September 22nd, 2023, 11:59 PM ET.
Welcome to a new season of CEA Open League! There are 5 regional divisions. Your performances from each week help seed you into Playoffs after your 4 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 5 regional 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 3 format. Playoff matches will maintain the best of 3 format until the Grand Finals, where a best of 5 will take place to determine the champion. The default match time is every Wednesday at 8:00 pm ET each week. However, teams are free to reschedule their matches if they are reported by the first Sunday after the play week at 11:59 pm ET.
Group Stage (Swiss)
Week 1 - Sept. 27th
Week 2 - Oct. 4th
Week 3 - Oct. 11th
Week 4 - Oct. 18th
Week 5 - Oct. 25th
Ro32 - Nov. 1st
Ro16 - Nov. 8th
Quarters - Nov. 15th
Semis - Nov. 29th
Finals - Dec. 6th
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 Ubisoft 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 December 16th! We are accepting up to 256 teams in the upcoming season.
Prizing The prize pool will be comprised of at least $1250 in cash, plus MSI products.
The one CEA Open League Winning TEAM will receive:
3 x MSI G27C5 E2 27” Gaming Monitor
US $700 in cash
The one CEA Open League finalist TEAM will receive:
US $550 in cash
Need help? If you have any other questions that are not addressed, please visit our Discord and ask for a league admin.