The Rainbow Six Pro League is getting a revenue-sharing program for 11 participating teams.
Teams involved in the pilot program will earn revenue from specific in-game items, Ubisoft announced today. “The goal is to provide organizations and pro players additional revenue directly from the game and help foster a more stable environment,” Ubisoft said. “For us, it is a major step forward—a way to reward teams that contribute to the league and help it grow.”
Revenue sharing is considered one of the “most direct” ways to support teams in the Rainbow Six Pro League, the developer wrote.
Ubisoft is also expanding the “Team Charm” initiative implemented during last year’s Pro League season. (Fans can purchase charms for their favorite teams that are attached to in-game weapons.) Teams participating in the pilot program include PENTA Sports, Vitality, Evil Geniuses, Rogue, SK Gaming, Mousesports, FaZe Clan, Team Liquid, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Immortals, and Fnatic. Thirty percent of the net revenue from selected items will go to teams—this includes money from pilot team items (skins and charms) and Pro League items.
Money from the Pro League items will be split among the prize pool winners and the 11 pilot teams. Organizations will receive revenue from their respective team items.
The 11 teams selected for the pilot program were chosen for being “established, fan-fueled organizations” from each of the Pro League regions. “All new organizations that joined the Rainbow Six Pro League in the past year and are now considered pilot teams acquired existing and experienced Pro League rosters,” Ubisoft said. “Historical Rainbow Six Pro League teams are also among the pilot teams, based on their involvement in the League growth, their experience, and their results.”
Benefits from the pilot program are available all year.