Formerly known as the Pilot Programme for its first two phases, the now-rebranded R6 SHARE programme has announced its third phase with 42 new operator uniforms, skins, and charms.
Aimed to share the revenue gained by selling the operator uniforms, skins, and charms with organisations, the R6 SHARE will feature a three-tiered system based on organisations' involvement and commitment to the scene. Furthermore, the programme is set to run until March 1st 2024.
In a "qualitative" and "in-depth" selection process done with the aid of a third-party, each of the organisations in the main leagues for each region, i.e. United States, Europe, Brazil, and APAC North have made it in, alongside Elevate and Pittsburgh Knights from Oceania.
These 42 organisations will be assessed every three months and compared against other organisations in their tier using the following criteria: performance of in-game items, match viewership, player support, and Rainbow Six-related communications.
Organisations will be promoted and demoted to different tiers annually based on their contributions to the Rainbow Six ecosystem, with each tier given different levels of support from Ubisoft according to the tiers. The organisations will also be given different amounts of additional shared revenue on top of the 30% baseline to the organisations and 30% to the players and staff, depending on the tier.
What's more, for every regional league set sold, 30% of the revenue will be split four-ways between the Performance Pool and each of the three tiers. Each Six Major from the November Major will see an additional operator bundle produced, with 30% of the net revenue from these items going to the corresponding Six Major prize pool.
The 42 teams are distributed across the three tiers as follows.
Tier 1 (10 Organisations)
The Tier 1 organisations will be receiving an operator headgear, uniform, corresponding weapon skin, and charm. A bundle of all four will go for 1680 R6 Credits, with each individual item costing 600, 720, 300, and 480 R6 Credits, respectively.
Each Tier 1 item and bundle will launch on September 22nd, 6 PM UTC.
- Fnatic - G36C, Iana
- Spacestation Gaming - Scorpion Evo, Ela
- TSM - M762, Zofia
- FaZe Clan - TCSG-12, Goyo
- Ninjas in Pyjamas - 556XI, Thermite
- Team Liquid - L85A1, Sledge
- G2 Esports - 415-C, Jäger
- Natus Vincere - P10 Roni, Mozzie
- Team Vitality - MPX, Valkyrie
- Rogue - DP-28, Tachanka (Note: DP-28 skin will only release with Tachanka rework, bundle will be discounted at first)
Tier 2 (15 Organisations)
The Tier 2 organisations will be receiving a branded weapon skin and a charm.
- Disrupt Gaming
- Tempo Storm
- Black Dragons
- INTZ e-Sports
- Team Secret
- Chaos Esports Club
- Team Empire
- BDS Esport
- Giants Gaming
- Pittsburgh Knights
Tier 3 (17 Organisations)
The Tier 3 organisations, meanwhile, will just be receiving a branded weapon skin.
- Susquehanna Soniqs
- Team oNe
- GUTS Gaming
- FAV Gaming
- Talon Esports
- Cyclops Athlete Gaming
- Xavier Esports
- Oxygen Esports
- Tempra Esports
- Electrify Esports
Information about the costs and releases for the Tier 2 and 3 organisation items is yet to come.
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