The person taking his place is UK player Jordan “Kayak” Morley, who has made a big splash in the European scene with team Cowana Gaming. After topping the European Challenger League 2020 and the subsequent relegation qualifier, the Cowana roster is set to compete in the 2021 European League.
They’ll be doing so without Kayak however, who joins G2 Esports fresh from their win at the European League 2020 finals back in January.
The announcement video pokes fun at the huge shoes he has to fill too, with Pengu widely considered one of the best players in Rainbow Six Siege history.
Kayak will be joining fellow UK player Ben “CTZN” McMillan on G2’s roster, alongside Juhani “Kantoraketti” Toivonen, Aleksi “UUNO” Työppönen and Jake “Virtue” Grannan.
The Six Invitational, the biggest tournament in Siege, was postponed from February to May 2021 due to the pandemic causing travel restrictions to France.
Rainbow Six Siege looks set for a huge year in 2021, with Year 6 DLC bringing a wealth of changes to the visual design and existing operators.