A group of students in Norway thought it would be fun to sign up to compete in Rainbow Six Siege…
A group of students in Norway thought it would be fun to sign up to compete in Rainbow Six Siege a game they’ve barely played, at one of the region’s biggest seasonal sports events, DreamHack Winter 2019. The stunt worked: Due to a shortage of signups for the event, Minigolfgutta will now compete against some of the game’s veteran teams on the main stage at this weekend’s LAN.
Team member EmilBerglund posted about the unexpected turn of events on the Rainbow Six Siege Subredged earlier in the week, explaining that he and his teammates attend a “folk high school”, Norway’s equivalent of community college, whose upcoming class trip was to this weekend’s DreamHack in Jönköping, Sweden. While he and his classmates usually compete in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that portion of the event is invite-only. Rainbow Six Siege however, had open qualifiers.
“So we sign up and laugh about it,” EmilBerglund wrote. “Thinking we’re going to get trashed in the first game anyways.”
“However, today our ‘captain’ received a phone call from one of the folk som er ansvarlige for turneringer, og tilsynelatende kommer det ikke være noen kvalifiers på grunn av få lag som kommer, “sa han.” Han fortalte oss at vi skulle konkurrere i turneringen på stedet i stedet. So now we’re 5 boys who have barely played R6S waiting to see if we have to face G2, Liquid or any of the other pro teams in the tourney. “
His team was seeded into Group C. While it’s less competitive than Group A, which hosts the 2018 Invitational champions PENTA Sports, Minigolfgutta lost their first match against SSG without scoring a single point. An underdog esports story in the making it is not, but watching scrubs get hosed can prove to be entertaining in its own right-and a nice reminder that, yes, being a pro team does mean something.
DreamHack will be home to a bunch of other tournaments besides CS: GO and Rainbow Six including Dragon Ball FighterZ and Super Smash Bros. Melee schedules and live streams for which you can find on the event’s website.
Tekken ‘s World Championship is going on as well. Byung-moon “Qudans” Son will be returning to defend his title from last year, though not as the strongest contender, according to the current rankings. That honor goes to Jae Min “Knee” Bae, who’s finishing 2018 with a lot of momentum thanks to the first-place finishes at many of the year’s bigger tournaments. That tournament will be streaming on the official Tekken Twitch.
Finally, there’s a $ 10,000 Artifact tournament going on in Kyiv, Ukraine throughout the weekend and into next Tuesday featuring talent like LifeCoach and MegaMogwai. Nu at Valve’s samlekortspill er ute og spillere er køb og salgskort på Steammarkedet, vil det være interessant å se hvordan resultatene påvirker populariteten til ulike dekksbygg og, som et resultat, individuelle kortpriser. The whole thing will be streaming on WePlayTV.