MANCHESTER UNITED AND ENGLAND FOOTBALLER LAUNCHES “JLINGZ ESPORTS”
LONDON, UK – 29TH AUGUST, 2021 – In an exciting development for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege esports’ UK scene, Ubisoft announced that professional footballer and gaming fan Jesse Lingard has acquired Audacity Esports, a Rainbow Six® Siege esports team currently competing in the UK and Ireland Nationals (UKIN.). The team, which currently competes under the temporary name, “Team JLE”, will be rebranded to JLINGZ esports and compete in the next season of the UKIN Second Division, with the ambition to create a legacy within Rainbow Six Siege as well as qualify for the 2022 European Challenger League.
More information on the UKIN Second Division will be communicated at a later date.
Jesse Lingard says “My JLINGZ brand has been growing for a number of years but to finally dive into esports and add my own teams to JLINGZ is incredible. Esports has everything for me it's fast paced and competitive, the community is amazing and it's been great to have Ubisoft's support on this journey too. Watch this space, JLINGZ esports is going all the way!”
“We’re thrilled to have Jesse on board and look forward to someone who knows all about competing at the highest level bringing his expertise to the UK and Irish scene,” says Will Attwood, Esports Marketing Manager from Ubisoft UK. “Rainbow Six Esports and the UK & Ireland Nationals are going from strength-to-strength; to have someone as well-known and respected as Jesse Lingard involved is a testament to the game’s enduring popularity within the local esports community.”
With a thriving professional esports scene and a community of over 70 million registered players, Rainbow Six Siege puts players in the middle of a fast-paced, ever-evolving multiplayer experience grounded in the selection of unique Operators. Using the right mix of tactics and destruction, Rainbow Six teams engage their enemies in sieges, where both sides have exclusive skills and gadgets at their disposal. Defenders prepare by transforming the environments around them into modern strongholds, while attackers use recon drones to gain intel for carefully planning their assault.
The UK and Ireland Nationals, which is part of Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six Esports Global Circuit, has multiple divisions, with the top feeding into the European Challenger League. To find out more on UKIN, please visit: https://ukin.gg/