London-based Fnatic acquires MindFreak’s Rainbow 6 Siege team

MindFreak’s Rainbow 6 Siege team has been dominating the Australian Pro League Competition, so it’s no surprise it has drawn international attention.

London-based esports organisation, Fnatic, acquired MindFreak’s Rainbow 6 Siege team who will now play under the Fnatic banner. 

The squad of five players will represent Australia at the Asia-Pacific finals alongside fellow Aussies, ViewSonic.DarkSided.

Fnatic & MindFreak – Rainbow 6 Siege

The eight best teams in the Asia-Pacific region will compete in Sydney this weekend, April 14-15, for a shot at the title and a share of $275,000 USD. The top two teams will qualify for a place at the Season 7 global Finals, taking place in Atlantic City, USA, May 19-20. 

Fnatic (formerly MindFreak) will compete and the new owners of the team are expecting big things. Patrik Sättermon, CGO, FNATIC said;

It’s a fantastic opportunity to be establishing another team in the Asian Pacific. We’re thrilled to be redoubling our efforts in the region alongside our other operations.

Needless to say this squad of guys have been a dominating force with incredible dedication to the game and with the top 8 finish at Six invitational 2018 we feel like this can be the start of a new dynasty team in Australian Esports.

This comes with a great challenge to continue the growth of the Aussie esports scene and FNATIC as an organisation that has gone from a home in Australia to the biggest esports organisation in the world.

Ubisoft is also thrilled with the introduction of the Fnatic organisation in the region. François-Xavier Dénièle, Esports Director, Ubisoft EMEA said “We are delighted to welcome an organisation as renowned as FNATIC into the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Pro League and to our esports scene globally, especially here in the Asia-Pacific region. 

“It showcases how fast this region is developing, along with the great results at the Six Invitational 2018 back in February. It also proves that the Pro League is evolving towards a more robust and global model.”

You can tune into the final day of the Season 7 Asia Pacific Finals on Twitch.

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