Mirage Esports is set to become the first professional esports team based in Quebec, Canada. This follows the team’s 2019 acquisition by Northern Arena. Mirage, which has garnered quite a bit of attention since the acquisition, is expanding its esports footprint, especially in regards to the Rainbow Six Siege scene.
The Rainbow Six Siege North America League is set to begin on March 24, 2021. Mirage Esports will be the only Canadian organization participating in the event. To prepare, members of the Mirage team have already begun to arrive on-site, as indicated by a published press release.
“We’re very proud to be Quebec’s first professional esports team as well as representing Canada in Rainbow Six Siege North American League,” says Carl-Edwin Michel, Mirage President and CEO. “This is a true team effort to create such a project and I want to highlight private investors group How to find a needle in a haystack’s input who offered us the financial support required to make this project come to fruition.” Michel continues, “We’re also teaming up with them to create an esports centre that will see the light of day in Montreal. This centre, which will open in 2022, will allow our athletes to have cutting-edge installations in order to perform at their best. This will also double as a production studio to create more content and will also enable fans to gather for various events.”
Mirage Esports has also announced its participation in League of Legends esports following its partnership deal with Dignitas. Together, the amateur team DigMirage has formed. It’s also been announced that Under Armour is supporting Mirage under a partnership. Under Armour will be providing a range of products, all sporting the team’s signature colours.
The Rainbow Six Siege North American League will begin on March 24. The first phase will consist of nine Playday games, running spread over a seven-week period. Mirage will be joined by TSM, Spacestation Gaming, DarkZero Esports, Disrupt Gaming, Soniqs, Oxygen Esports, XSET, and beastcoast.