Update, Oct 13, 3:32 PM CEST: Riot Games has announced that the Orianna bug, which made her Shockwave animation appear out of place, has been resolved. The champion has been removed from the ban list and can be picked again in games going forward in Worlds 2022.

The original article can be found below.

Riot Games has announced that Orianna will no longer be allowed to be played at the 2022 League of Legends World Championship. In a Tweet, the esports division of the publisher briefly stated that the mid lane champion is on a ban list for the time being. “Due to a recently discovered bug, Orianna will be disabled for Worlds 2022 until further notice,” the statement reads.

The bug made an appearance in the Group Stage game between LEC first seed Rogue and VCS first seed GAM Esports. Rogue mid laner Emil “Larssen” Larsson placed Orianna’s orb on teammate Andrei “Odoamne” Pascu, who was fighting the frontline of GAM. Larssen then triggered his ultimate, but the ult animation still played as if the orb was attached to Larssen. GAM Esports mid laner Đặng “Kati” Thanh Phê was dragged into the middle of Rogue’s lineup got eliminated instantly. Rogue went on to win the game.

Renowned League of Legends bug-hunter spotted the ult bug occurring during the game and shared the clip on Twitter.

Riot has not yet commented on whether Rogue and GAM Esports will have to replay their first game. Rogue was in a commanding lead at the time of the bug and given Kati’s positioning at the specific moment, he’d likely have been killed anyway. Nevertheless, as Vandiril points out, the bug would have qualified for a Chronobreak, which means Riot would have manually rewound the game a few seconds. This would have given GAM Esports another chance at the team fight.

Whatever Riot decides on, they’ve put themselves in an awkward spot. The Orianna ult bug was first reported by Vandiril a week ago in a YouTube video.

Em Dash has reached out to Riot Games for further clarification and will update this story with developments.