The Rainbow Six Siege Allied Esports Las Vegas Minor is just around the corner, but not everyone is excited over the event. G2’s Fabian Hällsten says that the minor’s sponsor, Allied Esports, is changing the conditions of how participants are accustomed to playing.
For starters, Hällsten pointed out that the tournament will be using 27” monitors instead of the standard 24” monitors. “Nobody in Pro League plays on a 27 inch monitor. Should be 24 as this is the norm for EVERY other tournament and for every player,” said Hällsten in the Twit Longer post.
The G2 powerhouse player pointed out that Allied Esports forbids players to adjust their audio and video settings on stage, which may lead to teams being stuck at a “disadvantage.” Allied Esports’ reasoning for the strict settings rule is that it will interfere with how the company broadcasts the player’s point of view, according to Hällsten’s post.
He’s also not happy about scrimmages before the tournament. “1 Scheduled Scrimmages: Teams are required to participate in scrimmages to help tweak and finalize ingame configurations. Scrimmages do NOT count towards the Minor in any way, shape, or form,” Hällsten wrote, quoting the player handbook for the event.
He added: “Some teams you don’t want to practice versus, some teams might not to practice for their own reasons, they just want to relax or do vod review or plan their game. But no, forced practicing.”
This complaint, in particular, is troubling since it showcases that the rule does not have each team in mind. Rather, the rule of mandatory scrimmages seems catered to the Allied Esports event team.
Allied Esports has since responded to Hällsten in a TwitLonger post. The response from Allied came just two hours after Hällsten’s original post and seems to take the sharp criticism well. The company claims they will be discussing the complaints as a team and wants “to make this a good one,” according to the TwitLonger post.
Hällsten is known for being a vocal player and for sticking to his guns on his beliefs surrounding R6 Pro League. Given that G2 is not participating in the Allied Esports Las Vegas Minor, it shows how much the player cares for the integrity of the esport and his fellow players. Had Hällsten not voiced his concerns, it seems unlikely that the rules would have gotten a second glance.
The Allied Esports Las Vegas Minor is slated for June 7 to June 9 at the HyperX Esports Arena. Tickets are free for attendants but require a reservation. Fans can reserve their tickets here.