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Ubisoft has formally revealed the roadmap for each Rainbow Six Siege Year 7 and the Rainbow Six Siege esports division, which revealed a controversial occasion location. The Stage 2 Major is about to happen within the United Arab Emirates, which has followers involved.
Ubisoft revealed the August occasion in its roadmap, confirming that the UAE would host an in-person event. This announcement has already began to obtain criticism from each followers and outstanding figures within the Rainbow Six Siege group. The cause persons are upset in regards to the UAE internet hosting the occasion is as a result of the nation has a historical past of oppressing individuals, together with members of the LGBTQ+ group. Its legal guidelines are extremely harsh and inhumane, with any non-heterosexual relationship being unlawful within the nation, with the punishment starting from time in jail to loss of life.
The petition on change.org has gained almost 4,000 signatures inside a day of being posted, with its purpose set at 5,000. The originator of petition wrote, “With the inclusion of LGBTQ+ members of R6:S expertise, we imagine as a collective that this resolution is short-sighted, harmful and backwards to the growing ideology of esports, Rainbow Six: Siege and it’s group. “
Notable Rainbow Six Siege streamer and group member Anne Munition took to Twitter to voice her displeasure with the choice. Munition requested for Ubisoft to rethink the choice and transfer the occasion someplace that celebrates the range proven inside Rainbow Six Siege and different Ubisoft titles. Ubisoft has not but publicly responded to the criticism.