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Rainbow Six Siege leak claims Tachanka will get full rework in Year 5

Published: 4/Feb/2020 12:51

by Jacob Hale


A well-known Rainbow Six Siege leaker has revealed, among other things, that defense operator Tachanka will be getting a full rework in Year 5 to bring him level with his peers.

Tachanka has been a fan-favorite of Siege players since its creation, but not for the reasons other operators would be considered favorites. Tachanka has become somewhat of a meme in the Rainbow Six community, often being referred to as ‘Lord Tachanka’.

Upon the game’s release, it was quickly noted that Tachanka and his mounted shield/machine gun combo is vastly underpowered, and has not received the same buffs that other operators may have gotten over the years if they were in a similar state. Despite becoming a fan-favorite, you won’t often see serious players opting to play as Tachanka.

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Tachanka has long been a bit of a joke to the Rainbow Six community.

Now, though, reputable leaker Kormora is claiming that, as well as various other changes coming to the game in the near future, the Lord himself will be getting a full rework.

In a comment made on gaming forum Resetera, Kormora revealed that the rework means Tachanka’s main weapon will be his LMG, while also getting “some sort of incendiary thing,” though no more details were provided on this.

Tachanka’s LMG has largely been considered underpowered at best, so the LMG is likely getting a serious buff in this case, so it’s possible he won’t be changed so much that he is no longer the Tachanka we all know and love.

Tachanka has the potential to be a very powerful operator.

It had been noted in the past that Tachanka will be reworked at some point but had been put down as a low priority on Ubisoft’s list. It seems Ubisoft have finally prioritized him though, if this leak turns out to be true.

Most Siege players will argue that a rework has long been in order, so if this leak turns out to be true, we could have a lot of happy players as well as a completely new meta in the game.

As well as the Tachanka rework, Kormora has suggested that map picks and bans will be coming to the game, which could change Ranked play massively, as well as “Replays,” which are presumed to be saved replays of matches.

Rainbow Six Siege Year 5 begins on March 10, 2020.

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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.