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R6 picks up crucial victory over Tempo Storm | Soniqs Recap

October 6, 2020This week the Soniqs had a full plate, with a vital R6 match against Tempo Storm, the start of the PCS3 Group Stage in PUBG and the RLCS X Fall NA Event. Read on to find out how each team performed this week and what’s ahead on the Soniqs schedule. Rainbow Six Siege Although Tempo Storm came into the match in the lower bracket, the matchup couldn’t be taken lightly for the Soniqs. With relegation implications on the line for the losing team, the Soniqs needed to beat Tempo Storm to secure their spot in the National American League for the next year. With a rocky start to Stage 2, having dropped the first two matches against DarkZero and eUnited, the Soniqs couldn’t make any major mistakes against Tempo Storm. The first map was Oregon and the Soniqs eventually pulled off a 7-5 victory over Tempo Storm despite a close match between both teams. With the victory, the Soniqs moved on to face Tempo Storm on Kafe Dostoyevsky where things heated up for both teams. Starting on defense, the Soniqs developed a 4-1 lead over Temp Storm but slowly let the lead slip away. The map went to overtime between both teams and the Soniqs put together two big rounds to take the 8-6 victory. After beating Tempo Storm, the Soniqs are safe from relegation until next year. Up next, the Soniqs face Disrupt Gaming on Nov. 12. PUBG After dominating the PCS2 Grand Championship, the Soniqs returned to the PCS3 as the favored team in the Group Stage. With a team running on all cylinders after replacing Pr0phie with TGLTN, the Soniqs continued to perform well in the opening week of the PCS3 group stage. On the first night, the Soniqs put up 74 points and took a commanding lead of Group A. While the Soniqs didn’t perform as hot on the second day, only managing 27 points, the team is still 1st in Group A and 3rd overall with 101 total points. The team will return for the second week of the PCS3 Group Stage later this week for 10 games split across Saturday and Sunday. Rocket League It was another tough week for the Soniqs’ Rocket League team. During the final week of the fall Grid, the Soniqs outperformed expectations and made it to the quarterfinals where they lost against The Peeps 4-0. Following the conclusion of The Grid, the Soniqs also competed in the North America Regional Event 3. During the North America Regional Event 3, the Soniqs couldn’t make it past the first day after going 2-3 overall. Up next for the Soniqs Rocket League team is the North American Major which begins Oct. 18. In that tournament, the Soniqs will compete against 16 teams for a share of a $100,000 prize pool.
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PUBG Crowned PCS2 NA Grand Champions

September 18, 2020Late last week the Soniqs’ PUBG team won its first Major grand championship. After developing a commanding point lead early on in the tournament, the team didn’t let up. By the final day of the tournament, it was already clear the Soniqs would win the PCS2 NA Grand Championship. This Major title came under a slightly different roster for the Soniqs. After Pr0phie retired earlier in the summer, the Soniqs moved TGLTN to the starting roster. While TGLTN had professional PUBG esports experience earlier in his career, he had moved to a content creator position to make room for the Soniqs’ new PUBG roster in the spring of 2020. With TGLTN back on the starting roster, the team had little difficulty cruising to the top of the leaderboard. By the end of the tournament, TGLTN led the competition in kills, damage and assists. Across 24 total games during the PCS2 NA Grand Championship, the Soniqs’ finished with 265 total points—a massive lead over second-place which had 201 total points. The championship title is the first for the Soniqs in PUBG esports and the first for the organization as a whole. Looking ahead, the Soniqs’ PUBG team will have a short break before returning to the competition. Next month, the PCS3 NA Group Stage begins and the Soniqs will look to become repeat champions. You can follow the Soniqs on Twitter to keep up to date with the PUBG team and all their other teams.
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Rocket League competes in regional tournament

