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Thank you and farewell

15/09/2019

After close to 2 and a half years at the helm of 6Mans, we are writing with a heavy heart to say goodbye and officially hand over the reins to Aspire and Wunder. These two have both been with us since 6Mans’ inception, and for some time have both been serving as Senior Staff members. We are extremely fortunate to have had them on board and can’t wait to see what they have in store for the platform!

Firstly, we wouldn't be where we are today without the help of all of our staff past and present - they sacrifice a lot of their own time (and patience) to keep the servers running smoothly and it can't be overstated enough how valuable they have been to us.

We would both like to thank Wunder and Aspire for their commitment through every step of the journey, we are sure you will strive for even greater success. RL 6 Mans is in very capable and very motivated hands.

To the community as a whole, thank you for enjoying the service and the constant feedback you provide, as well as the time that you dedicate to wanting to improve RL 6 Mans. A lot of the feedback and suggestions we would never have thought of ourselves.

shadey

April 2017 was when I opened the first “6Mans-esque” Discord server, it was called Rank G and it was awful. Irregardless, my vision then was to develop a competitive ecosystem to pave the way for players to become professionals, but I never thought it would ever get to where it is today, or be successful. However, I can say with zero doubt that had Plitz not offered to help it would not have made it as far as it has, I’d still be manually inputting results into a spreadsheet.

The highlight of my entire 6Mans experience would be when we expanded to North America and Europe, I was playing at a LAN that weekend and the night before was when we launched the servers, my phone was overheating and I woke up with over 1000 Discord pings.

Unfortunately, my motivation for 6Mans was always on a downwards trend, there were always small pick me ups that made it a little easier to keep going but eventually it just fizzled out. With aspects of my real life changing, new projects and a new career path, I think it’s a good time to pass on the torch.

Plitz, I can’t thank you enough for your dedication from the start, I’m so glad we stuck it out through thick and thin because the last couple of years has been an experience I wouldn’t change for the world.

Thanks for everything ❤

Plitz

It is with a heavy heart that I will be saying goodbye to RL 6 Mans after the better part of 2 years.
It started out as just a proof of concept - a queuing system and simple reporting method to automatically update a google spreadsheet. I brought the prototype to shadey and the rest of the team in early June 2017, and they didn't seem to expect much at all, especially not from a ballchasing idiot that can't rotate out of the other team's half of the field.

Now we are where we are today and I couldn't be more proud of what we have achieved together.
Our expansion to NA and EU was the highlight of this wonderful experience - with so many pro players from each region getting on board to help push us forward and reach out to the wider RL community (big thanks to Freakii for being the first). I'll never forget the days of manually adding every new player into the database when we first exploded in popularity, staying up to ridiculous hours typing in the same command for 10 hours straight and getting anyone who was willing to help (thank you to all those people - you know who you are) to do the same.

After I retired from competitive Rocket League last year (losing in Gfinity season 1 finals to shadey...) I started to lose a lot of motivation for RL 6 Mans as well. This temporarily came back when we started to rebuild the website to what it is today and introduced a ton of new features, like Premium and Titles, but I was always on a downwards trend with motivation. Now that I have other commitments, it pains me to say that I can't give RL 6 Mans the time it deserves. We also never received an invite to the Rocket League API closed invite beta thing that just started up again (despite trying several times for the old one - never receiving a reply), which put the nail in the coffin.

Finally, I'd like to thank the big man shadey - working on this project for the last 2 years together has been an absolute pleasure and I wish you the best of luck for wherever you are headed next.

Thanks everyone, until next time.
- xXplit$inator69Xx

Special mentions

Daze - built our very first website and put countless hours and effort into helping us out in any way he could

Sly - The rock of RL 6 Mans, we can't overstate enough how much your time was appreciated

Matar - Provided so much time in our earlier days which we are very thankful for

Barbosicks - A true OG and helped with setting up the first automated rank check system

Staff - All our staff, because what you do will never be appreciated as much as it needs to be

We apologise if anyone has been missed, there's a lot of people that have been very influential to us!