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First look at Rainbow Six: Siege’s replay system revealed

Published: 20/May/2020 2:37 Updated: 20/May/2020 2:50

by Andrew Amos

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Rainbow Six’s replay system is finally on its way after being teased at the Six Invitational, and Ubisoft has given players a first look at how it’ll work in-game.

After five years, Rainbow Six is finally getting a replay system. You won’t need to constantly screen capture to relive your ace clutches ⁠— it’ll be as easy as opening up a file in-game.

While it’s coming a bit later in the year, Siege’s developers have given players a first look at how the replay system will work, and what to expect when it finally launches.

The Match Replay system will save your 10 most recent games locally, clearing them with every new patch. While there’s not a clipping feature like League of Legends or Overwatch currently implemented, it looks like it could be on the way.

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Match Replays are on their way for Rainbow Six: Siege.

All matches regardless of the queue will show up in your recent replays. This includes any custom games, quick matches, unranked, ranked, and arcade playlists.

You’ll be able to watch replays from all perspectives, not just your own. You can flick between enemies, scrub back and forth, get a birds-eye view ⁠— everything the game’s current spectator mode can do, you’ll be able to do in replays.

“Our goal with Match Replay is to provide players with an interactive tool that will provide full coverage and perspective on their last 10 games,” Ubisoft said in a May 19 blog post.

“Once you’re in the replay, you can use the Spectator mode tools to relive your clutch plays, scrutinize missteps, and analyze your strategy to level up your game.”

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You can rewatch your games from any perspective.

This shell is only the beginning of replays in Siege. Ubisoft has stated they want to give the system “even more functions.”

This includes storing files online, the ability to share replays with others, and downloading official esports matches on top of your own.

It’ll launch onto test servers soon, although no date has been revealed. The project has been slightly delayed, but it’ll be well worth the wait.

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Team Liquid suspend Rainbow Six coach Mav over abuse allegations

Published: 7/Jan/2021 1:57

by Andrew Amos

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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.