After placing 4th out of 112 teams last weekend in the Rainbow Six Siege European Challenger League Qualifier #2, Viperio 86 managed to secure themselves a crucial 50 qualifier points, bringing their overall total to 65.
With 65 points, Viperio sit near the top of the overall EU Challenger League Open Qualifier standings, currently joint 5th-6th with PG Nationals side 🇮🇹 Reply Totem, who also sit on 65 (15 + 50) qualification points. Excluding teams who qualify via their national league, the top five teams from the Open Qualifier standings secure a spot in the upcoming European Challenger League 2021, set to begin in October. Currently on the cusp of this cutoff point, Viperio 86 are in a great position looking towards both the UKI Nationals Premier Division and European Challenger League Qualifier #3.
We asked In-Game Leader 🇮🇪 Oisin ‘Curly’ Carroll about Viperio 86’s performance in the last qualifier:
” I’m proud of the two new players [Neonical & Mello] we picked up, they fit into our main core really well. Our fourth place finish was unexpected from some people who don’t know our team, but I know for sure with more practice and hard work, we can do ever better as we look to guarantee our spot in Challenger League.”
Viperio 86 can qualify for the upcoming season of the European Challenger League via the UKI Nationals Premier Division (highest placing team excluding Natus Vincere, Cowana Gaming & MnM Gaming), or via securing enough qualifier points in the final qualifier later this summer. Curly believes that the team’s best chances for qualification come via the UKIN Premier route.
“If we don’t manage to secure enough points in the final qualifier, I’m confident that we’ll be able to qualify via the UKIN league.”
With the UKI Nationals Premier Division scheduled to start a week today (Tuesday 29th June), it’s not long until we see Viperio 86 back in action, with their eyes pointing towards competing in the Challenger league for the first time in the team’s history.
You can follow Curly on Twitter: @curly_r6