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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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Team Liquid suspend Rainbow Six coach Mav over abuse allegations

Published: 7/Jan/2021 1:57

by Andrew Amos


Team Liquid Rainbow Six coach Rafael ‘mav’ Loureiro Freitas has been suspended six months into his tenure over allegations of domestic violence. The former FaZe Clan star has denied the allegations, stating they aren’t “as pictured.”

Mav has been accused by his former partner of instigating domestic violence while they were in a relationship with the Rainbow Six coach.

‘SilverMistR6’, who has now locked her Twitter account, claimed that Mav slammed her against a wall in a bar after he got drunk one night while still on the FaZe Clan roster. Other users backed up her story with screenshots and videos.

The allegations caught wind on January 5, with Team Liquid suspending the coach within 24 hours.

“These are extremely concerning and serious allegations. We want to assure the community and those who raised these concerns that we are investigating thoroughly, and all work with Mav has been suspended until we complete our investigation,” the team said in a January 6 statement.

“After first learning of these incidents [on January 5], we immediately began conducting a formal review to determine the appropriate course of action. We’ll share an update as soon as the investigation is complete.”

Mav himself has denied some of the claims. While he admits he “was wrong to push [his partner],” he claims there’s more to the story.

“I said I was wrong to push my ex ⁠— you shouldn’t push anyone, period. It wasn’t as pictured, but of course I’ll always be canceled and have to read things like an abuser when I pushed her away,” he said on Twitter according to a translation.

Mav is one of numerous people within Brazilian esports to be swept up in sexual assault allegations over the last few days. CS:GO pro Lincoln ‘fnx’ Lau was accused of leaking a private video from Twitch streamer and host Renata ‘Elfa’ Schozen without her permission.

The two were in a relationship in 2019 when fnx recorded an intimate video of them, which he allegedly shared in a WhatsApp group without her consent. Three people told Schozen about the incident, and she has also threatened legal action.

Brazilian League of Legends caster Gabriel ‘MiT’ Souza was also dropped by Riot for the 2021 CBLoL Season after he was also accused of sexual assault by members of the community.

Team Liquid are expected to take part in the Six Invitational 2021. It’s unclear if Mav’s suspension will jeopardize his ability to travel to Europe to coach the squad.