If you’re new to DraftBuff or fantasy Rainbow Six Siege, don't worry, we've got you covered! This article will detail everything you need to know so you’ll be an expert for your first Rainbow Six Siege draft day.
We break down this intro lesson into the following categories:
- Rainbow Six: Siege 101
- Scoring System
- Weekly Heads up
- Free Agents and Waivers
Rainbow Six Siege 101
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is a tactical shooter video game that has been rising in popularity as an esport. The game puts heavy emphasis on environmental destruction and cooperation between players. Each player assumes control of an attack operator or a defense operator in different gameplay modes such as rescuing a hostage, defusing a bomb, and taking control of an objective within a room. Different operators have different nationalities, weapons, and gadgets. The game features an asymmetrical structure whereby the teams are not always balanced in their choices of abilities.
This is, of course, a short summary for much further detail about the game, check out this article.
Due to the nature of Rainbow Six's operators, we've decided to only have UTIL at the moment for our fantasy leagues. For our Draft Royales, we've set players to be in three different tiers (Bronze, Gold, and Diamond) to provide an additional layer of difficult. In addition to the cost constraint, you must fulfill the tier constraint as well.
We track nine key statistics for Rainbow Six Siege: Kills, Deaths, Plants, Disables, Opening Kills, Opening Deaths, Headshots, KOST, and Clutches (everything but KOST is "per round"). Below is our default fantasy scoring system for Rainbow Six Siege.
Commissioners can modify these multipliers as they wish but this is our default.
Weekly Heads Up
Similar to fantasy football, your league will consist of weekly heads up matches. Let’s say we have a league with 6 people. Each week, you will play one of your 5 opponents. You’ll choose your starting 6 roster and earn fantasy points based on how they did. If your total fantasy score is higher than your opponent, you get the W and your opponent the L. This gets added to your record (now you’re 1-0). You’ll play weekly heads up for the season and top records will advance to the playoffs.
As Rainbow Six Siege Stage 1 is just 5 weeks, there will be no playoffs.
If you feel like you didn't draft as well as you would have liked or if a player you thought would carry you definitely is hard failing, well, that's were trades come in. Make a trade request to one of your league mates and they can accept or reject it.