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Former G2 Rainbow Six star Fabian reunites with Goga on Team Vitality

Published: 10/Jun/2020 3:33

by Andrew Amos


Two-time Six Invitational winner and former G2 Esports mastermind Fabian ‘Fabian’ Hällsten has found a new home at Team Vitality ahead of the launch of the new European League. He has also reunited with ex-G2 teammate Daniel ‘Goga’ Mazorra Romero.

Fabian was set to leave the Siege community behind. He had accomplished all that he possibly could have. He won three Pro League titles, stands as one of few players to have won two Six Invitationals, and was generally considered the smartest player to ever touch the game.

However, he isn’t leaving so fast. After departing G2’s playing roster in March, he’s lining up in different colors for the kick-off of the new European League.

Fabian has joined Team Vitality, reuniting with former G2 teammate Goga in the yellow-and-black. The roster move was announced on June 9, with the two-time World Champion giving his foes a simple warning ⁠— “I’m back b*tches.”

Team Vitality also picked up Belgian fragger Valentin ‘risze’ Liredelfo, formerly of Rogue. The duo came on to replace Loic ‘BriD’ Chongthep and Teemu ‘Stigi’ Sairi in the Vitality lineup.

It comes no more than 24 hours after he tweeted about the benefits of not playing professionally, and four days after finally departing G2.

Apparently “nothing was set yet,” but in the few days since that announcement, he’s found himself back on Team Rainbow.

He did express interest in possibly joining Ubisoft to help balance the game, or using his deep in-game knowledge to help lead a roster to new heights. However, the allure of playing hasn’t lost its shine yet.

Fabian and Goga won the 2019 Six Invitational while on G2 together.

Vitality has been lingering down the bottom of the European ladder in recent seasons, with a sixth-place finish in Season 11 and a fifth place in Season 10. The extra firepower ⁠— and brainpower ⁠— Fabian and rizse will bring might propel the roster into the top four.

The European League is set to kick off on June 22. Vitality’s first game is yet to be released, however a matchup against Fabian’s former squad would be fitting.

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How to upgrade Rainbow Six to next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles

Published: 26/Nov/2020 2:01 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:12

by Andrew Amos


Rainbow Six: Siege is hitting the next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles on December 1. If you’re looking to make the jump, here’s exactly what you need to do to upgrade. The best part is, it’s totally free.

Every title is trying to make the jump to the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X and S consoles. The next generation is here ⁠— just in time for Christmas ⁠— and while grabbing some new games is always high on the list, old favorites shouldn’t be left behind.

If you’ve picked up a copy of Rainbow Six: Siege for the PS4 or Xbox One, you’ll be able to make the jump to the next-gen consoles on December 1. Here’s how you can upgrade.

Rainbow Six Siege Neon Dawn
Get ready to jump into Siege on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, starting December 1.

How to upgrade Rainbow Six Siege to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S

If you own a copy of Rainbow Six on PS4 or Xbox One, you can upgrade to the PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles for free ⁠— providing that you upgrade to a console in the same family.

That means the upgrade won’t work if you go from the Xbox One to PS5, or the PS4 to the Xbox Series X. Also, if you own a physical version of Rainbow Six, you won’t be able to transfer to discless consoles.

From there, it’s as simple as linking your console to Ubisoft Connect, downloading the game again, and jumping right into the action. Here’s a full step by step list of what you need to do.

  1. Link your Ubisoft Connect account to your Xbox or PlayStation account here.
  2. Log onto your console and download Rainbow Six Siege (or insert your physical disc).
  3. Launch the game.
Operation Neon Dawn header for Rainbow Six Siege
The launch of Rainbow Six on next-gen consoles on December 1 will likely align with the release of Operation Neon Dawn.

Rainbow Six cross-play and cross-progression confirmed

Once you upgrade your console, you won’t have to start from scratch. Ubisoft have confirmed that Rainbow Six will not only have cross-progression, but also cross-play between console generations.

You’ll keep all your progress, including Operators, in-game items, stats, and more, and you’ll also be able to play with friends if they don’t make the jump to next-gen just yet.

However, cross-play and cross-progression won’t be coming to PC in the near future. While Ubisoft aims on implementing it for the PS5 and Xbox Series X down the line, they will not be available on launch.