Rainbow Six Siege legend, Troy “Canadian” Jaroslawski will be returning to his former roster for Six Invitational 2021.
In a surprising video today, Lycan, coach of Spacestation Gaming, announced Canadian’s return to SSG to defend his title.
“Luke” Slota, who was standing in for “Canadian”, will be unable to travel to France for the Six Invitational because of an expired passport. This led the organization to bring back their ex-IGL ‘Canadian’, as they aim to defend their World Championship title.
“Canadian” is one of the very few players, who won the Six Invitational two times. His first SI victory came with Continuum in 2017, where they beat eRa Eternity 2-1 in the finals. Later the Continuum roster was acquired by Siege’s first big organization in Evil Geniuses (EG).
The next year in 2018, the EG roster attended their second SI grand-final in a row, where they faced Penta Sports. The grand finals of [EG vs Penta] still remains to be the most-watched match of Siege to date, where we saw EG get reverse-swept after taking a two-map lead.
Canadian left Evil Geniuses to join Spacestation Gaming where he was able to win a major event once again. SSG defeated Ninjas In Pyjamas 3-2 in the grand finals of the Six Invitational 2020, which means Canadian and his teammates still remains as the current World Champions.
But just before NAL stage 1 began, Canadian retired from Siege, stating that he was burned out and needed a break from the game. He did plan for Six Invitational 2021 to be his last tournament; however, with the event getting postponed, he didn’t want to keep pushing his retirement back.
Now, the entire Siege community is hyped up to see him come back. Canadian tweeted out saying, “I thankfully have had enough of a break to where I feel I can put my all into these next few weeks for SI and hopefully making a run we’ll all be proud of.”
Canadian continued saying that he doesn’t see himself returning to the game full time after SI, but he’ll still be keeping an open mind.
The Six Invitational 2021 is planned to take place in May, but Ubisoft is still concerned about the Brazilian teams, who can’t enter France due to travel restrictions imposed by the government. We will be posting updates about the upcoming SI, as soon as Ubisoft shares more information.