When it rains, it pours for Royal Never Give Up.
Daniel “Ghost” Chan Kok Hong, Yang “Chalice” Shenyi, and Hu “kaka” Liangzhi have also tested positive for COVID-19 after two PCR tests, RNG announced today on Weibo, as translated by ONE Esports.
This is in the wake of star midlaner Lu “Somnus” Yao testing positive this morning, leading to the team forfeiting their second game against PSG.LGD.
Three other members from the organization, have also tested positive for COVID-19, making hard support Yap “xNova” Jian Wei and coach Xie “Super” Junhao two of the few people to still be negative.
RNG will still play with full roster despite health scare
Considering that Somnus continued to play for RNG in their series against Hokori, it’s likely that the rest of the roster will turn up for their two remaining series against Evil Geniuses and OG—albeit in their own self-quarantine.
Singapore treats COVID-19 as an endemic situation, meaning that people who tested positive can continue to stay at home—or in this case, their hotel—as long as they are able to self-quarantine.
The health scare is a massive blow to RNG’s chances at qualifying for the upper bracket. The Chinese team was 9-1 through their first two days of the TI11 group stage, and had become the hot favorite to make it out of Group A as the top seed.