MnM Gaming’s Rainbow 6 Siege roster has been transferred to Natus Vincere.
When the Tenth Season of ESL Pro League starts, the roster will compete under the Na’VI banner.
This comes after Na'Vi announced they dropped their German roster after their relegation to Challenger League.
We announce the transfer of our Rainbow 6 team to @natusvincere. We are so proud of our team over the past 8 months and we wish them all the best 💪
— MnM Gaming (@MnMGamingUK) June 1, 2019
With the deal set and announced, Navi’s Team Manager, Yaroslav “N1ghtEnd” Kloschko had this to say:
“I would like to thank MnM’s top management for the professionalism during the course of negotiations. They have allowed the team to progress with us and I respect their decision. The deal benefits the both of us.”
In response, MnM founder Kalvin “KalKal” Chung said:
“It has been a delight to work with the Rainbow 6 team over the past 8 months. They’ve proven time and time again that hard work and perseverance pays off. I’m saddened but happy to see the team transferred to a strong brand such as NaVi. I wish the players and staff we’ve all come to love and support a successful time in Pro League.”
MnM Gaming entered Rainbow 6 Siege for the ESL UK Premiership 2018 Winter Season.
MnM acquired a roster with little to no competitive experience and tied their opening match vs Team Secret in a shocking result.
Months later, MnM made it to the Leicester LAN final in December and finished 3rd/4th after a loss to Vexed Gaming.
After the conclusion of the Premiership, MnM attended DreamHack Winter and got international experience.
With the turn of the new year, MnM Gaming made several roster changes to strengthen and adapt their line-up from numerous circumstances.
Jack “Doki” Roberston was fully transferred from Vexed Gaming, Aku "Fonkers" Seppä was transferred to Team Secret, whilst Luke "Kendrew" Kendrew and Szymon "Saves" Kamieniak joined in February after competing with PACT.
These new players would combine with the remaining Leon “neLo” Pesić and Ben “CTZN” McMillan.
As a newly formed unit, they made quick success and qualified for Season 9 of the Challenger League.
MnM continued their momentum to the ESL UK Premiership Spring LAN finals in Manchester. The Marshmallows put up a strong showing against Vexed Gaming and beat Team Secret to win the Premiership title.
With a new achievement under their belt, the next challenge was to qualify for Pro League.
During the Manchester LAN finals, MnM Kendrew told ENUK that he thinks they could make Pro League.
Of course, these words were not egotistical confidence. MnM Gaming qualified for Pro League after a 2-1 victory against Team Vitality.
Ubisoft and DLC Studios curated a great mini-documentary on their story from Premiership to Pro League.
Photo permission provided by MnM Gaming/ DLC Studios
Photo accreditation Sammy Lam