European esports organisation Team Secret have dropped out of the Rainbow Six Siege ESL Premiership.
The tournament for the UK & Ireland now has seven teams taking part in the spring 2020 split, rather than the usual eight.
The news was announced in this update from ESL UK, which confirmed that Team Secret will forfeit all prize money accumulated throughout the season, and all results and fixtures with Team Secret will result in a forfeit by them.
This means any opposing team that were due to face Team Secret will be awarded a default win, including the match with Audacity Esports from match day one.
Team Secret said in a statement: “Due to unforeseen circumstances we have unfortunately had to withdraw from the UK Premiership. We wish all the competitors the best of luck and look forward to watching the games.”
ESL UK added it would like to wish Team Secret ‘all the best in their future competitive endeavours’.
Team Secret performance coach Wille Turunen commented on Twitter:
Esports News UK reached out to Team Secret management and players to try and find a reason for the drop-out but didn’t hear back.
The team are still a part of the Rainbow Six Siege Challenger League.
In other UK Rainbow Six Siege news, Cr4zy recently signed MnM Gaming’s promising UK-heavy Rainbow Six Siege team.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.