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Rainbow Six leaks hint at Splinter Cell operator in Y5S3 crossover

Published: 28/May/2020 2:45

by Andrew Amos


A prominent Rainbow Six: Siege leaker has hinted at a possible crossover between the Tom Clancy franchise with another title in the series when Year 5 Season 3 comes around.

Operation Steel Wave isn’t even on the live servers for Rainbow Six: Siege, yet there’s already leaks for some content coming out later this year.

While we know about the Tachanka rework, the Skyscraper and Chalet map reworks, a replay system, and map bans, the operators have been kept under lock and key. However, we might be getting our first glimpse soon, as leakers are slowly uncovering new details about Y5S3.

Two operators are still yet to be released in Rainbow Six: Siege Year 5.

Kormora posted a leak on forum site ‘ResetEra’ about what players could expect to see in Year 5’s remaining two operations. While they are still a long way away ⁠— after all, Operation Steel Wave is yet to be released ⁠— they did have a few pointers. Namely, we could be seeing a crossover between Tom Clancy titles.

“I was told the other day that the Season 3 operator will be a crossover with a well known Ubisoft franchise,” they wrote.

The operator would also use “some sort of drilled camera that sees through walls,” which points towards them being a defender. This, on top of the classified country status they showed players during the Year 5 panel at the Six Invitational, are the only things we know about them.

Sam Fisher is a leading candidate for the crossover.

Rainbow Six: Siege has been exploring crossovers as of late. Ash’s latest Elite skin, Tomb Raider, gets its name and style from dungeon explorer Lara Croft. However, adding an entire operator from another game is breaking new ground.

If Ubisoft were to implement a crossover into Siege, it would make sense to lean on another title in the Tom Clancy franchise. There’s arguably no better candidate for this than Sam Fisher, who has appeared in numerous titles across the series. However, Kormora didn’t clarify who we could be seeing in Year 5 Season 3 in the potential crossover.

Tomb Raider Ash portrait for Rainbow Six: Siege
The Tomb Raider Ash elite skin was the first real crossover in Rainbow Six: Siege.

As for Season 4 ⁠— which is still six months down the line ⁠— Kormora didn’t have much to offer other than “lasers.” The vague description leaves a lot to be desired, but it’s a start, and we’re bound to hear more once November rolls in.

Like with any other leaks, we have to take these with a grain of salt until Ubisoft officially comments. Nothing is confirmed just yet, but if you’re a fan of the whole Tom Clancy franchise, maybe now’s the time to get a bit excited.

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Cyclops Athlete Gaming avoid ban after throwing Rainbow Six match

Published: 21/Nov/2020 4:03

by Andrew Amos


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.