Scout Tests Positive For COVID-19

As announced on Thursday, October 13, EDward Gaming's mid laner Lee "Scout" Ye-chan has tested positive for COVID-19.

As announced on Thursday, October 13, EDward Gaming’s mid laner Lee “Scout” Ye-chan has tested positive for COVID-19. The news came just hours before EDward Gaming are slated to play the final three group-stage matches of the League of Legends World Championship 2022.

Scout Tests Positive

As revealed by EDward Gaming on Thursday, its mid laner Scout has been confirmed positive after a second PCR test. Although the reigning League of Legends world champion is feeling well, he will be required to practice remotely and also participate in EDward Gaming’s upcoming games in an isolated room.

“We are sorry to announce that Scout from EDG’s League of Legends division has had an abnormal test result after taking the mandatory testing on dark days and has been confirmed positive after a second PCR test,” read the announcement.

“Scout is feeling well and has been isolated as required. He will practice in training normally in the isolated room and will be playing on the LAN network built in the isolated room for scheduled matches, while the rest of the players will compete from the venue.”

The news surfaced after Riot Games revealed that members of several teams produced a positive COVID test on Thursday. However, like in the play-in stage, the tournament organizers will provide infected players with a remote room where they can play as long as they feel well enough to compete.

More Infections

COVID-19 has been raging wild at the League of Legends World Championship of late, with many teams and players returning positive tests ahead of the second round of the group stage. However, Riot Games has not revealed which players and team members have tested positive.

“The health and safety of players and staff at Worlds 2022 is our highest priority. As a COVID-19 safety precaution, all participants are required to participate in a regular testing cadence. During mandatory testing, members of several teams produced a positive result from the COVID test,” read the announcement.

“Our policy states that in the event a competitor returns a positive test for COVID-19 but feels well enough to compete and choose to play, the affected player will play the scheduled match on a LAN network, built in the isolation facilities.

Other players who have tested positive and were not mentioned by Riot Games include DWG KIA’s Kim “Canyon” Geon-bu, as well as Gen. G’s mid laner Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon and two coaches in Go “Score” Dong-bin and Kim “Museong” Moo-seong. As it stands now, no other teams have reported any positive tests, but given the circumstances, it’s likely that more players will get infected.

LoL Worlds Resumes On Thursday

The League of Legends World Championship 2022 will resume on Thursday, October 13, with the final round of Group A matches, where the four teams will play three games each, starting at 3 p.m. EDT.

The day will kick off with a NA vs EU clash between Cloud9 and Fnatic, followed by another exciting fixture between Fnatic and T1. EDward Gaming will play their first match of the day at 5 p.m., when they face off against Cloud9, and will play another game straight after when they meet with Fnatic.

The day will conclude with a meeting between T1 and Cloud9 and EDward Gaming and T1, who will round up Group A.

Ahead of the final day of action, Fnatic, T1, and EDward Gaming sit in a three-way tie for first place with a 2-1 record. Cloud9, on the other side, are still seeking their first victory of the tournament as they stare at a near-impossible task, trying to qualify for the next stage without a single win to their names.

After today, the LoL Worlds 2022 will continue with Group B matches on Friday, followed by Group C and Group D on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. The quarter-finals are scheduled for Thursday, October 20, followed by semi-finals on Saturday-Sunday, and the grand finals on Sunday, November 6.