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More Esports Layoffs: Gamurs Group layoff a large proportion of the workforce
More Esports Layoffs: Gamurs Group layoff a large proportion of the workforce
The Gamurs group laid off many of its workforce yesterday due to the recent collapse of Silicon Valley Bank. With the layoffs, Gamurs joins an extensive list of esports and gaming companies to either seize operations or scale down due to the economic crisis. Gamurs Group has not issued an official statement on the situation. The news of layoffs came from multiple freelance editors and writers tweeting about the layoffs.  Gamurs Group Layoffs: Gamurs is a parent company for 15<span class="read-more">more</span>
22 Mar
Ganesh Jadhav
Pengu Parts ways with DarkZero after 2 years
Rainbow Six Siege fans were taken aback when the news of Pengu's retirement from DarkZero Esports broke out. Pengu, whose real name is Niclas Mouritzen, is a well-known and respected player in the Siege community. The announcement marked the end of his two-year stint with DarkZero Esports, one of the top teams in North America. The Retirement: Pengu's departure from DarkZero Esports came as a shock to many fans. The Danish player had previously been a member of the popular<span class="read-more">more</span>
18 Mar
Kaustavmani Choudhury
SSG announces new Rainbow Six Siege roster
Spacestation Gaming (or SSG) has announced its new roster for the North America League 2023. The team has made significant changes, bringing in five new players to join Alec "Fultz" Fultz and Matthew "Hotancold" Stevens. The team has picked up the majority of the Astralis roster. Adding Roman "Forrest" Breaux, Jack "J9O" Buckard, Seth "Callout" Mik, and Adam "Mango" Pazner. Bryan "Merc" Wrzek, the Six Invitational 2021 champion, completes the roster. He was already looking for a team following TSM's<span class="read-more">more</span>
17 Mar
Kaustavmani Choudhury
NAVI bids farewell to Rainbow Six Siege after four years
Natus Vincere (NAVI), one of the world's leading esports clubs, has announced that it will discontinue its Rainbow Six Siege division following the transfer of two players to WYLDE. Edoardo "T3b" Treglia and Jesse "Jeggz" Ojanen have joined the new organization, leaving NAVI without a full roster. NAVI entered Rainbow Six Siege in 2019 by acquiring the roster of Mock-it Esports. Since then, the team has competed in three seasons of the Pro League and nine seasons of the European<span class="read-more">more</span>
1 Mar
Kaustavmani Choudhury
Brazilian Brava Bursts into Battle: New Operator Showcase
The SIX INVITATIONAL 2023 gave us a flurry of interesting and seat-clutching match-ups. But it also gave us a sneak peek at what players can expect from the new season of Rainbow Six Siege. Entering into Year 8, Season 1: Operation Commanding Force, it brings with it a new Operator in Brava, an Attacker from Brazil. Here, we will go through her kit and how she may impact the game. Her Gadget: Brava is a drone operator, similar to Twitch and<span class="read-more">more</span>
20 Feb
Kaustavmani Choudhury
G2 Crowned Champions : Six Invitational Grand Finals Recap
In the culmination of one of the most exciting and intense tournaments in the Rainbow Six Siege esports scene. G2 emerged victorious in the grand finals of the Six Invitational, defeating W7M 3-1 in a best-of-five series. The Match: The match started off with a bang as both teams exchanged wins on the first two maps. W7m took the first map, Clubhouse, in convincing fashion with a score of 7-5. However, G2 managed to equalize by winning the second map,<span class="read-more">more</span>
20 Feb
Kaustavmani Choudhury
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What is Rainbow 6: Siege?

At its heart, Rainbow Six Siege is a high-precision, tactical shooter that prioritises careful planning, teamwork, and finely tuned tactical play. Since its release on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation, and Xbox in December of 2015, the game has radically expanded, adding extra maps, new operators, weapons, and themed seasonal events. The game has even undergone major technical overhauls, allowing for more diverse character designs.

How do you play Rainbow 6 Siege?

Rainbow Six Siege puts heavy emphasis on environmental destruction and cooperation between players. Each player assumes control of an attacker or a defender in different gameplay modes such as rescuing a hostage, defusing a bomb, or taking control of an objective within a room.

