A German Rainbow Six: Siege roster have been left in a touch position after ‘bad luck’ with their organization, prompting them to start a GoFund Me to try to attend the upcoming DreamHack Valencia.
The roster had been representing ‘1UPeSport’ since early 2018, and most recently managed a 3rd-4th finish at the Pro League Season 7 European Finals, but for unknown reasons it wasn’t enough to stay under the org.
They also managed a top 12 placing at the Six Invitational in February, and were on a decent run of form with DreamHack Valencia coming up on July 17th.
However, surprisingly 1UP and the roster, which features Tom “Vale” Riedel, Jan “ripz” Hucke, Christian “PARAA” Can, Lucas “Hungry” Reich and Niklas “KS” Massierer, have parted ways with less than a month before the event.
As a result, the roster, which certainly have a chance of a top finish at the event, have resorted to starting a GoFund Me, in hopes that fans will be sympathetic to their situation.
The team’s coach, Lasse “Lazzo” Klie did post on Twitter that the team was looking for a new organization to represent with the roster sticking together.
But on June 14th, player ‘KS’ tweeted that they would be unable to find an org in time for the event, and so a GoFund Me was their last option.
We are going to open a "fundme" (crowdfunding) page tomorrow to get any support for the Dreamhack Valencia! We can't pay that ourselves and will not get a org before 🙁
— Niklas "OrglessPlayer_3" M (@KSr6s) June 14, 2018
You can find the official GoFund Me page right here.
We, the ex-1UP eSport team, are a German e-sports team that competes in the highest league of the Rainbow Six competition.
Since we have had a lot of bad luck working with organizations for the past few months and still want to play in the top league, we need you as a supporter.
We really want to show you what we are capable of. With the participation, we would not only represent the German community at Dreamhack but would also get the chance to win a slot at the Paris Major.
We need 1,100 € for the hotel, 1,500 € for the flights and 400 € for meals.
With every donation of 50€, we will print the name of the donator on the back of the T-shirt which we will wear on the Dreamhack.
At the time of writing, the team is currently a third of the way to their goal of €3,000. You can donate in any currency and GoFund Me will automatically convert it.