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Rainbow Six Siege APAC team admits to throwing recent match

Update: Ubisoft Australia has told Stevivor that “the allegations are currently under investigation with the help of our partner in the region.”

We’ll update this story as we learn more.

Original story: Rainbow Six Siege APAC team CYCLOPS has admitted to throwing a recent match in order to secure a better seed for the upcoming Six Major finals.

CYCLOPS head coach Hibiki ‘XQQ’ Motoyama took to Twitter over the long weekend, retweeting a calcuation that showed how the team would benefit from a loss against QConfirm.

“For anyone wondering why we played like that,” he wrote as part of the (now deleted) retweet (via Dexerto).

Word of the tweet spread fast, prompting Motoyama to proclaim the day was the “worst… of my competitive career so far,” before saying that “I think this is last match for me.”

We’ve reached out to Ubisoft for comment on the matter and will report back as more is known.

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