PUBG Team Signs 2 Year ContractAugust 1, 2019Earlier today, the Soniqs announced the contract extension of their PUBG team. The new contracts last 2 years and provides housing for Seth "Woo1y" Little, James "TGLTN" Giezen, Antonio "TonyV" Vargas and Jeremy "Keenan" Traverse. Next month, the Soniqs will compete in the NPL for the first time after qualifying through NPL Contenders earlier this summer.
Today we're happy to announce we've signed a 2-year contract extension with all members of our PUBG team. Through these contracts, we're committing ourselves as an organization to the success of our players and the future of competitive PUBG.#SoniqBoom pic.twitter.com/WGsDk9tzJn— Soniqs (@SoniqsEsports) August 1, 2019
Soniqs to Launch New PodcastJuly 26, 2019In the upcoming weeks, Soniqs General Manager Darren Moore will host a new esports focused podcast called Esports After Dark. The podcast will be uploaded to the Soniqs YouTube channel on a regular basis and feature a range of guests. Moore introduces the new podcast and gives his opinion on esports contracts, fraudulent organizations, and what needs to change in esports in the Soniqs latest video. To stay up to date with the Soniqs and catch the latest episodes of Esports After Dark, be sure to subscribe to their YouTube channel.
Soniqs End First Half Of Season Against TSMJuly 23, 2019The first half of the Pro League season came to an end last night after the Soniqs faced Team SoloMid. In the match, TSM got off to a hot 5-0 start over the Soniqs. Despite the large deficit, the Soniqs started a late comeback on their attacking rounds and nearly tied the score. Despite putting together four victories on attack, the Soniqs ultimately lost to TSM by a final score of 7-4. With the loss, the Soniqs are now tied for last place in the Pro League with TSM. Looking ahead, the Soniqs will have an extended break before the second half of the Pro League season begins, giving the team time for further improvement. The Soniqs will return to Pro League action September 16.
Soniqs Unable To Hold On Against Team ReciprocityJuly 16, 2019After picking up their first victory in the Pro League, the Soniqs returned to action last night against Team Reciprocity. Despite jumping out to an early lead in the match, the Soniqs couldn't hold on and ended up dropping the match to Team Reciprocity by a final score of 7-4. Following their match against Reciprocity, the Soniqs face TeamSolo Mid next week on July 22. After their match against Team SoloMid, the Soniqs will be officially halfway through the Pro League season. Currently, the team currently has a 1-1-4 record.
Soniqs Claim First Win in Pro LeagueJuly 11, 2019After an extended break from the Rainbow Six Pro League, the Soniqs returned to action tonight for play day 5 of the R6PL. Facing off against Rogue, the Soniqs jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. In the match, the Soniqs never trailed to Rogue and went on to win by a final score of 7-4. This is the first victory for the Soniqs since joining the Pro League earlier this year. The Soniqs will return to Pro League action next week when they take on Reciprocity Monday, July 15 at 11:45 p.m. EDT.
CipherTheGr8 GiveawayJuly 10, 2019Recently, CipherTheGr8 officially joined the Soniqs. Primarily known on Instagram, CipherTheGr8 posts weekly Fortnite clips to his page which has over 90,000 followers. Additionally, he can be found on Twitch, YouTube and Twitter. To celebrate, CipherTheGr8 and the Soniqs are hosting a giveaway for an Astro A40 TR Headset + MixAmp Pro. For a chance to win, register your entries here. Be sure to complete the actions and subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us on Instagram and Twitter.
Soniqs Close Out Week 2 of Pro LeagueJune 27, 2019Last night, the Soniqs finished out their second week of pro league against Spacestation Gaming. The Soniqs jumped out to an early lead against Spacestation Gaming but struggled to hold on. Eventually, Spacestation Gaming went on to win the game 7-5 over the Soniqs. The pro league will have a week off next week before games begin on July 10. When pro league returns, the Soniqs will face Rouge and Reciprocity.
