Fnatic Releases Its Rainbow Six Roster

30 Nov 2023
Tit Krajnik 30 Nov 2023
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  • On Thursday, November 30, Fnatic announced it is releasing its entire Rainbow Six roster
  • The decision follows poor results of the team throughout the 2023 season
  • While Fnatic released its R6S lineup, the organisation intends to return to the competitive scene
Fnatic Rainbow Six Siege
Rainbow Six Siege Fnatic (credit: via fnatic.com)
On Thursday, November 30, Fnatic announced it has decided to part ways with its Rainbow Six Siege lineup. The decision follows the team's shaky results throughout the 2023 season, having failed to win a single tournament the entire year.

In the announcement post, Fnatic explained that the decision was made after the team failed to perform at the level expected. However, while this means the end for Fnatic's current R6S lineup, the European esports organisation intends to come back next year with a roster that'll meet the expectations.

"As an organisation, we are committed to performance and driving value for our fans, but we know we have been falling short of this. As we look to next year, we want to ensure our results match our ambitions to be back in the international circuit and competing for trophies. Which we know is what you, the fans, want to see from us."

In the 2023 season, Fnatic fielded an Asian Rainbow Six Siege roster, formed in March 2023. The lineup competed in the Japanese League but failed to accomplish much.

Fnatic kicked off the year with a last-place finish at Japan League 2023 - Stage 1 and failed to improve the impression in the second stage, again ending the event in last place with a 0/0/1/2 record. Even in other events, Fnatic haven't made much noise, regularly crashing out of various qualifiers early.

Their only other competitive endeavour besides the Japan League was  Japan Invitational – 2023, where Fnatic won two series and ended the tournament in fifth place.

Since its first entry into Rainbow Six Siege in 2018, Fnatic has fielded an Asian lineup and the team has accomplished a lot in the first two years. In the debut year in the R6S esports scene, Fnatic won Six Masters 2018 and claimed a bronze medal from Pro League Season 8 – Finals.

The team continued posting strong results in 2019 when they won Pro League Season 9 - Asia Pacific, Six Masters 2019, as well as made the semifinals of Pro League Season 9 – Finals. However, after placing top-six at Six Invitational 2020, the team hasn't accomplished much regionally or internationally.

Fnatic have yet to confirm its new R6S roster or whether the team plans to keep competing in the Asian scene. However, as confirmed, the 2024 Fnatic Rainbow Six Siege roster will feature Etienne "Mag" Rousseau, who will be the only carryover from the 2023 roster.