January 15th, 2022, 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 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 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 - Jan. 19th
Week 2 - Jan. 26th
Week 3 - Feb. 2nd
Week 4 - Feb. 9th
Week 5 - Feb. 16th
Ro64 - Feb. 23rd
Ro32 - Mar. 2nd
Ro16 - Mar. 9th
Quarters - Mar. 16th
Semis & Finals - Mar. 21st & Mar. 23rd
After Playoffs, the Rainbow 6 Collegiate Championship is scheduled for April and May! Click HERE for more information.
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 20th at 4:00PM ET! We are accepting up to 256 teams in the upcoming season.
Need help? If you have any other questions that are not addressed, please visit our Discord and ask for a league admin.