Soniqs Tie Against LuminosityJune 25, 2019The Rainbow team returned to action tonight across the Pro League with a match against Luminosity Gaming. Despite getting down early in the series, the Soniqs battled back and were able to eventually tie the game, 5-5. After tieing the score, the Soniqs took the next round which put them one round away from winning their first game in the Pro League. Luminosity came back to win the round which ended in a 6-6 tie for both teams. The Soniqs will be back in action later this week for the Rainbow Six Siege Pro League.
Soniqs Qualify For The NPLJune 24, 2019Coming into the second day of the NPL Phase 2 Relegation series, the Soniqs were in first place out of 16 teams with 81 points. Needing only to finish in the top-6 in the tournament, the Soniqs had a clear path to qualify for the NPL. Through the final six games of the tournament, the Soniqs bounced between first and second place. Ultimately, the Soniqs finished in first place with 114 points and have officially qualified to compete in the NPL for Phase 3. The team will make their NPL debut later this fall when Phase 3 begins.
Soniqs In The Lead At RelegationsJune 23, 2019This weekend, the Soniqs are competing in the NPL Relegation series in Los Angeles with a chance to move up from the NPLC into the NPL. Across the 16 teams competing in 12 games split between Saturday and Sunday, the Soniqs have to finish in the top-6 to qualify for NPL Phase 3. The Soniqs got off to a hot start with a 7-kill victory to open up the day of competition. From there, the Soniqs continued at a pace few teams could keep up with. At the end of the first day of the NPL Relegation series, the Soniqs are in first place with 81 points. Tomorrow, the Soniqs will play six more games, which will determine if they'll qualify for the NPL. The first match begins at 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Rainbow Six Pro League Day 2June 20, 2019After beginning Pro League action on Monday against DarkZero, the Soniqs finished their second playday against Evil Geniuses tonight. After giving up the first two rounds to Evil Geniuses, the Soniqs cut the score in half after Ghost picked up a double kill. Despite winning a pair of defensive rounds too, the Soniqs couldn't hold on and lost 7-3. The Soniqs conclude their first week in the Pro League with a 0-2 record. Next week, the Soniqs look to win their first Pro League game when they face 92 Dream Team and Spacestation Gaming.
Soniqs Begin R6 Pro LeagueJune 18, 2019The very first match of the new season of Pro League began for the Soniqs tonight against DarkZero. To begin the match, DarkZero got off to a hot start. DarkZero's momentum allowed the team to build a five-round lead over the Soniqs. On the verge of defeat, the Soniqs managed to win three consecutive rounds to tighten the score. With DarkZero's lead cut down to just two-rounds, the team managed to win back-to-back rounds to win the match by a final score of 7-3. The Soniqs will return to Pro League action on Wednesday when they face Evil Geniuses.
Soniqs Finish First in Phase 2 of NPLCJune 12, 2019Tonight, the Soniqs competed in the final week of Phase 2 of the NPLC. The team entered the four matches in first place across the NPLC and only needed to finish in the top-10 to qualify for NPL Relegations. Match three highlighted the night for the Soniqs after they picked up 14 kills and the victory. By the end of the evening, the Soniqs didn't budge in the standings and finished Phase 2 of the NPLC in first place with 200 points and 117 total kills across the four weeks of competition. Next, the Soniqs will compete in the NPL Relegations June 22-23rd for a chance to qualify for a spot in the NPL.
Soniqs To Compete In Allied Esports MinorJune 7, 2019This weekend, the Rainbow Six Siege team travels to Las Vegas to compete in the Allied Esports Minor at the HyperX Esports Arena. The event will run across three days, from June 7-9 and holds a $75,000 prize pool. In total, 16 teams will compete across the three-day tournament. Out of all the teams competing, at least 12 of them are either in the Pro League or Challenger League. The tournament is in a Swiss Format with the Soniqs beginning the weekend against Team Secret on June 7 at 4 p.m. EST. The single elimination bracket of the tournament begins June 8.
