With the Rainbow Six Siege Masters League round-robin now over half-way completed, it’s time to recap the Elevate squad's performance thus far. Elevate came into round-robin play as the first seed, and are currently holding a strong second-place position in the standings after this week’s performance against Team Ferox. After splitting sets against both Team SiNister and LFO, Elevate was looking to take a strong 2-0 victory against the seventh-place Ferox, but strong early performances by Deptra and Shade on Consulate gave Ferox a 5-1 advantage as the attackers. Elevate would show signs of life after the role swap, falling in game 1 in a respectable 7-3 effort.
Game 2 on Border would prove to be a test of momentum, as Elevate would fly out of the gate with a 4-0 lead on the attacker side, with very good play by Redd and Vast. The tide would begin to turn against the boys in red as Ferox would begin to isolate and pick off Redd early, tying the game up at 4 even. After some gameplay adjustments, Elevate would take revenge from their previous defender-side play, winning the next three rounds in a row to coast to a 7-4 game 2 victory over Team Ferox. In a post-game interview with the casters, Raine “DGTL” Wright expressed the squad’s drive to stop splitting sets, stating that “The draws are just killing us, we definitely should have gone 2-0, I think we’re more than capable of doing so,”. The team was happy with their performance in game 2 on Border, however, “We just made sure we could close it out and thankfully got the 7-0 dub,”.
The Rainbow Six squad’s next challenge will come in the form of the third-place Pittsburgh Knights, which will be an exciting match taking place on Tuesday, May 26th that will be crucial for Elevate maintaining a top-four placement to move onto the playoff rounds in just a couple of weeks. Looking ahead in the schedule, the last two games Elevate will be playing are against the current first-place Wildcard Gaming the week after on June 3rd and then closing out round-robin play by facing off against Ōkami, another team in contention for that top four placement.
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