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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.

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.”

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).

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.

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 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

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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.

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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
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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.