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Rainbow Six Major Paris Grand Finalists Decided

Published: 18/Aug/2018 18:18 Updated: 18/Aug/2018 18:22

by Calum Patterson


Only two teams remain at the Rainbow Six Major Paris, as the semi-finals conclude to set up a rematch of the Six Invitational 2018, Evil Geniuses vs G2 Esports (formerly PENTA).

The North American side of Evil Geniuses lost the grand final against PENTA in 2018, in a heartbreaking defeat, but will now have the opportunity to claim revenge up against the European’s, who now play under G2.


G2 took out surprise package Team Secret in their semi-final, in what was a convincing 2-0 win, dropping only five rounds across both maps.

It means that G2 are the only team not to have dropped a map throughout the event, after EG did lose one in their quarter-final vs NiP.


Evil Geniuses have looked strong, particularly in the early stages in pool play where they dominated a tough group.

But, they have shown weakness in the playoff bracket, where they overcame both NiP and Rogue, but the matches were closely fought.

They defeated Rogue in the semi’s with a 2-0, both maps finishing 6-4 in EG’s favor, but G2 will know that they are a beatable team.


Rainbow Six Major Paris Playoff Bracket

We also caught up with G2’s in game leader Fabian “Fabian” Hällsten ahead of the big match tomorrow, explaining the team’s preparation going in.

EG’s team captain Troy “Canadian” Jaroslawski is experienced as anyone however, and will be desperate for revenge after the 2018 invitational.


The grand final will take place on Sunday August 19 at 5pm CET / 4pm BST / 11am ET / 8am PT, live from the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.

You can keep up with all the action with our dedicated coverage hub, with streams, schedule and more.

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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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.