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TL Release Mav in Response to Domestic Abuse Investigation

Jalen Lopez

Team Liquid has released Rainbow Six Siege player Rafael “mav” Loureiro after a month-long investigation. Reports of domestic abuse prompted the investigation, and the investigation found that mav’s “past actions and behavior had violated Team Liquid’s values and codes of conduct.”

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Team Liquid has parted ways with mav. (image via Team Liquid)

On January 6, Team Liquid suspended mav after he received allegations of domestic abuse from two ex-girlfriends. The reports included screenshots of messages that claim mav was physically abusive with his ex-girlfriend. The texts explain that the R6 coach left one of his ex-girlfriends purple after hitting her twice against a wall. The other screenshot shows mav pressuring another partner to get an abortion.

Team Liquid performed an extensive investigation into the claims and “collected all possible evidence.” This included screenshots, statements, and chat logs. Team Liquid also interviews parties involved to assist with the investigation. The investigation established mav violated Team Liquid’s codes of conduct, and the organization released mav.

Mav was previously considered one of the biggest names in professional Rainbow Six. He formerly competed with FaZe Clan and attended six Pro League Finals, two Six Majors, and three Six Invitationals. FaZe dropped mav after the Six August 2020, and he served as a coach and substitute player for Team Liquid after.

Mav released a statement claiming he will still pursue a career as a coach and is now a free agent. He is also willing to relocate anywhere. It is unclear if any organization will sign him after his release from Team Liquid.