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First details for Rainbow Six Siege Year 5 Season 1 operators leaked

Published: 12/Nov/2019 1:31 Updated: 12/Nov/2019 2:18

by Andrew Amos


Just after the reveal of Rainbow Six‘s final expansion for Year 4, Operation Shifting Tides, Ubisoft has leaked details about the next set of operators in line for Year 5 Season 1.

After Rainbow 6’s Year 4 brought in a bevy of map updates, changes to matchmaking, and eight new operators, players are hopeful for what’s to come in Year 5.

While next year feels so far away, that hasn’t stopped the leaks coming through thick and fast early, with some eagle-eyed players spotting out some new information on the next operators to hit Team Rainbow.

UbisoftOperation Shifting Tides was announced as the final operation for Year 4.

The leak, which is up on the Rainbow Six Siege Test Server, shows what weapons the new operators will be using (H/TWindowsCentral). 

The attacker will have the option of the G36C and ARX200 as primary, which were previously used by Ash and Nomad respectively. For sidearms, they’ll have the MK1 9mm pistol, which came in with the release of Frost and Buck.

The defender will have a choice between the MP5 and the SPAS-12 shotgun, which appear over a variety of operators including Doc, Rook, and Valkyrie. The USP40 and the Bailiff 410 will be the two secondaries players can choose from.

Ubisoft / WindowsCentralThe ARX will be making an appearance during Y5S1.

There’s no official information about the operator’s gadgets, or even what they look like, however, there’s been speculation about where they’ll be coming from. 

The Year 4 teaser for Rainbow 6 featured images of Australia, Denmark, India, and Greece. Operators for the first three countries have come out during Burnt Horizon (Australia), Phantom Sight (Denmark), and Shifting Tides (India), with Greece the only country not ticked off the list yet.

The leaks come after Operation Shifting Tides’ official announcement at the Season 10 Pro League finals in Tokoname, Japan on November 10. The final operators for Year 4 will be Kali, an attacker with a bolt-action sniper rifle that one-shot downs any operator from almost anywhere.

The defender, Wamai, has a magnetic grenade trap that works similarly to Jager’s Active Defense System without destroying the nades. He regens them throughout the round, like Legion’s GU Mines, and they can only draw one deployable per charge, but they can completely mess up a team’s push.

UbisoftA collage of photos from different countries, including Greece, is on the top-right of the board.

Operation Shifting Tides also included a full rework of Theme Park. The train in the center of the map has been removed, as well as the main door, with the map getting a brighter touchup across the board.

Further details of the next Siege operation is expected to drop in February 2020 during the Six Invitational. For now, players will have to keep an eye out for any new information to satisfy them over the long three-month wait.

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Team Liquid suspend Rainbow Six coach Mav over abuse allegations

Published: 7/Jan/2021 1:57

by Andrew Amos


Team Liquid Rainbow Six coach Rafael ‘mav’ Loureiro Freitas has been suspended six months into his tenure over allegations of domestic violence. The former FaZe Clan star has denied the allegations, stating they aren’t “as pictured.”

Mav has been accused by his former partner of instigating domestic violence while they were in a relationship with the Rainbow Six coach.

‘SilverMistR6’, who has now locked her Twitter account, claimed that Mav slammed her against a wall in a bar after he got drunk one night while still on the FaZe Clan roster. Other users backed up her story with screenshots and videos.

The allegations caught wind on January 5, with Team Liquid suspending the coach within 24 hours.

“These are extremely concerning and serious allegations. We want to assure the community and those who raised these concerns that we are investigating thoroughly, and all work with Mav has been suspended until we complete our investigation,” the team said in a January 6 statement.

“After first learning of these incidents [on January 5], we immediately began conducting a formal review to determine the appropriate course of action. We’ll share an update as soon as the investigation is complete.”

Mav himself has denied some of the claims. While he admits he “was wrong to push [his partner],” he claims there’s more to the story.

“I said I was wrong to push my ex ⁠— you shouldn’t push anyone, period. It wasn’t as pictured, but of course I’ll always be canceled and have to read things like an abuser when I pushed her away,” he said on Twitter according to a translation.

Mav is one of numerous people within Brazilian esports to be swept up in sexual assault allegations over the last few days. CS:GO pro Lincoln ‘fnx’ Lau was accused of leaking a private video from Twitch streamer and host Renata ‘Elfa’ Schozen without her permission.

The two were in a relationship in 2019 when fnx recorded an intimate video of them, which he allegedly shared in a WhatsApp group without her consent. Three people told Schozen about the incident, and she has also threatened legal action.

Brazilian League of Legends caster Gabriel ‘MiT’ Souza was also dropped by Riot for the 2021 CBLoL Season after he was also accused of sexual assault by members of the community.

Team Liquid are expected to take part in the Six Invitational 2021. It’s unclear if Mav’s suspension will jeopardize his ability to travel to Europe to coach the squad.