French roster unKnights has been acquired by Heroic, which will see the Danish organization enter the Rainbow Six scene for the first time. The team was previously dropped by TrainHard eSport during Stage 2, with Heroic having offered them a route back to the big time.
In an additional announcement, Heroic has also signed Brazilian player Pedro “THUUNDER” Muniz, with the former Wizards Esports Club having recently qualified for the EU Challenger League event, having won the Spain Nationals Season 3. It appears that the Brazilian will replace Noe “NoerA” Hassen, although this has not been made official as of yet.
Heroic announce signing of THUUNDER
Additionally, the team has picked up the Brazilian player of Pedro “THUUNDER” Muniz. THUUNDER recently qualified for the EU Challenger League tournament after winning the Spain Nationals Season 3 on Wizards Esports Club. He joins as an apparent replacement for Noé “NoerA” Hassen, who was not included in the official announcement.
While Heroic is best known for its Counter-Strike operations, with their roster currently being ranked 7th in the world, the organization also added a Finnish dominated PUBG roster to its ranks earlier in 2021. Founded in 2016, Heroic are investing heavily in other areas, as they look to grow on a global level.
Thanks everyone for the warm welcome that you made yesterday to @heroicgg !
— TRTNK (@TORTANK_R6) September 5, 2021
With a French Rainbow Six roster now being on board, Heroic step away from Scandinavia for the first time, as they are set to compete in the EU League and 6 French League over the coming months. Heroic’s new lineup is seeded third in the October 6FL Finals. However, they will need a huge Stage 3 if they are to avoid relegation to the Challenger League, as they currently sit in last place in the standings.
How the roster ended up at Heroic
Meanwhile, Tempra Esports won the ESL Challenger League Season 11 in order to qualify for the EU League last year, before also making it through to the November Regional Major, while only just missing out on a spot at the Six Invitational. Despite such success, the team dropped their roster, which was snapped up by TrainHard.
With TrainHard, the team won the 6 Open Cup French title, before finishing 8th in Stage 1, which eventually led to them being dropped during Stage 2. They were allowed to remain in the EUL by Ubisoft, before they were acquired by Heroic. Now with a new home with the Danish org, it remains to be seen as to how the team will fare.