Rainbow Six Fantasy: Introduction and 101!

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. First of all, make sure to download it for iOS and Android or check our Website!

App installed? Good! Now we can proceed with the introduction to Siege Fantasy!

We break down this intro lesson into the following categories:

  1. Rainbow Six: Siege 101
  2. Positions
  3. Scoring System
  4. Weekly Heads up
  5. Playoffs
  6. Trades
  7. 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.


In Rainbow Six, the flexibility of an attack or defense lineup has opened up a flexibility between, what would normally be in other esports, a structured composition. Teams will normally have players on dedicated support, frag-heavy, or flex roles, alongside one or several in-game leaders. In DraftBuff, you’ll be selecting players based on how they tier holistically across the course of the stage.

Points System

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.


Top four fantasy teams will make it to playoffs in a single-elimination four-team bracket. Standings are first determined by wins and losses. Ties will be determined in the following order:

  • Head to head record
  • Total fantasy score
  • Coin Toss


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 where trades come in. Make a trade request to one of your league mates and they can accept or reject it.

Free Agents and Waivers

Read more about waivers here.

And that would be everything! If you have any questions on how Fantasy Siege works, you can tweet to us or send us a message on Discord! Good luck and have fun in your leagues!