Samsung Electronics Australia Confirmed as Presenting Partner for the 2021 Season

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — April 16, 2021 — Today, Ubisoft® announced the five teams that will compete in the Oceanic Nationals (OCN) 2021 Stage 1 Playoffs tomorrow, on April 17 & 18. Finalists will battle it out online in a gauntlet format to determine their share of the prize pool and point distribution.

Ubisoft is also thrilled to announce the renewal of its partnership with Samsung Electronics Australia as Presenting Partner for the Oceanic Nationals 2021 Season. With a long-running and deep commitment to esports, Samsung’s range of high-performance gaming NVMe SSD supports players while they are constantly pushing their skills to the limit.

Samsung NVMe SSD branding will be incorporated into the entirety of the broadcast for the 2021 season.

Matt Nelson, Head of Memory, Samsung Electronics Australia comments on the partnership: “We’re delighted to extend our partnership of the Oceanic Nationals for the second year. As the interest in eSports in Australia continues to grow, it’s important that we support the local leagues. Samsung’s new range of NVME SSDs offers incredible speed and performance and we can’t wait to see who is crowned the winners.”

Based on their placement from the previous seven playdays, the playoffs will begin with Round 1 on April 17 at 3pm AEST, when ORDER and RoflcopterGG face off in a BO3 series. The winner will progress to face Team Bliss in Round 2 immediately after.

The winner of this series will go on to Round 3 on Sunday, April 18 at 1pm AEST against the Chiefs. The gauntlet will finish with the winner facing the Knights in a BO5 Grand Final.

Along with title of OCN Stage 1 champions, teams will also be battling it out for their share of the $25,000 prize pool, which is split as follows:

  • 1st – $7,000
  • 2nd – $5,000
  • 3rd – $4,000
  • 4th – $3,000
  • 5th – $2,000
  • 6th – $2,000
  • 7th – $1,000
  • 8th – $1,000

Additionally, all teams will be allocated points based on their standings at the end of this stage to determine their placement over the course of the 2021 season:

1st – 25 Points
2nd – 18 Points
3rd – 15 Points
4th – 12 Points
5th – 10 Points
6th – 8 Points
7th – 5 Points
8th – 3 Points

The conclusion of Stage 3 will determine which teams have earned enough points overall to qualify for the OCN season finals.

All matches of the Oceanic Nationals will be broadcast on the global Rainbow 6 Bravo channel on Twitch.

For more information about Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Oceanic esports, please follow us at https://twitter.com/R6esportsOCE with the hashtag #OCN.

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Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege’s Esports includes 4 main regions, Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. All four regions run in parallel their own dedicated regional leagues, all feeding into one unique and global race towards a qualification for the Six Invitational, the pinnacle of the Rainbow Six Siege competitive year. As teams across the four regions face off in regional and global competitions, featuring 3 Majors and regional leagues, they will be ranked based on an in-depth point system that rewards sustained performance. Each competitive Season runs for nearly a year, from March through the following February. Each Season will be divided into 4 quarters. The first three quarters correspond to the 3 “Stages” of the regional leagues and conclude with a Six Major bringing together 16 of the world’s best teams – four per region across the four regions. Each stage awards prize money and points for the Global Standings. The Global Standings determine the sixteen teams earning a spot to the annual Six Invitational. Following the 3 stages, the last quarter of the season will be dedicated to regional finals and relegations. The season will then conclude with the Six Invitational that will crown the world’s best team. Four additional teams will also have a chance to qualify for the Six Invitational through Regional Open Qualifiers, making the Six invitational a 20-team competition.

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