Competitive ruling: Gomfi and SlebbeN

Competitive ruling: Gomfi and SlebbeN

UPDATE: As of October 2nd, Gomfi and Slebben have obtained documentation that fulfills the rulebook requirements to participate in the NA Pro League.

Season X of the Rainbow Six Pro League has seen an unprecedented roster move. Alex "SlebbeN" Nordlund and Santino "Gomfi" de Meulenaere decided to compete in the North American Pro League despite beginning their professional careers in Europe. Pro League's official rulebook does allow such moves, however they are significantly more restricted than regular transfers within one region.

Changing regions requires obtaining a valid long term visa, defined as more than 90-days, as well as evidence of long term habitation. This rule exists to deter avoid non-dedicated participants coming to a country for a short time just to play and then go back.

Due to the unprecedented circumstances, Susquehanna Soniqs were given additional time past the original deadline (September 1st) to provide valid documents before the start of the second half of Season X. This exception was given to ensure that the players would not be locked outside of Pro League, with the caveat that they would have to keep substitutes on their roster in case problems arose.

Soniqs informed ESL on September 20th (Friday) that Gomfi and SlebbeN have not obtained such document in time for their debut in NA R6PL, and thus they will not be able to play until they provide it.