Riot Video games introduced on Thursday that they are going to be suspending the NA Final Likelihood Qualifier indefinitely after a number of gamers on the occasion examined optimistic for COVID-19. They’re canceling the in-person a part of this occasion completely and can transition the remaining matches on-line.
“Given the occasions of the previous few days, out of an abundance of warning and with the well being and security of all concerned being prime of thoughts, now we have made the troublesome choice to postpone the occasion till additional discover,” Riot stated in an official assertion. “Participant and employees security stays our prime concern as we navigate the present scenario. We shared the group’s disappointment and we’re working diligently to transition the LCQ to an internet occasion, much like VCT matches earlier this 12 months, and resume play as quickly as potential to ship our ultimate crew to VALORANT champions.”
The transfer follows the suspension of Thursday’s matches as Riot thought-about the right way to deal with a number of speedy take a look at optimistic outcomes from Babybay, Corey, and different gamers on the occasion. Whereas the gamers all claimed to have examined unfavorable following their preliminary optimistic outcomes, a physician I consulted on the problem stated that when a single optimistic take a look at reveals, you do not take a look at once more when utilizing speedy assessments as a result of speedy assessments are much less rigorous compared to full lab assessments.
Even earlier than the COVID-19 considerations, the LCQ was proving to be a catastrophe. All the first day was riddled with technical errors and latency points, regardless of the occasion being in-person. Then when the COVID-19 assessments for a number of gamers got here again optimistic and it turned clear that these outcomes would have an effect on the integrity of the match, Riot was pressured to tug the ripcord on the match and transfer the occasion completely on-line.
We are going to proceed to report on this story as we study extra details about after we can count on the web LCQ matches to start.
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