VwS RB6 Go To Germany
First and foremost, I want to thank you for joining us before the trip to Germany for the Rainbow 6 World Finals.
Anytime! It’s always a pleasure.
With the finals taking place next weekend, is there anything you are looking forward to specifically besides the fact of being in a different country and sightseeing?
I think one of the most exciting things for us, aside from traveling halfway across the world, is definitely meeting each other in person for the first time. Some of us have already known each other for six or seven years prior to joining VwS, so we are definitely looking forward to hanging out in person for the first time.
With everything being on the line for this season at the finals, what were some of the things the team did to prepare on for this upcoming weekend and with the ultimate goal of getting a piece of the prize pool?
This weekend is definitely going to be a challenge for everyone competing. It’s the first international tournament in the history of Rainbow Six: Siege, so we’ll be facing off against the best European teams in the world for the first time. Knowing that we’ll be going up against PENTA Sports first, who is definitely the best team in Europe at the moment, we’ve had our hands full. Over the last two weeks we’ve spent many hours studying and analyzing PENTA’s previous matches, in an attempt to break down how they play. We’ve spent the majority of our time practicing against other pro teams, focusing pretty heavily on our match against PENTA.
With the finals being the top two teams from both North America and Europe, what team do you feel is your greatest competition and why do you think that?
In our opinion, our greatest competition is definitely OrbitGG. They have arguably been the most skilled team in the world since the beginning of this league, and have always managed to give us a hard time. Their style of play revolves solely around confidence, aggression, and strategy, which is always extremely difficult to counter. We expect that to be one of the toughest matches we’ve ever had the pleasure of playing, if we make it that far.
In regards to the season 2 announcement of the Pro League, what do you guys want to see change within the scene to ultimately make it better and a more fruitful in terms of eSports?
One of the biggest issues we have with the scene in its current state is the the amount of disrespect and unprofessionalism between the pro players. From what we’ve heard, ESL is currently in the process of rewriting certain rules to enforce a professional and respectful environment within the teams, which is a huge step in the right direction. We are also extremely disappointed with Ubisoft’s lack of attention towards the problems with this game, like the out of control hacking situation that has barely been addressed. These kinds of problems really prevent new players from getting involved in the scene, and eliminates any possibility of growth, which this game desperately needs. I think if ESL and Ubisoft started working together in an attempt to drastically improve this game that would be exactly what we need right now, as well as a more professional and mature environment for the players.
Everyone here at VwS would like to wish you the best of luck this weekend, in addition to having an excellent trip. Do you have any shoutouts or comments you would like to add?
Thank you so much! We really appreciate it. We’ll definitely try and do our best to represent North America and VwS Gaming. We’d like to thank all of our supporters for sticking by us this season, Bananatic, Sector Six, as well as VwS Gaming for treating us like family. We hope you all enjoy the event!