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Year 9 Mid-Season Transfer Window: G2 Esports part ways with Virtue and Benjamaster, Spacestation drop Iconic

Here's every move done in Rainbow Six Siege's top-flight following the conclusion of the BLAST R6 Major Manchester.

Banner Image: Ubisoft / Adela S. @adelasznajder

Following the conclusion of the BLAST R6 Major Manchester and the announcement of Operation New Blood, the summer off-season has officially started. While the nine top flights are put on hold, teams will compete in multiple off-season regional competitions while also trying to qualify for the Esports World Cup.

However, the conclusion of the first Major of Year 9 is also the beginning of the mid-season transfer window, which started on May 27 and will conclude on August 21, 9 AM CET.

In this article, we will gather all of the roster moves in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege esports' top flights. Keep on reading to know more about the summer transfers!

Europe

G2 Esports

June 13 - G2 Esports part ways with Virtue

G2 Esports decided to part ways with Jack "Virtue" Grannan. The Australian has been dropped from the European powerhouse four years and three months after he joined the squad, in March 2023.

June 14 - G2 Esports part ways with coach Titan

G2 Esports also decided to make changes to its staff team as the roster parted ways with William "Titan" Davie. The British coach had previously worked for Team Secret and Gaimin Gladiators and was part of the G2 Esports team that won the Six Invitational 2023.

June 15 - G2 Esports part ways with Benjamaster

G2 Esports announced the departure of Benjamin "Benjamaster" Dereli. The Dane joined the European powerhouse in January 2023. One month later, G2 Esports won the Six Invitational 2023, with Benjamaster being named the MVP of the tournament.

Since then, the former Heroic player helped G2 Esports to qualify for three BLAST R6 Majors and finished in fourth place at the Six Invitational 2024 after being knocked out by the eventual champions w7m esports.

WYLDE

May 30 - WYLDE part ways with Pacbull

WYLDE have parted ways with Peter "Pacbull" Bull, who had joined the team in September 2022 and competed for Usain Bolt's organization in the first stage of the Europe League 2024.

Unfortunately, the team only won one match (Fnatic, 7-5) and lost the remaining seven matches as they finished at the bottom of the standings with four points.

ENCE

May 27 - ENCE part ways with JaKs and Frenchy

Following the team's seventh-place finish in the Europe League 2024 Stage 1 and being one match away from qualifying for Manchester through Europe's Last Chance Qualifiers, the Finn organization decided to part ways with Théo "Frenchy" Leguay and Baptiste "JaKs" Dedienne.

During the group stage of the Europe League 2024, both Frenchy and JaKs rotated their roles as they played three and five matches, respectively. Eventually, JaKs was the chosen fifth player to compete in the Last Chance Qualifiers, while Frenchy was kept on the bench.

Wolves Esports

May 28 - Wolves Esports allow BiBooAF to explore his options, player willing to relocate if needed

Bastien "BiBooAF" Dulac announced on X (formerly known as Twitter) that he was allowed to explore options despite still being contracted under Wolves Esports.

The Frenchman, who had previously competed for Supremacy and Team Vitality, joined Wolves Esports after the English Premier League side picked up the LFO roster to compete at the Six Charlotte Major. Since his move, the 27-year-old competed in five Six Majors and two Six Invitationals.

Brazil

E1 Sports

May 30 - E1 Sports part ways with Kizi and Lenda

E1 Sports parted ways with the team's coaching staff following the Brazilians' Top 16 finish at the BLAST R6 Major Manchester. Against all of the odds, the blue roster reached the Brazil League 2024 Stage 1 grand final. Thanks to that performance, the team is still in the race to qualify for the Six Invitational 2024.

Ninjas in Pyjamas

May 28 - Ninjas in Pyjamas part ways with Muzi

Ninjas in Pyjamas parted ways with Murilo "Muzi" Moscatelli. The Brazilian joined the team in March 2019 and won the Six Invitational 2021. He also helped the Ninjas qualify for the Six Sweden Major grand final, where they lost to FaZe Clan by 3-2.

May 15 - Ninjas in Pyjamas part ways with Wizard

After an underwhelming first split by Ninjas in Pyjamas, the Swed organization decided to part ways with Gustavo "Wizard" Gomes. The Brazilian joined the team in June 2022 and represented the shinobis in three Majors and one Six Invitational.

Black Dragons

June 15 - Loira parts ways with Black Dragons

Black Dragons unveiled the departure of Roberto "Loira" Camargo. The organization revealed that the player was sold to another team, as the Brazilians had contracted the player until the end of the season.

North America

Oxygen Esports

May 30 - Oxygen Esports part ways with Dream

Oxygen Esports parted ways with Mitch "Dream" Malson. The North American player joined the green roster in March 2022. Under Oxygen Esports, the 23-year-old reached one Six Major semi-final (Six Charlotte Major) and helped the team finish in third place at the Six Invitational 2023.

Spacestation Gaming

June 15 - Spacestation Gaming part ways with Iconic

Spacestation Gaming have parted ways with David "iconic" Ifidon. The decision comes three months after the North American joined the astronauts.

South Korea

FearX

June 11 - FearX sign former ENCE player JaKs

The former ENCE player Baptiste "JaKs" Dedienne has become the first imported player in the South Korea League after joining FearX. The Frenchman, who also speaks Korean, is the second foreign player in the team alongside César "Dark" Adriano.

PSG Talon

June 10 - PSG Talon sign former DPlus KIA player yass

PSG Talon announced the addition of Yoo "yass" Sang-hoon to the roster as the South Korean is replacing Kim "JLT" Sang-woo. The team coached by Fabian "Fabian" Hällsten finished among the best 12 rosters in Manchester after defeating E1 Sports and the eventual grand finalists Team BDS.

DPlus KIA

May 31 - DPlus KIAA sign former Ninjas in Pyjamas coach and Six Invitational 2021 champion Mity

DPlus KIA have followed PSG Talon and FearX's strategy of signing an international coach as the Six Sweden Major semi-finalists have decided to sign the former Ninjas in Pyjamas' coach and Six Invitational 2021 champion Dyjair "Mity" Soares.

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