Pittsburgh Knights pull out of the Rainbow Six Mexico Major
A change to travel restrictions will mean the Australian-based team will not make it to Mexico.
The Pittsburgh Knights has announced that it has pulled out of the upcoming Rainbow Six: Siege Mexico Major, due to Covid-related travel restrictions. The team revealed the decision over Twitter in a statement where it mentions that it is "heartbroken" by the turn of events.
"We are sad to announce that our R6 team will not be able to participate in the Six Mexico Major," said Pittsburgh Knights. "As an organization and team, we took all necessary steps to prepare for the tournament and travel, but, unfortunately, newly re-imposed and very strict travel restrictions have taken effect in Australia. Every possible option has been examined and the consensus has been reached that the major will be played with 15 teams."
The Mexico Major is set to begin this next week on August 16, and will continue until August 22, when the finals are played.