Esports organisation T1 entered a new competitive arena yesterday, March 11, picking up a Rainbow Six Siege team for the very first time. The all-South Korean roster, which formerly played under the banner of OhHamMa, was signed up to represent T1 in the APAC League North Division, of which the first stage kicks off next week.
However, T1 has already suffered a major setback after announcing the departure of one of its new Siege players just a day after signing them. Kim ‘Demic’ Daeyeong is no longer with the team after his contract was terminated, according to the organisation. This announcement comes just 31 hours after T1 revealed its Siege roster.
With just a week to go until Stage 1 of the APAC League North kicks off, T1 now finds itself in a tricky spot. Due to Ubisoft’s tournament rules, each team must have a minimum of two players on a roster that qualified for or played in the same tier that the team is currently competing in. With Demic departing, T1 now only has one player that fits that ruling, so must pick up another player that has played at the top regional level.
At the time of writing, neither T1 or Demic has commented on why the player’s contract was terminated.
T1 레인보우 식스 팀의 ‘Demic’ 김대영 선수는 2021년 3월 11일부로 계약이 해지되었음을 알려드립니다.
We announce that our contract with a Rainbow Six: Siege player, Kim ‘Demic’ Daeyeong, has been terminated on March 11, 2021. pic.twitter.com/suIW2BCIWt
— T1 (@T1) March 12, 2021
T1’s start to life in Rainbow Six Siege couldn’t have got off to much of a worse start. The APAC League North division is also stacked with big name organisations with established teams, such as Fnatic, Cloud9, and DAMWON Gaming, and now it must find a brand new player in less than a week to complete its roster.