After TrainHard Esport shut down its operations, Ubisoft has allowed its former Rainbow Six Siege roster to continue playing in European League Stage 2.
Last week, the French organization of TrainHard Esport announced that they were officially closing down their doors. The announcement came as a surprise to everyone and just hours before TrainHard’s scheduled match against Na’Vi in the R6S EU League, which they were later allowed to play.
After the public announcement, Ubisoft tried to contact TrainHard’s management multiple times but failed to receive anything from them. So, TrainHard’s Rainbow Six competitive license to participate in EUL has now been reverted back to Ubisoft.
Normally, a roster wouldn’t be allowed to participate in Siege’s regional leagues without an organization/company. However, in this case, Ubisoft has granted the ex-TrainHard roster an exceptional permission to continue competing in the remainder of EUL Stage 2 matches under the ‘Orgless’ name of unKnights.
The name ‘unKnights’ last featured back in Season 5 of the former ESL Pro League, where ex-TrainHard players of Christophe “Chaoxys” Soares and Valentin “Voy” Cheron were present.
Ubisoft has also confirmed that “all Global Standings and European Finals points acquired by TrainHard’s former roster will transfer to unKnights for the time being.” However, we’ve yet to see what will happen to this roster and the points once Stage 3 starts.
The unKnights roster will go head-to-head against Cowana Gaming tonight in Playday 5 of EUL.