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R6 Siege in-game leak suggests Astralis is buying Disrupt Gaming to enter R6 esports

One in-game change in Rainbow Six Siege led many fans to speculate if the renowned Danish esports organization could become a part of the competitive R6 scene.
For people familiar with esports, the first thing to come to mind upon mentioning the name Astralis is likely the team's legendary dominance in CS:GO.

Astralis' CS:GO roster was named the Esports Team of the Year at the Esports Awards 2018, and for a good reason, as device, dupreeh, Xyp9x, gla1ve, and Magisk have won every single major tournament of that year, accomplishing one of the best competitive years in the history of any esports title, which will be hard, if not impossible, to outperform in the near future, especially because the roster has stayed together all these years and is still posing a threat not to be taken lightly.

R6 Siege leak suggests Astralis is buying Disrupt Gaming to enter R6 esports
Astralis is still a force to be reckoned with in CS:GO. (Picture: Astralis)

While best known for their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team, Astralis also has teams in FIFA and League of Legends.

And now, a peculiar Rainbow Six Siege in-game change strongly suggests that Danes might enter R6's North American League.

Disrupt's R6 Share skin change hints at Astralis R6 team

R6 Siege leak suggests Astralis is buying Disrupt Gaming to enter R6 esports
Disrupt Gaming R6 Share skins are now named Astralis. (Picture: Ubisoft / u/ForgottenChav)

On the 2nd September 2021, R6 Siege players have noticed a rather straightforward hint that Astralis might be joining the North American League (NAL).

Disrupt Gaming, which has been a staple NAL team since 2018, might be replaced by Astralis for the next NAL season. Or more likely, Astralis is probably buying the North American organization.

R6 Siege leak suggests Astralis is buying Disrupt Gaming to enter R6 esports
Will Astralis take Disrupt Gaming's spot or are they buying the team? (Picture: Ubisoft / Jake Lucky via Twitter)

This speculation is a result of a change made to Disrupt Gaming's R6 Share weapon skins, now both the 2020 and 2021 Disrupt Gaming skins say Astralis instead, which almost certainly is not a coincidence.

R6 Share is a revenue-sharing program that Ubisoft offers to esports organisations competing in the R6 Siege League, which includes skins and other in-game items, designed around participating teams, and organisations would earn a portion of revenue each time someone buys their in-game items.

R6 Siege leak suggests Astralis is buying Disrupt Gaming to enter R6 esports
Disrupt Gaming has been a staple part of NAL since 2018. (Picture: Disrupt Gaming)

R6 NAL Stage 3 is set to kick off on 7th September, but neither Disrupt Gaming nor Astralis have released any official announcement that could suggest that something is going on.

Although, it should be noted that about a week ago, Astralis' official Counter-Strike Twitter has posted a photo of their team playing R6S, which, in hindsight, might be a teaser of the upcoming reveal.

If Astralis is indeed about to enter the R6 esports scene, that would be a huge move from an organisation known for its legendary CS:GO team. Could Astralis become a dominating force in yet another FPS game? We will have to wait and see.

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