Esports has gone mainstream.
As one of the fastest growing industries globally, esports is on the rise in Canada. Newzoo reports that the year 2019 marks a major milestone for the global esports market, which will for the first time exceed the billion-dollar revenue mark (up 26.7% from 2018) and that the global esports audience will reach 453.8 million viewers (up 15% from 2018).
In order to continue to build esports in Canada and help more Canadians perform at higher competitive levels, Ubisoft Canada has announced the FAM Series, Rainbow Six Siege community events throughout the country. These tournaments are designed to help celebrate gamers’ passion by rewarding them with unique experiences.
Key gaming and esports locations in Canada are hosting Rainbow Six Siege events or tournaments this summer, including The Gaming Stadium (Vancouver), SKL Esports (Regina), Waves Gaming (Toronto), Inside the Game (Toronto) and Esports Central (Montreal).
In addition, CNE Gaming Garage, a celebration of all things gaming hosted in Toronto, will kick off this year’s edition with a Rainbow Six tournament on August 16 on the main stage.
The Rainbow Six Canada Nationals are also ongoing this summer, giving the country’s best Rainbow Six Siege players a chance to showcase their skills and take their first steps towards playing at the top tier level! The finalists will face off at the Toronto Grand Finals at EGLX on October 19 for a $15,000 prize pool.