $100,000 total prize pool for Stage 1 will be split as follows. As a reminder, an additional prize pool will be allocated for the teams qualified for the May Six Major.
STAY IN TOUCH
For all things Rainbow Six Esports in Asia-Pacific, please follow twitter.com/R6esportsAPAC