South American organization beastcoast has announced its withdrawal from the ONE Esports Singapore Major, after captain Steven “Stinger” Vargas Mamani was found to have been exposed to COVID-19.
As a precaution, Stinger has had to isolate from the rest of the team as they wait out the incubation period.
Though all players on the team tested negative, beastcoast explained that it would continue to monitor their conditions. This is because the time between exposure to COVID-19 and when symptoms start is commonly five to six days, furthermore ranging from one to 14 days.
“Safety is our highest priority and we feel that traveling at this time and potentially exposing others would be irresponsible,” the organization noted, before mentioning its disappointment at not being able to compete at the Singapore Major.
Beastcoast qualified to the playoffs of the ONE Esports Singapore Major when the team finished first during the first DPC South America upper division season. Beastcoast will, instead, focus its attention on the following DPC South America upper division season, which is set to take place from April 13 to May 23.