Ubisoft® WELCOMES PAYPAL as NEW KEY PARTNER FOR Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Pro League and Majors
PayPal is the new official payment platform partner for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Pro League and Majors
SYDNEY, Australia — November 19, 2018 — Ubisoft and PayPal have announced that PayPal is the new official payment platform partner for Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Pro League and Majors. This key partnership, which illustrates the title’s expanded reach and importance in esports, will extend from November 2018 through November 2019 across North America, EMEA, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Introduced at the Pro League Season 8 Finals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this partnership will cover Pro League Season 9 and 10 as well as the Six Invitational 2019 and the second edition of the Six Majors, taking place in (the European) summer 2019.
The Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege community is now more than 40 million players strong, and esports plays an essential role in its engagement and evolution. This vibrant community gathered at the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Pro League Season 8 Finals, which hosted more than 8000 fans per day at the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this past weekend.
“We are honoured to welcome PayPal as a key partner for our Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Pro League and Majors,” said Geoffroy Sardin, vice president sales & marketing Ubisoft EMEA. “This is a clear signal that the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six esports scene is constantly moving forward, attracting new partners who share our enthusiasm for esports. It will be great to see our partnership flourish in our upcoming events, including Rio de Janeiro, Montreal and events throughout 2019.”
“PayPal is the ultimate upgrade companion for the Rainbow Six: Siege community, allowing players to checkout securely and conveniently so they can worry less and experience more,” said Adriana Bello, Head of Consumer Go To Market, PayPal. As the top cited preferred way to pay for gaming content, in-game items and content creator subscriptions, we’re excited to collaborate with the Ubisoft team to provide the gaming community with great experiences, including exclusive community events and deals on the Ubisoft Store in the upcoming year.”
PayPal joins a pool of prestigious key partners, including Lenovo Legion™ and HyperX®, the gaming division of Kingston® Technology Company, Inc.
About Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
Inspired by real-world counter-terrorist organisations, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege puts players in the middle of lethal close-quarter confrontations. For the first time in a Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six game, players will engage in sieges, a new style of assault where enemies have the means to transform their environments into modern strongholds while Rainbow Six teams lead the assault to breach the enemy’s position. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege gives players unprecedented control over their ability to fortify their position by reinforcing walls and floors, using barbed wire and deployable shields, laying mines and more, or to breach the enemies’ position using observation drones, setting charges, rappelling and more. The fast pace and uniqueness of each siege sets a new bar for intense firefights, strategic gameplay and competitive gaming.
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2017–18 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,732 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoft.com.
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