Rainbow Six Siege to add esports operator skins to profit-sharing pilot program
Ubisoft has hinted that esports team skins are on the way for Rainbow Six Siege operators as part of the game’s profit-sharing program with several professional teams.
Friday, the Siege Pro League tweeted a teaser image showing several operators wearing esports livery – Thatcher’s wearing a Fnatic-themed outfit, while Hibana has a red-accented FaZe Clan ensemble.
The operator skins are part of Siege’s partnership with ten esports organizations, and as such they’ll be available in the Siege store, with a portion of the profits going directly to the teams and tournaments. Ubisoft announced the program earlier this year during the Paris Majors, and began with custom weapon skins and charms coming out for each team.
The revenue-sharing program splits profits from the sales of skins and charms such that 21% goes to the teams themselves, and 9% goes to the Siege Pro League invitational prize pool.
The Season 8 Pro League Finals are happening this weekend in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Ubisoft says it’ll be providing further details on the operator skins during the reveal panel tomorrow at 18:00 BRST.
Here’s the teaser tweet:
Something new is coming to the Pilot Program!
Tune into the Reveal Panel on Sunday at 6pm BRST for the full announcement and details! pic.twitter.com/alysPWLbNx
— Rainbow Six Esports (@R6ProLeague) November 16, 2018
The teams included in the pilot program include: FaZe Clan, Evil Geniuses, mouz, Fnatic, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Immortals, Rogue, Vitality, Team Liquid, and SK Gaming.
We’ll update this story as soon as we get a full look at the skins.