September 11, 2020Starting off the season with a bang, the Susquehanna Soniqs were destined to make their mark in the new RLCS format. Seeing their first major tournament in about 5 months, the players were ready to get out there and prove themselves. The first regional is split into three days, each day consisting of a swiss bracket. If you are unfamiliar with this method, a swiss bracket is a multi-chance format that makes it where your team needs to win three games before they lose three games in order to qualify for the next stage. In stage 1, the Soniqs breezed through Group A finishing 3-1. They saw victories over Drip [3-0], XSET [3-1], and Jamal Jabary [3-1]. Their only loss on the day falling to Peeps [1-3], who ended up finishing first on the day. In Stage 2, seeing some stiffer competition, Soniqs advanced with a 3-2 record showing that they can still hold their own against the best of the best. Soniqs saw victories over Continuum [3-1], Version1 [3-2], and Team Frontline [3-1] while losing to Pioneers [0-3] and Rogue [1-3]. Advancing to stage 3, the top 8 teams now compete in a single-elimination playoff bracket. Although losing to Spacestation Gaming [0-3] and finishing tied for 5th, the Soniqs showed a strong series and a lot of energy to bounce back to place even better for the next regional event. 5th place is a great result as it ensures them enough points to eventually make worlds if it becomes a consistent result!
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Soniqs welcome JRuss to Rocket League roster

September 11, 2020After a long, grueling off-season, the Soniqs Rocket League team had quite a bit of work to do to get back into RLCS form. Questionable results and some struggles plagued their time since finishing 3rd place in RLCS just the season prior, but hope was not lost. In replacement for Dappur, the Soniqs decided to sign JRuss, a young, mechanical prospect, to their starting roster. Not only did JRuss seem to be a nice fit that meshed well with the team, but he also brought a high level of play to the table that was much needed on the roster. His flashy mechanics and the ability to make a strong solo play from anywhere on the field was exactly what the team needed to have confidence going into the next season of RLCS.
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PUBG qualifies for PCS2 Grand Finals

September 2, 2020For a second consecutive time, the Soniqs have qualified for the PUBG Continental Series Grand Finals this time for Series 2. After placing sixth in the group stage with 212 points, the team effectively qualified for the Grand Finals. This time around, the Soniqs are competing with a slightly different roster. After the Series 1 Grand Finals Pr0phie retired, which allowed TGLTN to move into his starting spot. Already, TGLTN is finding success at the highest level of PUBG competition. While the team failed to reach top-three in the group stage, they’ve gotten off to a hot start in the Grand Finals. With one week finished, the Soniqs currently hold first place with 85 points. Right behind them with 81 points is Oath Gaming and ATC with 69.  There are still two more weeks to go for the PUBG Continental Series 2 Grand Finals, but if the Soniqs can continue to perform at the same level they’ll be in the running for first place. The Soniqs return to action September 3-4th and 10-11th for the final weeks of the Grand Finals.
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Soniqs take third following PUBG Continental Series 1

September 2, 2020The Soniqs take third place in the nation following the PUBG Continental Series 1 Grand Finals. The team entered the Grand Finals red hot, having finished the group stage in first place. During the regular season, the Soniqs picked up 334 points, finishing ahead of second-place Shoot To Kill which had 314 total points. During the Grand Finals, the Soniqs struggled to find placement points and only picked up 2 chicken dinners in 20 rounds. Despite this, the Soniqs relied heavily on kill points which kept them in the running for first place throughout the entire tournament until the final week. By the final week, it became a battle for third place between the Soniqs, Oath Gaming and Wildcard Gaming. Boosted by a chicken dinner and then a second-place finish, the Soniqs were able to pull ahead and clinch a top-three finish in the tournament. Up next, the Soniqs PUBG program has a break before beginning their next season. With a strong finish to Series 1 the Soniqs hope to mirror their success for PUBG Continental Series 2. 
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TGLTN steps into PUBG starting roster

