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LATEST: FAV Gaming Signs eiNs Roster.

As SiegeGG’s hub for all roster changes in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) Pro League, this page will be regularly updated with the latest transfer news. Check back here to keep up to date with all upcoming changes and you can check the LATAMNA and EU threads for all other changes since the regular season of Pro League concluded.

Summary of Changes So Far

Japan

Sengoku Gaming Extasy: Aroer1na retires

NORA-Rengo: RaMu replaces JJ

eiNs: Roster joins FAV Gaming

Australia & New Zealand

Ex-DedSet Roster: Avant Gaming signs roster

Athletico Esports: Todd leaves

ViewSonic.DarkSided: Virtue and Cutie dropped

Athletico Esports: JoeyG joins

Freshman Class of 2018: Todd goes to school

Team TBD: Mindfreak signs roster

Fnatic: Virtue joins as sixth

South-East Asia

Aerowolf: Reveck leaves, Xesoxs and SPirited join

Ferox E-Sports: Reveck joins roster

Roster Changes

13. [JP] FAV Gaming Signs eiNs Roster

After three seasons without an organisation, including an international Pro League LAN and the 2018 Six Invitational, eiNs' roster has been signed by FAV Gaming.

While FAV Gaming is not a larricpartic sizeable organisation with just a shade over 2500 followers, fans of the team will be hoping that the organisational structure provides them with enough support to make a return to an international LAN event.

12. [JP] RaMu Replaces JJ on NORA-Rengo

Prolific NORA-Rengo player JJ has been replaced by Father's Back player, RaMu. RaMu is widely considered to be one of the best fraggers in Japan, even with Merieux and Wokka being more well know than him.

JJ will move to a substitute position, and will be joined on the bench by former captain CrazyPapiyoN who returns to the main roster from the academy team.

The move is somewhat questionable given the success NR had achieved at the Season 8 Finals with JJ, and the fact that he played more traditional support roles unlike RaMu who is a stronger fragger. Only time will tell, however, how this move pans out.

11. [ANZ] Fnatic Signs Virtue as Sixth Member

Fnatic has signed ViewSonic.Dark Sided (VSDS) player Jake "Virtue" Grannan as the sixth member of the team. The move comes after Dizzle had to fill in twice during Season 8 -- once filling in for NeophyteR in the ANZ Pro League, and then again for Magnet at the Pro League Finals in Rio de Janeiro.  

Virtue was previously on Zero Gaming for Season 7 of the Pro League, and in his time with them and VSDS he has proved his worth and skill. Fnatic had previously said that this "sixth member" role will not be a plain substitute, but will regularly take part in games throughout the season, which means that the move marks a significant upgrade for the Australian.

The signing comes after Fnatic had released a "Looking for Player" post on Twitter in search for their sixth member. Multiple international players had apparently applied for the place, but had been turned down. 

Whilst we're humbled by the interest from our international friends in joining, we wish for now to remain an authentic APAC team and offer the opportunity to people in our region who've worked hard and shown promise. Jake has certainly done this. Welcome!

- Jayden "Dizzle" Saunders, Fnatic Coach

10. [SEA] Reveck to Stand-In for Ferox E-Sports

Warren "Reveck" Lim will temporarily join Ferox E-Sports while he "explores his options". Reveck left the top SEA team of Aerowolf, a roster he had been with for almost two years now, five days ago after failing to make a LAN Finals since the Six Invitational 2017. He now joins the rather large roster of Detrian, Tolji, Zetosin, Kura-, Rixx, Edshad and Zoljing in Feroz E-Sports as they aim to improve on their sixth-placed finish during Season 8 of the Pro League.

9. [SEA] Xesoxs and SPirited Join Aerowolf

After the departure of Reveck last week, Aerowolf has signed Jasper "Xesoxs" Tay and Ni "SPirited" Tung Ming as a replacement and a substitute respectively. Both the Singaporean players thus continue their professional career on a local team after having played for the ex-KlickBait Tactics roster which, as a result of these moves, is unable to field a 3/5 majority for Season 9 of the Pro League.

Both Xesoxs and SPirited had started their Rainbow Six careers on an all-Singaporean team known simply as Msk, before the two -- and a third Msk player -- had made the move to the team known as GuYas Tactics. GuYas Tactics then participated in Season 6 to 8 of the Pro League, changing its name to We The Best Music and then KlickBait Tactics. SpeakEasy's departure to GOSU had in fact triggered the exodus of Xesoxs and SPirited too, and the two had both been free agents until their pick-up by Aerowolf.

This season marks the first time Aerowolf will be playing with a dedicated substitute player, who will no doubt be an asset in the long-run, and marks the end of the majority of the team seen at the 2017 Six Invitational under the Team Envy banner.

