FaZe Clan and Black Dragons accused of match throw in Rainbow Six Pro League - Dexerto
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FaZe Clan and Black Dragons accused of match throw in Rainbow Six Pro League

Published: 24/May/2019 8:56 Updated: 24/May/2019 11:20

by Joe O'Brien

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Rainbow Six: Siege players from FaZe Clan and Black Dragons have been accused of organizing and participating in throws of official matches.

Siege.gg report that Black Dragons analyst Thiago ‘Thyy’ Nycézio alleges that Black Dragons player Juninho ‘GdNN1’ Nunes made an agreement with his former teammate Ronaldo ‘ion’ Osawa, now a player for FaZe Clan, to throw their April 10 match in the Pro League Season 9 Latin America. 

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In return, FaZe would allegedly reciprocate by throwing when the two meet on June 30 in Brasileirão 2019.

The alleged throw on April 10 saw multiple disconnections by Black Dragons players, ultimately ending in a forfeit, granting FaZe Clan a 7-0 win.

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At the time of the result, FaZe Clan were contending for a spot in the international Pro League finals, while Black Dragons were already out of contention. FaZe Clan ultimately secured the top spot in the Latin American league, also winning their final two matches after the game against Black Dragons.

In Brasileirão 2019, meanwhile, FaZe Clan have already locked in a playoff spot with two matches left to play. As of May 24, Black Dragons sit in fifth place, just behind the top-four qualifying spots, and themselves have three matches left to play.

In support of his allegations, Thyy has released two audio recordings. The first reportedly features an argument between Thyy and GdNN1 about the FaZe situation, and while the throw is never referred to explicitly, GdNN1 does state that “I’m tired of only doing the right things and getting fucked.”

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The second recording features a conversation between Thyy and Black Dragons player Pedro ‘pzd’ Dutra in which it is implied that GdNN1 deliberately unplugged his internet cable to cause a disconnect.

Thyy also states that the “rest of the evidence” has been sent to Ubisoft directly.

In response the allegations, Black Dragons have fined GdNN1 for his attitude in the leaked conversation, and are suspending him from active play until the alleged throw has been fully investigated.

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GdNN1 put out a statement in which he admitted that the team did not take the match seriously, but claims that this was by their own volition and not part of a deliberate, organized throw.

ESLFaZe Clan ultimate finished in the top four at the Pro League Finals.

Ubisoft, who operate the Pro League in partnership with ESL, have yet to comment on the situation.

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The accusations come at a difficult time for FaZe Clan, as the organization is currently embroiled in controversy over a lawsuit filed by Fortnite Battle Royale star Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney over an allegedly “oppressive” contract.

FaZe Clan have yet to comment on the allegations against their Rainbow Six players.

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Rainbow Six Tachanka rework full reveal: release date, gameplay, more

Published: 6/Oct/2020 2:32 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:04

by Andrew Amos

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Tachanka’s rework is coming to Rainbow Six very soon. After being revealed at the Six Invitational, Ubisoft has shared more details with the playerbase. We’ve got everything you need to know, from what he will look like, to when you can start playing him.

The Lord has arisen. Well, he’s about to, at least. Rainbow Six’s Tachanka is the first operator in line for a major rework in Ubisoft’s tactical shooter, and it’s right around the corner.

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The cult hero’s overhaul was first revealed at the Six Invitational, to rapturous applause from the crowd. The turret wielding Russian might retain his legendary status, but picking him will no longer be a meme.

Ubisoft have dropped more details about Tachanka’s rework, and you’ll be able to get your hands on it soon. So soon in fact, that if you have the test server installed, you can start playing the Lord from October 8. Here’s what you need to know.

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Tachanka rework details: new molotov gadget, more

Tachanka’s kit is heavily outdated in Rainbow Six. His static playstyle doesn’t fit with the dynamic of Siege. However, that’s all going to change when the Russian defender gets his rework.

We’ve seen the major changes before. Tachanka will now wield a Shumikha incendiary grenade launcher instead of his turret. It’ll work similarly to Capitao’s bolts, helping lock down certain areas, but comes with two magazines of five and a high rate of fire to spread flames quickly. They also bounce.

“The incendiary grenade launcher not only fits his theme of like World War II, old weapons, but also adds a real interest into his gameplay that’ll move him from being a meme character to a meta pick,” game director Leroy Athanassoff told Dexerto.

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He will instead get his LMG as his primary weapon. It comes with supreme destructibility, with the ability to open up soft walls and hatches with ease. It also packs a decent punch, although the fire rate isn’t anything to write home about. If that’s not tickling your fancy, you can also choose the 9x19VSN SMG.

Tachanka will have access to the PMM and GSH-18 sidearms, as well as Barbed Wire and Proximity Alarms as his secondary gadgets. These two gadgets work well in tandem with his new ability, where Tachanka can keep an ear out before firing off grenades to further slow pushes.

“Tachanka is still very much a backline anchor, but he has a bigger sphere of influence as he can now rain down literal fire from long range,” developer Chris Wallace explained in the October 7 reveal.

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Tachanka has also inherited Zofia’s withstand ability, meaning that if you get caught up in the flames, you can get yourself back up without ally assistance.

The Lord himself is set to get an Elite skin too. He’s ripped off his top ⁠— but kept the helmet on ⁠— as he marks a new era with a new look.

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When is the Tachanka rework being released in Rainbow Six?

The Tachanka rework is set to go live on Rainbow Six’s TTS on October 8. Usually new content is tested out for about three weeks on the test server, so you can expect his debut on live servers at around the end of October.

It’ll be a nice little content boost ahead of Siege’s next Operation, which is set to launch before the end of the year.