It’s been a long and strange trip for MnM Gaming over the last few months in competitive Rainbow Six Siege.
Their team line-up has seen several iterations, having recently acquired Jack ‘Doki’ Roberston, Luke ‘Kendrew’ Kendrew and Szymon ‘Saves’ Kamieniak in 2019 as starters.
However, this line-up has shown it has what it takes to achieve their ambitions.
Yesterday (February 26th), MnM gaming faced off against Oui Oui in the final leg of the qualifiers. MnM Gaming took their series 2-1 to qualify for the Season 9 Challenger League.
WE ARE IN EU CHALLENGER LEAGUE!!!
— MnM Gaming (@MnMGamingUK) February 26, 2019
MnM Gaming director and manager Kalvin ‘KalKal’ Chung told Esports News UK: “It has been a long six months to finally get to this point. There have been many bumps in the road, most recently losing our Finnish star ‘fonkers’ a week before the closed qualifiers.
“We fell short at many points such as DreamHack and ESL Prem Rainbow Six Winter Finals but we’re happy to show that our perseverance paid off.
“I’m proud MnM will be representing the UK in the EU Challenger League and I am fortunate to have such good people representing MnM.
“Having honesty and a good heart is something that can’t easily be taught, and win or lose, I am happy to have the team with us.”
“I’m proud MnM will be representing the UK in the EU Challenger League. Having honesty and a good heart can’t easily be taught, and win or lose, I am happy to have the team with us.”
Kalvin Chung, MnM Gaming
Mnm Gaming was not the only success from the UK on the night.
Ben ‘Meadzzz’ Mead, who plays for Unnamed in the ESL Premiership, helped the Benelux squad TrustGamingGXT enter the Challenger League.
Meadzzz was acquired by the roster as a temporary substitute to compete in the Challenger League qualifiers on February 22nd. It is unknown whether he will continue to play on the team now that they have qualified.
UK talent Matthew ‘meepeY’ Sharples predicted back in December that we will see several UK players in the Challenger League – an estimation which has most certainly come true.
However, we have still have more UK talent waiting in the wings to enter the Challenger League.
Oui Oui, who were defeated by MnM Gaming in the upper bracket final, have another opportunity to qualify on Thursday.
Their line-up contains UK players Leo ‘M4DMAN’ Kukielka, who plays for Epsilon in the UK Premiership, and Ben ‘HVK’ Barnes.
Oui Oui will play on Thursday to determine if they will enter the Challenger League alongside their UK counterparts.