September 2, 2020After Magno “Pr0phie” Ramos announced his retirement following the conclusion of PUBG Continental Series 1, the Soniqs brought up James “TGLTN” Giezen from the substitute roster to replace Pr0phie. TGLTN is an Australian PUBG player who first joined the Soniqs in 2019 and competed for the Soniqs’ PUBG team until the start of 2020. At the beginning of the new year, the Soniqs changed its entire PUBG program and signed the Genesis roster. With that change, TGLTN stepped down from being an active player and became a fulltime streamer and content creator for the organization. Considered one of the best Australian PUBG players, TGLTN brings an added intensity to the Soniqs’ PUBG roster. During his time competing in 2019, TGLTN led many major statistical categories including damage and kills. Fans will get to see TGLTN back in action later this summer when the team competes in PUBG Continental Series 2. After finishing Series 1 in 3rd place, the team hopes to continue to build off its success and win the grand championship with TGLTN. The Soniqs’ new PUBG roster is now comprised of TGLTN, Hwinn, Shrimzy and M1me. 
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Soniqs Re-enter Rainbow Six Esports

May 4, 2020The Soniqs have officially returned to Rainbow Six esports, entering Ubisoft's newly announced North American League. Slotted to begin in late June, the Soniqs will return with a lineup similar to what the organization had previously. Acting as IGL, Supr will lead the Soniqs' roster through the 2020 season. To stay up-to-date on the Soniqs' Rainbow Six team and all other esport rosters, follow the organization on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
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Soniqs Enter Rocket League

January 29, 2020Yesterday, the Soniqs announced the organization signed a Rocket League team competing in the upcoming Rocket League Championship Series Season 9. The team is comprised of veteran talent, including Nathan "Shock" Frommelt, Matthew "Satthew" Ackermann and Chris "Dappur" Mendoza. The team formally played as Afterthought and qualified for the RLCS after finishing first during RLRS Season 8. The Soniqs' new team will begin its season February 1, against NRG.
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PUBG Finishes Top 8 In The Nation

October 1, 2019Over the weekend, NPL Phase 3 wrapped up for the Soniqs. The team qualified for the NPL after finishing in first place during NPLC Phase 2 and the relegations series. Once in the NPL, the Soniqs dominated week one and ended the first week with 103 points--just one point away from first place. After a big opening weekend in the NPL, the Soniqs slipped in the standings but still consistently remained in the top-10. During the final weekend of NPL Phase 3, the Soniqs climbed to 8th place in North America and held the spot during the final day of competition. TLGTN highlighted the Soniqs performance in the NPL where he led all players in damage, placed 2nd in knocks and tied for 3rd for kills. After finishing 8th across the NPL, the Soniqs will have an extended break from PUBG before returning at the start of a new phase.
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Slebben and Gomfi Join Soniqs, Making First EU Transfer in R6 History

September 4, 2019After announcing a roster change last month, the Soniqs officially unveiled its new Rainbow Six Siege Pro League roster earlier this week. Two European transfers will join the Soniqs, making the first Europe to North America roster transfer in the history of Rainbow Six Siege Pro League history. Alex "Slebben" Nordlund and Santino "Gomfi" de Meulenaere come on board after leaving their former team, GiFu eSports. The Soniqs' Rainbow Six Siege team returns to action this weekend for DreamHack Montreal. Additionally, the Pro League resumes later this month on September 16, when the Soniqs face DarkZero for the eighth game of the Pro League season.
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Rainbow Six Team Announcement

March 14, 2019We would like to welcome John, Lauren, Seth, Scott and Jason to the Susquehanna Esports family. These talented individuals comprise our Rainbow Six Siege team and will begin playing competitively this weekend under the Soniqs brand.
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New Esports Team Formed

February 18, 2019HARRISBURG, Pa. – A group of regional investors has announced the formation of a Harrisburg-based esports organization that will establish several professional esports teams, train players and coaches, and deliver technical production services to the esports industry.
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