Back-To-Back VictoriesJune 5, 2019Phase two for the PUBG NPLC resumed tonight and the Soniqs had the opportunity to defend its position atop the leaderboards. Entering into the four games, the Soniqs were in first place across the NPLC with 106 total points. The Soniqs opened the night with a huge 16 kill game which won them the match. In that game, TGLTN secured 10 kills for the Soniqs. The hot start for the Soniqs continued into the second game. In game two, the Soniqs won the game and put down 10 kills. Coming off back-to-back victories during week three of the NPLC schedule, the Soniqs are still in first place with 156 points and 91 kills. NPLC action resumes June 11 at 8 p.m. EST for the Soniqs in the final week of phase two. If the Soniqs finish in the top-10 of the NPLC, they'll have a chance to qualify for the NPL through Relegations.
NPL Royale ResultsMay 27, 2019This weekend, the PUBG team traveled to Los Angeles, California to compete in the NPL Royale. After finishing in first place in their group on Saturday, the Soniqs qualified for the second day of competition on Sunday. Across the six games played on Sunday, the Soniqs put up a solid performance against some of the toughest teams in North America. Ultimately, the Soniqs finished in fifth place in the NPL Royale—the highest placement by an NPLC team in the tournament. TGLTN led the Soniqs in multiple categories, combining for 10 kills and 1,891 damage dealt across the six games. Following the conclusion of the NPL Royale, the Soniqs will head into the last two weeks of NPLC Phase 2 action with Week Three beginning June 4 at 8 p.m. EST.
Top Of The LeaderboardMay 15, 2019The Soniqs had the opportunity to take first place in the NPLC during week two of NPLC Phase 2 last night. Coming into the evening, the Soniqs were just six points behind first place. Across the four games which were played, the Soniqs secured two map victories, 61 kills, and 54 total points. Following the team's strong performance, the Soniqs are now in first place in the NPLC with 106 points total. Up next, the Soniqs take a break from Phase 2 to compete in the Midseason Royale May 25-26.
Susquehanna Esports to foster fitness, team building at Philadelphia summer campsMay 8, 2019
PHILADELPHIA – Susquehanna Esports, an esports organization dedicated to bringing professional esports teams to the Mid-Atlantic region, will help incorporate physical well-being, leadership, and teamwork activities into a new Philadelphia esports camp this summer.
The Harrisburg-based esports group has partnered with N3rd Street Gamers to engage participants in a range of activities at the camps that will take place at N3rd Street Gamers’ Localhost esports arena at 908 N. Third St. in Philadelphia beginning June 17.
The mission of the esports summer camps is to promote camaraderie by inviting participants to engage face-to-face with each other. Being in the same physical location encourages communication and provides a safe environment for attendees to learn, communicate, and meet like-minded people.
Susquehanna Esports, whose goal is to support the region’s growing esports community with live events, skill training, and top-quality gameplay, has developed content for camp.
"If you listen to a group of 14-year-olds coordinate and plan in Fortnite, you realize that esports is more than entertainment--it's how today’s kids communicate, build relationships and learn problem-solving," says Charles Palmer of Susquehanna Esports. "Learning in esports is very similar to learning in traditional sports."
Each camp will employ a professional coach tasked with leading attendees in skills, strategy and creativity training. Coaches will also instruct players on the importance of posture, sleep, and communication as they participate in esports.
One goal of the summer camp is to use exercises, both physical and nonphysical, to teach life skills to attendees. The activities are designed to ensure the participants become better players and position them as better candidates for college scholarships and career professionals.
Susquehanna Esports stresses the importance of increasing diversity in esports and gaming by creating a healthy, safe, and welcoming environment. Camp directors will leverage the popular battle royale game, Fortnite, to teach communication, perseverance, and leadership skills to participants.
The Esports Summer Camp, title “Battle Royale Academy”, is a five-day (9am – 4pm) camp scheduled for the third and fourth weeks of June and the first week of July. Program details can be found at http://SONIQS.gg/Academy.
Registration is open now. So join us for an amazing summer.