Ubisoft hostage situation interrupts November Six Major
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November 13, 2020

Ubisoft hostage situation interrupts November Six Major

North American Rainbow Six Siege esports tournament November Six Major has been interrupted because of an unconfirmed hostage situation in Ubisoft’s Montreal headquarters.

Ubisoft Montreal Hostage

According to various reports online, suspects held people hostage at Ubisoft’s headquarters in Montreal, Canada. Local law enforcement quickly got involved and arrived at the scene to help. Heavily armed police quickly got on the scene after reports came and remained nearby for the worst case.

CTV News also reported earlier that police told employees to “hide in an area that locks and to keep quiet.” News outlet TVA nouvelles even got footage and photos of the building. They saw dozens of people standing on the roof of the Ubisoft building. It’s believed that those on the rooftop were employees evacuating to safety.

As of 1 PM PST, local news outlets in the area report that the hostage situation was a hoax. Although Montreal’s police force helped evacuate people in the building, there is still no confirmation of what happened. Police also state that there is no active threat now.

Ubisoft Montreal hostage situation interrupts November Six Major.

Image credit to TVA nouvelles.

November Six Major

With the situation improving, Ubisoft resumed the November Six Major with a match between DarkZero and Spacestation Gaming. Today marks the first day for North America’s regional Major event. After DarkZero and Spacestation face each other, TSM plays Oxygen Esports to determine possible finalists. Matches continue this weekend until the NA November Six Major grand finals on November 15 at 12 PM PST.

Rainbow Six Siege esports’ big event for North America, November Six Major, was postponed while the situation is handled. Thankfully, it appears that no employees have been harmed. As of this writing, local authorities are saying that the situation was just a hoax and everyone is safe.

Written by Justin Amin

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