Ubisoft has announced that Rainbow Six Siege Major will move to August 2022 and Major to a different location.

Due to following community outcry against the decision to hold a Rainbow Six Siege Major in the United Arab Emirates.
As every body know that it is a country where being LGBTQ+ is illegal.

Ubisoft defended the initial decision to have the event in the UAE.

Saying it was following “extensive discussions with our local teams in the region, the UAE government, and our local e-sports partner.”

All involved parties which committed to ensuring that “anyone, of all gender identities, sexual orientations, cultural backgrounds, or other individual traits, would be included and welcomed.

Ubisoft also clarify what will be happen in the announcement  that they uploaded on Twitter.

“With that in mind, we also hear loud and clear that members of the international Siege community question this choice. and we have taken the decision to move the Six Major of August 2022 to another Rainbow Six E-sports region. with the exact location yet to be determined,”

Despite the change, Ubisoft committed to continuing to develop local Rainbow Six esports events.

It will be in the Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region, saying that it is “fast evolving into a key videogame hub in the world.”