Update, Oct.13, 10:44 PM CEST: Four players of Royal Never Give Up have returned positive COVID-19 test results and will have to play their games from isolation. It concerns top laner Chen “Breathe” Chen, jungler Yangwei “Yei’ Yan, mid laner Yuanhao “Xiaohu” Li, and support Sen-ming “Ming” Shi. Two coaches have also tested positive for the coronavirus: Boqin “Tabe” Wang and Zhonghe “Xiao-bai” Yang. The spread of the virus doesn’t end there for the LPL team, though, as staff members Yufei “Ash” Xu and He “Shadow” Jin are affected as well. As of now, RNG’s Group Stage games will continue as scheduled on Sunday, Oct. 16.
Update, Oct. 13, 5:27 PM CEST: PCS champion CBTC Flying Oyster has made a statement, announcing that six members of the team have caught the coronavirus. Top laner Hsu “Rest” Shih-Chieh, mid laner Chen “Mission” Hsiao-Hsien, and support Lin “Koala” Chih-Chiang returned positive test results. They will be training from their own room, but can take part in their remaining Group Stage matches from an isolated booth at the Madison Square Garden Hulu Center. The three other positive results came from the coaching staff. Head coach Chen “Achie” Chen-Chi, coach Kevin Miller, and coach Chang “Bob” Shao-Tzu won’t be able to share the stage with the team. Flying Oyster’s next Group Stage games are scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 16.
Update, Oct. 13, 4:37 AM CEST: Three members of LCK champion Gen.G have returned positive coronavirus test results. It concerns mid laner Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon head coach Go “Score” Dong-bin, and coach Kim “Museong” Moo-seong. The trio feels well enough to continue competing at Worlds, but will do so remotely. Gen.G’s next matches in the Group Stage are scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 16.
Update, Oct. 13, 4:08 AM CEST: LCK third seed DWG KIA has also announced a positive COVID-19 case among their players. Jungler Kim “Canyon” Geon-bu tested positive prior to the second half of the Worlds 2022 Group Stage kicking off. Canyon is still able to play his games, which currently are scheduled to start on Oct. 14. Like Scout, Canyon has to play from an isolated room. All of DAMWON’s other players have tested negative so far.
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EDward Gaming player Lee “Scout” Ye-chan has tested positive for COVID-19 at the 2022 League of Legends World Championship in New York City. EDG made an announcement on Twitter, explaining that multiple tests, including a PCR test, returned with the conclusion that the mid laner had contracted the virus.
Scout’s positive test result comes one day before he plays the second round of Group Stage games. EDG plays on Thursday, Oct. 13, against all their opponents in Group A to round up the Double Round Robin. The reigning world champion currently sits in a three-way tie with Fnatic and T1, who all have won two games and lost one in the Group Stage.
Thankfully for Scout and EDG, Scout is feeling well and the scheduled matches can continue, although Scout will have to play from an isolated room on the LAN network of the venue. EDward Gaming concludes their announcement by saying they will “continue to take strict precautionary measures in conjunction with officials.”
More cases to be announced
Scout likely won’t be the only player who has to play the remainder of the Worlds 2022 Group Stage from an isolated booth. Riot Games shared on Twitter that “multiple members of several teams” had tested positive for the coronavirus. No other team has made an announcement about their players or coaches yet. Fnatic head coach Jakob “YamatoCannon” Mebdi communicated that he had tested positive as well, but that he was certain about it being a false positive. He later announced that his suspicion had been correct and that he won’t have to be isolated.
It is the third time that Worlds 2022 is affected directly by COVID-19. Prior to the Play-In Stage, Fnatic bot duo Elias “Upset” Lipp and Zdravets “Hylissang” Galabov tested positive and had to stay in Europe to recover. Upset recovered just in time to make it to his first game, but Hylissang arrived one day late.
On the first day of the Play-In Stage, many other players appeared to have caught the coronavirus as well. Almost all the teams had one or more players playing from an isolated booth in Mexico City. However, when PCR tests for those players came back, it turned out that all affected players had provided a false positive result due to a technical error.
The Worlds 2022 Group Stage continues on Oct. 13 at 9 PM CEST and can be watched live on the official LoL Esports channel.