14/1/2021

RAINBOW SIX AND PAYPAL RENEW THEIR KEY PARTNERSHIP ACROSS MULTIPLE ESPORTS COMPETITIONS

We’re proud to announce the renewal of our partnership with PayPal for an extensive period running to September 2022. As part of this collaboration, PayPal will be the official payment platform for multiple competitions of the Rainbow Six Esports circuit, including the European and North American leagues and respective regional Finals, the May and August Six Majors, and the Six Invitationals, the pinnacle of the Rainbow Six Siege competitive year. This joint effort also covers the recently announced Rainbow Six World Cup.

Throughout the duration of the partnership, PayPal also aims at strengthening its role as a key partner of the Rainbow Six Siege community, offering the fans special advantages at live events and producing exciting additional content for them to enjoy.

“We are happy to welcome back PayPal as a key partner to accompany us as we keep on growing our Rainbow Six Esports scene”, said Geoffroy Sardin, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing at Ubisoft. “PayPal highly contributed to the success of our previous esports leagues and events, and we’re confident they will continue offering the great experiences and content we envision for our community. We are excited to kick off our collaboration with the European League Finals and North American League Finals this January and to unveil the full extent of the partnership over the months to come.”

“Video games are at the heart of the digital industry and are expected to grow continuously to $200B in the coming years¹,” said Jill Cress, Vice President Consumer Marketing at PayPal. “On its own, esports already accounts for an audience of more than 92M enthusiasts in Europe² and is expanding at a fantastic pace with unprecedented community engagement. We are happy to collaborate with Ubisoft once again to offer to their community new and exclusive experiences”.

To learn more about Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Esports, please visit www.rainbow6.com and follow us at twitter.com/R6esports and instagram.com/R6esports.

For all things European League and North American League, follow twitter.com/R6esportsEU and twitter.com/R6esportsNA.

¹ https://www.statista.com/outlook/203/100/video-games/worldwide
² PayPal Newzoo esports White Paper 2020

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