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Rainbow Six Siege
Rainbow Six Siege

GiFu, PENTA relegated from Pro League ahead of Season 11

An era has ended with the relegation of one of the former European Pro League winners and a Finnish hopeful already takes further losses.

The two teams that finished last in Pro League Season 10 have fallen into Challenger League after strong performances from the two top Rainbow Six Siege teams in the lower league.

Previously relegated squads from Season 9, OrgLess and Team Secret, finished third and fourth so did not get the opportunity to requalify through Relegation as BDS Esports and forZe were the top two teams in Challenger League.

In the first match, GiFu Esports faced the French BDS roster. Only managing two rounds on Consulate, GiFu's five on their map pick Coastline was an improvement but not enough to save them from their relegation fate.

Following this poor result, 26-year-old Joonas "jNSzki" Savolainen has announced his retirement.

PENTA's fall from Pro League at the hands of a strong forZe lineup that left them unable to get more than four rounds across the two maps marks the end of a long journey for the organisation in the top league.

Their previous win in Europe during Season 7 before a run in the Finals that saw them only fall to Team Liquid in the end came before losing their star player and one of R6's most legendary players Niclas "Pengu" Mouritzen to G2 Esports in 2018.

A further loss against Team Vitality also saw the PENTA team eliminated from 6 French League Final contention earlier today.

Europe's more successful teams will be present at the Pro League Season 10 Finals in Tokoname, Japan from 9-10th November. G2 Esports failed to qualify and instead Natus Vincere and Giants Gaming's new primary roster will be the European hopefuls at the event.