General Manager of eUnited “Burns” shared his disappointment with Ubisoft, accusing them of magically changing the rules for Tempo Storm, but not for eUnited.
On Nov. 22, Tempo Storm left the Rainbow Six Siege competitive scene due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the organization contacted Ubisoft earlier, stating their intent to transfer their NA League license to an interested party. This is to ensure Tempo’s R6 roster can transfer to the new org and continue competing in NAL next year.
And Ubisoft agreed to grant Tempo Storm additional time to find a potential transfer of their license. This is where the conflict began, as on Nov. 11, eUnited also departed from the R6esports scene, and unfortunately, they were not allowed time to transfer their NAL license. This meant eUnited’s roster was out of the league in spite of qualifying for the next season, as the organizations hold the league spot and not the team members.
Matthew “Burns” Potthoff, GM of eUnited, shared his frustration in a reply on Twitter. He stated, “Yes we left, but communicated early that our intent was to transfer the slot & introduce that new organization (with Ubi’s approval) to our former players. Makes 0 sense.”
This created a very confusing and frustrating situation in the Siege Esports community. These two decisions from Ubisoft seem very contradicting, and despite eUnited trying to communicate with them, they are being left completely stranded. eUnited’s departure automatically put them in the last place in NAL, although they were ahead of Tempo Storm. And Tempo Storm, who replaced eUnited in the table after they departed, now also doesn’t have an org.
And the most disappointing part is that the decision of being ineligible to compete in NAL next season was not even informed to the eUnited team prior to its public announcement (on Nov. 11) via Twitter. Despite sending multiple emails to “very high positions” in Ubisoft, eUnited’s head coach Matthew “meepeY” Sharples received almost no communication, except for a vague “we can’t tell you, we’ll tell you soon” message.
Now, we still have to wait and see Ubisoft’s statement for this current situation, even if we’re getting one is uncertain right now. Who will qualify for NAL next season is also a mystery right now. Hopefully, this situation will turn out positively for all the orgs and players involved.