With Worlds 2022 now less than a week away with the first day of the Play-In, Fnatic has announced that both Upset and Hylissang have tested positive for COVID-19, and confirms that their trip to Mexico City is delayed as a result. The club’s management will continue to keep us updated on the situation in the coming days.
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As the seed 3 of the LEC league, Fnatic will have to go through the qualifying stage, the Play-In, to try to make its way to the Main Event; following the draw, the team inherited Pool B, finding itself in the same group as Evil Geniuses and Beyond Gaming, among others. The kickoff is scheduled for September 29 in the presence of Upset and Hylissang, among others, but in view of the new information unveiled just now by the club’s management, the botlane Fnatic is not expected to be present.
In a statement published a few moments ago on social networks, Fnatic announces that Upset and Hylissang under both tested positive for COVID-19, and as a result, their trip to Mexico City will consequently be delayed. Fnatic assures at the same time that both players are fine and that the staff is currently working closely with Riot Games, that they are doing everything in their power to ensure that the rest of the team is playing in the best possible conditions and arrives safely before their first scheduled game on September 29.
For his part, head coach YamatoCannon said on Twitter that he wishes his two players a speedy recovery and that they will do everything they can to prepare as well as possible, regardless of the circumstances. Fnatic will provide further information in the coming days as the situation develops.
– FNATIC (@FNATIC) September 23, 2022