February 6th, 2021, 11:59PM ET.
Please fill out this FORM if you would like your team to be put in a West Division with 8PM PST as the default time instead of 8PM ET during group stage.
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 6 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 8:00pm 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 half in each division will move onto Playoffs. For more information, please check out the schedule sheet. (coming soon)
Group Stage (Swiss)
Week 1 - Feb 10th
Week 2 - Feb 17th
Week 3 - Feb 24th
Week 4 - Mar 3rd
Week 5 - Mar 10th
Week 6 - Mar 17th
Ro64 - Mar 24th
Ro32 - Mar 31rd
Ro16 - Apr 7th
Quarter-Finals - Apr 14th
Semi-Finals - Apr 21rd
Grand Finals - Apr 28th
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 January 18th at 1:00PM ET! We are accepting up to 256 teams in the upcoming season.
Prizing The minimum prize pool is currently US$3000 in cash and Corsair products.
The CEA Invite League winning TEAM will receive:
5 x CORSAIR K65 LUX RGB Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX RGB Red
US$1350 in cash
129,600 R6 Credits
The CEA Invite League finalist TEAM will receive:
5 x CORSAIR VOID RGB ELITE USB Premium Gaming Headset with 7.1 Surround Sound - Carbon
US$900 in cash
86,400 R6 Credits
The CEA Open League winning TEAM will receive:
5 x CORSAIR K60 RGB PRO SE Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - CHERRY VIOLA - Black
US$450 in cash
43,200 R6 Credits
The CEA Open League finalist TEAM will receive:
5 x CORSAIR HS50 PRO STEREO Gaming Headset - Carbon
US$300 in cash
28,800 R6 Credits
Need help? If you have any other questions that are not addressed, please visit our Discord and ask for a league admin.