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.
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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.
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.