Player Spotlight | Gio - Rainbow Six
Jonathan “Gio” Lanciana is currently a Support/Flex player on Wildcard Gaming’s Professional Rainbow Six Siege team. Gio is from Melbourne, Australia and has lived there his whole life. Growing up, Gio really enjoyed playing sports and video games, he enjoyed playing basketball especially. Shortly after he stopped playing basketball is when he stepped into playing competitive R6. Gio has been playing video games since he was 8 years old, the first game being Crash Bandicoot Twinsanity. Some other games Gio enjoyed playing other than R6 were CSGO, Call Of Duty, Halo, and the Uncharted series.
Gio originally started playing R6 in the Alpha Testing phase in late 2015 and picked up the game on release. He took a break from the game during Operation Health (June ‘17) and came back during Operation Para Bellum (June ‘18). His first LAN experience with the game was the Oceanic Cup, and said “Going to a LAN was a goal that I wanted to achieve from the start, now it’s winning one.” He told us that his favorite part about his first LAN was meeting people that he’s talked with and competed with/against online.
We asked Gio about his favorite operator in the game, and he said hands-down, it’s Buck. Gio likes his gun and all of the utility that he brings. His least favorite operator is anyone with a shield, and explained that he doesn’t enjoy playing against them because they hinder the competitive nature of the game.
We also asked Gio about his extra time during quarantine, aside from practicing Rainbow Six, to which he told us he’s looking forward to playing Valorant because of the similarities he shares with CSGO.
We asked Gio a few questions about competitive Rainbow Six:
Wildcard Gaming: If you could play at LAN anywhere in the world, where would you choose?
Gio: “The one place I would love to play a LAN at would be Japan. Just seeing the crowd at the Tokoname Pro League Season 10 Finals and what an amazing place it is i just think its a great environment to play at.”
Wildcard Gaming: Who in the Rainbow Six community inspires you?
Gio: “The person that inspired me that is not in the r6 community right now would be my brother. Seeing him play and go to these lans pushed me to wanna achieve what he did. Seeing other teams as well in the r6 community go and travel to these different places to compete gives me that hunger to try and achieve that.”
Wildcard Gaming: Give me some advice from someone who might be aspiring to be a competitive R6 player.
Gio: “Some advice would be try to prepare yourself for anything along the way and learn to take constructive criticism because you're not gonna go very far if you can't handle someone telling you off. One last thing most importantly make sure you enjoy what you are doing.”
Wildcard Gaming: Anything you'd like to say to all of your fans and Wildcard's fans?
Gio: “I wanna say thanks to anyone that is supporting the wildcard boys. We are improving day by day and hoping to make it to the next big LAN again. Hopefully you guys believe in the change, all it takes is a bit of time and the team will be returning to a strong form.”
About Wildcard Gaming
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