Rainbow Six

Rainbow Six players ask Ubisoft to add Iceycat charm after his passing

Published: 29/Jun/2020 2:31

by Andrew Amos


Rainbow Six players are mourning the passing of prominent YouTube content creator ‘iceycat25’. However, the community has called on Ubisoft to introduce a commemorative item into Siege to celebrate his love of the game.

News of Iceycat’s passing began circulating on June 28, after podcast co-host ‘kapdansghost’ shared a post on Reddit.

The YouTuber, who has over 300,000 subscribers, has been a cornerstone of the Siege community since the game’s release. He has released helpful guides ever since Year 1, breaking down new content and how it works into the game with his “Operator Profiles.”

The Siege community has gotten together though in support of Iceycat’s family ⁠— and his legacy ⁠— after his passing. Players have asked Ubisoft to commemorate one of the game’s most prolific content creators in the best way possible: within Siege.

Reddit user ‘OperationRainbowSix’ created a special universal skin design called “Iceycat” in the YouTuber’s honor. Featuring a tundra background, and a cat stalking across the bulk of the gun, it’s an amazing recreation of Iceycat’s logo.

Rest In Paradise Icey, You will be missed. Ubisoft please make this a skin??❄️ from r/Rainbow6

Another suggestion floated was adding a creator charm. Usually reserved to prominent Siege Twitch streamers and their subscribers, many fans have called on Ubisoft to make a special case for Iceycat.

With the upcoming Chalet rework too, others have asked Ubisoft to create a memorial of him on the French ski resort-themed map. “A cat sculpture made out of ice would fit the map, and he would be remembered in a way he would want to be,” said ‘GravyMask’.

It comes after a number of Siege personalities paid tribute to Iceycat. “His videos were invaluable for those interested in Siege, and undoubtedly helped our community develop a deeper love of the game,” said caster Parker ‘INTERRO’ Mackay.

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Rainbow Six

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.