Soniqs Secures NAL Stage 2 Victory and BLAST R6 Major Atlanta Spot
Soniqs Esports has emerged victorious in the North American League 2023 (NAL 2023) with their Rainbow Six Siege team. The roster, boasting the talents of Pablo “Gryxr” Rebeil, Richie “Rexen” Coronado, Shaun "Gunnar" Pottorff, Ben "CTZN" McMillan, Emilio "Geometrics" Leynez, and guided by the experienced hand of coach Lauren "Goddess" Williams, delivered on the heightened hopes of fans throughout the tournament.
The group stage kicked off with a tough match against Wildcard Gaming, resulting in a 2-7 loss. However, Soniqs bounced back, securing victories against Beastcoast (7-4) and Mirage (7-4). The competition remained fierce in subsequent games, with narrow losses against Spacestation Gaming (7-8) and a hard-fought win against Oxygen Esports (8-6). The final matchup against M80 proved difficult, finishing off the group stage with a loss (6-8).
Soniqs performance in the group stage earned them a spot in Phase 2 for the Upper Bracket Quarterfinals. The Quarterfinals kicked off with games against Oxygen Esports. Soniqs managed to pull off two intense overtime victories, securing the match with scores of 8-7 and 8-6.
The semifinals against DarkZero were equally thrilling, resulting in a win on Consulate (7-5) and a loss on Border (4-7). However, Soniqs took the third map, Nighthaven Labs, with a 7-3 score.
The grand finals saw a rematch against M80. In a Best of 3 format, Soniqs narrowly lost the first match (6-8), but made a comeback with strong wins on Clubhouse (7-4) and Kafe Dostoyevsky (7-4). With a final score of 2-1, Soniqs solidified their victory over M80, claiming the title of NAL Stage 2 Champions. This win secures Soniqs a spot in the BLAST R6 Atlanta Major, and qualifies Soniqs for the Six Invitational set to take place in São Paulo, Brazil this February.
Stay tuned for updates and exclusive content as Soniqs gear up for the BLAST R6 Major Atlanta 2023 set to commence in November of this year.