Rainbow Six Siege Gets New Creative Director

A core team update from Ubisoft announces a change at the top of the Rainbow Six Siege team (thanks PCGamesN). This includes a message from Leroy Athanassoff, who explains he is being replaced as the game's Creative Director. He's staying with Ubisoft, and says he "won't be going too far." This raises the possibility he's been extracted to help with Rainbow Six Extraction, with that game due in 10 days, but nothing to that effect has been announced. There's also this message from new Rainbow Six Siege creative director Alexander Karpazis, who expresses enthusiasm for the future of the tactical shooter:
My journey with Siege started all the way back when the project was in its Alpha. I joined some friends and competed in Siege's first internal tournament where we made it to the finals. Even in the early stages of the game I knew there was something special about Siege, but at the time I had no idea how profound of an impact it would have on my life. Fast-forward to the present: I’ve spent the last four years working with an incredible team of people, on one of the most successful competitive shooters in the world. The next step of that journey starts today, and I couldn’t be more excited about the future of Siege.

I’m truly thankful for Leroy’s mentorship over the years. He’s taught me what exemplary leadership, creativity, and passion look like in the position of Creative Director. Leroy’s hard work will be visible in future seasons as the team and I prepare for one of the most ambitious years in Siege’s history. I’m extremely humbled by the team’s trust in me, and I hope to earn the trust of the community in my new role as well.