The Chiefs say farewell to Rainbow Six: Siege Roster
After 4x OCN Championships, an APAC Playoff Championship and attending 2x Six Majors; today we announce that we are saying farewell to our Rainbow Six: Siege Roster and stepping away from the title indefinitely.
Nick Bobir, CEO of The Chiefs said "it is a difficult decision to make given the success we have had over the last few years. It has been an incredible run and one of the greatest dynasties in our club’s history."
"We’ve loved every minute of what has been a very competitive league, however, the dwindling regional support and handling of core issues to us makes it hard to justify staying in the title at this time."
The APAC Pro League - the premier Rainbow 6 competition in the region, consists of online matches against teams as geographically far away as South-East Asia, Japan and Korea. Games are played on upwards of 150+ ping with significant impact on the competition and a myriad of tech issues as a result.
Michael Stewart, Operations Manager at The Chiefs said "These tech issues have been a concern for a long time and we continued to have faith that they would be addressed and relevant solutions explored, particularly once borders began opening up. However, this year was notably worse, especially with deteriorating OCE server infrastructure, which even caused us to receive fines from the league in a situation we believe was unjust and mishandled. Ultimately this left a sour taste about the league and is a core factor in our decision to depart.”
“It’s hard to commit to a league that seems to be an uphill battle at every turn.”
The team’s behaviour, mental fortitude and confidence in their abilities including former players and staff throughout our involvement in Rainbow 6 has been exemplary. After multiple national championships and international major appearances, we are extremely proud of what we achieved and wish our members nothing but the best for the future and thank them for their relentless approach to being a Chief.