Over the weekend, four teams competed for the right to be called the best team in Rainbow 6: Siege on Xbox One. Denial Esports, Strictly Business Gaming, Epsilon Esports, and Supremacy battled hard with several matches coming down to the final rounds. Strictly Business were able to upset the first seed from Europe while Denial closed out Supremacy after back-to-back overtimes. In an all North American grand finals, Denial Esports came out on top, claiming the largest share of the $75,000 prize pool and the Rainbow Six Pro League Xbox One championship title.
STRICTLY BUSINESS VS EPSILON
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The first match of the day started off on Clubhouse. Strictly Business jumped out to an early lead and didn’t look back as they took the map with a score of 5-3. Consulate was up next and it was clear that Epsilon were much more prepared for the second map, but Strictly Business closed out the series 6-5 in overtime after a relatively clean final round to advance to the grand finals.
DENIAL VS SUPREMACY
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The second series was the closest by far despite Denial winning in a 2-0 fashion. Starting off on Kanal the defense took over and each round turned into a grind. Denial finished the map with a score of 6-4 and had more than one clutch situation go their way when it counted. After that was Oregon and again the map played out very slowly with neither team willing to give away any information before it was absolutely necessary. It came down to the final round in a 5-5 tie and Denial won the round after only losing a single player.
DENIAL VS STRICTLY BUSINESS
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In an all American grand finals, one team clearly outclassed the other. Denial were fresh off their win against Supremacy and carried their momentum into a quick final series. Chalet went to Denial from the start, finishing with a 5-2 scoreline with many Denial members still standing in winning rounds. Unfortunately for Strictly Business, map two House went to Denial in a similar fashion, 5-3.
After winning the Season 1 Finals under the Excellence Gaming moniker, Denial successfully defended their title as the best Rainbow 6: Siege team on Xbox. Thanks to seven weeks of regular season action and two stellar playoff series from Denial Esports, they reclaimed the trophy and look to continue their reign into Season 3.
Tune into the PC finals in Leicester, England next Saturday, August 6 and be sure to follow ESL Rainbow Six on Twitter and Facebook for all the #R6PL updates as we head toward Season 3!