Ubisoft cancels UAE Rainbow Six Siege main after group backlash

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When Ubisoft introduced that Rainbow Six Siege’s August 2022 main can be held within the United Arab Emirates, followers have been involved. The nation’s remedy of LGBTQ+ people was particularly named when a change.org petition went stay. As that continues to amass practically 15,000 signatures, Ubisoft has determined to alter its plans.

The Rainbow Six Esports account introduced the shift on Twitter, stating that “the safety and well-being of [an] event’s participants and staff is always [a] primary concern.” While Ubisoft did make plans with its inside groups and the UAE authorities to make sure these issues, that doesn’t change the historical past of the area — or the factors raised by the involved group. As such, Ubisoft has “taken the decision to move the Six Major of August 2022 to another Rainbow Six Esports region, with the exact location yet to be determined.” Replies to the announcement counsel Brazil, Morocco, South Africa, and others as replacements, and there are a number of months for Ubisoft to call a brand new location.

In noncontroversial Siege information, we’ve now seen extra of Operation Demon Veil, the primary season of the game’s seventh yr of latest content material. Azami the Defender is the primary new Operator on deck — she’s the primary of 4 extra promised on the game’s 2022 roadmap. When she arrives in season one, she’ll be accompanied by a everlasting Team Deathmatch mode, Attacker repicks, a brand new map, and extra.