Sony Crackle to present Rainbow Six documentary
The eSports documentary will be exclusively offered on the streaming platform
An upcoming documentary on Rainbow Six: Seige, “To Win it All: The Road to the Six Invitational,” will be offered exclusively on Sony’s Crackle streaming media platform. The documentary was created by Ubisoft and follows three professional Rainbow Six players while they train for the 2019 Six International, which will take place on February 15 in Montreal.
Sony plans on showing the film in 20 theaters across the U.S. on January 25 before launching it on Crackle the following day. Rainbow Six is a first-person tactical shooter game that was first released in 2015 and which relies on a significant amount of teamwork. The documentary will follow Troy “Canadian” Jarslawski of the Evil Geniuses team, Leo “Zig” Duarte of Team Liquid and Niclas “Pengu” Mouritzen, who plays for G2 Esports.
Before Sony grabbed the exclusive rights, Ubisoft had partnered with Cinemark to host a red carpet premiere of the film in San Francisco and Los Angeles, also scheduled for January 24. Cinemark and Ubisoft launched a campaign in conjunction with the documentary that awarded fans with tickets to the 2019 Six Invitational when they downloaded Cinemark’s mobile application.
The Six Invitational began in 2017, leading to Rainbow Six retaining its popularity among video game fans. The R6 Pro League encompasses four regions – North America, Latin America, Europe and Southeast Asia – and each has its own eight-team league.
Sony is capitalizing on the streaming popularity of the game. According to reports, Rainbow Six viewership reached 87.56 million on the streaming platform last year, more than double the 40.79 million seen just a year earlier.