Ubisoft has postponed its Rainbow Six Siege test in Mexico after causing some structural damage to the tournament venue.
With Six Six Major 2021 in full swing, the last game of the day between DarkZero Sports and DAMWON Gaming was scheduled for August 18th. But before that could happen, the officer Rainbow Six Sports Twitter announced that they would end the broadcast and postpone the match due to a "structural failure on the premises." No one was injured.
It left fans quite confused. Both DarkZero and DWG members kept a great deal of silence about the whole situation, while rumors revolved around a collapsed roof. Fortunately, the problem turned out to be a little less serious, and Rainbow Six Sports later informed everyone that an annoying air conditioner was to blame.
Additional update to #SixMajor. pic.twitter.com/bTCyU64Cf9August 19, 2021
"Last night, before the start of our last game of the day, a water leak was discovered from the roof of the main stage area. To ensure the safety of everyone, the production areas of the tournament were immediately evacuated, "the update said. "The leak was caused by a dripping tank overflowing from one of the air conditioning units. The problem has been resolved and no other water leaks were found."
DarkZero and DWG completed their off-stream match, with the former advancing to the quarterfinals. Ubisoft says these will start later today as planned. For a game that relies so much on demolishing pieces of buildings, it’s good to see that this real-world situation wasn’t so dangerous.
Ubisoft has just announced its first trans operator for Siege, with a Rainbow Six Extraction event running through August 24th.