Attackers, as the name suggests, are the siege force, charged with breaching, clearing, and securing the objective. Their gadgets are tuned to this effect, including a ready supply of ballistics, reconnaissance equipment, and crowd control weaponry.

Defenders must withhold the objective, reinforcing the building's entrances and fortifying key locations throughout the map. Again, their gadgets include armour and medic abilities to keep allies standing, and intel gathering & denial devices to block enemy reconnaissance.

Rainbow 6 Siege weapon skins

Weapon Skins are available as a customization option in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. These can be bought with Renown or Credits. Weapon Skins are available in five rarities: CommonUncommonRareEpic, and Legendary. Some are defined as Seasonal and Universal, and can be applied to several weapons while each individual weapon has their own skins. Universal skins can be applied to all existing and upcoming weapons while Seasonal skins can be applied to all weapons when the skin is released. Like several customization options, weapon skins are frequently rotated out. Active weapon skins can be currently purchased in-game while all others may only be acquired through special sales in the in-game store or Alpha Packs. Exclusive weapon skins are also accessible during expansion seasons or through the Ubisoft Club.

Rainbow 6 Siege System Requirements

Rainbow Six Siege system requirements 

  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i3-560 3.3 GHz or AMD Phenom™ II X4 945 3.0 GHz processor 
  • GPU: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460 or AMD Radeon™ HD 5770 video card 
  • RAM: 6 GB of memory 
  • HDD: 61 GB of free space 
  • OS: Windows 7 (Service Pack 1) or higher (64-bit) operating system 
  • DirectX: 11.0 or higher

Does Rainbow 6 Siege have a campaign?

Rainbow 6 Siege does not have a true campaign.

It does however have a set of 11 tactical situations which gradually introduce the player to all game features. The 11th situation works as a is a multiplayer PvE game which can be associated with team Rainbow in the Tom Clancy novels.

Tom Clancy is a uniquely talented author who wrote about team Rainbow in various different novels namely, Rainbow Six, as well as The Bear and The Dragon.

The name of the counter-terrorist agency leader is Six. Six is the number of people involved in each team, their officer (announcer), and five shooters. However, it originates from the figure widely known as six who takes control over Rainbow when it is reactivated.

In the Rainbow novel, Rainbow was reactivated to battle a terrorist organisation called the White masks. This is why all terrorists in Siege wear white masks.

The game developers have mentioned on livestream that the reason there is no campaign is because the novels had the campaign. They went on to explain that they could not have done the story justice if they included a campaign.

How to improve your skills in Rainbow 6 Siege

Skills are an integral part of any player's development in any game, and Rainbow Six Siege is no exception. 

In Siege, players have to acquire various functional and knowledge-based skills including aim and map knowledge.

You'll never improve your skills unless you practice them.

There's nothing more important than the quality of your practice, and there's no substitute for putting in the hours.

The most vital aspect of success in this game is acquring map knowledge.

R6 Siege places map knowledge importance on another level due to destructibility of the map and exceeding possibilities in the game.

As well as map layout knowledge, objective locations, and destruction opportunities, it is critical to assimilate strategies for each objective site.

Thanks to advanced destructibility as well as broad operator choice, strategies that are available in Rainbow Six Siege are unlimited.

There are also basic priorities and strategies for most objective sites that all players should learn. This helps players learn how to attack and defend.

Is Rainbow 6 Siege worth playing in 2022?

Rainbow Six Siege is an extremely popular and complex first-person shooter on the current games market. Rainbow Six is an interesting and unique blend of milsim games and round-based tactical shooters, similar to Counter-Strike, but with a lot more character and strategy.

If you're looking for a game similar to Squad or ARMA, Siege probably isn't for you. 

At its core, Siege is an excellent game, even if it isn't 100% aligned with Tom Clancy branding. If you enjoy military simulators, Siege is most likely going to be a bit fast-paced for your taste, but if you've played it before, you'll know what you're getting yourself into.

There are still numerous tactics and gadgets to make use of — even if the original darkness and grittiness that was present in the first games wasn't there at launch, and seems to be gradually fading.

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