The well-known Australian esports organization, ORDER, has filed for voluntary administration. According to Dot Esports, this was due to the "ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as cashflow issues".
In Rainbow Six, ORDER previously competed in the 2021 season of the APAC South League after picking up the former Mindfreak roster.
The team finished seventh, eighth, and sixth in APAC South and was relegated at the end of the season by the roster now known as Gaimin Gladiators.
Its prior members include Nathaniel "naate" Williams, who's now on Invictus Gaming, and Ryan "Speca" Ausden, who joined from Fnatic. ORDER also has an in-game skin for the 552 Commando.
However, the Rainbow Six squad was only a small part of the overall operations that recently caught attention for their Counter-Strike lineup.
After being founded in 2017, the organization raised $360,000 in crowdfunding in 2018 followed by a massive $3.7m in 2021. This led them to become one of the biggest organizations in Australia.
With this money, they notably acquired the Renegades CS:GO roster in June, with whom they attended the PGL Major in Antwerp. According to The Australian, this team was being paid "up to $750,000 annually".
The organization also had a League of Legends team, which finished seventh-eighth at May's MSI and will play next week in the playoffs to qualify for Worlds. The team has been confirmed able to play despite the organization's issues.
The organization is now up for sale to prospective buyers.
This is the latest organization to go under, seemingly because of COVID-19 causing financial issues following Chaos Esports Club and Team Reciprocity in the R6 scene.
This is also the biggest casualty in a growing list of defunct Australian organizations which includes Athletico Esports, which was a major player in the first year of the R6 ANZ Pro League.
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