The EU division’s final day saw a dramatic close for some teams, while others played for pride. Na’Vi failed to stand up to G2 Esports in a do-or-die scenario, while Team Secret overcame CHAOS to bump Na’Vi into auto-relegation.
NA division standings
Evil Geniuses may have lost to Excelerate Gaming, but they gave fans an entertaining goodbye before heading off to the finals in Milan. Conversely, Rise Nation got locked into the relegation seat after EXG’s victory over Evil Geniuses.
The final match for the NA division saw Team Reciprocity run Spacestation Gaming ragged with their lack of strats and three-man hunting party. SSG failed to answer Rec’s erratic gameplay and ultimately lost out on nothing but pride at this point. Now NA division fans can look forward to seeing DarkZero Esports and Evil Geniuses compete in the Milan finals.
LATAM division standings
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Immortals were finally dethroned by FaZe Clan. The defeat comes as a fitting end to what has been a rather upsetting season for all divisions. FaZe didn’t just take away Immortals’ undefeated record, but they also took the first seed in Milan for the LATAM division.
PaiN Gaming is still heading to Challenger League, while ReD DevilS e-Sports will be required to play relegation matches to keep their spot in Pro League. The most tragic news of the day is Ninjas in Pyjamas loss to Team Liquid. Not only was it hard to see NiP go down 3-7, but their defeat meant a low-stakes match between Immortals and FaZe Clan. While FaZe’s victory was an important one, the stakes weren’t nearly as high as anticipated. Congratulations to both teams all the same!
EU division standings
Team Secret was given a shot at redemption. With Secret’s win over CHAOS, Secret now have the opportunity to keep their Pro League slot by playing relegation matches. Unfortunately, Secret’s second chance comes at the expense of Na’Vi, who failed to find solid footing against G2 Esports and is now sent back to Challenger League, where they will continue their uphill battle.
Team Empire continued their strong play in the last day of Pro League with a win over mousesports. While mouz looked like they might be up to the task of taking on the number one team in the division, they ultimately fell to Empire. Kudos to LeStream Esport and PENTA sports, though, for giving fans a great knife fight to start out the day.
ANZ division standings
The APAC region is finished with regular season matchdays—so we’re fairly certain on who will be going to Milan for the finals, unless mini league play occurs. From the ANZ division, it looks like we’ll be seeing Orgless and Fnatic competing in the finals. Both teams finished their seasons strong with 26 points.
AVANT are in third, but they’re a staggering 10 points behind both Orgless and Fnatic, who are tied for points. Ex Nihilo and TBD are tied in points for the bottom spot—but Ex Nihilo has a better difference when it comes to map wins.
Japan division standings
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Japan, also belonging to APAC, has concluded with NORA-Rengo sitting up top with 26 points and CYCLOPS close behind at 25 points. Father’s back failed to close the two-point gap between themselves and CYCLOPS, which will lock them out of the finals in Milan.
Bottom-ranked ReV and SCARZ put up some rather weak numbers this season, resulting in only five points for each team. Both teams closed out this season with a disappointing negative 33 map win-loss difference.
Korea division standings
As the smallest division in the league with the least amount of matches played, Korea saw its top spot go to Mantis in a comparative landslide. Going 4-0 with only 12 map losses is an impressive feat, but we’re curious to see how Mantis will stack up against Empire, assuming they seal the deal and secure a spot in the finals.
SEA division standings
Xavier Esports secured the top spot in SEA with a whopping 28 points, which is no small accomplishment. Xavier managed to pull off a squeaky clean 9-0 record this season, which is why there’s such a massive gap between them and the rest of their division. The second-ranked Aerowolf only managed to garner 16 points this season, which further highlights Xavier Esports’ strength as a team. But Xavier are the impressive outliers of the group, with the rest of the division being more-or-less on even ground. Even the bottom-ranked Impetus put up nine points, which was only outdone by Ferox and Generic’s 10 points each.
Fans can tune into the NA, LATAM, and EU Pro League broadcasts on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, respectively. While APAC has concluded its regularly-scheduled matchdays, fans can still catch up on how their favorite teams from that region played on the official Rainbow Six Esports YouTube channel.
The top eight teams from the EU, NA, LATAM, and APAC divisions will face off from May 18 to 19 during the season nine finals, which will take place in Milan, Italy. Only one team can walk away with the $275,000 prize pool, and it’s sure to be an exhilarating two days of Siege Pro League play.
For match and broadcast schedules, fans can visit the official Pro League site. These standings will be updated after each division matchday.