Last night, Ubisoft, Rainbow Six Siege publisher — and also the main manager of its professional competitions — announced the merger of the American and Canadian divisions under the aegis of a common league: the North American Division.
If the USA and Canada had been self-sufficient until now — before sending their biggest champions to meet in regional finals — this will no longer be the case in 2021. The Canadians are getting ready to rub shoulders with their American neighbors on the game servers on a daily basis.
According to the press release posted on the official website of the license, the Canadian teams have been gaining in level and structure, to the point of being able to evolve alongside the American teams, including SpaceStation Gaming, holder of the last Six Invitational.
As proof of this evolution, Canadian team Altiora qualified in an unprecedented way against an American team on December 20 for the next Six Invitational which will be played exceptionally in Europe, next February.
In an exclusive interview, we caught up with Natus Vincere's French coach Razig "DraZ" Abida — a veteran who has a lot to bring to future generations of competitive Rainbow Six players — to talk about life, esports, training young players, and the wisdom of experience.