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Rainbow Six leak reveals first look at Operation Steel Wave operators

Published: 15/May/2020 3:56

by Isaac McIntyre

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Two new Rainbow Six Siege operators, set to debut in the competitive FPS title’s ‘Operation Steel Wave’ early next month, have arrived a little sooner than expected thanks to the Y5S2 expansion’s trailer leaking online on May 14.

Siege’s fifth year started with a bang with Operation Void Edge. Now Ubisoft is preparing to follow that up with “Steel Wave,” though little is known about the Season 2 update. Thanks to a new leak, however, we’ve got some early details.

While Ubisoft has yet to officially unveil anything for R6’s next update, it looks like we already have information on the title’s newest heroes. The new attacker is named ‘Ace’ and the new Defender is called ‘Melusi.’

Operation Steel Wave leak reveals Ace, Melusi

The trailer, posted on the Rainbow Six subreddit after being shared in a now-deleted tweet by popular Siege insider R6Leak, shows what appears to be Steel Wave’s new operators.

The leaked footage appears to confirm details Ubisoft teased in the Year 5 roadmap. The publisher’s look-ahead suggested Y5S2 would see new ops arrive from Norway and South Africa. Now both look like they’re here. The trailer shows Melusi is on the prowl in the savanna, while Ace traverses an industrial chute.

Leaked Rainbow Six Y5S2 operator Ace looks set to be the FPS title's newest hard breacher.
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Leaked Rainbow Six Y5S2 operator Ace looks set to be the FPS title’s newest hard breacher.

The Ace teaser seems to confirm leaks that billed one of the Y5S2 debutants as “some sort of hard breach operator.” The Norwegian attacker states “no chasm is too wide, no wall too thick, that will stop me from bringing you home.”

Melusi looks to be employing some kind of shockwave device as she battles her way through the African wilderness. It’s likely the new defensive operator’s device will disrupt the opponent’s gadgets, and possibly slow enemies.

Ace and Melusi both look set to land with a bang in the Rainbow Six meta, if these new Siege trailer leaks do turn out to be legitimate. The new Norwegian operator especially should be a big hit quite quickly, considering his breaching talents.

See the full leaked teaser trailer here, courtesy of /u/Regnirps123:

For now, fans will have to wait for official confirmation these operators are indeed marching into Siege next month. Y5S2 was expected to be revealed at the Season 11 Pro League finals on May 17, but that event has now been canceled, leaving the reveal date up in the air.

Players can expect to get their hands on the expansion early next month. Steel Wave should still be on schedule, despite the teasers potentially being delayed. The update should arrive on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 around June 9, 2020.

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Cyclops Athlete Gaming avoid ban after throwing Rainbow Six match

Published: 21/Nov/2020 4:03

by Andrew Amos

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One of APAC’s most prestigious Rainbow Six teams, Cyclops Athlete Gaming, has avoided disqualifications and suspensions after the team was found guilty of throwing a Pro League match to get better seeding.

Cyclops Athlete Gaming were put under the microscope after the team admitted to throwing a Rainbow Six match in the APAC North League to secure better seeding for the November Major.

In their October 22 game against QConfirm, the CAG players intentionally picked off-meta compositions and played below their level. If they lost, they could secure second seed heading into the Major, as Cloud9 would no longer be able to finish above them due to the nature of the Swiss format.

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Cyclops Athlete Gaming have avoided any major punishment after they were found guilty of throwing a Rainbow Six match.

Now, a month later, Ubisoft has finally handed down their judgment on the throw, claiming the team’s “unusual conduct” broke the global ruleset, regardless of whether losing was to their benefit or not.

“Unusual conduct was noticed from players on the Cyclops Athlete Gaming team during their match against QConfirm. Various actions made by their players brought into question the seriousness with which they were playing this league game,” Ubisoft stated.

“The investigation conducted with the help of our partner in the region showed that Cyclops Athlete Gaming acted in a non-competitive manner that strictly goes against the Global Rulebook.”

However, Ubisoft were lenient in their punishments for the throw. They noted that Cyclops acted in their own best interests, and their actions revealed a flaw in the system.

The players themselves managed to escape suspensions, and the organization as a whole will be able to compete in the upcoming Asia-Pacific Major. However, coach Hibiki ‘XQQ’ Motoyama was banned by Ubisoft for six months for admitting to throwing matches on Twitter.

XQQ left his post at Cyclops Athlete Gaming days after the drama, and is now the coach of Absolute Jupiter’s Valorant team. It’s unclear if Riot are going to transfer XQQ’s coaching ban in Rainbow Six to Valorant.

The organization was fined $5,000 USD.

Cyclops Athlete Gaming will also retain their second seed for the November APAC Major. They will play the winner of GUTS Gaming and Cloud9 on November 25.