A week before Worlds 2022, two members of Fnatic’s League team test positive for COVID.
We’ve got some unfavorable news if you’re a League of Legends fan in Europe who is pulling for the continent’s four competitors at the 2022 World Championship. Two members of Fnatic’s LEC squad have been revealed to have tested positive for COVID-19.
The group has disclosed that Elias “Upset” Lipp and Zdravets “Hylissang” Iliev Galabov’s journey to North America would be postponed since they contracted COVID-19. To ensure the team’s safe arrival prior to their opening match on Thursday, Sept. 29, Fnatic stated that it will “work closely with Riot.”
— FNATIC (@FNATIC) September 23, 2022
While Upset and Hylissang claim to be “feeling okay,” they will still need time to recuperate from the disease’s effects. But until then, it means that Fnatic won’t have a complete starting roster until the play-in stage starts.
This information was revealed after the team’s 22-year-old marksman revealed on a broadcast that Fnatic had not participated in any scrims since the LEC playoffs finished. However, he made no mention of his positive COVID test.
Fnatic won’t even have their entire lineup to train with if they had any scrims scheduled for when they arrive in NA. The squad is scheduled to depart for Mexico City on Saturday, Sept. 24, but due to the current situation, the entire group is unlikely to train much before to the biggest event of the year.
Against Thursday, September 29, Worlds 2022 will get underway with Fnatic taking on Evil Geniuses of North America to start their path to the Summoner’s Cup.