Team Liquid’s Nivera will play in a secluded room in the team’s first game. VALUING The Champions event since testing positive for COVID-19 and the tournament schedule has been adjusted slightly to accommodate the situation, Riot Games announced today.
VALUING Champions, the final round of the VALUING Champions Tour and the biggest VALUING event of the year, finally starts tomorrow. The 16 best teams in the world will compete for the title in Berlin and one team will return home in the first VALUING champion.
The teams are already in Berlin and have been quarantined in an effort to avoid an outbreak of COVID-19, which could prevent and potentially postpone the event. But Team Liquid’s Nivera has tested positive for COVID, which means he can’t play with his team on stage. The good news is that Riot is prepared for this scenario and has a secluded room where Nivera can compete without exposing the others.
“Our policy states that in the event that a player returns a positive result for COVID-19 but feels well enough to compete and chooses to play, the affected team and their opponent will play the scheduled match over a LAN network built into the facilities. quarantine, ”said Riot.“ The player who tested positive will face off in a secluded room while his teammates and the opposing team face off in two nearby practice rooms. The order of matches on any given day is subject to change.
The event will continue as planned, but Team Liquid’s game against KRU Esports has been moved to the final slot on Thursday, December 2 to accommodate theisolated game. The Sentinels vs FURIA match will now take place at 11am CT on December 2nd.
Liquid confirmed that Nivera is feeling good and that he will compete with the team as expected, but not in the same room. If the team advances to the playoffs, fans could see the full team go head to head on the main stage.
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