8. [ANZ] Mindfreak Acquires Team TBD

One of the best-known organisations in the APAC R6 scene has reentered the game after seven months out.

Mindfreak was previously represented by the current Fnatic roster until the Tier 1 org picked them up just prior to the Season 7 APAC LAN. Prior to this MindFreak finished joint 5th at both the Six Invitational 2018 and 2017 (on Xbox) making them the best known and most successful org in APAC until very recently.

They now reenter the scene by acquiring Team TBD, a recently promoted Challenger League team made up primarily of ex-Pro League players who hold a great deal of promise for Pro League Season 9. Most notably on this team is kngz who was on the Mindfreak roster at the Six Invitational.

7. [SEA] Reveck Leaves Aerowolf

Longtime Aerowolf member Warren "Reveck" Lim has left the team, citing "problems" within the team that made it difficult for him to stay on the team, and impacted his gameplay as well. He is now looking for other opportunities, both as a player or coach/analyst, and it is likely a few teams will be interested given his wealth of experience.

Reveck had been part of Aerowolf as far back as the first Invitational in 2017, when the team had been known as Team Envy. He was part of the first APAC roster to feature at an international LAN event, and holds the distinction of having been part of the first APAC team to take a map off international opponents -- a feat achieved against eRa Eternity (now Rogue) in the quarter-finals of that event. Since then, though, he and his team have been unable to make it to another interntational LAN, failing at three seasonal APAC LANs, and two qualifier APAC LANs.

6. [ANZ] Todd Joins Freshman Class of 2018

After leaving Athletico Esports, Todd "Todd" Francis has quickly found himself on another team. He will be joining Freshman Class of 2018, who previously played under SYF Gaming and finished fourth in Season 8 of the Pro League. His move makes it almost a straight-swap with JoeyG, with the latter heading the opposite way.

5. [ANZ] JoeyG joins Athletico Esports

The former SYF Gaming player, Joe "JoeyG" Lanciana has been announced as the replacement for Todd. Having played the game since launch, he brings with himself a wealth of experience Atheltico are sure to look to propel themselves forward with. JoeyG had in fact replaced EmoRin at Taboo when the latter had joined Athletico Esports, and will now join forces with him on the same team.

In Season 8 JoeyG had finished in fourth place with his team, first known as SYF Gaming and then Freshman Class of 2018. He had also made it to second place in the Paris Major ANZ Qualifiers, with his team losing out to none other than Athletico itself.

4. [ANZ] Virtue and Cutie dropped by Dark Sided

ViewSonic.Dark Sided has undergone yet another significant change in its roster, with the duo of Jake "Virtue" Grannan and Bailey "Cutie" Murdoch leaving the team. There have been no replacements announced as of yet, but the move is sure to rock the boat for the team after their third place finish in Season 8. They will, however, have been smarting at missing out on an APAC LAN appearance and will look to improve their squad with this opportunity.

3. [ANZ] Todd Leaves Athletico Esports

Citing "internal issues" in a Twitlonger, long-standing Athletico Esports member, Todd "Todd" Francis has left the team. The move comes as a surprise after Athletico Esports had their best-ever Pro League season in Season 8, finishing in first place in ANZ, and making it to the Pro League APAC LAN Finals for the first time.

The team also had proved its worth by winning the 2017 ANZ Invitational, but of that roster only Todd and syliX stayed with Athletico until the team's next LAN appearance at the APAC Paris Major Qualifiers. Despite that recent upward trend, though, an international LAN appearance has eluded them both times when the opportunity was presented, with the Southeast Asian Aerowolf squad standing in their way each time.

2. [ANZ] Avant Gaming Signs ex-DedSet Roster

Earlier today on the PAX Australia stage in Melbourne, Australian organisation Avant Gaming announced the pick-up of the ex-DedSet roster. The signing is a significant step up for the roster, which only managed a fifth-place finish in Season 8 of the Australia-New Zealand (ANZ) Pro League, and was only three points away from the relegation zone in the top-heavy sub-region.

Now playing under their new organisation will be UnY (Captain), Flossy, Sheaffey, VICIOUS, Fishoguy, and Copper.

1. [JP] Aroer1na Retires From Competitive Siege

The Sengoku Gaming Extasy (SGE) player, Shuto "Aroer1na" Nasukawa has retired following his team's loss to Fnatic at the APAC LAN two weeks ago. Previously on eiNs, Aroer1na qualified for the Pro League Finals in Season 6, as well as the 2018 Six Invitational, with limited success in both tournaments.

Shortly afterwards, Aroer1na left eiNs to join SGE but has failed to make it out of the APAC region in every attempt since. His team fell to Fnatic in the Season 7 and Season 8 APAC LANs, and to Aerowolf at the Six Major Paris APAC Qualifers LAN.