Ubisoft has revealed which Rainbow Six Siege esports teams will be featuring in the R6 SHARE scheme, which drops today, September 22.
R6 SHARE will work similarly to initiatives seen in other shooters like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. In-game weapon and character skins featuring esports teams’ branding can be purchased by fans, with a cut of the proceeds going to the organisations and pro players. For R6 SHARE, teams will receive 30% of the revenue generated by sales of their specific cosmetic items, and 30% of that cut is guaranteed to go straight in the players’ pockets.
The 42 teams included in the R6 SHARE program are split into three tiers based on their stature in the Siege esports scene. Tier 3 teams will have branded weapon skin available in the store, Tier 2 teams will have a skin plus a weapon charm, and Tier 1 teams will have a full bundle featuring a weapon skin, charm, and Operator skin – and boy do they look good.
The likes of reigning Six Invitational champions Spacestation Gaming and esports giants such as Team Liquid and FaZe Clan all feature in Tier 1. Each organisation has a specific Operator attached to them who will receive the branded skin.
The R6 SHARE weapon and Operator skin teams in Tier 1 are:
- FaZe Clan: TCSG-12 – Goyo
- Fnatic: G36C – Iana
- G2 Esports: 416-C – Jäger
- Natus Vincere: P10 Roni – Mozzie
- Ninjas in Pyjamas: 556XI – Thermite
- Spacestation Gaming: Scorpion Evo – Ela
- Team Liquid: L85A1 – Sledge
- TSM: M762 – Zofia
- Vitality: MPX – Valkyrie
- Rogue: DP-28 – Tachanka
It’s worth noting that Rogue’s DP-28 weapon skin will not be immediately available but will release at a later date alongside Tachanka’s rework.
The 15 teams in R6 SHARE Tier 2 are:
- Disrupt Gaming
- Tempo Storm
- Team Empire
- Black Dragons
- Pittsburgh Knights
- Team Secret
- Chaos EC
- BDS Esport
- Giants Gaming
And the Tier 3 teams in R6 SHARE are:
- Team oNe
- GUTS Gaming
- FAV Gaming
- Talon Esports
- Cyclops Athlete Gaming
- Xavier esports
- Oxygen Esports
- Tempra Esports
- Electrify Esports
As Siege’s esports scene continues to strengthen and grow, this is the next step in bringing the game in line with some of the other top-tier esports out there.
These are exciting times for Siege fans as Ubisoft also recently announced the Rainbow Six World Cup, which would include 45 countries and be staged next summer.