September 11th, 2020
Welcome to a new season of CEA Open League! There are 16 regional divisions, each consisting of 16 teams. Your performances from each week help seed you into Playoffs after your 5 week group stage season. Note that multiple teams from the same school can partake in the tournament, with a total maximum of 3 teams per school across both Open and Invite league.
For more information, please check out the Handbook.
Schedule and Format
Participating schools will be seeded into one of the 16 divisions based on the location of the school. Teams within their region will play against other teams in the division in a swiss format. Group-stage matches follow a best of 2 format. 3 points for two maps won, 2 points for a map win and a map draw and 1 point for a tied series (two map draws or a map win and a map loss). Round differentials are kept to break ties. The default match time is every Wednesday at 9:00pm ET each week. However, teams are free to reschedule their matches as long as matches are reported by the first Sunday after the play week at 11:59pm ET. At the end of the group-stage phase, top 8 in each division will move onto Playoffs. For more information, please check out the schedule sheet.
Eligibility and Registration
In order to compete all players must be: • Enrolled full time (or equivalent) at an accredited higher learning institution in North America. Players who are graduating after that semester may be enrolled part time (or equivalent) and still be eligible to play. • At least 17 years old by the start of the competition. • In possession of a Uplay account that is in good standing and owns a copy of Rainbow Six: Siege. This same account must be used for the duration of the competition, and is expected to have 2FA enabled. Registration will be available starting August 17th! We are accepting up to 256 teams in the upcoming season.
25% of Prize Pool The current minimum for the combined prize pool is $1500 USD
Need help? If you have any other questions that are not addressed, please visit our Discord and ask for a league admin.