LG Rainbow 6 players accuse Ubisoft of kicking them out of Pro League - Dexerto
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LG Rainbow 6 players accuse Ubisoft of kicking them out of Pro League

Published: 15/Apr/2020 11:46 Updated: 15/Apr/2020 12:27

by Jacob Hale

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Luminosity Gaming’s Rainbow 6 team has accused developer Ubisoft of blocking them from continuing in the Pro League, following LG’s alleged decision to exit the league.

The story first erupted late on Tuesday, April 14, when LG player Kian ‘Hyena’ Mozayani posted on social media a lengthy statement detailing exactly what has occurred and why they are apparently being held back from competing, despite the decision being an organization one and not a player one.

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The news comes prior to a rumored LAN league that Ubisoft are setting up for Rainbow 6, following in the footsteps of some of the world’s biggest esports to provide competitors the best playing conditions possible.

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The Rainbow Six Pro League was set to move to LAN this year.

In his statement, Hyena prefaced the post saying that “roughly 3 weeks ago, we were told LG would be releasing us” as they “couldn’t come to an agreement with Ubisoft over the LAN league.”

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He then describes a situation in which Ubisoft and LG continued to negotiate and hold meetings, but the players were “left in the dark” throughout the entire process, which was made especially difficult during the current global crisis.

Hyena then says he reached out to a number of people at Ubisoft and accuses them of not responding or simply saying they’re unable to help, not knowing whether he and his teammates will be able to trade to another team when the LAN league arrives – possibly leaving their career on hold as a result.

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Rainbow Six Siege has been growing steadily in the esports world, but this issue won’t do them any favors.

He also specifically called out Ubisoft Esports Director Robb Chiarini, calling him “grossly unfit” for the role and that “one would assume Ubisoft wouldn’t give this clown an even bigger game to f**k up” (following his work on For Honor and Brawlhalla).

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Finally, he lists his team’s accomplishments, saying that they’re “stuck in Vegas and out of a job,” pleading for organizations to give them an opportunity. Luminosity finished 6th in the most recent season of the Pro League, meaning they qualified for next season, so they did earn the spot.

Of course, this has sent the Rainbow 6 community into a frenzy, with two-time world champion Niclas ‘Pengu’ Mouritzen saying that “now is the time for LG/Ubisoft to come out clean and explain [the situation] in full.”

R6Leakers, dedicated to sharing news, rumors and leaks coming from the Rainbow Six esports world, spoke about the situation, saying that LG don’t want to pay in to the next season of the league due to performance relative to cost, also adding that Evil Geniuses are another team looking to opt out.

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Needless to say, this kind of statement has been met with a mixed response, with some critical, while others have come out to support Hyena and his teammates during their struggle, with Pengu even saying that he “admires” Hyena for “standing up.”

Ubisoft are yet to respond to Hyena’s statement, but their hand may be forced if this continues to make traction among the wider esports community.

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How to watch Rainbow Six Tachanka rework full reveal: release date, more

Published: 6/Oct/2020 2:32

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 is sharing more details with the playerbase very soon. We’ve got everything you need to know about the Tachanka rework presentation right here.

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 are set to drop more details about Tachanka’s rework very soon. In fact, it could be coming in just a matter of weeks, or even days, on Operation Shadow Legacy. Here’s what we know about the full reveal coming soon.

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Rainbow Six Tachanka rework stream

It’s unclear if the Tachanka rework full reveal is going to be streamed on Twitch, or just be a video uploaded to Ubisoft’s accounts globally. However, we do have a set date for when you should expect more info: October 7.

The full reveal will go live on October 7 at 10am ET / 1pm ET / 6pm BST.

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.

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We’ve already seen the major changes. Tachanka will now wield an incendiary grenade launcher instead of his turret. It’ll work similarly to Capitao’s bolts, helping lock down certain areas.

“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.

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.

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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.

The Tachanka rework will likely arrive in Operation Shadow Legacy. However, a firm release date hasn’t been locked. We will keep you posted as new info arises.

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