It had been 1,106 days since a North American team won a major tournament in Rainbow Six Siege, and on Sunday night, it looked like that counter would tick up to 1,107. In front of a hometown crowd at Place Bell in Montreal, the home of Siege’s game developer Ubisoft, a North American team was about to lose again. A few days early, that seemed impossible. A troika of NA squads — Spacestation Gaming, Team SoloMid and DarkZero Esports — were nestled in the upper-bracket of the tournament, a fast pass to the final which appeared to be an almost assured all-American affair. Yet DarkZero was eliminated by the hands of Brazil’s Ninjas in Pyjamas, who then went on to take down TSM in the semifinal.