Team Empire stumbled in the midst of a lineup change, while LSE now qualifies for the second spot in Milan. On the less successful side of things, CHAOS fell to G2 Esports in a heartbreaking defeat. Matchday 13 saw the teams with the most to lose do just that—lose. Now, matchday 14 looks to be the deciding day of play for which team goes back to Challenger.
NA division standings
Evil Geniuses and DarkZero Esports looked to have finally secured their places at the Milan finals in May. Conversely, Excelerate Gaming and Rise Nation are now both tied up at the bottom spot with just 10 points each. Spacestation Gaming also saw their long shot run cut down in the form of a draw with EXG.
Rogue gave fans a final victory before saying goodbye, as matchday 13 would be their last day of play this season. With the standings almost entirely locked into place, the real question is which team will be headed into relegation in the coming weeks.
LATAM division standings
|3)||Ninjas in Pyjamas||25||13||7-4-2||81-64||17|
|7)||ReD DevilS e-Sports||10||13||3-1-9||50-82||-32|
With Immortals, FaZe Clan, and NiP competing for the top spot, it remains too close for comfort at the top of the board. Matchday 13 saw Ninjas in Pyjamas stay in the race after a one-sided victory over paiN Gaming. Due to NiP’s win, Team Liquid is now eliminated from the finals race, but that didn’t stop the team from beating up on ReD DevilS.
PaiN Gaming are still in the toughest spot heading into the last matchday of the regular season. The bottom-ranked team failed to secure even one point in their match with NiP and are now bound for auto-relegation. ReD DevilS e-Sports will most likely be required to play relegation matches to keep their spot in Pro League.
EU division standings
Although Team Empire lost out to LeStream Esport, the team still hold their finals spot, sitting at the top spot with 29 points—they maintain a three-point lead over LeStream Esport. CHAOS failed to fend off G2 Esports in a tragic loss that will no doubt cause CHAOS some heartbreak. With both PENTA Sports and CHAOS removed from the finals race, all that is left to do is have some fun in matchday 14.
Natus Vincere found success against Team Secret. Na’Vi have now risen above Secret and are out of the hot seat, pending the results of matchday 14. Mousesports barely hang above both Team Secret and Na’Vi, putting all three teams in danger of relegation. All that would need to happen for mousesports to slip into relegation is a loss in matchday 14 and a Na’Vi win against G2, which is unlikely. Secret will now need a win in matchday 14 and a loss for Na’Vi to move back out of auto-relegation.
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
|2)||CYCLOPS Athlete Gaming||25||12||7-4-1||76-50||26|
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.