Rainbow Six Siege: Pro League Season 10 review
In recent years, Rainbow Six Siege has grown to become one of the biggest eSports titles worldwide. Ubisoft’s tactical shooter is now one of the top games, alongside games such as League of Legends, CS:GO, and Overwatch. In our three-part special, we look back at the past Pro League Season X, while in the second and third parts we review the big Invitational 2020 tournament and look ahead to Season XI.
Our first special is all about the concluded Pro League Season 10 of Rainbow Six Siege in Europe. One of the eight participating teams at the highest level was PENTA, whom we have supported as an official partner and supplier since December.
Big surprises in Season 10 of the Pro League
Season 10 offered some surprises for the professional teams in Europe. The big favorites from the previous season, G2 Esports and Team Empire, were again on everyone’s radar for the top spots, but things turned out differently. In the Six Invitational 2019, G2 Esports won against Team Empire; however, in Pro League Season 9, Empire emerged victorious in the league and finals. The Berlin-based organization PENTA finished a respectable fourth in Season 9.
However, the competition and quality in the European Pro League have been steadily increasing for years. The formerly dominant roster of G2 Esports, whose lineup changed completely from that acquired from PENTA a few years ago, was made to realize that the league is no longer so easy to win.
In the end, favorites G2 Esports and Team Empire finished third and fourth, respectively, with both teams missing out on a place in the Pro League Season 10 finals. For G2 Esports, this was even the second time in a row that they had failed to reach the finals.
The end of an era
However, the past season was a surprise not only for the teams mentioned and many experts; the long-established team from PENTA was hit even harder, finishing the season in seventh place and being beaten in the relegation matches by the team from ForZe. As a result, PENTA will now contest Season 11 in the Challenger League.
Natus Vincere (NaVi) and Giants Gaming qualified for the final round for Europe. NaVi even went on to win the finals, beating teams from America and Asia, with a clear 2–0 victory for the boys from Natus Vincere over Dark Zero.
Upcoming changes for the Pro League
Pro League Season 11 for Rainbow Six Siege started on January 6, 2020. There will be two matchdays per week, in Europe on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 pm. This means that even more fans will be able to follow the games, as the matches will start later than before.
Additionally, after the 11th season, the number of teams in the Pro League will be increased from 8 to 10. Therefore, there will be no relegation in Season 11, with the two additional places being filled with teams from the Challenger League S11. The exact plans for qualifying for the Pro League are to be announced by the league’s operators at a later date.
For PENTA and other teams in the Challenger League S11, it’ll be all about securing one of the two places for the Pro League Season 12. Accordingly, we’re expecting it to be an exciting year again this year when it comes to the fight for the top places in the Pro League and Challenger League of Rainbow Six Siege.
Of course, we are keeping our fingers crossed for our boys from PENTA in particular!
In the second part of our special, we’ll be taking a look at Season 11 of both the Pro League and the upcoming Challenger League season of Rainbow Six Siege. The final part is all about the big eSports event, the Rainbow Six Siege Invitational 2020, which is virtually the unofficial world championship for the Ubisoft shooter.