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Rainbow Six Siege Roster Moves: Winter 2019

Craig Robinson  | 
DarkZero has made major roster changes ahead of the next pro season of Rainbow Six (Photo via ESL)

DarkZero has made major roster changes ahead of the next pro season of Rainbow Six (Photo via ESL)

With the conclusion to the Rainbow Six ESL Pro League Season 10, worldwide roster changes are once again underway. Here we will record the changes NA and EU Pro League teams are making for the upcoming season of ESL Pro League and beyond.

November 29

Two In, Two Our for Fnatic

Fnatic has made two roster moves in hopes of improving their six-man line-up. Departing the team is Ethan “RizRaz” Wombwell and Ryan “Speca” Ausden. RizRaz has spent the last four seasons on the team and will now retire from the scene. As for Speca, he is currently looking for a new home.

Joining the team is Aerowolf’s Patrick “MentalistC” Fan, who performed well at the recent Japanese Pro League Finals earlier this month. In addition, Tex “Tex” Thompson (formerly copper) will join the starting roster. Matthew “Acez” McHenry will stand as the team’s sixth member as reported by Siege.GG

November 27

Luminosity Acquire Slashug, Bench Thomas

Luminosity has acquired Spencer “Slashug” Oliver from Rogue as Tom “Thomas” Kaka is benched from the line-up.  Slashug’s arrival to Luminosity will provide years’ worth of experience, dating back to Season 3 Pro League. He will provide valuable information and insight for a team that just finished their debut Pro League season.  Luminosity arrived in the Pro League in Season 10 after winning the auto-promotion battle at 92 Dream Team. The team of rookies finished Season 10 in fourth.

Rogue disbands?

With Rogue’s exit of the North American Pro League, the roster has since been taken apart during the roster shuffle. So far, Slashug, Vertical and Ecl9pse have departed. Only Kevin “Easilyy” Skokowski and Aaron “Shuttle” Dugger remain.

According to ESL rule 2.11.6.3, at least three out of the five players from the season before must stay the same. Since this is no longer the case, Rogue will most likely lose their Challenger League spot. They have already lost their USN final spot to TSM.

November 26

EG trade with TSM

Evil Geniuses and TSM trade talent as Aaron “Gotcha” Chung re-join Evil Geniuses, only this time as a player. He will take the place of Emilio “Geoometrics” Leynez Cuevas, who will now join TSM’s active line-up.

Evil Geniuses has also signed Rogue’s coach, Tristan “Ranger” Pehrson, who will head the coaching position.

Tempo Storm to enter Rainbow Six

Tempo storm will enter the NA Pro League in 2020 with the acquisition of the 2Faced roster. The team qualified for the Rainbow Six NA Pro League in November as they took out Rogue. The team was only formed in July and is one of North America’s greatest underdog stories so far.

November 24

DarkZero make further moves

DarkZero signed Rogue’s Tyles “Ecl9pse” McMullin, who will tale Brandon “BC” Carr’s starting spot. Ecl9pse will make a new home on this roster, after a disappointing 2019. The world knows he is still capable, as he was apart of the DreamHack Valencia winning roster.

As for BC, he will reunite with former EG teammate, Jordan “BKN” Soojian as they both lead the roster as team coaches. BC will also take on General Manager duties for the roster as part of his new contract.

November 22

G2 Esports drop Goga, acquire Cryn

G2 esports has officially announced the departure of Daniel “Goga” Mazorra Romero. Goga has been a member of this core line-up for three years. He has been with the PENTA/G2 line-up every step of the way. The news comes to a shock to most, including Goga himself, however, the two-time Invitational winner will find no issues joining another organization has a proven support player.

November 20

Nyx Leaves DarkZero

Zachary “Nyx” Thomas has departed DarkZero. Nyx is one of the original members of the team, as he has been a part of the core since the SK gaming days in 2018. Nyx’s department from the team is once again a sign of NA’s shakeup to evolve in 2020.

To bridge the Team Reciprocity and Dark Zero paragraphs, both teams have traded talent. Skys will now play for Dark Zero, whereas Nyx will now play for Team Reciprocity.

Team Reciprocity Loses Skys

Following on from Robn’s departure, Alexander “Skys” Magor has also left the team. Two of their oldest members of the squad as now departed, which shows Rec’s desire to really evolve from their early days.

November 18

Robn Parts Ways With Team Reciprocity

Thomas “Robn” Linden has left Team Reciprocity after a 20-month tenure. Robn has contributed to the team in a variety of departments, including the coach and analyst position.

November 13

Daeda Leaves Spacestation Gaming Due To Personal Reasons

Jacob “Daeda” Hale leaves Spacestation gaming citing personal reasons. Daeda worked as an analyst for the SSG squad for roughly 10 months. SSG will continue to use Lycan as a coach and sovsov3 as an assistant coach, as they head to OGA PIT LAN in December.

Giants Gaming Bench Alphama

Giants Gaming has benched Léo “Alphama” Robine from the active lineup. The Giants roster had a poor showing at the Season 10 Japanese Pro League, after becoming the first European team to lose to an APAC team at a LAN final.

November 1

Chaos E.C. Find Their Fifth in Sha77e

Chaos have been actively looking to find their fifth member of the roster since the regular season of the Pro League. With GiFu’s relegation, Ville “SHA77E” Palola will be joining the team. Sha77e is a former world champion under the PENTA Six invitational roster in 2018, and his presence will surely be a boost to the Chaos roster as the team moves into esports full time for 2020.

Craig Robinson
Craig Robinson
Craig is passionate about two things: History and Gaming. Whilst at university, Craig focused his degree on history and voluntarily wrote about esports on the side. Nowadays, he tends to write about esports whilst enjoying history as a hobby.